We launched The Collective PAC a few months ago
for several reasons.
First, at the time of our launch there did not
exist any entity in the country whose focus was to specifically help elect
black candidates at every level. We are now filling that void.
Second, during my time at the Ready for Hillary
Super PAC, I saw the power of digital organizing and fundraising, as we raised
over $16 million from over 1 million low-dollar grassroots donors in just two short
years. We are seeking to build a similarly sized grassroots low-dollar donor
network for black candidates nationwide.
Third, as we watch the escalating tension between
law enforcement and black communities across the nation, we realize the one
challenge we can directly impact is the inequitable distribution of political
power in our country. What we now know is that 90% of elected officials and 95%
of elected prosecutors are white. 
We are focused on targeting races at every level where we can increase black
political power – something that also has not been the sole focus of any
organizations or institutions.
While we’ve only been around
for 75 days, The Collective PAC has amassed a growing following. To date we
have 23,316 online supporters, received over 2,679 individual contributions averaging
a little over $14 for a total of $43,509.64 dollars raised for our five endorsed
candidates and our PAC. While these numbers are good, we are not nearly
reaching the scale we need to.
And that is where your support comes in.
We are building an Emily’s List for black
candidates, but we cannot do that without your support. On September 30, we
will have to report our first major financial filling and we need to show to
vast support from both grassroots and major donors.
asking that you stand with us during this important time. Become a member of The Collective by making a contribution of any amount. Only donors who contribute at least $200 will
actually appear on our financial report and we need as many of you as possible to stand
But this isn’t just about the future. This is
about the now.
Like in 2012, black voters will play a critical
role in the upcoming 2016 election. With your support, The Collective PAC will
be in a great position to work in coordination with the national campaign and
the Democratic Party to get out the black vote in key markets like Cleveland,
Philadelphia, Detroit, Charlotte, Hampton Roads, Atlanta and Miami.
When our endorsed candidates win this fall, we
will not only pick up 2 Democratic seats in Congress, we will have increased
the number of black women in Congress by 15%, increased the Congressional Black
Caucus to its largest size in history with at least 50 members, and inspired a
new generation of black political donors to continue this work in 2017 and
We need your support. Consider helping us become the organization that our community so desperately needs.