Political Party/527

Black Voters Matter Action PAC

Website:

bvmactionpac.org/

Location:

Atlanta, GA

Status:

527

Type:

Left-of-center PAC

Budget (2022):

Revenue: $2,906

Expenses: $78,138

Cash on hand: $201,611

Black Voters Matter Action PAC was formed in the fall of 2020 and was very active in the 2020 U.S. Senate races in Georgia. Most of the organization’s money came from Democracy PAC, one of a constellation of groups funded by billionaire George Soros. [1]

Electoral Activities

2020 Election Cycle

During the 2020 election cycle, Black Voters Matter Action PAC was focused on the U.S. Senate races in Georgia during both the general election and subsequent runoff elections. The PAC spent $1,062,678 against Republican candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, and $385,556 in favor of Democratic candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, both of whom won their runoff election contests. [2]

2022 Election Cycle

As of August 2022, Black Voters Matter Action PAC had spent $281,211 in support of both Warnock and Ossoff. [3]  

Finances

In July 2022, Black Voters Matter Action PAC reported that it had raised $2,906 in 2022, had spent $78,138, and had $201,611 in net assets. [4]

In 2020, the year of the PAC’s formation and its first active election cycle, the group reported $1,191,043 in revenue, $708,300 in disbursements, and $482,742 in cash on hand. [5] Between December 17, 2020 and January 25, 2021, the PAC raised $1,600,455 and had $1,248,937 in additional expenditures. [6]

During the 2020 cycle and its runoffs, the largest donor to the PAC was the left-of-center Democracy PAC largely funded by George Soros, which contributed $1,250,000. The vast majority of expenditures were for broadcast media ads. [7]

Leadership

Latosha Brown is the co-founder and executive director of the Black Voters Matter trio of organizations, which includes Black Voters Matter Action PAC, Black Voters Matter Fund and the Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute. She is a principal at TruthSpeaks Consulting, a philanthropic consulting firm. She has worked in the nonprofit industry for more than 25 years and is also the founder of Grantmakers for Southern Progress. [8]

Brown is a member of the Keppler Speakers bureau, where her speaking fee ranges from $10,000 to $20,000. Her speech topics include “The Death of Democracy: Voter Suppression in the 21st Century” where she argues that minority voters are being suppressed by a variety of tactics, such as voter roll maintenance. [9]

Cliff Albright is the co-founder of Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute, along with Black Voters Matter Fund and Black Voters Matter Action PAC. He was especially active during the 2017 U.S. Senate special election in Alabama in support of Democratic candidate Doug Jones and has engaged in a variety of activist efforts to expose what he characterizes as voter suppression. He teaches African American studies and hosts a weekly radio show in the Atlanta area. [10]

Albright is also the principal at Strategic Cliff Notes, a left-of-center focused philanthropic consulting firm in the Atlanta area. [11]

In 2020 he was a Soros Equity Fellow, and he is available to speak through the Keppler Speakers bureau, through which he gives talks on the subject of voter suppression and economic power. [12]

References

  1. “Report of Receipts and Disbursements, Black Voters Matter Action PAC, 12/23/2020.” FEC.gov. December 23, 2020. Accessed August 22, 2022. https://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/595/202012239393801595/202012239393801595.pdf#navpanes=0. ^
  2.  Center for Responsive Politics. “Black Voters Matter Action PAC Recipients, 2020.” OpenSecrets.org. July 26, 2021. Accessed August 22, 2022. https://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/recips.php?cmte=C00753277&cycle=2020 ^
  3. Center for Responsive Politics. “Black Voters Matter Action PAC Recipients, 2022.” OpenSecrets.org. August 22, 2022. Accessed August 22, 2022. https://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/recips.php?cycle=2022&cmte=C00753277 ^
  4. “Report and Receipts and Disbursements Black Voters Matter Action PAC July Quarterly Report.” FEC.gov. July 15, 2022. Accessed August 22, 2022. https://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/805/202207159521448805/202207159521448805.pdf#navpanes=0. ^
  5.  “Report of Receipts and Disbursements, Black Voters Matter Action PAC, 12/23/2020.” FEC.gov. December 23, 2020. Accessed August 22, 2022. https://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/595/202012239393801595/202012239393801595.pdf#navpanes=0. ^
  6. “Report of Receipts and Disbursements, Black Voters Matter Action PAC, 7/28/2021.” FEC.gov, July 28, 2021. https://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/189/202107289452143189/202107289452143189.pdf#navpanes=0. ^
  7.  Center for Responsive Politics. “Expenditures by Black Voters Matter Action PAC, 2020.” OpenSecrets.org. July 26, 2021. Accessed August 22, 2022. https://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/expenditures.php?cmte=C00753277&cycle=2020 ^
  8.  “Our Team.” Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute. Accessed August 22, 2022. https://bvmcapacitybuilding.org/our-work/. ^
  9. “LaTosha Brown | Keppler Speakers.” Keppler Speakers. Accessed August 22, 2022. https://www.kepplerspeakers.com/speakers/latosha-brown/speech-topics. ^
  10. “Our Team.” Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute. Accessed August 22, 2022. https://bvmcapacitybuilding.org/our-work/. ^
  11. “Cliff Albright.” LinkedIn.com. Accessed August 22, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/cliff-albright-b529637/. ^
  12. “Cliff Albright | Keppler Speakers.” Keppler Speakers. Accessed August 22, 2022. https://www.kepplerspeakers.com/speakers/cliff-albright/speech-topics. ^
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Black Voters Matter Action PAC

3645 Marketplace Blvd.
Atlanta, GA