Creative, strategic and inclusive public relations to spread the word about a COVID relief program for Black Oregonians – plus a pivot to defend the program publicly when challenged in court.
Selected Media Coverage
MSNBC Live with Yasmin | February 2, 2021Black leaders demand targeted federal funds for Black businesses hit hard by pandemic
New York Times | January 3, 2021A Covid-19 Relief Fund Was Only for Black Residents. Then Came the Lawsuits.
Portland Business Journal | December 9, 2020Business groups announce support for fund that supports Black businesses, Oregonians
The Oregonian | December 7, 2020Federal judge rejects second effort to block state's $62 million fund for Black Oregonians
The Oregonian | November 14, 2020State’s $62 million relief fund for Black Oregonians is a unique, and possibly fleeting, experiment in social justice
The Oregonian | August 28, 2020New, $62 million fund for Black Oregonians attracts nearly 7,000 applicants in 4 days
The Skanner | August 25, 2020Applications are Now Live for COVID-19 Relief Fund for the Black Community
KGW | August 24, 2020Applications open for COVID-19 relief fund for Black community