Where are David McKenna For San Bernardino City Attorney 2011’s Nonmonetary Contributions Coming From?
October 11, 2011 Leave a comment
Schedule C of David L. McKenna’s California FPPC Form 460, filed September 29, 2011, and signed by David McKenna acting as his own treasurer, discloses the names of contributors who have made $100 or more in nonmonetary contributions this year through September 24, 2011
|Date Rec’d||Name and City||Occupation/Employer if Ind.||Description||This Period||YTD|
|7/15/2011||Tom Brickley||Construction||Rent for HQ||600||600|
|7/15/2011||Osvaldo Garcia, SB||Dentist||Rent for HQ||600||600|
|7/15/2011||Doug Debois, SB||Insurance Agent||Rent for HQ||600||600|
|7/15/2011||Jack Katzman, SB||Property Manager||Rent for HQ||600||600|
|9/2/2011||Power Pac Voter Fund, SF||Field Coordinator||2500||2500|
The largest nonmonetary contribution is from the Power Pac Voter Fund. Who is PowerPAC? According to their website, powerpac.org, “PowerPAC is a nonprofit advocacy and political organization. PowerPAC was organized to champion democracy and social justice in states and communities across the country.” They have been involved in San Bernardino politics before: they supported Carolyn Tilman, Rikke Van Johnson and Rachel Clark in 2007.
Their focus in San Bernardino, according to their website:
In San Bernardino and Orange Counties PowerPAC seeks to support emerging community based coalitions aimed at increasing voter participation and turnout among emerging populations such as Latinos and Asians. Using community identified social justice issues of such as: immigrant rights, equity in educational access and affordable housing PowerPAC seeks to support community activists and community based organizations to strengthen coalitions to build non-partisan voting bases that can advocate for improved policy. In San Bernardino, for example, PowerPAC has campaigned with community groups to build non-partisan voter growth and engagement with the San Bernardino Social Justice Coalition (SBSJ).
In the rapidly growing Latino community, this especially means working with new and young voters. The California Latino voting age population is remarkably young. PowerPAC’s aim to support this emerging population in California by supporting community groups who seek to build voter consciousness and empowerment on issues that they have self identified as important to them – such as education in the form of the passage of the California Dream Act, healthcare and lack of coverage for the millions of uninsured, and the current housing crisis in its dual faces of lack of affordable housing and predatory lending. As the Latino population continues to surge and more Latinos come of age, PowerPAC aims to work with community groups and activists to establish a base of socially and civically empowered Latinos voting in their own best interest for themselves and their neighborhoods in California.
Presumably, the field coordinator provided to David McKenna will be responsible for voter persuasion, get out the vote (GOTV) efforts, and distribution of campaign materials.
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