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A PAC guided by our movement

Way to Lead PAC is a hybrid PAC advised by movement organizations to support progressive candidates building governance power in strategic seats and states across the country.

Grated "v-shape" logo resemblance of bird

A PAC guided by our movement

Way to Lead PAC is a hybrid PAC advised by movement organizations to support progressive candidates building governance power in strategic seats and states across the country.

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Led by our movement

Way to Lead PAC exists to ensure that organized communities have candidate champions who, once elected, govern to make real changes and push the boundaries of what has been politically possible. We don’t limit who we support by race, gender, issue, or level of government — we’re proud to be led by an Advisory Committee of movement leaders.

Advisors

Way to Lead PAC is guided by our Advisory Committee, which comprises diverse state and national leaders with a range of experiences in movement electoral politics. Our Advisory Committee ensures that Way to Lead PAC is responsive to the needs of the multi-racial coalition.

Alexandra Rojas
Justice Democrats

Amanda Litman
Run for Something

Anathea Chino
Advance Native Leadership Project

Ariel Reyes
Arizona

Chavi Khanna Koneru
North Carolina Asian Americans Together

Cliff Albright
Black Voters Matter

Ivan Luevanos-Elms
Local Progress

Joe Dinkin
Working Families Party

Val Benevidez
Texas Freedom Network

*Disclaimer: Organizations not affiliated with Way to Lead

Alexandra Rojas
Justice Democrats

Amanda Litman
Run for Something

Anathea Chino
Advance Native Leadership Project

Ariel Reyes
arizona

Chavi Khanna Koneru
North Carolina Asian Americans Together

Cliff Albright
Black Voters Matter

Ivan Luevanos-Elms
Local Progress

Joe Dinkin
Working Families Party

Val Benevidez
Texas Freedom Network

*Disclaimer: Organizations not affiliated with Way to Lead

Aligned Organizational Partners

We aim to build the power of independent political organizations that represent the multiracial coalition we need to win, supporting them to build and wield their political influence. We do this by funding PACs affiliated with progressive community organizations so that they and their membership base can build relationships with political candidates and co-govern to pass policies that improve people’s lives.

Battleground California

Battleground New York

LUCHA’s Victory Fund

TFN PAC

TOP PAC

We build progressive governing power

We support candidates who work in partnership with movements and communities most impacted by injustice, and who will fight for a visionary and inclusive agenda. We’re thrilled to highlight some of the concrete wins our movement champions have fought for and won.

Lina Hidalgo
TEXAS WIN

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo secure federal funding to drive clean energy transition

Way to Lead PAC endorsed Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, who worked with a coalition of partners to secure $250 million in federal funds to help address the climate crisis and make solar power more accessible for all.

Image to the right via Lina Hidalgo's X profile .

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Maxwell Frost
FEDERAL WIN

Congressman Max Frost helps create the Office of Gun Violence Prevention

Six months after Orlando freshman Democratic Congressman Maxwell Frost filed legislation to establish an Office of Gun Violence Prevention, President Joe Biden made that a reality as he announced the creation of that office during a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House.

Image to the left via Florida Phoenix, screenshot of White House video feed.

We build progressive governing power

We support candidates who work in partnership with movements and communities most impacted by injustice, and who will fight for a visionary and inclusive agenda. We’re thrilled to highlight some of the concrete wins our movement champions have fought for and won.

Lina Hidalgo
TEXAS WIN

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo secure federal funding to drive clean energy transition

Way to Lead PAC endorsed Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, who worked with a coalition of partners to secure $250 million in federal funds to help address the climate crisis and make solar power more accessible for all.

Image below via Lina Hidalgo's X profile .

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Maxwell Frost
FEDERAL WIN

Congressman Max Frost helps create the Office of Gun Violence Prevention

Six months after Orlando freshman Democratic Congressman Maxwell Frost filed legislation to establish an Office of Gun Violence Prevention, President Joe Biden made that a reality as he announced the creation of that office during a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House.

Image below via Florida Phoenix, screenshot of White House video feed.

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We invest in our people

Way to Lead’s candidates represent the future of America and are running campaigns that speak boldly about the egalitarian, multiracial community that is this country’s promise. They represent communities often taken for granted by Democrats, and their campaigns champion the progressive values transforming the political landscape. Collectively, they tell the story of how racial and economic justice movements are growing power across the country, particularly in the South, and lift up the central role of working-class women of color. These races are critical to fighting back against corporate greed and MAGA extremism at the local level and represent the variety of electoral fights progressives are up against—from protecting incumbents, to challenging corporate Democrats, to flipping seats in red to blue battlegrounds. Join us in supporting these state and local candidates to win governing power and build our bench for future fights.

A few of our 2024 federal and local candidates

Raquel Terán

Raquel Terán

Federal Race, Open Hold

AZ / AZ-3
Primary Race: July 30th
Cori Bush

Cori Bush

Federal Race, Hold

MO / MO-1
Primary Race: August 6th
Jamaal Bowman

Jamaal Bowman

Federal Race, Hold

NY / NY-16
Primary Race: June 25th
José Garza

José Garza

Local Race, Hold

Travis County DA / TX
Primary Race: Won