The Collective PAC Releases New Ad, “We Must Vote,” for Upcoming Virginia Election
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, The Collective PAC released their new ad “We Must Vote,” for the upcoming Virginia elections. The ad will target Virginia’s African American voters primarily through Facebook. The ad builds upon recent controversial statements from Donald Trump regarding the peaceful protests from NFL athletes, his defense of white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville and Virginia’s Republican Lt. Governor candidate Jill Vogel’s questioning of Justin Fairfax’s intelligence.
Collective PAC Founder Quentin James released the following statement:
“Unfortunately, our President, his party and their candidates in Virginia have defended white supremacists and called for some of the most regressive and divisive policy changes we’ve seen proposed since segregation. African Americans must heed the call and stand with candidates like Justin Fairfax, Sheila Bynum Coleman, Donte Tanner and Jennifer Carroll Foy on election day, or face more devastating impacts from Trump and his fellow republicans.”
About The Collective
Launched in August of 2016, The Collective PAC has helped 18 candidates win primary and/or general elections at the local, state and federal level thus far, including U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, U.S. Representatives Val Demings, Lisa Blunt Rochester and Don McEachin, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, Vi Lyles of Charlotte, Yvette Simpson of Cincinnati, Randall Woodfin of Birmingham and Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor in Virginia.
Through its coordinated and independent expenditure committees, The Collective has raised over $250,000 from over 5,000 individual contributions, with over $50,000 going directly to more than 20 of its endorsed candidate campaigns. In addition, The Collective launched and hosted The Black Campaign School training for 120 candidates and campaign operatives from around the country this past June, organized The Black Political Power Summit in August and hosted a candidate information session with special guest Senator Cory Booker in September. With over 100,000 email subscribers, over 3,000 donors and various mentions and features in The New York Times, Washington Post, Buzzfeed and NBC News, The Collective PAC has grown to be the largest and most prominent organization focused on helping elect progressive African American candidates to public office.