Press Release

The Collective PAC Endorses Allyson Lewis for City Commissioner in Lakeland, Florida

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

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 — endorsed Allyson Lewis for City Commissioner in Lakeland, Florida.

A Lakeland native, Allyson Lewis is an educator, social justice advocate and political organizer who believes in cultivating economic opportunities, youth development, affordable housing and safeguarding the community. Ms. Lewis received her Bachelor’s and Juris Doctorate Degrees from Virginia State University and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy. She embraces the community and chooses to use her platform to give a voice to the unheard by hosting  “Calls to Consciousness”, a forum that links local officials and Lakeland residents together to discuss equitable opportunities and racial justice issues. Ms. Lewis believes in advancing Lakeland’s legacy and creating equity not only in the community but throughout the government.

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

“The Collective PAC is proud to endorse Allyson Lewis for City Commissioner in Lakeland, Florida. Ms. Lewis is determined to bring the community and local officials together to ensure opportunities for equity in Lakeland and is a strong advocate for criminal justice reform, preventing gun violence and ending economic and racial inequality. The Collective PAC is proud to stand with Allyson Lewis as she uses her experience in education, social justice and organizing to bring progressive change that improves the lives of all Lakeland residents.”  



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.