Political Party/527

Fair Fight PAC

Website:

fairfight.com

Location:

Atlanta, GA

Formation:

January 2019

Type:

Democratic PAC

PAC Treasurer:

Camille Johnson

The Fair Fight Political Action Committee (FFPAC) is a left-of-center national organization claiming to combat of purported voter suppression of minorities and people of color. [1] Critics allege it is a funding vehicle supporting the dark money group Fair Fight Action founded by Georgia Democratic politician Stacey Abrams. [2]

FFPAC was established by Abrams after she lost the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election to Republican Governor Brian Kemp in 2018 by over 50,000 votes. Abrams refused to concede the loss[3] and launched a lawsuit claiming voting irregularities and voter suppression. [4] Her accusations of voter fraud launched Abrams to the national political spotlight where she has been quoted as claiming the Electoral College is racist[5] and labeling pro-life policies as “forced pregnancy.” [6]

Background

The Fair Fight PAC was established by Abrams and the Democratic Party of Georgia. [7] It funnels millions to various Democratic organizations nationally to investigate and overcome possible obstacles to voting for left-progressive candidates. [8] The largest recipient of its funding has been the dark money group Fair Fight Action that received over a million dollars in 2019. The PAC’s largest donors include California progressive activist Karla Jurvetson, who contributed roughly one million dollars in January of 2019. [9] Jurvetson is also known for supporting U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). [10][11] Fair Fight PAC receives additional funding from unions, Hollywood figures,[12] and a $10,000 contribution from Elizabeth Warren. [13]

The PAC is focusing its funding efforts towards 20 states for the 2020 elections through the staffing of what it describes as “robust voter protection operations.” [14] These resources will be deployed in what the PAC stamps as environments with voter intimidation,[15] including the accusation that the Republican National Committee intends to bully and curb voters through police deployment in voting stations. [16]

FFPAC created the Legislative Victory Fund that will invest millions into an effort to win the majority in the Georgia House of Representatives and additional seats in the Georgia Senate. [17]

Leadership

Stacey Abrams’ political background is at the Georgia state level where she served as the state House Minority Leader. [18] Abrams has become a national figure since not accepting a legitimate campaign defeat despite her claims of voter suppression and voter fraud being debunked by numerous sources. [19]

Abrams’ political positions include advocating for government-controlled healthcare,[20] banning modern sporting rifles,[21] labeling pro-life bills as “forced pregnancy,” and attestingthat abortion is a part of reproductive healthcare. [22] Abrams also explained that the Electoral College is racist and classist. [23]

Fair Fight U

Abrams has launched another affiliate to her umbrella of political organizations named Fair Fight U, the college student network of Fair Fight Pac. [24]

