Throughout her time in the State House, Deborah always fought to hold government more accountable. She championed ethics reforms and argued against measures that made it harder for North Carolinians to cast their ballots — a battle which is still ongoing. She pushed through laws to improve justice for victims of domestic abuse. In the midst of the Great Recession, she helped pass measures to safeguard families against predatory lending practices and foreclosures.
Michael Tubbs is running for Mayor of Stockton. In 2012, he was elected as the youngest city councilmember in Stockton, California’s history, earning more than 60% of the citywide vote. While in office Michael has established literacy programs in concert with the Housing Authority, and the University of the Pacific, drafted and passed Ban the Box legislation, piloted an anti-recidivism back to work program, and has created community wide coalitions such as the San Joaquin County Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, Reinvent South Stockton Coalition, and the Black Community Crusade. A Stanford alum, he is the founder of The Phoenix Scholars and the Summer Success and Leadership Academy at the University of the Pacific. He is currently a fellow and lecturer at the design school at Stanford University. You can read more about Michael HERE.
US Congress, Washington 7th District
Pramila is a Washington state senator who has spent the last twenty years working both internationally and domestically as a leading national advocate for women’s, immigrants', civil, and human rights. In the state legislature, Pramila has been a champion for access to healthcare, and commonsense gun safety and civic engagement as well as for women, workers, students, communities of color, low-income communities, immigrants and refugees. She led one of the largest voter registration efforts in Washington State, helping over 23,000 new Americans to register to vote. In May 2013, Pramila was recognized as a White House “Champion of Change.”
US Senate, Nevada
Nevada’s Attorney General has built programs at a statewide level to combat drug abuse, elder abuse, sex trafficking and domestic violence. A former federal prosecutor, her leadership with law enforcement has also led to better protections for consumers, homeowners and families across the board in the Silver State.
U.S. Senate, California
- In 2010, Kamala became the first woman, the first African American and the first South Asian to hold office in the history of California
- She has fought to reduce elementary school truancy and marriage equality for all Californians
- Secured more than $20 billion for struggling California homeowners from the nation's banks
A graduate of Howard University and University of California, Hastings College of Law, Kamala began her career as a prosecutor in child sexual assault cases in Alameda County before being appointed to lead the Career Criminal Unit in San Francisco. In 2003, she defeated a two-term incumbent to become District Attorney of San Francisco, and was overwhelmingly re-elected to the post in 2007.
Kamala has looked at criminal justice from an economic perspective, focusing on ways to prevent and reduce crime. She has also been outspoken on the need for innovation in public safety, particularly with reducing the rate recidivism rate in San Francisco.
PowerPac.org and PowerPAC+ have supported Kamala since 2010, when she launched her successful campaign for Attorney General of California, her re-election in 2014 and we're proud to support her run for the U.S. Senate in 2016. As Attorney General, Kamala has championed progressive change in California, from actively defending marriage equality to holding major corporations accountable for environmental pollution and financial irresponsibility.
You can learn more about Kamala HERE.
U.S. Senate, New Jersey
- First African-American Senator from New Jersey
- A passionate advocate for criminal justice reform - he's currently working on reform legislation with Republican Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz
- As Mayor of Newark, the city entered its biggest period of economic growth since the 1960s
Since winning a special election to fill the term of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg, becoming New Jersey's first African-American senator - and winning a full term on November 4, 2014, Senator Booker has stayed connected to the people of New Jersey and the challenges they face every day.
In his first year as Senator, he worked to break down the old partisan barriers that have made Washington so removed from the everyday concerns of Americans. He is one of the leading voices in the country for addressing poverty. He has reached across the aisle to work on issues such as reforming the criminal justice system - co-sponsoring the REDEEM Act with Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. He also co-sponsored and voted for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and the Respect for Marriage Act.
His inspirational leadership and vision as Mayor helped transform the city of Newark into a story of hope and change. With his strong national following and growing number of Twitter followers, Cory continues to make positive changes as New Jersey’s Senator.
You can read more about Cory HERE.
U.S. Congress - Nevada-04
- A candidate who's breaking records
- A relatable and fierce advocate for her community
- A proven advocate for communities of color, women and working families
A Candidate Who Speaks For Her Community
Assemblywoman Lucy Flores has had an impressive career that has taken her from growing up in a tough neighborhood to a campaign for U.S. Congress in just 35 years. Lucy grew up in North Las Vegas, a low-income neighborhood that faces many challenges and her family was no exception. Her mother left her and her 12 brothers and sisters and her dad worked multiple jobs. Lucy turned to gangs and was eventually arrested for stealing a car. That experience helped turn her life around. Lucy earned her GED, and became the first person in her family to attend college. After graduating from the University of Southern California and earning a law degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Lucy was elected to represent the community where she grew up and became Nevada's first Latina Assemblywoman.
Lucy's record speaks for itself. During her time at the Nevada State Assembly, she introduced bills to improve educational access among Latinos and to expand early childhood education. She helped expand the Nevada Hispanic Legislative Caucus and she served as Assistant Majority Whip. We support Lucy because she doesn't shy away from using her personal experiences to highlight and propel legislature that can impact the lives of Nevadans. As a strong advocate for education, job training, consumer protection and anti-domestic violence measures, Lucy will fight to make sure no Nevadans fall through the cracks.
You can read more about Lucy HERE.