Dr. Cameron Webb (Courtesy photo)
Dr. Cameron Webb (Courtesy photo)

Alpha Political Action Committee (ALPHA PAC) recently announced its formation along with an initial slate of endorsed candidates ahead of the November 2020 election.

ALPHA PAC, independently formed by members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. the nation’s oldest Black intercollegiate fraternity, has pledged its goal to increase the number of African Americans and people of color in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.

“ALPHA PAC will help elect Black Americans and people of color who are committed to ensuring justice for all in health, housing and our criminal justice system,” said Isaac Fordjour, an ALPHA PAC spokesperson. “At a time when issues of racial injustice and threats to our democracy abound, ALPHA PAC stands ready to boost a generation of leaders and voters committed to perfecting our union through service and advocacy in our communities.”

ALPHA PAC’s initial slate of endorsed candidates includes the Democratic Nominee for Congress in Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District, Dr. Cameron Webb. If elected in November, he’ll become the first Black physician to be a voting member of Congress.

“Our nation has a tough road in front of us. We need to focus on recovery but at the same time focus on equity and justice. More than that, we need to proceed in this work with a focus on service and thoughtful leadership” Webb said.

“I am running for Congress to bring so many of those values and qualities to Washington on behalf of my district — values that have been nurtured and sharpened over the past 17 years through the bonds of our fraternity. I’m honored to have the support of ALPHA PAC in this campaign, and together, I know that we will transcend all.”

The Rev. Raphael Warnock, pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, has also earned ALPHA PAC’s support. Warnock is a Democrat running for U.S. Senate in Georgia’s Special Election. There are two Senate elections in Georgia this year.

“We’re in a fight to ensure all Georgians voices are heard,” Warnock said. “The men of Alpha Phi Alpha have always lifted me and pushed our communities forward. I’m grateful for ALPHA PAC’s support as we set out on a mission to make this country work for all Americans.”

Both Webb and Warnock are members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

In addition to directing financial support to its candidates, ALPHA PAC will mobilize communities of color to GOTV in endorsed candidate’s races across the country and bring attention to critical legislation impacting communities of color.

In this most critical election of our lifetime, ALPHA PAC says it will ensure the voices and concerns of people of color are well-represented in elected office and at the ballot box.

WI Guest Author

This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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