Washington, DC – Protecting Our Vote PAC (POVPAC), a super PAC dedicated to turning out African-American voters in key congressional races, contributed to wins in 15 contests in the U.S. House of Representatives and at least 5 contests in the US Senate where African-American turnout played a pivotal role in the Democrat’s historic midterm victory.
Protecting Our Vote PAC (www.protectingourvote.org), founded following the midterm losses in 2010, is an idea born from a sermon often preached by then-House Democratic Majority Whip James Clyburn (SC) – “Put money into GOTV efforts and reach the African-American community where they live…and Democrats will win elections…Make no mistake!” During the 2018 election cycle, POV mobilized African-American voters in two dozen House races and 7 Senate races.
Congratulations to the newly elected members of the House of Representatives along with the newly elected, and returning, members of the U.S. Senate:
Josh Harder (CA-10) Kyrsten Sinema (Arizona)
Katie Hill (CA-25) Jacky Rosen (Nevada)
Mike Levin (CA-49) Sherrod Brown (Ohio)
Jahana Hayes (CT-5) Bob Menendez (New Jersey)
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26) Tim Kaine (Virginia)
Lucy McBath (GA-6) ~~~
Lauren Underwood (IL-14) Mike Espy (Mississippi – Runoff)
Abby Finkenauer (IA-1) Bill Nelson (Florida – Too close to call)
Haley Stevens (MI-11)
Steven Horsford (NV-4)
Antonio Delgado (NY-19)
Joe Cunningham (SC-01)
Colin Allred (TX-32)
Abigail Spanberger (VA-7)
Jennifer Wexton (VA-10)
“We had a great night” said Marcus Sebastian Mason, the organization’s treasurer and one of its co-founders. I’m proud of our team and glad we could help contribute to the Democratic Majority in the House.” Protecting Our Vote PAC will continue to engage voters throughout the 2020 election cycle and beyond.
Please continue to follow our efforts at www.protectingourvote.org and via social media on Facebook @protectingourvotepac, Instagram @protectingourvote, and Twitter @protectingvotes