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 Mandela Barnes for the United States Senate in Wisconsin. Co-founders of The Collective PAC, Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James, released the following statement:
“The Collective PAC is thrilled to endorse Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes for the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin. As the 45th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, Lt. Governor Barnes supports a platform of sustainability and equity to fight for solutions that invest in opportunities and fairness for everyone in Wisconsin, regardless of zip code. He is a proven leader who served two terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly, authoring legislation to provide tuition free-enrollment at technical colleges for students, decriminalize marijuana and expand eligibility for the earned income tax credit. The Collective PAC was proud to support Lt. Governor Barnes during his successful 2018 election to his current position and we’re confident that he can flip Wisconsin’s U.s. Senate seat from red to blue next November. We look forward to helping Lt. Governor Barnes make history again, this time as the first Black U.S. Senator from Wisconsin.”
A native of Milwaukee, Mandela Barnes serves as Wisconsin’s 45th Lieutenant Governor and is the first Black person to be elected to this office. As a Wisconsin State Senator, Mandela worked hard to create jobs through local investments with a focus on refunding public education and modernizing Wisconsin’s public transportation system. Lt. Governor Barnes has been an active member in a number of organizations that serve the greater Milwaukee area including but not limited to: Citizen Action of Wisconsin, the New Leaders Council, Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals and the Milwaukee NAACP.
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.