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Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club Backs Larry Krasner

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Last night, the membership of Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club voted to endorse civil rights lawyer Larry Krasner for District Attorney of Philadelphia. Liberty City is one of the largest and most influential volunteer-run progressive political groups in Philadelphia.

“I’m deeply honored to have received the endorsement of Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club,” said Krasner. “But no more honored than I have been to represent members of the LGBTQ+ and associated communities over the past 25 years in the struggle for equal justice.”

Krasner overwhelms primary opponents in Philadelphia 3.0 poll

Krasner overwhelms primary opponents in Philadelphia 3.0 poll

District Attorney candidate Larry Krasner "decisively" won an online poll by the civic reform group Philadelphia 3.0, the group announced today.

More than half of the participants selected Krasner out of a field of seven candidates as their top choice. Although this was not a scientific poll of voters overall, this result indicates that Krasner is performing extremely well with some of the city's most well-informed voters.

AFSCME District 1199C Endorses Larry Krasner

AFSCME District 1199C Endorses Larry Krasner

Today, civil rights lawyer Larry Krasner's campaign for District Attorney received the support of District 1199C, NUHHCE, AFSCME, AFL-CIO. One of the largest and most progressive labor unions in Philadelphia, District 1199C has over 13,000 members concentrated in hospitals and the healthcare industry.

“It is truly an honor to receive the endorsement of District 1199C,” said Larry Krasner. “Under the effective and progressive leadership of the legendary Henry Nicholas and of Executive Vice President Chris Woods, 1199C has been a leader in countless progressive struggles. Members of 1199C have given their lives in the battle for social justice and human dignity. I am proud that we stand shoulder to shoulder.”

Krasner Wins Endorsement of Philly for Change

Krasner Wins Endorsement of Philly for Change

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.

“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.”

Krasner Wins Backing of Working Families Party

Krasner Wins Backing of Working Families Party

Following in the footsteps of Mayor Jim Kenney and City Council members Blondell Reynolds Brown and Helen Gym, civil rights attorney Larry Krasner has won the endorsement of the Pennsylvania Working Families Party in the Democratic primary for Philadelphia District Attorney.

“Larry Krasner is the right person to lead law enforcement in Philadelphia,” said Brandon Evans, director of Pennsylvania Working Families Party. “Larry knows that stop and frisk policies, mass incarceration, and prosecution of low level, nonviolent crimes not only don’t deter crime, but condemn a significant portion of our city’s residents and families to disrupted lives, and diminished life outcomes.”