Krasner Sweeps Up Additional Labor Endorsements

With CCP and Temple on board, union support likely tops 25,000
PGN, Philly SURJ, Political Revolution PAC also join endorsement stampede

The Larry Krasner for District Attorney campaign today announced several new endorsements for the civil rights lawyer, including new backing from organized labor and by the Philadelphia Gay News. These join a long list of dozens of local, state and national organizations, including labor unions representing a number of Philadelphia residents that likely tops 25,000.

“It’s not easy to calculate,”said a spokesperson for the campaign, “but by a show of hands Larry appears to have more labor support at this point than any other candidate can claim, and by a wide margin.”

Northwest Leaders Endorse Krasner in DA Race

Tasco, Fitzgerald, Tomlin, Quiñones-Sánchez, Parker lead move to support civil rights attorney’s campaign for DA

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Major new support for Larry Krasner’s campaign for District Attorney was announced Monday afternoon in front of the Office of the District Attorney, across from City Hall. Principal endorsers were: Marian Tasco, former Councilwoman, 9th District and Democratic Leader, 50th Ward; Isabella Fitzgerald, State Representative, 203rd District and Democratic Leader, 10th Ward; Elaine Tomlin, Democratic Leader, 42nd Ward; Maria Quiñones-Sánchez, Councilwoman, 7th District; and Cherelle Parker, Councilwoman, 9th District.

They were joined by Suzann Christine, Danielle Jeter, Paula Peebles, Ernie Bristow and Selena Hodge, as well as Keiwana McKinney, the campaign’s community liaison.

“He came to my ward, and he spoke and I liked him, I like what he stands for, and I liked his presentation in terms of his history,” Tasco said, “being a defending lawyer for people’s rights, and I like that because I care about people and their having a fair shot. Even though they may be in court, they have to have a fair shot.”

The event was closed out by a ringing endorsement by Pastor Pamela Williams of the Ark of Refuge Tabernacle of Philadelphia.

"Support from these important community leaders demonstrates how Larry Krasner can bring together diverse communities to achieve common goals of making Philadelphia a better and more just place to live," said Brandon Evans, executive director of Pennsylvania Working Families Party.

Krasner picks up key ward leaders and more PAC support for DA


Could the May 16 Democratic primary election for district attorney resemble the party’s primary for mayor two years ago?

Larry Krasner, a civil rights lawyer, picked up the much-sought-after endorsements Monday of several ward leaders and elected officials from “the Northwest Coalition,” known for their reliability in turning out voters on Election Day.

Chief among them is former City Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco, who helped propel Mayor Kenney to office when the coalition -- which represents predominantly African American neighborhoods -- backed him in the 2015 six-candidate primary.

UNITE HERE Locals Join Campaign to Elect Krasner as Philadelphia DA

Today the Larry Krasner for DA campaign announced that UNITE HERE Locals 274 and 634 have endorsed Krasner as the Democratic nominee for District Attorney of Philadelphia. Local 274's executive board voted unanimously on Wednesday night to endorse Krasner for District Attorney, joining Local 634, which endorsed last week. An overwhelming majority of the 4500 workers represented by the two locals live in Philadelphia.

40,000 MoveOn Members in Philadelphia Choose Krasner for DA

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 announce 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.

Neighborhood Networks Endorses Krasner in Philadelphia DA Race

“Elect progressive fighters at the local level” citywide group urges

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The members of Neighborhood Networks voted “overwhelmingly” to endorse civil rights lawyer Larry Krasner for District Attorney in Philadelphia’s May 16 Democratic primary election.

Neighborhood Networks is a neighborhood-based city-wide organization that pushes for progressive policies and has worked actively to elect progressives to City Council and to the courts in Philadelphia.

Krasner Campaign for DA Receives Support from Justice Reform Group

Real Justice PAC focuses on district attorney races across the nation

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Another organization with national reach has joined civil rights lawyer Larry Krasner in his bid for the Democratic nomination for Philadelphia District Attorney. On Monday, the Real Justice PAC endorsed Krasner, bringing additional staff and technical expertise to the volunteer-heavy campaign.

“Philadelphia is the most incarcerated city in the country,” said Real Justice’s Becky Bond, who was a senior adviser to the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. “It’s time for a modern District Attorney, and Larry Krasner is the only candidate that we can trust to take decisive action to end cash bail, address the mass incarceration crisis, hold police accountable and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone who lives and works in Philadelphia.”

Krasner Endorsed by Political Revolution PAC

PHILADELPHIA, PA – On Monday the Political Revolution PAC decided to endorse Larry Krasner. The Political Revolution PAC an all volunteer, grassroots organization that supports progressives at all levels of government, with a focus in state and local elections.

“Larry Krasner has fought his entire life for civil rights and justice,” Executive Director Ian Boyd's statement said. “It’s time for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office to do the same.”

Larry Krasner Scores Another Major Union Endorsement from PASNAP

Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals Joins Growing List of Organizations Supporting Krasner in DA Race

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Civil rights lawyer Larry Krasner’s campaign for District Attorney announced today that it has won the endorsement of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals. PASNAP represents over 6000 nurses and healthcare professionals who live and work in Philadelphia, including many newly organized union members.

“PASNAP is excited to support to Larry Krasner for DA. Larry shares our values and will use the office to fight for justice for everyone, regardless of race or wealth or status. He is not a politician who will prioritize corporations and business interests over everyday citizens,” said Patty Eakin, RN, the union’s president.

National Progressive Powerhouses Line Up Behind Krasner

Philadelphia District Attorney race goes national with support for Krasner from Democracy for America, Our Revolution, Color of Change PAC

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Philadelphia’s District Attorney election arrived on the national stage this week as the progressive grassroots group Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of civil rights lawyer Larry Krasner.

In backing Krasner, DFA joins Our Revolution, which evolved out of the Bernie Sanders campaign, and Color of Change PAC, the political action committee affiliated with the national civil rights advocacy group Color of Change. Both groups announced their support for Krasner on Thursday.