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, congratulated Councilmember Sandra Washington on winning her primary election for the Lincoln City Council and Naomi Hattaway on winning her primary for the Omaha City Council. Co-founders of The Collective PAC, Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James released the following statement:
“The Collective PAC is excited to congratulate Councilmember Sandra Washington and Naomi Hattaway on advancing to the general election for their city council races in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska, respectively. Both Sandra and Naomi have taken an active role in shaping their communities by advocating for progressive policies and finding creative solutions to critical issues facing working families. Having strong local leaders is vital and we are proud to support these two progressive champions in Nebraska and look forward to helping them win their general elections.”
Councilmember Sandra Washington (Lincoln City Council, Member at Large — NE) has served the people of Nebraska for 35 years. On the city council, she is focused on increasing access to affordable housing, building policies that center racial equity, and ensuring that Lincoln is ready to address the climate crisis. Sandra was previously a Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commissioner and was appointed to the Lincoln City Council in 2019.
Naomi Hattaway (Omaha City Council, District 6 — NE) is a native Nebraskan with more than 20 years of experience in leadership and community building. She will lead with empathy and compassion on the Omaha City Council and plans to increase access to public health services, advocate for community policing and ensure that Omaha has a plan to respond to the climate crisis.
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.