An Equity-Focused Endorsement Process

Equity PAC evaluates political candidates and ballot measures with an equity lens. Our multiple step application process focuses on how candidates will advance, and be a voice for, equity in the office they are seeking. After an initial vetting by our leadership board, candidates meet face to face with the public. Equity PAC members then vote on who they think should receive an endorsement. Endorsed candidates receive a combination of financial and volunteer support. 

We are not accepting endorsement applications at this time. If you are an equity-minded candidate who is interested in seeking an Equity PAC endorsement to help advance your campaign, you can contact us directly via email at 


Note: bolded text indicates election wins. 


Endorsement applications are now being accepted for 2018 elections. Apply here


  • Grand Rapids Public Library Millage Levy Renewal
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools Non-Homestead Operating Millage
  • Transit Millage Renewal
  • Wyoming Public Schools Bond 
  • Joe Jones for Grand Rapids Ward 2 City Commissioner
  • Kurt Reppart for Grand Rapids Ward 1 City Commissioner 
  • Tami VandenBurg for Grand Rapids Ward 2 City Commissioner
  • Strong Schools Strong Communities Regional Enhancement Millage


  • Tony Baker for Kent County Commissioner
  • Kenyatta Brame for Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees
  • Winnie Brinks for State of Michigan 76th District Representative
  • Alida Bryant for Kent County Prosecutor
  • Kristian Grant for Grand Rapids Public Schools School Board
  • Rachel Hood for City of Grand Rapids Drain Commissioner
  • Chris Reader for City of Grand Rapids
  • Phil Skaggs for Kent County Commission


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