WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, The Collective PAC — the nation’s largest political action committee dedicated to increasing Black political engagement, representation and power across all levels of government — joined millions of Americans in condemning the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Founders of The Collective PAC, Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James, released the following statement:
“The Collective PAC is outraged by the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Since 1973, this country has recognized a woman’s constitutional right to abortions, and since then, countless lives have been saved due to women having access to safe abortions. This decision will not only have major repercussions for women’s healthcare and the quality of life for families across the country, but will also lay the groundwork for untold tragedies as women will be forced to make life-threatening decisions in order to do what they feel is best for their bodies, personal medical decisions, and life situations.
Sadly, this Court continues to demonstrate their regressive disregard for the rights of all people. We know abortion bans disproportionately harm Black, Latino, Indigenous, and other people of color because of this country’s legacy of racism and discrimination. We also unfortunately know this is only the beginning of their quest to further erode the traditional liberties enjoyed by the American people.
This latest sad decision is a perfect example of why every election matters and every vote counts. In a single term, former President Trump – who is now under scrutiny for attempting to betray our democracy – was able to change the makeup of the highest court in the land; and in two short years, overturn a nearly 50 year precedent supported by the majority of Americans. We know we’ll ultimately be victorious . . . because we will fight, organize, mobilize and use our power to make this country the place of freedom it should be for all people.”
ABOUT THE COLLECTIVE PAC
The Collective PAC is working to create an America where Black people are equally represented at every level of government. The Collective PAC is strategically focused on creating a truly equitable democracy where our nation’s local, state and federal governments have diverse and talented elected leadership and Black people are fully represented in positions of power to create the policies necessary to progress our communities forward. Over the past five years, The Collective PAC has successfully helped 300 Black candidates win elections across the United States.