You can soon say goodbye to the Children's PAC.
Leaders of the group have notified the Wake County Board of Elections that they're shutting down the political action committee, reports Keung Hui. Dana Cope, who founded the group following this year's contentious student reassignment fight, says they've decided to work with the Wake Schools Community Alliance.
Cope, who is also executive director of the State Employees Association of N.C., says they'll officially announce next week that they're endorsing the same school board candidates as the WSCA. He said individual members of the soon-to-be-former PAC have been and will continue to raise money for candidates.
"It doesn't quite make sense to replicate a web site, to replicate a fundraising arm," Cope said. "Why don't we just support what's already in place?"
Cope said they formed the group with the plan on being independent. There was talk of raising $100,000 by getting $1,000 from 1,000 people.
Even though the group hadn't filed anything since the initial organization report, Cope said three people in the Bleinheim Woods area of Raleigh have already held fundraisers.