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bold candidates. real wins.


Color PAC action and its partners uplift leaders of color to enter public office and govern effectively.

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bold candidates. real wins.


Color PAC action and its partners uplift leaders of color to enter public office and govern effectively.

THE WHY & HOW

Government doesn't look like the people it represents.

Our policies and processes are also not as equitable, democratic, or effective as they could be, and we believe everyone should be able to participate in the responsibility of shared governance.

Elected office and appointed boards and commissions have incredible impact on people's ability to thrive; it's why those officials should come from all communities — not just communities with access and wealth.

We find people deeply committed to community.

People who understand root causes and offer solutions. Then, those leaders pass legislation that works for everyone to thrive, be safe, and live their fullest life. Because when leaders share a lived understanding of the issues facing their communities, they are best positioned to help solve them.

We are disruptive, effective, and authentic.

To recruit better leaders, find better policy, and build consensus we can't just be innovative — we have to be disruptive. We believe innovation is improving the existing way of doing things: we work to make old ways obsolete by doubling down on our values.

Grounded in principles of equity, representation, and social justice, our work is built on disrupting the ideas of who is best positioned to lead and how leaders are found. We will build local networks and leaders to leverage change at the state and national level.

The WHO


The WHO


  Ana del Rocío, State Director  (She/Hers)   ana@colorpac.org  | 503-505-5710  Color PAC’s first state director, Ana brings over ten years of multi-sector experience in education, community organizing, advocacy and economic development. Learn more about Ana  here .

Ana del Rocío, State Director (She/Hers)

ana@colorpac.org | 503-505-5710

Color PAC’s first state director, Ana brings over ten years of multi-sector experience in education, community organizing, advocacy and economic development. Learn more about Ana here.

  Jesse Beason, Co-Founder & Board President  (He/His)  Jesse is the Vice President of Strategy & Public Affairs at Northwest Health Foundation, which means he mixes up a potent combination of politics, policy and communications. Learn more about Jesse  here .

Jesse Beason, Co-Founder & Board President (He/His)

Jesse is the Vice President of Strategy & Public Affairs at Northwest Health Foundation, which means he mixes up a potent combination of politics, policy and communications. Learn more about Jesse here.

  Julia Meier, Co-Founder & Board Member  (she/hers)   Julia is Executive Director of Portland City Club where she helps brings together civic-minded people to make Portland and Oregon better places to live, work and play, for everyone. Learn more about Julia  here .

Julia Meier, Co-Founder & Board Member (she/hers)

Julia is Executive Director of Portland City Club where she helps brings together civic-minded people to make Portland and Oregon better places to live, work and play, for everyone. Learn more about Julia here.

  Jaime Arredondo, Board Member  (He/His)  Jaime is the Executive Director at CAPACES Leadership Institute where he helps prepare leaders with the political consciousness and skills to lead and support social justice work. Learn more about Jaime  here.

Jaime Arredondo, Board Member (He/His)

Jaime is the Executive Director at CAPACES Leadership Institute where he helps prepare leaders with the political consciousness and skills to lead and support social justice work. Learn more about Jaime here.

  Kari Herinckx, Board Member  (she/hers)  Kari is Community Engagement Program Coordinator for Washington County, which is Oregon’s most diverse county. She helps engage new leaders to encourage and empower public involvement. Learn more about Kari  here .

Kari Herinckx, Board Member (she/hers)

Kari is Community Engagement Program Coordinator for Washington County, which is Oregon’s most diverse county. She helps engage new leaders to encourage and empower public involvement. Learn more about Kari here.

Our Values


We support leaders of color with racial justice values.

Our Values


We support leaders of color with racial justice values.


Disability Justice

Educational Justice

Electoral justice

Environmental Justice

Gender Justice

Housing Justice

Migrant Justice

Queer/Trans Justice

Reproductive Justice

SAFETY and Justice

WORKER Justice


There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.
— Audre Lorde

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What's New


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