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Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) and the local LSURJ chapter are proud to endorse the candidates below for the November 8, 2022, election.
Coming to these endorsement decisions has been years in the making. For us, Ending Cash Bail is the “low hanging fruit” when it comes to changing the criminal justice system in a meaningful way for everyone- especially poor and working class folks. In our field work, we’ve determined that 76% of voters are with us on the issue regardless of their political party or race. Cash bail is a classist system that needs to go- and every day in arraignment court, judges are asked to use their discretion about when, if, and how high to set bail. By putting pressure on sitting judges and backing progressive candidates, we aim curb and ultimately eliminate this classist practice one courtroom at a time. In doing so, we have an opportunity significantly lessen the population of our overcrowded and deadly city jail.
Learn more: you can learn more about how SURJ and LSURJ came to these endorsements here.
Take action: Do you want to help spread the word about these endorsements before the Nov. 8th election? Visit this page and scroll down to the "Join Us" section!