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There’s a PAC Dedicated to Keeping White Men Out of Office

Two white guys in Colorado started a committee to keep white guys out of office, Jezebel reports.

Trump would like you to repeat that. He didn’t hear your “can you not…” the first time around.

The “Can You Not” political action committee (PAC) is actually dedicated to encouraging white men to support more diverse candidates (women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ candidates) and to refrain from believing they themselves should run for office.

The homepage of Can You Not’s website sums it up:

“Can You Not PAC is a political action project that aims to dis/empower and dis/incline people in positions of privilege, specifically straight white men, from ambitions of running for office in progressive urban districts. We challenge brogressives and others to reject any notion that they are uniquely qualified or positioned to seek political office in districts that don’t need them. As well-represented white dudes, we feel it is our obligation to know when to shut up and Not.”

The group, which started as a joke by founders Jack Teter and Kyle Huelsman, actually ended up raising $1,200 in a very short time and took off from there, New York Magazine reports. Oh, and if you haven’t nailed down that summer internship yet, they’re looking.

India is a former campus correspondent at Southern Methodist University and a former national news blogger at HerCampus.com. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @IndiaPougher!