Over the years, PowerPAC has supported a number of progressive candidates of color, either directly with services to their campaigns or in running independent expenditure efforts working to increase turnout of voters of color. Our selection process includes staff driven and utilize questionnaires and vetting conversations with candidates, and we are highly selective on who we support based on whether the candidate can help move a progressive agenda AND bring more voters of color to the political process.
- Our efforts in the 2018 cycle was historic with major investments in Stacey Abrams, Ben Jealous, and Mike Espy. We expanded our work in CA to support numerous candidates around the state from city council to governor. This last cycle we spent more than $15MM mostly in independent expenditures and contributed to the surge of new candidates of color and the Blue wave that is just getting going across the country. Our premise, as articulated in our founder’s book “Brown is the New White” has proven true demonstrated by Abrams receiving more Dem votes than ever and more white votes than Carter.