AAVIP – What we do

Voter Registration and Data Base Development
AAVIP conducts voter registration efforts at community events, high schools and door to door neighborhood walks.

Further, AAVIP maintains a data base of these names with the goal of developing the largest African American specific list of registered voters in the State of Colorado.

Community Education and Outreach

AAVIP sponsors community forums, prepares and disseminates white papers, disseminates election information, and provides ballot guides on election issues that are important and relevant to the African-American community.  We also attend election-related meetings convened on the state and local level in order to relay important electoral developments to the community.  Please contact us if you would like someone from AAVIP to speak to your group on election issue

Voter Turnout

AAVIP places strong emphasis on voter turnout during the early voting period and on Election Day.  Please contact us if you would like to help get out the vote on Election Day.

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee serves as the governing body and administrative unit for AAVIP and is responsible for providing policy direction and ultimate oversight of the activities of support staff.

Adrian Miller, Chair

Adrian is a senior policy analyst for Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. Adrian was special assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the President’s Initiative for One America in the Clinton Administration. Before joining the White House staff, he practiced law for four years with the Denver law firms of Holme Roberts & Owen and LeBoeuf Lamb Green and MacRae. Adrian has a B.A. in international relations from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C.

Jaasi Munanka

Jaasi is a litigation associate in the Denver office of Hogan & Hartson.  Jaasi has more than nine years of legal experience and his practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, international law, and white collar defense work. Jaasi has a B.S. degree from Stanford University,  a M.S. degree from the University of Michigan, and a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

Michael Tipton

Michael is a professional motivated in all areas of marketing and promotions with expertise in entertainment and broadcasting. Michael possesses effective communication skills that are transferable to a wide variety of business environments. Michael consistently makes decisions to improve business understanding of the big picture of being goal orientated.

Nik McDonald

After graduating from Denver East High School in 1997, Nik enrolled in community college and simultaneously entered the work force.  Nik has worked for Denver Public Schools, Colorado State Representative Beth McCann, and Speaker Terrance Carroll.   Nik received a B.A. in English with an emphasis on secondary education from Metro state graduating in 2007.