Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 7, 2019—Kahlil Williams, Democratic Candidate for City Commissioner was endorsed on Tuesday by The Collective PAC. Since its inception in 2016, The Collective has become the nation’s largest and most effective consortium of organizations working to increase the political representation of the Black community on the local, state and federal level.
“In a majority-minority City, it is imperative that our elected officials reflect the people they represent,” said Kahlil Williams, 40, of Fairmount. “That’s why it’s no surprise that national progressive organizations like The Collective PAC are interested in how Philadelphia administers its elections. I am incredibly grateful for The Collective PAC’s support.”
The Collective PAC has endorsed an impressive array of African-American candidates across the United States. Included are Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Carolyn Nichols, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-7), Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (MN-05), United States Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14), New York Attorney General Tish James, and Congressman Antonio Delgado (NY-19).
The Collective co-founders Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James said, “Kahlil Williams is a champion of voting rights and electoral participation for everyone. Kahlil’s work on reauthorizing the Voting Rights Act, his work on redistricting reform, and re-enfranchisement of people with felony convictions, along with his vision for advocacy on these issues and more make him the ideal candidate for Philadelphia City Commissioner.”