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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

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Ana del Rocío | State Director

ana@colorpac.org  |  503-505-5710

Former policy and research director for Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson, Ana also served for two legislative sessions as chief of staff for then-Representative Vega Pederson. She brings to Color PAC over ten years of multi-sector experience in education, community organizing, advocacy and economic development.

Ana was elected to public office in May 2017 — in a historic election that saw people of color on the ballot for the first time in the David Douglas School District. By defeating an incumbent in a district with historically low voter turnout rates, Ana’s campaign, along with many others, marked the beginning of a wave of increased civic engagement in post-Trump Oregon.

Our advisory Board

Jaime Arredondo 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.

Jesse Beason 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.

Kari Herinckx is Community Engagement Program Coordinator for Washington County where she helps engage new leaders in Oregon’s most diverse county.

Julia Meier 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.

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