The Broader Representation Advocacy Team (BRAT-PAC) is dedicated to recruiting and training while identifying and providing financial support to progressive African American candidates for elected office at the local, state, and national levels - creating a pipeline of new generation progressive African American candidates around the country at all levels of government.
BRAT-PAC ensures that our endorsed candidates have an effective campaign infrastructure to win elected public office. From hiring field organizers, conducting town hall and candidate forums, to implementing our Get-Out-The-Vote strategy BRAT-PAC plays a critical role in ensuring our candidates run successful campaigns
In 2008 we worked as a community to elect the first African American President of the United States by voting in record numbers as a community and working together. This was proved again in 2012, that we can make a difference and change the face of the politics and policies that affect the African American community for future generations.
Our primary mission is to identify and support candidates who represent a new generation of progressive leadership in the public policy and legislative arena and who can bring fresh thinking, ideas and solutions to problems that continue to limit the potential in African American communities by:
- Recruiting viable progressive African American leaders;
- Training and identifying financial capital to assist candidates build and run effective campaign organizations; and
- Mobilizing African American voters to help elect progressive candidates across the nation.
As both major political parties prepare to invest heavily in key states to turnout out voters, BRAT-PAC believes that we can use this momentum to elect progressive African Americans to state, federal, and local offices – cultivating a pipeline of African American progressive leadership at all levels of government across the country. By doing this we can also encourage African-Americans to become and remain actively engaged in the political process, not just at election time.