Larry KrasnerPhiladelphia 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.
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.