Episode 6: True Conversation with Party Politics' Founder

What are the stories and real life experiences that compelled Atiba Madyun to begin Party Politics years ago, before politics was so prominently on every citizen's mind?

Why did he see a need to put party politics aside, to welcome both sides of the table to the conversation, and to promote active citizenship?

Whether you are wondering, where do I fit into this polarized landscape, is there a place for me to talk about my perspective, or how does a descendent from both slaves and slave owners arrive at the conclusion that love, listening, and understanding is what will ultimately move our country forward? 

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Atiba Madyun is president and founder of Party Politics US.  For the past year, Party Politics has collected data from varying American demographics about what they want the next President to work on.

Atiba is also a public affairs consultant with twenty years of experience building coalitions and strategic partnerships for corporations and nonprofits.  He has specialized knowledge and expertise in legislative strategy, communication, partnerships, outreach and education.  For the past seven years he has been a consultant for Pfizer and has consulted for the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, CommonHealth Action, National Conference of State Legislators, National Black Caucus of State Legislators and the National Native American Caucus of State Legislators.  

Prior to leaving the National Black Caucus of State Legislators in 2009 where he served as Deputy Executive Director for seven years, he directed the organization’s public policy and communications staff/consultants and was the organization’s liaison to The White House, Congressional Black Caucus, National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL), National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL), The National Governors Association (NGA) Council of State Government and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In these roles, he fostered relationships with government personnel, elected officials and corporate executives.

Today, he provides lobbying, training, branding, marketing, communication and social media outreach, multicultural outreach and strategic partnership services. As a television and radio political analyst, he gives expert political analysis on politics. Atiba has also been published in the Huffington Post and The Guardian.