Getting On The Bus: Super PAC 1911 United to do 25-City Bus Tour Promoting Reelection of Obama
President Barack Obama has a new, moneyed supporter in this new year — a super PAC dedicated to mobilizing black voters in key swing states. Calling itself 1911 United, the super PAC is aiming to raise $1.5 million during the election cycle and train its efforts on Colorado, Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, committee treasurer Sinclair Skinner told POLITICO.
“He needs a boost,” Skinner said of Obama. “And we want to use all the means possible to support him, including a super PAC. Black political participation is still evolving, and what we hope to do is get as many voters active in the process as early as possible.” The committee is backed by two large, historically black fraternities, Kappa Alpha Psi and Omega Psi Phi, both of which celebrated their centennials last year.
The 1911 United super PAC will likely work to “organize and deploy” black voters — particularly potential first-time voters — in support of Obama, said Skinner, a long-time Washington, D.C.-based political organizer who’s a mechanical engineer by trade. He notes that the group intends to make significant use of phone banking and social media to achieve this goal. Broadcast media messages are a possibility, but “we’re really going to focus on working with the people directly,” he said. Super PACs, formally known as independent expenditure-only committees, may raise and spend unlimited sums of money in support of, or in opposition to political candidates, so long as they don’t directly coordinate with campaigns. You can read more of that story here.
How SWAAGG Plays a Part in the Process
One of the scheduled stops for the bus tour will be right here in Cincinnati. Our organization, SWAAGG The Vote, will be the host to our guest 1911 United. We will engage in various activities with 1911 United in order to rally support for the upcoming election. This leg of the tour in Cincinnati will be Monday, June 11 – Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
These are the following activities and locations thereof where you can come out in support of the upcoming election efforts:
Monday June 11th, 2012
Event: (Voter Reg/ Awareness /Re-Elect Obama Visibility)
Time: 7p.m. – 9p.m.
Place: Jordan Crossing, 7030 Reading Rd. Cincinnati Oh. 45237
Tuesday June 12th, 2012
Event: (Voter Reg/ Awareness /Re-Elect Obama)
Time: 7:30a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Place: Avondale Town Center, 3534Reading Rd. Cincinnati, Oh. 45229
Time: 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Place: 10088 Springfield Pike (Plaza on the Pike) Woodlawn, Oh. 45215
Please, get out and support SWAAGG The Vote and 1911 United on the bus tour as we continue to try and bring voter awareness and support to the reelection efforts.