Ryan Launches We The People Political Action Committee

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new political action committee launched Wednesday by former U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan aims to “heal America” and call out disinformation disseminated by followers of former President Donald Trump.

The We The People 250 Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization, is “dedicated to fostering unity, reform and reconciliation in American society,” according to a Wednesday morning news release. Its mission is “to be the voice of the exhausted majority, advocating for normalcy, decency, and compassion as fundamental values in our public discourse,” the release states.

Ryan, a Trumbull County native, represented the Mahoning Valley in the U.S. House of Representatives for 20 years and lost to author and venture capitalist J.D. Vance for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Rob Portman. In May, he joined technology company Zoetic Global.

“Our goal is to move forward and heal America. We The People is going to tell stories of people, communities and ideas that capture elements of the American Spirit: innovation, freedom and kindness,” Ryan said in the release. “We will also call out the lies spewed by the MAGA movement because truth is a foundation that we cannot let crumble.”

The organization will use digital and social media platforms to share “evocative and inspiring videos and long-form, story-based content and help spark dialogue among engaged citizens across the country,” according to the release. The first two videos are “American Spirit” and “Road Trip.”

“I know that we can empower the exhausted majority of Americans who want a return to normalcy, decency and compassion,” Ryan said. “I know that we can protect our Democracy and create a more perfect Union. This is a monumental opportunity for us to highlight our achievements as well as acknowledge the challenges we face – and overcome them.”

Pictured at top: In this image captured from video, former U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announces the launch of the We The People 250 Action Fund. (We The People)

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.