DaQuawn Bruce is a campaign professional with a passion for supporting community- focused efforts to empower and uplift individuals in the pursuit of equity, truth, and self-actualization. A Chicago native, during his childhood Bruce witnessed, first-hand, the dangers of government reliance within the black community and the power of faith and community to meet the social, and spiritual needs of his community.
He began his political career as a Data Coordinator for the reelection campaign of former President Barack Obama in 2012. This experience facilitated a political awakening that transformed his views and eventually led him to embrace free thought and conservatism.
Bruce went on to work as a Youth Director for the Leadership Institute’s Conservative Leadership PAC, serving on Senate and House campaigns in Louisiana, Nebraska, and Virginia during the 2016 election cycle. After graduating with degrees in French and political science from Carthage College, Bruce worked for Senator Tim Scott and the House Select Committee to Modernize of Congress' technological capabilities and to incorporate Design Thinking frameworks into the Policy Making Process. There, he also trained more than 50 staffers on Capital Hill from the Chief of Staff Level down to the staff assistant level.
Sadly, in the summer of 2018 he fell victim to the epidemic of gun violence in Chicago when he was shot in a drive-by shooting in front of his family’s home leaving him temporarily unable to walk. While his life was spared, during his recovery his cousin lost his life to gun violence. These events motivated him to commit himself to the restoration of his community and the pursuit of justice by ending gun violence. During the 2020 election cycle, DaQuawn coordinated and led several youth and grassroots efforts on campaigns across the country. He is experienced in executing direct voter engagement efforts including canvassing efforts, phone banks, petition and voter registration drives and P2P text marketing. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Concerned Communities for America and Chief Development Officer for College to Congress, a nonprofit whose mission is to make Congress a true reflection of the diversity of America by providing Congressional internships to Pell Grant eligible students from diverse, low income backgrounds. He also is the Co-founder of Project 26 United, a nonprofit that seeks to curb gun violence through entrepreneurship development in the City of Chicago. You can follow DaQuawn Bruce on Instagram and Facebook to learn more.
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