WASHINGTON — Today, in the wake of Black Live Matter protests across the nation against systemic racism and police brutality, the Voter Protection Project (VPP), the country’s largest national voting rights PAC supporting candidates across the country, is announcing a partnership with the Congressional Black Caucus PAC.
So far this election cycle, VPP has invested more than $250,000 supporting black candidates that are champions of expanding access to the ballot box.
Last week, VPP with the support of the Congressional Black Caucus PAC launched a $130,000 independent expenditure supporting CBC endorsed candidate and voting rights champion, Candace Valenzuela, in the Texas 24 congressional run-off election.On announcing the partnership, VPP President Matt Liebman commented:
“This partnership between the Voter Protection Project and the Congressional Black Caucus PAC is more important now than ever before. The American people are speaking out loud and clear at protests across this nation, while Donald Trump and Republicans are mounting a nationwide voter suppression effort to prevent communities of color from having access to our elections. We know that together the Voter Protection Project and CBCPAC will be able to elect more black candidates that are voting rights champions.”
“The Congressional Black Caucus PAC has been leading the effort to increase the number of black elected officials. We know that once in Congress, these candidates will lead the charge to ensure we end partisan gerrymandering, prevent rigorous voter ID laws, expand absentee voting and ensure the safety and security of our elections system. VPP is honored to work alongside the CBCPAC in our shared mission to expand the diversity of the democratic caucus.”
CBCPAC Executive Director, Yolonda Addison said:
“The Congressional Black Caucus PAC was started by Members of Congress who know that voting is a key American right and are committed to fighting for it. We are honored to partner with the Voter Protection Project and know that our combined efforts will ensure all Americans are able to have their say in the direction and makeup of their government.”
Founded in 2019, the Voter Protection Project is a leading political arm working to end partisan gerrymandering and voter suppression across the country. In light of the Supreme Court’s Rucho v. Common Cause ruling, which stated that federal courts cannot regulate partisan gerrymandering, VPP has been taking the fight to Republicans state-by-state supporting candidates for office at the federal and state levels that are champions for voter equality.
To learn more about the Voter Protection Project, visit www.protectvoting.org.