About The Collective
The Collective PAC is working to fix the challenge of under-representation of the Black community in elected seats of power throughout our nation. To reach political equity – a place where African American elected officials represent the community’s population statistically – Black elected officials should make up at least 13% of all elected officials in the U.S., at every level.
The promise of our democracy is that our government would be for the people and of the people. But according to “Who Represents.Us,” a project of the Women’s Donor Network, 90% of elected officials in the United States are white, 95% of elected prosecutors are white and 96% and 82% of Republican and Democratic candidates for political office are white. Therefore, The Collective PAC is focused on increasing the number of African Americans in public office at all levels, to ensure our nation upholds its ideals and promises of a truly representative democracy.
Since our founding in 2016, The Collective has grown tremendously from a grassroots upstart to now the nation’s largest organization dedicated to supporting the next generation of Black elected officials and voters. As a result, The Collective encompasses six distinct legal entities all with unique yet complimentary missions to build Black political power. Since 2020 these entities have: raised over $30 million; provided over 100,000 free rideshares to/from the polls; registered over 200,000 voters; made nearly 5 million voter contact attempts; invested over $5 million on direct and independent expenditures supporting Black and other candidates; helped elect over 350 Black candidates to local, state and federal elected office; recruited over 1 million email subscribers; and been featured various national publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, CNN, MSNBC, CBS News, NBC News and ABC News.