Help Cara McClure Run for PSC

$1,750 of $1,932 goal

Raised by 50 people in 3 months
One of the most glaring deficits in Alabama's political landscape is the lack of women and specifically women of color, running for public office. I intend to be part of the change Alabama needs.

I have the experience and the dedication, and I need your help to raise the filing fee before the deadline of 5:30 pm cst on February 9, 2018.

Here is Cara McClure's Bio:

The youngest of six siblings and the mother of one terrific son, Cara McClure was born and raised in Birmingham, AL in the great community of Powderly. 

          McClure’s entrepreneurial spirit was nurtured early by her parents and family. While in elementary school, she worked for the family’s cleaning service, where she made cold calls to apartment complexes and small businesses.  She also sold candy door-to-door and in school and ran bus trips to Point Mallard without any adult support.

          This early exposure to business shaped McClure and she sought out opportunities for personal development, learning marketing and recruiting. Eventually she moved into network marketing, building a team of more than 2000 brand new entrepreneurs across the United States and Canada.

          McClure is a proponent of finding solutions to difficult circumstances. After spending time homeless following a separation, McClure turned personal hardship into opportunity when she created an apartment locating service to help individuals and families find their ideal homes. 

          Even though she enjoyed helping businesses and individuals relocate to Birmingham, McClure wanted to do more to help people.  Following the George Zimmerman verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder trial, McClure founded the Birmingham Chapter of The Black Lives Matter Global Network.   She joined the Fight for $15 and a union, supported the fight to end predatory lending, and helped start the organization SURJ Birmingham, Showing Up for Racial Justice. In 2016, McClure participated in a national Department of Justice-sponsored pilot to build trust between police and marginalized community members. In addition to that, in 2017 McClure spearheaded a local action on Mother’s Day to Bail Black Mothers from jail and reunite families. She has worked to bring awareness and to end pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration. 

          McClure also supported the immigrant community by composing an open letter to the mayor and city council to make Birmingham a sanctuary city. McClure has been active with a number of social justice organizations including Stand as One, Faith in Action, Shut Down Etowah, Greater Birmingham Ministries, Adelante, Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice, Indivisible Birmingham, and Arise.

          McClure understands the important of voter engagement, and holds voter registration and voter restoration events across the city.  Throughout her career, McClure has been a voice and advocate for the working poor, the homeless, and the forgotten and marginalized. 

          Through her personal philosophy of prayer, people, process, protest, policy,  polls and persistence, she helps those who live in the margins to build power and possibilities for a better life.
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