Minority Communities for Political Accountability Coalition is Challenging 2020 Candidates to Spend 12% of Their Campaign Contributions on Black-Owned Businesses
The black vote is vital to both local and national level candidates looking to enter office in 2020. As candidates hit campaign paths in order to make their principles known and win over supporters, one group wants to make sure they are also interested in black companies.
A non-partisan group, the Minority Communities for Political Accountability Coalition (McPAC) asks 2020 political candidates to spend a portion of their campaign contributions on black-owned businesses. The board of the alliance is made up of country-wide black experts specializing in wealth creation, prison reform, equality in education, and more. McPAC is pushing politicians to invest 12 percent or more with black companies as an ode to the 12 percent of black people living in the U.S.
Originally, the San Francisco Bay View reported that as part of their initiative, McPAC will track, monitor and display the promises of candidates online.
Dr. Rik Stevenson, author and founding panelist for McPAC, said in an interview with the publication, “Candidates need not wait until they are elected to office and pass legislation to help empower black lives and black communities. Candidates can start now, simply by using black-owned business services with their campaign funds when buying goods and services. It’s a tangible starting point.
At this time, the proposal was not supported by any lawmakers.