ALPHA PAC launches aiming to grow ranks of Black Americans, people of color in federal office
Posted By: Isaac Fordjour on August 07, 2020 |
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Alpha Political Action Committee (ALPHA PAC) recently announced its formation along with an initial slate of endorsed candidates ahead of the November, 2020 election. ALPHA PAC was independently formed by members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated., that nation’s oldest Black intercollegiate fraternity, seeking to increase the number of African Americans and people of color in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.
“ALPHA PAC will help elect Black Americans and people of color who are committed to ensuring justice for all in health, housing, and our criminal justice system,” said Isaac Fordjour, an ALPHA PAC spokesperson. “At a time when issues of racial injustice and threats to our democracy abound, ALPHA PAC stands ready to boost a generation of leaders and voters committed to perfecting our union through service and advocacy in our communities.”
ALPHA PAC’s initial slate of endorsed candidates includes the Democratic Nominee for Congress in Virginia's Fifth Congressional District, Dr. Cameron Webb. If elected in November, he’d become the first Black physician to be a voting member of Congress. Rev. Raphael Warnock, Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, has also earned ALPHA PAC’s support. Warnock is a Democrat running for U.S. Senate in Georgia’s Special Election. Both Webb and Warnock are members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.
"Our nation has a tough road in front of us. We need to focus on recovery, but at the same time focus on equity and justice.
More than that, we need to proceed in this work with a focus on service and thoughtful leadership" said Dr. Cameron Webb, Democratic Nominee for Congress in Virginia's Fifth Congressional District. "I am running for Congress to bring so many of those values and qualities to Washington on behalf of my district—values that have been nurtured and sharpened over the past 17 years through the bonds of our fraternity. I'm honored to have the support of ALPHA PAC in this campaign, and together, I know that we will transcend all."
“We’re in a fight to ensure all Georgians voices are heard,” said Rev. Raphael Warnock, Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia’s Special Election. “The men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. have always lifted me and pushed our communities forward. I’m grateful for ALPHA PAC’s support as we set out on a mission to make this country work for all Americans.”
In addition to directing financial support to its candidates, ALPHA PAC will mobilize communities of color to GOTV in endorsed candidate’s races across the country and bring attention to critical legislation impacting communities of color. In this most critical election of our lifetime, ALPHA PAC will ensure the voices and concerns of people of color are well-represented in elected office and at the ballot box.
ALPHA PAC was independently founded by members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, the oldest Black intercollegiate fraternity in the United States, to increase Black and person of color leadership in the United States Congress.
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