A look back at the victories, supporters, and endorsed candidates of PowerPAC, the organization that created the country's first super PAC to engage voters of color for Barack Obama's presidential bid. Features California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Senator Cory Booker, Former NAACP President Ben Jealous among others.
Cory Booker is not satisfied with the direction of the nation. If we want to tackle our biggest problems - a criminal justice system that robs future generations, underfunded schools, and a lack of jobs in our communities - we need to stand up as agents of activism. We can be as great as the civil rights pioneers who came before us.
Cory Booker is a U.S. Senator from the state of New Jersey and a PowerPAC+ leader. This video is a part of the series Replay: Race Will Win the Race.
On August 6th, 1965, the Voting Rights Act outlawed racial discrimination in voting, and took on sinister tactics like literacy tests and poll taxes designed to keep people of color out of the ballot box. It revolutionized the face of the American electorate.
Today, a number of under-the-radar voter suppression tactics are undermining the core of what the Voting Rights Act set out to do. In fact, the Brennan Center for Justice found that since 2010, laws limiting voting options have passed in 22 states.
PowerPAC+ board member Subodh Chandra, a powerhouse civil rights lawyer and leader in the ongoing fight against voter suppression in Ohio, spoke about these discriminatory practices at our Race Will Win the Race conference. Here, we break down Subodh’s eye-opening remarks on voter suppression in Ohio and across the nation.Read more
Alida Garcia is tired of seeing Democrats use immigration reform as a bargaining chip to win the Latino vote. At PowerPAC+’s Race Will Win the Race conference, Alida speaks up for the countless families and communities impacted by our broken immigration system and challenges progressive leaders to go beyond campaign promises to enact meaningful immigration policy change.
Alida Garcia is the former National Latino Vote Deputy Director of Obama for America, and is currently the Director of Policy and Coalitions for FWD.us.
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Texas State Representative and Mexican American Legislative Caucus Chair Trey Martinez Fischer is garnering national attention as a hard-hitting, tenacious Democrat who is as comfortable standing alone against the Texas GOP as he is successfully negotiating for bi-partisan legislation. At PowerPAC+’s Race Will Win the Race Conference, Trey illustrated the vast, yet unrealized, electoral power of Texas’ growing Latino population, and spoke candidly about what it will take for the Democratic Party to earn not just their vote, but their trust.
This video is part of the series, Replay: Race Will Win the Race.Read more