American Voice PAC was founded in the fall of 2013 by a pair of conservative activists Rev. C.L. Bryant, creator of the award-winning 2011 documentary Runaway Slave, and Scott McKay, publisher of the Louisiana conservative website The Hayride. The two had previously worked together in putting on the @large conference, a two-day event featuring and empowering black conservatives involved in the political process, and American Voice PAC was intended to serve as institutional infrastructure for future @large events.
But American Voice PAC is intended for more.
We hope to find and empower candidates for all levels of political office willing to push for maximum freedom in American life – and for enforcement of American values through a renewed, vibrant and more wholesome American culture. We want to help recalibrate American politics to the Constitutional vision of our Founders, and to beat back the worst elements of the Progressive experiment.
American Voice PAC will engage in advocacy for such candidates, and support them with advertising and messaging.
American Voice PAC will also engage in issue advocacy through a variety of media. We will promote a constitutional conservatism within the American culture to reach voters not oriented to politics, on an issue-by-issue basis. We will use non-traditional means to influence politics and blunt the effectiveness of the Left’s use of the race card and class warfare. And we will seek to persuade the establishments of both political parties, through the effectiveness of our voice, to change the way they do business and talk to the American people.
We will engage the public on those issues which involve our failed and failing Industrial Age governmental institutions – Progressive and Great Society entitlement programs which damage the character of those they affect, mindless regulatory bureaucracies which waste precious taxpayer dollars and sap our innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and coercive political entities which, through their increasing overreach, stifle creative risk-taking and the pursuit of excellence. American Voice PAC won’t just attack those institutions and policies – we will attempt to show the way to a 21st century approach better befitting an information society.
A native of Shreveport, La., Rev. C.L. Bryant is recognized as one of Americas most dynamic orators. A Senior Fellow with the Washington, DC-based conservative activist organization FreedomWorks. C.L. is also the creator and star of the Crystal Dove Award Winning Movie RUNAWAY SLAVE, which he produced in 2011. Bryant is also a syndicated columnist and a frequent guest on Fox News, The Blaze, CNN and MSNBC. A former two-term president of the NAACP’s Garland, Texas chapter, Bryant found a home in the conservative movement with the birth of the Tea Party in 2009, speaking in front of 1.5 million people at the 2010 9/12 rally in Washington, DC.
A native of Metairie, La., Scott McKay has operated the Louisiana conservative political website The Hayride since its inception in 2009. McKay’s writings have appeared in such national conservative publications as the American Spectator, RedState and PJ Media, he is a regular speaker to conservative groups throughout Louisiana and the gulf south and he is an award-winning conservative political activist dedicated to American liberty.
R.C. Maxwell is the American Voice Political Action Committee's National Coordinator. He is a Republican strategist known for using new media, online solutions, and grassroots organizing as tactics to turn districts red.