Our Endorsements

Color Of Change PAC candidates have placed criminal justice reform on the ballot and seek to make real lasting change for Black people.

2018

Rashida Tlaib

U.S. Rep. 13th District of MI

Rashida Tlaib (D) is a former state representative. She was the first Muslim woman elected to the state’s legislature. She is running unopposed and is set to become the first Muslim woman in Congress. Rashida has served as a state representative for six year. She has authored laws to protect homeowners from fraudulent mortgage bankers, forced the Koch […]

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Anita Earls

NC Supreme Court Justice

Anita Earls is a civil rights advocate with 30 years of experience. Earls has served as the founder and Executive Director of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice, Director of the Voting Rights Project for the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and […]

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Ben Jealous

Governor of Maryland

Ben Jealous (D) is the former National President and CEO of the NAACP. Ben Jealous has a history of civil rights leadership. Jealous has worked with governors to develop plans to help end mass incarceration, helped stop Mississippi’s governor from turning a public HBCU into a prison, and advanced efforts to abolish the death penalty in Maryland. Ben […]

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Faris Dixon

District Attorney of Pitt County

It’s time to fix Pitt County’s racist criminal justice system! Black people, who make up only 35.5 percent1 of Pitt County’s population, made up 79.7 percent of the people in jail in 2014. District Attorneys have the power to decide who gets prosecuted and the severity of each prosecution. That’s why voting in local elections […]

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Steve Sisolak

Governor of Nevada

Steve Sisolak (D) has: Served on the Nevada Board of Regents for 10 years Fought for Nevadans wrongfully charged out-of-state tuition Advocated for an increased funding for education Helped recruit a new solar company to Nevada Steve Sisolak (D) wants to: Invest in public schools, increase teacher salaries, and lower classroom sizes Invest in clean […]

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Gretchen Whitmer and Garlin Gilchrist

Governor and Lt. Governor for Michigan

These Color Of Change PAC-endorsed candidates are committed to making life better for all residents of Michigan.  Gretchen Whitmer, Candidate for Governor AND Garlin Gilchrist, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Whitmer and Gilchrist support expanding healthcare coverage and lowering costs, defending reproductive rights, and “Ban the Box,” which will prevent employers from discriminating against formerly incarcerated people. […]

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Andrew Gillum

Governor of Florida

Andrew Gillum (D) is the Mayor of Tallahassee. He was born in Miami Dade County, and he served on the Tallahassee City Commission before being elected mayor.  He is currently running for Governor of Florida. He’s the only candidate who is not a self-financed millionaire or billionaire. Andrew Gillum has a history of progressive leadership. […]

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Ilhan Omar

Candidate for U.S. Representative of CD5

These Color Of Change PAC-endorsed candidates are committed to making life better for all Minnesotans Erin Murphy, Candidate for Governor AND Erin Maye-Quade, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Erin Murphy is the former Majority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives. She is a registered nurse, and the former Executive Director of the Minnesota Nurses Association. […]

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Wesley Bell

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney

Wesley Bell is a Ferguson city councilman and a former municipal court prosecutor. After his election, Councilman Bell worked directly with the Department of Justice on community policing and court reform initiatives for the city of Ferguson. Bell is running on a progressive platform that, among other things, focuses on ending mass incarceration. Bell has […]

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Geneviéve Jones-Wright

San Diego County District Attorney

Geneviéve Jones-Wright has been a public defender since 2006, and she is running on a progressive, reform agenda. She believes that private prisons are bad for justice and the economy. She is committed to reducing racial disparities in the criminal justice system, and she has vowed to increase transparency within the DA’s office. Jones-Wright knows that […]

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Robert Langford

Clark County District Attorney

Robert Langford is a criminal defense attorney who is running on a progressive platform. He is passionate about criminal justice reform in general and bail reform in particular. Langford has vowed to completely eliminate the use of money bail in Clark County. He is also committed to removing employment barriers for people with non-violent convictions […]

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Jason Anderson

San Bernardino County District Attorney

Jason Anderson worked in the District Attorney’s office for 17 years before starting his own practice in 2014. Anderson supports the creation of a community commission that will review the performance of the District Attorney’s office and keep the office accountable to the residents of San Bernardino County. He also supports the expansion of alternative sentencing options […]

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Noah Phillips

Sacramento County District Attorney

Noah Phillips has served in the District Attorney’s office for over 20 years. He supports bail reform, expanding reentry services, and protecting undocumented immigrants. Phillips is committed to shifting the culture of the DA’s office away from overcharging, unrealistic plea bargains, and taking low-level cases to trial. Phillips has also vowed to reject the policies of […]

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Diana Becton

Contra Costa County District Attorney

Diana Becton is the first woman and the first Black DA of Contra Costa County. She previously served as a Superior Court Judge in Contra Costa County for over 20 years. Becton is committed to putting an end to racial disparities in the criminal justice system. In order to decrease implicit bias, Becton has proposed “blinding” […]

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Pamela Price

Alameda County District Attorney

Pamela Price is a civil rights attorney who supports ending money bail, expanding alternatives to incarceration, and protecting immigrants from the Trump administration’s racist immigration policies. Price has represented defendants in police misconduct cases and will ensure that  the law applies to everyone, including police officers. She has pledged to create a Police Accountability Unit to […]

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Lucy McBath

U.S. REP. 6TH DISTRICT OF GA

Since the death of her son Jordan Davis, Lucy McBath has been an advocate for common sense gun reform. If elected, she will work to implement background checks for all firearm purchases, raise the minimum age to purchase a gun to 21, and keep domestic abusers from acquiring guns.  McBath is also an advocate for […]

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Stacey Abrams

Georgia Governor

With Stacey Abrams’s victory in the Georgia gubernatorial primary, we are one step closer to electing the nation’s first Black female governor. Stacey Abrams has a history of strong and ambitious leadership. Abrams was the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly and the first African American to lead in the […]

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Satana Deberry

Durham county district attorney

In May, Satana Deberry won her primary election for Durham County District Attorney. Her victory has been the direct result of Durham’s Black residents showing up to the polls and sending a clear message about the changes they want for their criminal justice system: an end to money bail and racist policing practices and additional […]

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Larry Krasner

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 […]

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