Press Release

The Collective PAC Congratulates Odessa Kelly On Primary Victory

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

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 — congratulates Odessa Kelly on her primary victory in Tennessee.

Ms. Odessa Kelly is running for Tennessee Seventh Congressional District. For the past 14 years, she has served the city of Nashville as a member of the department of parks and recreation, leading the Napier Community Center for more than a decade. In addition to working in parks and recreation, Ms. Kelly co-founded Stand Up Nashville in 2016 and took on big fights for racial and economic justice. Ms. Kelly knows firsthand the struggles and the sacrifices that her neighbors have faced because she has faced them too. If elected she plans to fight for a brighter and more equitable future for all. 

Founders of The Collective PAC, Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James, released the following statement:

“The Collective PAC is proud to congratulate Odessa Kelly on her primary victory in Tennessee. She is invested in uplifting, empowering, and being the voice for the underrepresented. Ms. Kelly’s experience as a public servant and community leader will bring a new perspective and fresh ideas to Congress, and we are confident that if elected in November she will represent her district well in Washington. The Collective PAC is thrilled to  aid Odessa Kelly on the campaign trail as she works to progress her community forward.” 



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.