Since our founding 6 years ago, Color PAC has grown steadily in size and scope. The organization has trained hundreds of community leaders and candidates, acquired cutting edge tech for grassroots campaigns, financially supported candidates of color across the state, and built the framework for a new kind of politics in Oregon. Today, Color PAC is taking an important step to grow capacity to support our mission across Oregon.
In the election last night, voters made their voice heard. And their voice said it was time for Oregon's elected officials to reflect the full range of talent and lived experience that our state has to offer.
8 our of 9 Color PAC endorsed candidates won their races throughout Oregon.
We are excited to announce our 2017 candidates for the May election. These progressive candidates of color are committed to advancing equity in education, criminal justice, economic prosperity, human services and the many other ways local and state government shape opportunity for all Oregonians.
We are excited to announce our 2016 candidates for the November election: Teresa Alonso-Leon, Janelle Bynum, Lew Frederick, Irene Konev, Diego Hernandez, Tawna Sanchez and Paul Carlos Southwick! Read on to learn more about them, our process and how to get involved.
Please join us for a reception on September 30 with Oregon’s progressive electeds & candidates of color to welcome Bao Nguyen. Bao is mayor of Garden Grove, CA and (we hope!) the first openly-gay immigrant to be elected to congress.
Color PAC is teaming up with The New Press to bring Steve Phillips, author of Brown is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority, to Portland on March 8, 2016. But we've got limited seats!
We are excited to announce our 2016 primary candidates. These progressive candidates of color are committed to advancing equity in education, criminal justice, economic prosperity, human services and the many other ways local and state government shape opportunity for all Oregonians.
Having Oregon leaders reflect the people they serve is a good thing.
We know that Oregon's diverse communities need to be better represented in our legislature. Color PAC believes HD-43 is a critical district in helping achieve this goal. We hope the powers-that-be give diverse communities the time and space for our community leaders to emerge.