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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2011 Contact: Jessica McMiller, 202-450-6981

Kendrick Meek Named Chairman of Politic365
The Honorable Kendrick B. Meek, a former Congressman representing Floridaʼs 17th congressional district, has joined online news publication Politic365 as chairman of its Editorial Board. In this position, Meek will guide the publicationʼs growth and development of news, perspective and commentary for American decision leaders, focusing first on communities of color. Reflecting on Politic365ʼs position in the current media landscape, Meek says the publication “will play a leading role in delivering information that stimulates politics– policymaking, campaigning, voting and civic participation.”  U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a long-time friend of Meekʼs, said the former congressman will bring a unique perspective to the news and analysis of politics.  “His mother was one of the best public servants ever, and Kendrick has been on the front lines himself.  Iʼm sure weʼll all benefit from the experience and talent heʼll bring to the Chairmanʼs role.” Established in 2010, Politic365 has quickly emerged as a premier platform for cultural enrichment and political engagement.  The publication has become the leading outlet for policy and political news by, for and about Americaʼs growing and influential communities of color. By Meekʼs estimation, “the Politic365 family fills the void of commonality; it is a publication of moderate thinkers in both a progressive and conservative world.” Politic365ʼs mission is to penetrate and empower the moderate and progressive middle, and serve as a platform for engaging elected officials, civil rights advocates, policymakers and key decision leaders around issues critical to the nationʼs economic, social and political climate.   Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi thinks “this is a great opportunity for Kendrick to help shape a positive and progressive dialogue around important issues in the Beltway and around the nation.” “I plan to use the relationships that Iʼve built on both sides of the aisle as a public servant for 21 years to enable Politic365 to report up-to-date and accurate information, so that our readers can be well informed on the issues that affect them daily.  My experience as a policymaker helps me understand the backstory beyond the spin. This is the understanding Politic365 gives to its readers.” According to Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. James E. Clyburn, “Politic365 has done some very good work over the past year, and with Kendrick as its leader, I believe the sky is the limit for this publication.” Politic365 already has a reach that extends to 10,000 local, state and federal black elected officials, business leaders and community advocates representing 65 million Americans nationwide. It is the only publication with promotion and publication agreements with all five of the national organizations representing state and local black elected officials - the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women, National Conference of Black Mayors, National Organization of Black County Officials, and the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials.  Politic365ʼs partnerships also extend to civil rights organizations and think tanks, including the National Urban League, Minority Media and Telecommunications Council, and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Politic365 is minority-owned and operated. Upon becoming chairman of Politic365's Editorial Board, Meek acquired an ownership interest in the publication. “This is a very exciting time for online journalism – history is being made every day, and itʼs vital that this history be recorded from the perspectives of all Americans, including those who traditionally havenʼt had a sufficient voice at the political table,” Meek said.

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