New super PAC aims at electing pro-Israel Black Democrats


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Bakari Sellers speaks onstage during the HOPE Global Forums Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets Summit at Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, May 20, 2022.

(JTA) - A new super PAC led by "Black and Jewish" leaders has endorsed five Black Democrats who have positions that are friendly to AIPAC, the latest sign that pro-Israel donors are determined to stem erosion of support for Israel among African Americans.

In its May 27 launch statement, first reported by Politico, the Urban Empowerment Action PAC does not mention Israel, instead saying that it "will support pragmatic, solutions-oriented congressional candidates dedicated to the educational empowerment and economic uplift of Black Communities." It says its "supporters include a broad coaliti...

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