The Elect Black Women PAC is backing challenger Imani Oakley in the 10th District congressional race in her bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“I am so honored and humbled by all of the endorsements for this race that I’ve received – we are truly building a movement for change here in NJ-10 – but this endorsement feels particularly personal,” Oakley said in a statement.
“When I look at Elect Black Women’s work, and I see their commitment to building the political power of women like me – women who are most impacted by the racial inequity, violence, and injustice built into every facet of our country, and who have been so long left out of our national project – and it fills me with hope.”
Oakley also has the support of groups and individuals such as Roadmap for Progress, FutureGen PAC, four local Sunrise Movement hubs, Black Lives Matter activist Zellie Imani, Mt. Rainier Vice Mayor Scott Cecil, Maplewood Mayor Dean Dafis, and former progressive presidential candidate Marianne Williamson.
Last year, the Elect Black Women PAC received $119,980.61 last year, spent $105,632.92, and has $18,871.52 cash on hand, according their FEC filings.
“Every single issue that I fight for disproportionately affects women and disproportionately affects people of color, with Black women sitting at the heart of this intersection and taking the brunt of so many of these injustices,” Oakley said.
“As congresswoman, I will fight to right these injustices and create a healthier, more just NJ-10.”