OUR MISSION & HISTORY
Youth Interest Pac was started by Sim Bilal and Lorenzo De Felitta, two youth activists from Los Angeles. Tired of seeing elected officials pandering for the support of youth voters and then abandoning them once in office, the pair decided to take action! To combat the effects shadowy special interest groups have on our democracy, Youth Interest PAC was born to be a transparent and centralized source of financial power for young people to be able to influence electoral politics.
Youth Interest PAC is fighting on behalf of young people. Although our community is diverse, our common interest lies in a future that works for all people. As such, we refuse to take contributions from the following sources:
Fossil Fuel Industries
Police and Prison Industrial Complex
Luxury Real Estate Develipers
We also do not support candidates or campaigns. who accept contributions from these sources.
We encourage contributions from:
Young people and their families
Civic engagement-minded groups and individuals
Sustainable and environmentally focused investors and business owners
Community-oriented and youth-centered groups
OUR DONATION MODEL
We firmly believe that donors should have transparency over where their money goes. As such, we file quarterly reports detailing our contributions and expenditures. Additionally, donor impact reports are made publicly available twice a month.
Beyond basic transparency, we allow monthly contributors who donate $10 or more to participate in exclusive polls that determine where we make our expenditures. The first step towards true democratic control over the campaign finance process begins with our contributors having influence over their contributions.