Concerned Communities for America

DaQuawn Bruce

Executive Director

DaQuawn Bruce is a campaign professional with a passion for community-focused efforts that empower individuals to have the dignity of life and work as responsible, self-sufficient citizens who strengthen their society and the nation. His early experience in the 2012 Obama campaign convinced him that a heavy-handed government deprived communities of autonomy and self-determination, weakening them from within.

Embracing the free thought and enterprise embodied in the conservative movement, DaQuawn went on to lead grassroots efforts mobilizing youth for Congressional races throughout the country and to work with Senator Tim Scott (R) and the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. He is the Co-founder of Project 26 United, a nonprofit that seeks to curb gun violence through entrepreneurship in his hometown of Chicago. DaQuawn is frequently featured in national media including FOX News, NewsNation, Newsweek and USA Today.

Advisory Board

Ken Blackwell

The Honorable Ken Blackwell is a national bestselling author of three books: Rebuilding America: A Prescription For Creating Strong Families, Building The Wealth Of Working People, And Ending Welfare; The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency; and Resurgent: How Constitutional Conservatism Can Save America.

He serves on the Board of Directors of various other high-profile organizations including the Timothy Plan, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, the United States Air Force Academy Foundation, the Club for Growth, Grove City College, the National Rifle Association, the First Liberty Institute, the National World War II Museum, and the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Board of Advisors of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA).

Blackwell has had a vast political career. He was mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, Treasurer and Secretary of State for Ohio, Undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. He was a delegate to the White House Summit on Retirement Savings in 1998 and 2002. During the 1990s, he served on the congressionally appointed National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax.

Deana Bass Williams

Deana Bass Williams is the co-founder of Bass Public Affairs. She has worked in public-facing roles for several high-ranking Members of Congress, and served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Dr. Ben Carson in his role as Secretary of The Department of Housing and Urban Development. She is the co-host of the Policy and Pound Cake podcast and the opinions editor of BPA LiveWire.