Color Of Change PAC Congratulates Monique Worrell on her Primary Win
Worrell’s victory is a win for Justice and Rights for Black Citizens
Today, the Color Of Change PAC released the following statement from Arisha Hatch, Executive Director of Color Of Change PAC, congratulating Monique Worrell on her primary win for state attorney in Orange-Osceola County, Florida:
“Monique Worrell will bring a depth of knowledge to the State Attorney seat if elected in November. Her primary win signifies that voters in Orange-Osceola County are eager to continue to support bold reforms that her predecessor Aramis Ayala has fought hard to implement. Color Of Change PAC endorsed Ayala in 2016, who successfully implemented progressive reforms such as eliminating the death penalty, but was faced with such backlash and retaliation that she chose not to run for reelection. We are confident that Worrell will continue Ayala’s legacy of fighting for essential reforms.
Monique Worrell is an advocate who has fought for her community for over 20 years. She is a former public defender, law professor and assistant state attorney for Orange-Osceola County. Worrell has the experience and is committed to making our communities safer. At the State Attorney’s Office, Worrell’s reform work included reviewing wrongful convictions and returning innocent people to their community. Worrell has pledged to implement policies to hold police officers accountable for misconduct, end the use of cash bail, expand programs to divert children and adults away from jail, partner with community programs to address mental health and substance abuse issues and advocate for resources to support the needs of crime survivors.
Color Of Change PAC, the political action committee of the nation’s largest online racial justice group endorsed Monique Worrell earlier this year. Other candidates recently endorsed by Color Of Change PAC have won their primaries, including Kim Gardner for City Circuit Attorney in St. Louis City, Missouri and Karen McDonald for Prosecutor in Oakland County, Michigan. Over the past several months, Color Of Change PAC ran a virtual grassroots voter contact program centered in Black joy and building long-lasting relationships with Black voters through dozens of virtual events, including trainings, phone banks and text-a-thons with more than 2,377 volunteer shifts in Florida. Color Of Change PAC’s member and volunteer efforts yielded thousands of phone calls and over 152,792 peer-to-peer text messages in Orange-Osceola County. Their digital ads targeting voters saw over 1.5 million impressions. Color Of Change PAC also sent 80,607 households two direct mail pieces to help build awareness about Worrell’s campaign.
With the tragedies of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor bringing more visibility to police violence and systemic injustice, Color Of Change PAC’s goal to shift how the public views prosecutors and how prosecutors do their jobs is even more salient. Many of the barriers to racial justice in this country, particularly those who hold power, are more evident now than ever. Prosecutors are mostly white and male, and nearly 85 percent run for district attorney positions completely unopposed. With this endorsement and others like it, Color Of Change PAC continues its tradition of endorsing district attorney candidates offering plans that can help move Black people forward.”
Color Of Change PAC is a Political Action Committee focused on building independent Black political power, amplifying Black voices, electing candidates who share our values, and holding them accountable to our communities. For more information on Color Of Change PAC, visit votingwhileblack.com.
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