Steve Phillips

Member, Board of Directors

Steve Phillips is the founder and chairman of PowerPAC+, a political action committee dedicated to building the political power of the multiracial majority in America. He is also the founder and chairman of, a national advocacy organization that conducted the country’s largest independent expenditure effort in support of Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential primaries. A San Francisco-based donor activist, lawyer, philanthropist, and political leader, Steve works on both the state and national level in progressive donor organizing and infrastructure-building, after a 30-year career as a student organizer, education reformer, attorney and elected official. He is the author of Brown is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority (New Press, 2015).