We have explored many of the usual radical, Pro-Palestinian and union organizers behind the continued stoking of unrest in Ferguson, with this past weekend’s #FergusonOctober “Weekend of Resistance” as their latest effort. There is clearly a lot of money behind it, but curious to find that a big backer happens to also be a big backer of Texas candidate for Governor, Wendy Davis.
The Organization for Black Struggle (OBS) is proud to thank PowerPAC Plus for their financial support and link to their promotional video here.
Here’s a video from PowerPAC, one of the organizers who gave a generous donation towards our call for a paid organizer to be on the ground in Ferguson.
PowerPAC Plus is a large and powerful PAC that claims to have been instrumental in the 2008 election of Barack Obama. Considering their claim below, it does appear they were certainly well rewarded for their efforts:
PowerPAC+ is a political action committee formed in 2012 to build the political power of America’s multiracial majority. It emerged from the groundbreaking work of Vote Hope in 2007-08. At that time, then-Senator Barack Obama was assembling his Presidential campaign and California’s primary moved from June to a more influential month, February. We created Vote Hope, the first super-PAC aimed at supporting Barack Obama’s bid for president. Vote Hope was the largest independent effort in the nation to increase voter turnout in communities of color. It drew in $10 million, and expanded to 18 states during the primary season.
After President Obama’s election, we set up a DC office and worked closely with the administration’s personnel staff to build a Diversity Talent Bank that the White House used to identify and hire more than 60 people including Associate Attorney General Tony West. [emphasis mine]
PowerPAC Plus currently backs a variety of November candidates, with one of their most promoted being Wendy Davis. Wendy has been one of their picks for quite awhile, as they also supported her during her campaign for Texas State Senate:
PowerPAC+ was proud to support her last year in her run for State Senate. Now Davis is running for Governor in 2014, and she is the leader best-positioned to translate the enthusiasm in Texas into real political power.
As Texas is one of their main target states, getting Wendy elected is a crucial part of that strategy. Focusing on the cities with the largest minority non-voting populations is another. They see the Latino vote as instrumental in pushing Wendy across the finish line, as outlined here.
In Final Weeks, Wendy Davis’ Campaign Hinges on Engaging Latinos
PowerPAC Plus believes in uniting various minority groups in an effort to become the majority as a whole, or as they put it, “PowerPAC+ builds the political power of the multiracial majority.” Apparently, they also feel pretty strongly about continuing to fan the flames in Ferguson, no matter the consequences. If it can get the end result they want, despite the destruction and violence it takes, it appears “the end justifies the means” once again. Their close ties to this administration are troubling. Their endorsement and financial support of Wendy Davis should set off alarm bells for Texas voters.