Progressive super-PAC funded by billionaire climate activist comes to PA
At Philadelphia’s Walnut Street headquarters of AFSCME District Council 33 Thursday, labor, community and environmental activists announced the creation of a group called For Our Future, which will be active in Pennsylvania and four other states.
The funding comes from wealthy environmentalist Tom Steyer and several national unions including AFSCME, whose national president Lee Saunders says it’s all about grass-roots organizing.
“This effort isn’t about yard signs. It isn’t about slick TV ads,” Saunders said. “It’s about all of us, coming together, having those kinds of conversations heart-to-heart, soul-to-soul.”
Leaders didn’t say whether For Our Future would advertise, or how much money it would spend. The group has both a super PAC and a nonprofit organization that can raise and spend money in the election without having to reveal its donors. Continue reading