PHILADELPHIA, PA — Larry Krasner’s campaign for Philadelphia District Attorney picked up a major endorsement today from Our Revolution, the progressive political action organization that spun out of Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign.
“Criminal justice reform relies on grassroots efforts and cooperation with the state actors who decide what is or is not a crime and who will be or who won’t be heard,” said Executive Director Shannon Jackson. “Philadelphia voters have the opportunity to be heard in this election, and Our Revolution is honored to endorse a candidate that’s been listening for the last 30 years — Lawrence Krasner.”
Our Revolution praised Krasner for his continued dedication to standing up for civil rights: “An advocate for free expression, Krasner has consistently fought to uphold the First Amendment, protect acts of civil disobedience, and defend the rights of immigrants, the LGBTQ+ community, and the handicapable.”
Krasner is one of only 39 candidates endorsed by the group nationally so far this year, and is the first DA candidate ever endorsed. This endorsement comes as the beginning of an expected wave of progressive national endorsements for Krasner.
“The progress of criminal justice reform is decided locally,” Jackson added. “And for Philadelphia, it starts with a decision to vote for Lawrence Krasner.”