WASHINGTON, DC – Today, The Collective PAC, the nation’s largest political action committee dedicated to increasing Black political representation across all levels of government, proudly endorsed four candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates. Founders of The Collective PAC, Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James, released the following statement:
“With recent votes to abolish the death penalty and legalize marijuana, it’s clear that progress has come to Virginia and Black leaders, like the four candidates The Collective PAC is endorsing today, will be instrumental in this ongoing push to make the Commonwealth more prosperous and inclusive. The work is only just beginning and Kyle Elliott, Rod Hall, Matt Rogers, and Briana Sewell will be strong advocates for progressive policies that support working families and trusted voices for their communities in the House of Delegates. The Collective PAC is proud to endorse their candidacies and we look forward to their leadership.”
Kyle Elliott (HD-68) is a long time advocate for criminal justice reform, who will become the first person of color to represent District 68 if elected. A former city attorney, Kyle is committed to securing and expanding reproductive rights, strengthening public schools, addressing the eviction crisis, and reforming Virginia’s criminal justice system.
Rod Hall (HD-31) is ready to tackle the ongoing public health crisis and its resulting economic impact by championing equitable policies that put the communities most impacted first. He will work to close the opportunity gap by championing greater investment in early childhood education and boost economic development through workforce initiatives and new infrastructure projects.
Matt Rogers (HD-47) is committed to advancing ambitious policies to address the fundamental issues that matter most to Virginia voters. He supports ending mass incarceration in the Commonwealth by combatting felony disenfranchisement, improving reentry programs to better serve formerly incarcerated Virginians, and increasing protections for domestic abuse survivors.
Briana Sewell (HD-51) knows the importance of service after growing up in a military family. Currently the Chief of Staff to the Prince William County Board Chair, Briana believes that integrity is a core principle of public service and will work to keep health care equitable and affordable and invest in infrastructure and transportation once in office.
In Virginia, The Collective PAC has also endorsed Delegate Jay Jones in his historic bid to become the state’s first Black attorney general.
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.