Krasner Continues to Build Momentum as the Clear Progressive Choice
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Last night, civil rights lawyer and candidate for District Attorney Larry Krasner overwhelmingly won the endorsement of Philly for Change, one of Philadelphia's largest and most respected progressive activist organizations. Philly for Change is an affiliate of the national organization Democracy for America, which fights for democracy, social justice, peace, and the environment at the local, state, and national level.
“Thank you to the members of Philly for Change for your support,” said Larry Krasner. “I am extremely proud that Philly for Change is backing this effort to reform the District Attorney's Office to make justice its top priority. It's clear that more and more people are rallying around our campaign for deep and lasting improvements to our criminal justice system.”
Larry Krasner has also been endorsed by a number of other progressive organizations, including most recently the Pennsylvania Working Families Party. He is also supported by Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees (BMWE) Division - International Brotherhood of Teamsters (national); B.L.O.C. (Build, Lead, Organize, Campaign); and Reclaim Philadelphia.
“It’s time for progressives to think big,” said Sam Durso, Philly For Change Co-Chair. “The times demand a D.A. who can reimagine the justice system and fundamentally change the plague of incarceration that sabotages our city. That’s why we overwhelmingly supported Larry Krasner. We’re called Philly For Change, not Philly For Continuity.”
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.