What is SNAP PAC?
There's a huge problem on political campaigns across the country: while many candidates talk about racial inequality and economic injustice, their campaigns do not reflect those principles.
SNAP PAC was founded in 2005 with a mission to change the make-up of political campaigns and diversify the progressive movement. Through the years, we've realized that one of the biggest reasons why young people struggle to join campaigns is that it can be hard to take an unpaid internship: many students are paying loans, handling the burden of medical or family expenses, or simply could not afford to skip a paid opportunity elsewhere.
To address this concern, SNAP PAC provides a stipend for students from public and community colleges to work on a congressional campaign for twelve weeks the summer before a federal election. Our fellows work as Field Organizers -- not interns -- and are given substantial and meaningful work. They are also guaranteed housing, training, and support from political professionals.