We need a federal congress that sees systemic racism as an issue that must be tackled. That’s why we are funding community organizers now that can help reform-focused candidates win primaries and generals in important upcoming senate races.
Governors, as the executive power in their state, can advance racial justice dramatically. Governors can grant clemency, appoint reformers as judges and on parole boards, make executive orders and re-orient state budgets to support impacted communities. By focusing on Governor races in swing-states, we continue to build the political power we need to win the 2024 Presidential election as well.
Our Justice System, the tool most often used to enforce oppression and disenfranchisement, is primarily run at the city, county, and state level. Therefore, investments in justice reform means supporting organizers in cities and counties with critical mayoral, city council, judge, sheriff and district attorney elections this upcoming cycle.
When crisis happens, we want to be able to support the community leaders at the center of it. Crisis can be opportunities to put pressure on the adoption of less oppressive and / or more equitable policies.