POW! is a political action committee formed in late 2004 to "develop a plan to increase the influence of progressives in the community."

POW! has taken stands on a few ballot issues, including support for local library millages and opposition of 2006's (anti-affirmative action) Proposal 2. Most of the group's visible activity to date, however, has been endorsement of Ann Arbor City Council candidates. POW! endorsements appear to correlate highly with Friends of the Greenway membership, including Alice Ralph, Sonia Schmerl, Mike Anglin, and Sabra Briere. The only campaign above the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners level for POW! to issue an endorsement in was in opposition to Leigh Greden's State House attempt.


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