Community Political Action Committee
I term it above as "probably,"
as this history gets murky and confusing.
In the November 1983 election period the GPC endorsed feminist Nikki
over liberal black Anthony Hall for City Council. Some in the community,
supporting Hall, were
upset by this and started their own group, C-PAC
Whitmire also did a bar tour in 1981
of course the name above should
be Community Political Action Committee
disasterous 1985 referrendum on gay rights job protection left the community
open for lots of stone throwing amongst members of various groups. During
Fall 1983 election the GPC had endorsed Nikki Van Hightower, while C-PAC
Anthony Hall (who won), and there were different opinions on how the
should have been approached. The next few articles are shown not to
light on the formation of C-PAC (as they do not), but to show its level
in that time's politics.
Russell was with the Caucus not much longer. He later moved to
Denver, becoming politically active there, and died of AIDS in 1990.
of 1985 the group did election endorsements
the last listing in the TWT Guide section was 6/24/88
but I would not assume from appearance that the organization
had been active up to that point. It may have been a courtesy
listing. CHE also got such listings for several years
past any visible activity.
conclusion is that there were two C-PACs, not related
Please let me know if you can clarify this
is few years later....it seems the term "C-PAC" seldom by
itself makes the news,
and by this time it appears to solidly be a part of the GPC, and not
a separate organization.
Below are a few matter-of-fact mentions in succeeding years.
from the current Caucus
Political Action Committee site