JON OSSOFF FOR CONGRESS
On June 20th, voters in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District will decide who will replace Tom Price, who was confirmed as Trump’s Secretary of Health and Human services. The race is shaping up to be a referendum on Trump’s presidency, set in a GOP-leaning district where he won by a mere 600 votes. A strong Democratic turnout would be the first step toward winning back the House of Representatives during next years midterm elections.
While his first run resulted in a runoff it means that Color Of Change PAC members now have until June 20th to mobilize even more Black voters in Georgia to get to the polls, and vote for Jon Ossoff. In this race, Black voters can make the difference and hand Trump a major defeat in the ballot box.
Color Of Change PAC members are making history by working to elect Jon Ossoff and flip a red district BLUE for the first time in decades. SIGN UP TO JOIN THE TEAM
KRASNER FOR PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY
On Tuesday, May 16th Larry Krasner won an historic bid to be the Democratic candidate for District Attorney in Philadelphia.
His win is a victory not only for Philadelphians who want safety, justice and progress for their city, but a victory for all Americans resisting the Trump Administration’s backwards criminal justice policies. Krasner’s 17% win margin was made possible by the hard work of grassroots organizations and activists as well as local and national partners including Working Families Party, Reclaim Philadelphia, Neighbor Networks, 215 People’s Alliance and 100+ Color Of Change PAC members who dedicated their daytime hours, evenings and weekends to send more than 200,000 text messages to Black voters in Philadelphia urging them to show up and vote on Election Day.
In the media:
- Medium: Why Larry Krasner is the People’s Choice
- Associated Press: Color Of Change PAC Members Highlighted in Associated Press
- Huffington Post: Bernie Sanders And Top Progressive Leaders Cheer Larry Krasner Win In Philadelphia DA Primary
- The Intercept: Can the anti-Trump Resistance take the Philadelphia DA’s Office?
District Attorneys have an enormous impact on Black communities: they can choose to either perpetuate or mitigate the role of racism in the criminal justice system. Larry Krasner has demonstrated a clear commitment to building a more fair criminal justice system–from the dozens of lawsuits he has filed to secure justice for victims of police brutality to his promise to stop the discriminatory practice of cash bail imprisonment for people who have not even been convicted of a crime. In supporting his primary campaign, Philadelphians have chosen the best possible candidate in the race to compete in the general election for the DA office. And should he win that election, we will make sure to hold him accountable to the Black communities that have demanded criminal justice reform.
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