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.
The politically passive Nigerian-American community needed to be rebranded and repackaged in order to energize the community and improve its image. The 2011 Presidential election season provided a great opportunity to put NAPAC-USA on the national civil map. As a Political Action Committee (PAC), NAPAC- CA State PAC, along with collective efforts of illustrious Nigerians who hosted pockets of fund-raising events across Southern California and beyond, were able to raise $50,000 for the re-election efforts of the President in 2012.
"Aligning with the vision and mission of NAPAC-USA, the current political climate has made it more pertinent for sons and daughters of the Nigerian-American community be take active participation in policies that affect civic and political life of the United States of America. The time is now."
NAPAC-USA is a 501(C)(4) and work with NAPAC Foundation501 (C)(3) which work in educating, empowering, and engaging the community in programs that promote policy advocacy.
To consolidate the gains of NAPAC-USA as a corporate, and non-partisan advocacy group, many registered PACs have been created in many cities across the country. Including a visionary and deliberate nurturing of a promising and dynamic emphasis on the leaders of tomorrow, NAPAC-USA is engaged in best practices for positive youth development to carry over and advance the legacies being put in place.
Aligning with the vision and mission of NAPAC-USA, the current political climate has made it more pertinent for sons and daughters of the Nigerian-American community be take active participation in policies that affect civic and political life of the United States of America. The time is now.
Long live NAPAC-USA. Long live Nigeria. Long live the Nigerian-American community.
Advocating for policies that positively impact Nigerian American families, friends, and communities.
To educate, empower, and engage Nigerian Americans to influence policies affecting education, immigration, social justice, healthcare, and economics in the United States of America.