The 21 member progressive caucus that was formed in the General Assembly this year today announced the formation of the Virginia Progressive Caucus Political Action Committee. The PAC will support candidates for the General Assembly who share the membership’s progressive values and plan to join the Progressive Caucus if elected.
Virginia Progressive Caucus PAC founder and Co-Chairman Patrick Hope noted the importance of this PAC. “General Assembly elections typically bring extremely low turnout, so a critical factor in winning seats is mobilizing the base. Democrats in Virginia have failed to do that in many elections because progressive voters have struggled to determine who the candidates were that would really stand up and fight for their values. We hope to see this PAC give voters an additional tool in determining that, as well as providing the financial support to those candidates to help them be elected.”
The Progressive Caucus PAC will issue a first round of endorsements in August.
As the Washington Post reports, “The caucus’s agenda includes economic justice to rebalance the state’s priorities toward rich and poor, Medicaid funding, rights for gays, the restoration of rights for felons and abortion rights.” Show your support by liking the Virginia Progressive Caucus Facebook page!