March 29, 2022 — Today, Tanisha Sullivan announced that her campaign for Secretary of State has been endorsed by Collective PAC, a national organization committed to closing the Black representation gap at all levels of government.
“Collective PAC is a leader in advancing greater representation at all levels of government, around the country,” said Sullivan, “and I’m so humbled to have earned their support. We share a deep sense of urgency about the need for elected leaders who are courageous, visionary, and who will roll up their sleeves and deliver on the work necessary to protect our democracy, expand opportunity for all, and ensure greater representation for all of our communities. I’m excited to have Collective PAC with us in this campaign, and look forward to working with them to build a stronger, more vibrant, and more expansive democracy for all.”
“Tanisha Sullivan is a proven attorney and civil rights advocate. In a moment when our democracy is under attack and the fundamental rights of millions of people – particularly Black and brown people – are threatened, we need leaders like Tanisha to fight back and show what’s possible for a more inclusive, dynamic, and representative democracy,” said Tolulope Kevin Olasanoye, National Political and Organizing Director at Collective PAC.
Created in 2016, Collective PAC has grown into a leading national political committee devoted specifically to increasing Black political power. Since its founding, Collective PAC has endorsed and supported hundreds of Black candidates, and has helped 110 candidates win general elections at the local, state and federal levels.
Collective PACs support continues a growing drumbeat of support for Sullivan’s campaign. Over the past week, Sullivan has also announced the support of UNITE HERE Local 26, as well as several leading elected officials in Boston, including State Representative Russell Holmes, State Representative Nika Elugardo, State Representative Liz Miranda, Boston City Councilor At-Large Julia Mejia, Boston City Councilor At-Large Ruthzee Louijeune, District 5 City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo, District 6 City Councilor Kendra Lara, and District 7 City Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson. In February, Sullivan was endorsed by national democracy advocate and former Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Danielle Allen.
About Tanisha Sullivan
Tanisha is an attorney, former Chief Equity Officer in the Boston Public Schools and President of the NAACP Boston, who has led a career dedicated to service—from working in community and across the ideological spectrum to deliver on civil rights and social, economic, and racial justice, to decades as a practicing lawyer in corporate firms and life science companies. A Brockton native, she’s running for Massachusetts Secretary of State because it’s time to realize the full potential of this office in the fight to protect voting rights, increase government transparency and accessibility, engage the electorate, and build a stronger, more vibrant democracy for all.