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.Continue >>
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.Continue >>
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.Continue >>
Aimee Allison, Sr. VP PowerPAC+ interviews Ohio State Senator Nina Turner who is running for Ohio Secretary of State.Continue >>
All eyes are on Georgia, where Michelle Nunn’s Senate bid is a key to Democrats keeping control of the Senate. The peach state is now America’s new political battleground along with other Southern “states of influence.” If Democrats want to win there, according to PowerPAC political strategist Kirk Clay, they will have to have a laser focus on turning out the Black vote.Continue >>
This week, Democrat Congressional candidate Alex Sink lost the special election by 3,400 votes in Florida, despite a significant Latino electorate. The question is why this story keeps repeating. Can people of color successfully capture seats previously held by Republicans?Continue >>
Nearly two years after his groundbreaking City Council win in the California central valley city of Stockton, Michael Tubbs is now knee-deep in the business of governing.
The 2014 elections offer Georgians and those watching the South an early ray of hope for an accelerated transformation of the state’s politics. Despite popular perception, the distance between Democrats and Republicans in the last few elections has been tantalizingly close: 300,000 vote gap for President Obama in 2012 and a 258,000 deficit for the Democratic nominee in 2010. In a state of nearly 6.5 million eligible voters, the question is not whether Georgia will turn blue but when. Contrary to demographers who point to 2020 for the tipping point, if we are able to harness the potential already here in the state, Georgia begins its transition in November.