We support dynamic leaders committed to building better and stronger communities now and in the future.
Black American Futures PAC has created a robust endorsement process, based on our values, to identify and select candidates who will be a strong voice for equity in elected office. Candidates we endorse must be committed to supporting bold policies that will create and sustain a brighter future for the Black community and all communities as a whole.
Our process includes a questionnaire, which we will invite all candidates in a race to complete, that we will post here on our website to educate and inform the electorate on the vision, goals, and priorities of all candidates.
Our team of evaluators, which has a majority decision making group of Black women, includes the perspectives of men, women, and LGBTQIA+ communities. All candidates are invited to apply for consideration. Endorsements will be made based on the recommendations of our evaluators.
Our endorsement comes with financial/in-kind support subject to the needs of endorsed campaigns and the capacity of the Black American Futures PAC Team.
While we do our own research identifying strong candidates and key races across the country, we also depend on our supports to share important local races we should be paying attention to. Do you have a candidate or race we should be involved in? Please suggest a candidate or race for us to watch in the upcoming cycles!
All candidates are invited, welcome and have the opportunity to respond to the questionnaire. All questionnaires received are listed below. We will make available a full list of candidates, regardless of their response, for additional information. If you are a candidate and interested in seeking our endorsement, please complete the below questionnaire and send it back to firstname.lastname@example.org.Questionnaires are due February 20th, 2023 for endorsement consideration in our first round of endorsements. Additional endorsements, including endorsements for seats with already endorsed candidates, may be considered after the initial selection on a rolling basis.
City Council District 2 Jesse A. Moreno - Endorsed Sukhbir Kaur City Council District 3 Zarin David Gracey - Endorsed - Advance to Runoff Joe Lawrence Tave August Doyle Denise Benavides John David Sims Rickey Lee Perry City Council District 4 Carolyn King Arnold Jamie Lynn Smith City Council District 5 Jaime Resendez - Endorsed - Win Yolanda Faye Williams Terrance L. Perkins City Council District 6 Omar Narvaez - Endorsed - Win Tony Carrillo Monica R. Alonzo Sidney Robles Martinez City Council District 7 Okema Deshay Thomas Tracy Dotie Hill Marvin E. Crenshaw Adam Ryan Bazaldua - Endorsed - Win Delmar Lamar Jefferson City Council District 8 Tennell Atkins Subrina Lynn Brenham Davante D. Peters City Council District 9 Paula C. Blackmon - Endorsed - Win Kendra Denise Madison City Council District 10 Sirrano Keith Baldeo Brian William Hasenbauer Katherine Easton Stewart Christopher Boone Carter Barbara A. Markham City Council District 11 Jaynie Schultz - Endorsed - Win Mary Candace Evans City Council District 12 Cara Lizette Mendelsohn City Council District 13 Gay Donnell Willis Priscilla Evelyn Shacklett City Council District 14 Paul E. Ridley Amanda Jean Schulz - Endorsed Joseph Francis Miller