At The 134 PAC we have been unconventional since our beginning. One thing that makes us different is we are focused on building party and political infrastructure in those places where most of our Democratic leaders are not. We made a deliberate choice to do this by focusing not on campaigns or candidates but on building and supporting county parties. County parties, county chairs and precinct chairs and their volunteers are the backbone, the infrastructure of the party. They are the roads, and bridges and power lines that get candidates elected. A weak candidate supported by a strong party can win. A strong candidate without one, almost never will.
That is why we decided to not donate any of the money we raise to campaigns but to provide grants to county parties. A donation to a campaign is gone with that campaign and there is usually little left to show for it. The idea is that supporting a struggling county party this election helps build and strengthen it for the next one, and the one after that and the one after that.
We told people when we started that our mission was going to be a long hard slog of 30 or 40 years. We meant it. That is why we ask everyone who can, to give whatever they can to our JOSHUA FUND . If we band together. If we pool our money from all over The 134, we can make our dollars go further where they can count the most. Then encourage your county party to start thinking about a strategy to turn out the vote in November and figure out what it needs financially to make that happen. Formulate your plans and apply for one of our grants. We will start accepting applications May 1, 2022.