CHARLOTTE (CBS Charlotte) — The Irish American Democrats are launching the McBLACKPAC super-PAC during the Democratic National Convention.
The political action committee wants to help Irish and black politicians win at the state and national level.
“McBlackPac is a Super Pac in support of Democratic candidates who advance the mutual agenda of African Americans and Irish Americans – civil rights immigration reform, education, workers’ rights, justice, the environment, and economic progress,” it said in a statement to CBS Charlotte. “McBlackPac works to elect candidates to federal and state office who uphold the American values that made it possible for our two groups to succeed.”
Stella O’Leary, president of the Irish American Democrats, told CBS Charlotte she would only change the name if people find it offensive.
“If anybody gave a good rational why it would be offensive, I would change it to Black and Green Pac,” O’Leary told CBS Charlotte. “I think McBLACKPAC is sexier.”
O’Leary explained she got the idea for the McBLACKPAC name after hosting the Irish and Kenyan ambassador before the Democratic National Convention in Denver four years ago.
The Irish American Democrats states on its website that it “works with the White House, current members of the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, in support of continued U.S. involvement in the Irish peace process.”
Charlotte will host the Democratic National Convention.