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Fight Back PAC launched for small money, big power
From a press release
2017-04-13

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the wake of the news that President Trump has raised $53 million in the first 75 days of his presidency, Fight Back PAC announced its launch today as the first grassroots Super PAC in the nation dedicated to defeating President Trump and his Republican allies in Congress at the ballot box. Fight Back PAC, unlike most Super PACs that raise millions from Big Money interests, will be a people-powered Super PAC, employing a smart Small Money strategy that raises the majority of its funding from the grassroots in donations we anticipate will range from $5 to $50.

Fight Back PAC will be the war chest of the resistance by focusing on these three priorities for stopping Trump and his Republican allies:

1. Expand the electoral map by taking aim at Republicans in congressional seats and local statehouse races that may look safe on the surface, but that could be defeated if we mount effective campaigns to soften their support and give their Democratic challengers a better shot.

2. Provide financial support to Democratic first-time candidates who may not have strong fundraising abilities on their own, but whose victories we will need to pave the way for new majorities.

3. Provide urgently needed operational funding to allied grassroots organizations that are leading the resistance in communities across the nation.

"The Stop Trump movement has swept the nation with unparalleled energy and activism," said Fight Back PAC Founder and President Julie Norton. "But the question remains: what's next? How do we turn this grassroots power into electoral victories in Congress and Statehouses across the United States and ultimately in defeating Trump himself? That's where Fight Back PAC comes in."

"Fight Back PAC will build the war chest of the resistance through small dollar donations because we know that when the American people engage, participate, and contribute, Small Money can wield Big Power," said Norton continued.

Fight Back PAC has assembled a nationwide council of citizen-activists who will help direct our efforts in states and communities across the country. Fight Back PAC Activist Council Members include local leaders ranging from ProgressNow co-founder Bobby Clark in Denver to recent first time candidate Nora Harrington in Boston to long-time Democratic activist Kim Smith in Northern Virginia. "Fight Back PAC belongs to the resistance. We will rise or fall based on how well we able to execute the will of the movement. That is why our Activist Council is so important to our mission."

Fight Back Pac, led by Founder and President Julie Norton and a team of seasoned political professionals and progressive activists, aims to merge smart, strategic political thinking with the passion and power of the grassroots. "We will pick our battles carefully—and we will win them."

While many Democrats are focused on winning back Congress in 2018, Fight Back PAC is taking action this year in state and local elections. Stay tuned for the announcement of our first Campaign coming soon!

To learn more about Fight Back PAC or join the Small Money, Big Power Super PAC of the Resistance, visit us at FightBackPAC.com .Follow us on Twitter @FightBackPAC and Instagram @FightBackPac. And click here to watch Fight Back PAC's launch video.

For press inquiries about Fight Back PAC, contact Rob O'Donnell at RFO@FightBackPAC.com or 301-275-9091 .


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