Focused on advancing the interests of African-American small businesses in Oakland
OAACC Political Action Committee
The Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce (OAACC) has been a leader in business advocacy and remains committed to playing constructive roles in shaping our city’s future. The OAACC has a long tradition of standing up for the African American business community; and in 2018, the OAACC Political Action Committee (PAC) was formed to promote and strive for improvement of City Government; encourage individuals to know their government; and assist individuals in organizing themselves for more effective political action.
The organization’s most effective tools are candidate support and endorsements from the OAACC PAC and educational issue advocacy campaigns.
Backing Candidates Who Share Our Beliefs
We support candidates who not only say they want to move Oakland forward but act to make it happen.
The OAACC PAC aggressively helps change Oakland politics by raising our members’ collective voice to pack a powerful political punch. The OAACC PAC studies races, looks at candidates’ past voting records and interviews candidates. We support candidates who not only say they want to move Oakland forward but act to make it happen. The PAC also supports pro-jobs, business-friendly candidates by making campaign contributions.
Providing Political Education
The Oakland PAC helps educate voters about the positions that local and statewide candidates take on issues affecting our economy. Chamber members are kept up to date on the opportunities to support pro-business candidates in their area. Chamber members are provided with voting records, candidate questionnaire’s, and other information to help them cast educated votes in elections. Our PAC realizes that there are two ways to impact policy: from the outside, with targeted, issues-based messaging; and from the inside, by helping elect and support candidates who represent pro-business values.
Contribute to Chamber PAC
Chamber PAC is funded through donations by OAACC members and private citizens. In addition to bringing significant financial resources to bear in key races, the OAACC PAC mobilizes the business community to action in other ways, including get-out-the-vote campaigns, candidate forums and other grassroots activities.
Your generous contribution will go a long way toward helping the OAACC PAC elect pro-business candidates in Oakland. We need you on our team to keep Oakland moving forward.