The People PAC is a creative FORCE made up of filmmakers, producers, animators, data geeks, political strategists, and others. We use modern storytelling and social media savvy to protect and advance American DEMOCRACY.
In 2018, The People PAC’s STATEHOUSE INITIATIVE is helping flip state legislatures across the country from red to blue.
Why State Houses?
- Democrats have lost a net 1000 state legislature seats to Republicans over the last 10 years. Republicans now control 33 of the 50 state legislatures.
Republican control of state governments is paid for by Wall Street donors, oil magnates, and hedge funders as a smart investment. The Koch Brothers and others pay to elect people who pass laws that make them more money.
As a result, Republican control of state governments has had devastating repercussions for our democracy and the quality of real people's lives.
Republican gerrymandering means that Democrats have to get more votes to win the same number of seats in state government and congress.
We have until the 2020 census to win back the states and undo gerrymandering when districts are redrawn in 2021.
In the meantime, GOP-controlled state governments limit access to healthcare, gun safety, voting rights, civil rights, workers rights, and so much more.