Civil rights lawyer wins major endorsement with 80% of support
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Philadelphia members of MoveOn.org Political Action have voted overwhelmingly to endorse Larry Krasner in the race for the city’s District Attorney, with 80% of votes cast in favor of backing Krasner in the seven-way endorsement vote, the group announced today.
In the endorsement vote, which ran from Monday to Wednesday, MoveOn members praised Krasner’s progressive record on criminal justice and racial justice.
“MoveOn members are proud to join Color of Change and dozens of other national and local progressive groups endorsing Larry Krasner,” said Matt Blizek, elections mobilization director for MoveOn.org. “Larry Krasner has spent his career fighting for the rights of the oppressed, and he has the strongest record on key issues like ending cash bail and the death penalty, and reducing incarceration rates. In just 18 days, Philadelphia voters can strike a blow for justice and end decades of racist and unjust policies in the city’s criminal justice system by electing Krasner. MoveOn members will be joining the all-hands-on-deck effort to win.”
MoveOn said it will mobilize its nearly 40,000 members in Philadelphia to volunteer and vote for Krasner, and will continue to mobilize around other progressive candidates tackling criminal justice nationwide.
Krasner has already been endorsed by numerous other local, state and national groups, including several influential unions representing some 20,000 members.