Engagement Vision & Strategy
"Voter Engagement builds the party, wins elections, and validates policy. Where outreach inspires compassionate service and connection, pragmatic and principled conservative legislation inspires belief." - Leo Smith
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Henry Stanley Haskins
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
If you want smaller government, we've got to become bigger people!
Communicating your message without requesting an action is like saying hello without asking for a desired date.
Leo Smith creates an informed and civic America by building bridges that engage for better solutions. Leo Smith has professional experience building bridges across difference and helping large institutions navigate demographic change. He consults on constituency building, engagement, public relations, policy and crisis communication. Virginia Tech awarded him its first Staff Diversity Leadership Award. His recent work with the Republican National Committee and the Georgia Republican Party on Minority Voter Engagement receives national and international acclaim. He's been featured in media including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian (London), the L.A. Times, Atlanta Daily World, Black Conservative News, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution. He also serves as a GAGOP State Committeeman, and Vice Chair for Public Policy for the Georgia Black Republican Council.
Smith speaks on education reform, policy, political & civic engagement across the state of Georgia and frequently appears on radio and television. He is a regular on Georgia Public Broadcasting where he appears on the shows On the Story: Lawmakers Edition and Political Rewind.
Leo's been recognized in Who’s Who in Black Atlanta for faith based business development and community leadership. He has received honorable mentions from organizations like Heritage Action, Americans for Prosperity and the Capitol Coalition of Conservative Leaders for whom he’s volunteered as a citizen activist lobbying for conservative causes at the Georgia State Capitol.
He was licensed for ministry by the A.M.E. church and presided over a NAACP chapter in Virginia where he also created the Ecumenical Alliance.
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Bio: About Leo Smith
Bridge Builder | Policy Purveyor
Media and Blog
Radio, Television, Video, Print
Leo Smith appears regularly for political analysis and commentary on radio like WABE FM in Georgia, and on television with Georgia Public Broadcasting. Check schedules for appearances.
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-- Socio-political and Cultural Awareness
-- Voter Engagement and Election Turnout
-- Communications Strategy
-- Identity Politics & Race Relations