Almost a year ago, PowerPAC+ released the Fannie Lou Report illustrating the lack of diversity in Democratic Party spending. The report showed that fewer than 2% of the money the Party spent during the 2010 and 2012 election cycles went to firms owned by people of color - just $8.7 million of $514 million spent.
Top campaign institutions lose when they don’t invest in political professionals of color with the cultural competency to win elections by engaging the growing numbers of voters of color.Read more
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Selma march, Senate Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid's endorsement of Representative Chris Van Hollen to replace Senator Barbara A. Mikulski in the 2016 election is outrageous and insulting.Read more
The Seattle Seahawks may not be Super Bowl champs this year, but Marshawn Lynch is still a champ on the field and in his hometown of Oakland, California. Lynch has splattered the news lately, but there is more to the man behind the helmet.Read more
The tragic deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice have ignited a multicultural national movement, exposing a deep-seated war of racial injustice towards the black community. Led by a new wave of black leaders, #BlackLivesMatter is truly taking form with no signs of stopping. We asked #BlackLivesMatter organizers Ellen Choy of #Asians4BlackLives Oakland and Chinyere Tutashinda of The BlackOUT Collective: Is #BlackLivesMatter the civil rights movement of our generation?Read more
Our Fannie Lou Hamer Report called the Democratic Party to task to diversify their hiring - since only a fraction of nearly a billion dollars in political spending went to firms led by people of color. We want the party to do better and the good news is that new leadership is starting to respond. We’re mentioned in Politico by name. Check out today’s article for the latest.Read more
Behind James Robertson’s now famous daily 21-mile walk to work is a systematic underfunding of bus services that serve the multi-racial working class in Michigan and across the country.Read more
Finally, women leaders are telling their abortion stories. This is huge for the pro-choice movement.Read more
In mid-2014, PowerPAC+ released the results of an audit of the Democratic Party’s spending on minority-owned or minority principal consulting firms. Spoiler alert: the spending was a measly 1.7%.
Six months later, Democrats are meeting with Hispanic-business owners and have Latino hires in the pipeline, but not much else to show. Here’s more from Buzzfeed:Read more
This Tuesday, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced her U.S. Senate bid to replace Senator Barbara Boxer who is retiring next year. We are thrilled at the opportunity to support a progressive that represents California and the nation.Read more