Our mission is to use the power of our cultural expression to empower communities who are first and worst impacted by injustice.
Our vision is racial justice, healthy communities, and a healthy planet.
Our Focus Areas
What We Do
We organize 14 – 40 year-olds, who identify with Hip Hop Culture, and share values of justice and equity. We connect the Hip Hop community to the political process to build power and create change.
We create platforms for cultural and grassroots leaders to use their voices, creative talents, and networks to educate, energize and mobilize people and communities.
Engage Large Audiences
Through partnerships with artists, creatives, celebrities, and media we create content and share it through cultural channels reaching millions of people and inspiring action. It’s not only large audiences that we engage, we are intentional about engaging our communities on the frontlines of injustice.
Foster and Promote Thought Leadership
We source solutions for local to global challenges from our communities, and advocate for them to decision makers and influencers. We partner with a broad range of organizations, and we have a respected presence in the halls of the U.S. Congress, Federal Agencies, State Legislatures, and the United Nations.
Who We Are
We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on communities across the United States and are connected to global advocacy networks. We have members across the country and globe. We are multiracial and we center our work in communities of color. We span Gen Z, Millennials and Gen X, and we come from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Our grassroots infrastructure is driven by Hip Hop Caucus Leadership Committees. Our Leadership Committees set local agendas and shape local strategies to engage people in their cities through culture.
We are led by a dedicated national team working around the country.
The Hip Hop Caucus movement emerged from four organizations in 2004: Hip Hop Summit Action Network; Sean Diddy Comb’s Citizen Change (“Vote Or Die!”); Jay Z’s “Voice Your Choice”; and, AFL-CIO’s “Hip Hop Voices.” Knowing those voter engagement efforts would end after Election Day in 2004, the first Hip Hop Caucus event was held at Howard University on September 11, 2004 with 700 students. From there, our goal was to create a sustainable institution that would connect the Hip Hop community, from the grassroots to celebrities, to the political process. And, we have been fulfilling that vision ever since.