The Nigerian-American Public Affairs Committee was established on September 17, 2011. A group of well-meaning Nigerians had collectively raised about $6000 to conduct a rigorous campaign to elect Marcy Winograd of Santa Monica, CA into office. This led to the idea of creating a viable advocacy entity- a political and social welfare think-tank where the intellectual and numerical assets of Nigerians and Nigerian-Americans could be harnessed to invigorate active participation in American political and civic life.