Steve Phillips

Steve Phillips is a co-founder of, a social justice organization that conducted the largest independent voter mobilization efforts backing Barack Obama, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris. In 2014, he co-authored the first-ever audit of Democratic Party spending. He has appeared on multiple national radio and television networks and is the author of Brown Is the New White (The New Press). He lives in San Francisco.

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New York Times Bestsellers

The New Press has made history – for a second time – having two titles in the New York Times paperback nonfiction bestsellers list, simultaneously:

The New York Times

Steve Phillips writes about the "demographic revolution" that has occurred in the U.S. over the past fifty years in The New York Times

Brown Is the New White Hits the New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller Lists


Steve Phillips joins Morning Joe to discuss the black vote


Books by Steve Phillips

Brown Is the New White
How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority

Steve Phillips