References

  1. “About Fair Fight.” Fair Fight. Accessed November 25, 2019. https://fairfight.com/about-fair-fight. ^
  2. Joe-Schoffstall. “Elizabeth Warren Made $10,000 Donation to Stacey Abrams’s Dark Money Nonprofit.” Washington Free Beacon. Washington Free Beacon, February 12, 2019. https://freebeacon.com/politics/elizabeth-warren-made-10000-donation-to-stacey-abramss-dark-money-nonprofit/. ^
  3. Caruso, Jay, and Kevin D. Liles/Bloomberg. “Stacey Abrams’ Tinfoil Hat Brigade.” Washington Examiner, August 28, 2019. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/stacey-abrams-tinfoil-hat-brigade. ^
  4. Bauerlein, Valerie. “Stacey Abrams Group Files Federal Suit Alleging Georgia Mismanaged Election.” The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company, November 27, 2018. https://www.wsj.com/articles/stacey-abrams-group-files-federal-suit-alleging-georgia-mismanaged-election-1543351922. ^
  5. Rutz. “Abrams: ‘The Electoral College Is Racist’.” Washington Free Beacon. Washington Free Beacon, November 15, 2019. https://freebeacon.com/politics/abrams-the-electoral-college-is-racist/ ^
  6. Crowe, Jack. “Stacey Abrams Equates Abortion Restrictions with ‘Forced Pregnancy’.” National Review. National Review, April 16, 2019. https://www.nationalreview.com/news/stacey-abrams-abortion-restrictions-forced-pregnancy/. ^
  7. “Fair Fight PAC, Democratic Party of Georgia Launch Legislative Victory Fund.” Fair Fight, August 7, 2019. https://fairfight.com/fair-fight-pac-democratic-party-of-georgia-launch-legislative-victory-fund/. ^
  8. Williams, Vanessa. “National LGBTQ Group Teams up with Stacey Abrams on Voting Rights Initiative.” The Washington Post. WP Company, September 29, 2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/09/28/national-lgbtq-group-teams-up-with-stacey-abrams-voting-rights-initiative/ ^
  9. Joe-Schoffstall. “Stacey Abrams PAC Pushed $1.2 Million Over to Dark Money Entity.” Washington Free Beacon. Washington Free Beacon, August 14, 2019. https://freebeacon.com/politics/stacey-abrams-pac-pushed-1-2-million-over-to-dark-money-entity/. ^
  10. Goldmacher, Shane. “How Elizabeth Warren Raised Big Money Before She Denounced Big Money.” The New York Times. The New York Times, September 9, 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/09/us/politics/elizabeth-warren-2020.html. ^
  11. Goldmacher, Shane. “How Elizabeth Warren Raised Big Money Before She Denounced Big Money.” The New York Times. The New York Times, September 9, 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/09/us/politics/elizabeth-warren-2020.html. ^
  12. Varney, James. “Stacey Abrams Starts New College Op to Combat Alleged Voter Suppression.” The Washington Times. The Washington Times, November 2, 2019. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/2/stacey-abrams-starts-new-college-op-to-combat-alle/. ^
  13. Joe-Schoffstall. “Elizabeth Warren Made $10,000 Donation to Stacey Abrams’s Dark Money Nonprofit.” Washington Free Beacon. Washington Free Beacon, February 12, 2019. https://freebeacon.com/politics/elizabeth-warren-made-10000-donation-to-stacey-abramss-dark-money-nonprofit/ ^
  14. Edwards, Breanna. “Stacey Abrams Launches Initiative To Fight Voter Suppression.” Essence. Essence, August 14, 2019. https://www.essence.com/news/stacey-abrams-fair-fight-2020-voter-suppression/. ^
  15. Fox. “Stacey Abrams Launches Fair Fight Initiative in Georgia.” FOX 5 Atlanta. FOX 5 Atlanta, August 19, 2019. https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/stacey-abrams-launches-fair-fight-initiative-in-georgia. ^
  16. Halaschak, Zachary. “Stacey Abrams Suggests RNC May Intimidate People of Color during 2020 Elections.” Washington Examiner, August 14, 2019. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/stacey-abrams-suggests-rnc-may-intimidate-people-of-color-during-2020-elections. ^
  17. “Fair Fight PAC, Democratic Party of Georgia Launch Legislative Victory Fund.” Fair Fight, August 7, 2019. https://fairfight.com/fair-fight-pac-democratic-party-of-georgia-launch-legislative-victory-fund/. ^
  18. Accessed November 25, 2019. http://www.house.ga.gov/Documents/Biographies/abramsStacey.pdf. ^
  19. Rutz. “According to Democrats, Stacey Abrams Is a Sore Loser Threatening Our Democracy.” Washington Free Beacon. Washington Free Beacon, April 5, 2019. https://freebeacon.com/politics/according-to-democrats-stacey-abrams-is-a-sore-loser-threatening-our-democracy/. ^
  20. Crowe, Jack. “Stacey Abrams Blasts ‘Free Market’ in Town-Hall Rant.” National Review. National Review, October 23, 2018. https://www.nationalreview.com/news/stacey-abrams-blasts-free-market-in-town-hall-rant/. ^
  21. Rutz. “Stacey Abrams Supports Banning AR-15s, Won’t Say If She’d Confiscate Them in Georgia.” Washington Free Beacon. Washington Free Beacon, October 31, 2018. https://freebeacon.com/issues/stacey-abrams-supports-banning-ar-15s-wont-say-shed-confiscate-georgians/. ^
  22. Cobb, Jelani. “Stacey Abrams’s Fight for a Fair Vote.” The New Yorker. The New Yorker, August 16, 2019. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/08/19/stacey-abrams-fight-for-a-fair-vote. ^
  23. Rutz. “Abrams: ‘The Electoral College Is Racist’.” Washington Free Beacon. Washington Free Beacon, November 15, 2019. https://freebeacon.com/politics/abrams-the-electoral-college-is-racist/. ^
  24. Varney, James. “Stacey Abrams Starts New College Op to Combat Alleged Voter Suppression.” The Washington Times. The Washington Times, November 2, 2019. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/2/stacey-abrams-starts-new-college-op-to-combat-alle/. ^

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Stacey Abrams
    Founder, Chair
  2. Karla Jurvetson
    Major Donor
  3. Heather Podesta
    Major Donor

Associated Organizations

  1. Fair Fight Action (Non-profit)
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Fair Fight PAC

1270 Caroline St
Suite D120-311
Atlanta, GA 30307