PHILADELPHIA, PA – Tomorrow major new support for Larry Krasner’s campaign for District Attorney will be announced. The press conference will take place in front of the Office of the District Attorney, across from City Hall, at 5:30pm on Monday, May 1.
Krasner's campaign has already been endorsed by organizations that represent tens of thousands of ordinary Philadelphians, including unions and political groups, as well as by national organizations that support criminal justice reform. The list so far (see current list):
UNITE HERE Locals 274 and 634 - 4000+ members
"We need a district attorney who understands the injustice of the current system who is also willing to fight to change it."
Pa. Association of Staff Nurses & Allied Professionals (PASNAP) – 6000+ members
“Larry shares our values and will use the office to fight for justice for everyone, regardless of race or wealth or status."
AFSCME District 1199C National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees – AFL-CIO – 13,000+ members
"We believe you have the experience and values required for this office. We are looking forward to a long and positive relationship with you as an elected official."
Pennsylvania Federation of Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division (BMWED) – International Brotherhood of Teamsters
"Krasner is the man to represent the people of Philadelphia as the new District Attorney. He would advocate for fair treatment and uphold people’s civil rights."
Local and state organizations
8th Ward Democratic Committee
27th Ward Democratic Committee
“Larry Krasner and only Larry Krasner can be depended upon to deal with the mass incarceration problem that plagues Philadelphia.”
215 People's Alliance
"Krasner has a 30-year track record of standing up for people’s movements ... 215 People’s Alliance is proud to endorse Larry Krasner as the Democratic candidate for District Attorney."
Food & Water Action Fund
"Philadelphians need a District Attorney who will protect our community from environmental criminals, and Larry Krasner is the candidate to do that job. The movement to resist the regressive Trump administration must begin close to home."
Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club
"Philadelphia must elect a Defense Attorney dedicated to executing and expanding proposed reforms."
The B.L.O.C. Party - Build, Lead, Organize, Campaign
"He’s a civil rights attorney who has always been on the side of the people."
Philly for Change
"The times demand a D.A. who can reimagine the justice system and fundamentally change the plague of incarceration that sabotages our city."
Pennsylvania Working Families
"Larry Krasner is the right person to lead law enforcement in Philadelphia."
Center for Carceral Communities
"Larry understands that the single biggest epidemic in Philadelphia is the rate of incarceration. Larry is right at the front lines of that fight."
"Larry's platform combined with his experience make him a natural ally in our battle."
MoveOn.org – nearly 40,000 members in Philadelphia
"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."
Real Justice PAC
"It’s time for a modern District Attorney, and Larry Krasner is the only candidate that we can trust to take decisive action."
The Political Revolution PAC
“Larry Krasner has fought his entire life for civil rights and justice. It’s time for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office to do the same.”
Democracy for America
"In Philadelphia, generations of families and neighborhoods have been destroyed by racist police practices and prosecutors who turn a blind eye to the abuses in the justice system. Larry Krasner is Philadelphia’s best chance to change that."
Color of Change PAC
"Krasner has a clear track record of specializing in criminal defense and police brutality matters, representing activists including members of the Black Lives Matter movement and advocating for fair law enforcement."
“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."
Larry Krasner is a long-time civil rights lawyer seeking the Democratic nomination for District Attorney of Philadelphia. After earning degrees from the University of Chicago and Stanford Law School, he started his career as a public defender in Philadelphia. In 1993 he started his own Center City law practice, specializing in criminal defense and civil rights. Since then, Krasner has tried thousands of jury and bench trials in criminal and civil court and represented countless defendants arrested for free speech activity.
To learn more about Larry Krasner's campaign, visit www.krasnerforda.com.