Charlottesville, VA 22902
Welcome to LAURA PAC
This guide is meant to provide specific instructions about LAURA PAC’s commitment.
Local Alliance for Urban & Rural Advancement PAC 1
WHO WE ARE 1
Our mission 2
The team 2
PAC PROCESS 2
Endorsement Process 2
Community Meetings 2
WHAT WE DO 2
Train Candidates & Treasurers 2
Research & Invest 3
Mail/hand us a Check 3
BYLAW STATEMENTS 3
Avoiding Conflict of Interest 3
Races We’ve Declined to participate in 4
How we spend our money transparency 4
Check us out on VPAP: 4
We Hire people to help us 4
We endorse and invest in candidates 4
Special Election/House of Delegates 4
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 4
Do you support Progressive Policy? 4
Is this LAURA PAC similar to EMILY’s LIST (who supports female Democratic candidates) 4
The core mission is to promote progressives from School Board to State Senate across the Commonwealth of Virginia in rural and urban areas.
“Promoting progressives” means reducing unopposed races, generating turnout for special elections, and financially supporting specific campaigns at the local and state level.
Laura Jackson (Founder/Treasurer/Director): Director@LAURApac.com
Jonathan Stevens (Director): Director@LAURApac.com
Isaac Weintz (Outreach supervisor): Outreach@LAURApac.com
We will announce our endorsements in beginning in April 2019.
LAURA PAC selects candidates after the Democratic Nomination Filing Deadline has passed, so for 2019 elections ~March 28th.
Our local alliance is stronger when we hear from you, we’ve done three community information session thus far.
Make checks payable to “Local Alliance for Urban & Rural Advancement” or “LAURA PAC”
The Local Alliance for Urban and Rural Advancement supports progressive candidates across a variety of parties including Democratic, Green, or Independent.
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We support progressive policy in the contexts of campaigns. That way an issue, out of context and otherwise, would not make itself apparent in an election we hope to be a part of. The policy comes into play when determining a candidate but is not a litmus test.
Only in that it is also an acronym. LAURA stands for Local Alliance for Urban and Rural Advancement and was workshopped by Director Jonathan Stevens. The mission is to go into rural and urban areas that have been politically neglected.
Our slogan being “Promoting Progressives from School Board to State Senate” to emphasize the PAC’s mission to build the electorate at the local level and up.