On June 25th, PowerPAC+ unveiled the results of our audit of Democratic Party spending here during our Race Will Win the Race conference in Washington, D.C. The results were surprising - considering that 45% of Democratic Party voters are people of color.
The PowerPAC+ National Conference - Race Will Win the Race: The Progressive Path to Victory will change your view on U.S. politics. Forget the term “minority.” Our analysis and experience shows that a multiracial block of voters is increasingly becoming the majority. That means people of color and progressive whites have the potential to change the game from the bottom up and the conference will show you how. The event kicks off Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 in Washington, D.C. at the National Press Club. Here are three reasons it's not to be missed:
Fifty years ago, Fannie Lou Hamer and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party stormed the floor of the Democratic Convention to demand that people of color be given a meaningful place in the Democratic Party. Today, we are certainly closer to the realization of Fannie Lou’s vision, but is the Democratic Party really doing all it can to embrace and include people of color in its formula for winning elections? In PowerPAC+’s 2014 Fannie Lou Hamer Report, which will be publically released on June 25th, we examine Democratic Party spending and reveal the degree to which funds are being used to engage all sectors of the Party’s constituencies, especially voters of color.Read more
You may have heard that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but in this election season, two rising politicians are putting the Silver State on national political radar. PowerPac+ is thrilled to announce that Congressman Steven Horsford and Lieutenant Governor hopeful Lucy Flores have sailed through their democratic primaries, and are setting their sights on victory in November!Read more
If you’ve been voting in California elections in the past decade, then you’ve definitely seen Kamala Harris on your ballot. First elected to the San Francisco District Attorney office in 2003, and elected to the California Attorney General office in 2010, Kamala is the first female African American and Asian American Attorney General in California. She’s running for re-election and her Democratic primary is today.*
Kamala is the real deal. An advocate for environmental protection laws, fighting human trafficking and transnational gangs, Kamala will continue fighting for Californians.
*Kamala won her Democratic primary on June 3, 2014 and she'll be heading to the General Election this November. Congratulate Kamala on her win by signing the card!Read more
Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy. It is a fundamental right that social justice leaders like Booker T. Washington, Susan B. Anthony, and William C. Velásquez fought so hard and sacrificed so much for every American citizen to possess.Read more
May marks Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and Gregory Cendana, Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, breaks down the meaning behind this year’s celebration.
Stacey Abrams and Michelle Nunn both won their primaries for the state’s 89th House District and the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, respectively, last Tuesday night. Stacey’s primary was unopposed, but Michelle’s win last Tuesday symbolized a rising political shift in a state that is ready to turn blue. If elected, Michelle would be a pick-up for Democrats in the Senate and she would be the first female U.S. Senator from Georgia.
I just have to tell you about the phenomenal women leaders we at PowerPAC+ are backing this year.
It’s rare to support a group of candidates from the South, Southwest, and Midwest who could define national politics for years to come. They are the future of American leadership: multicultural, progressive and increasingly female.
We need to be “all-in” to ensure their success come Election Day.Read more
It’s no secret that Democrats are dependent on a loyal multiracial and multi-lingual base to win elections. It’s time that their dollars are invested in those who can speak to communities of color.
That’s why we just announced an audit of Democratic Party spending. Politico covered the story here. Reading the article, it’s clear that respected Party veterans and our friends at the Congressional Black Caucus share the same frustrations.Read more