May 23, 2018
Don't wait for change. Make it.
April 21, 2018
This week, thousands of San Diego voters received text messages like this. They were from real people with their real phones. If the recipient responded, they began an exchange. It was the work of the “distributed organizing team” at the Real Justice PAC. The group has developed a software platform that helps volunteers send many […]
April 18, 2018
Ninety thousand dollars from Real Justice is credited in part for the March 6 success of Democrat Joe Gonzales, who prevailed over Democratic District Attorney Nicholas “Nico” LaHood with a 20-point margin of victory in a San Antonio, Texas primary.
April 12, 2018
District attorney races are rarely competitive. Roughly 85 percent of incumbents run unopposed in campaigns that draw little fanfare. The result, some criminal justice experts say, is that tough-on-crime DAs have reigned for decades, driving a nearly 30-year surge in jail and prison populations with their aggressive charging and sentencing policies.
April 8, 2018
“We’ve seen too many unarmed African Americans killed at the hands of law enforcement for too long in this country,” he said. “Now it’s happened in our backyard. I’m hopeful we’ll use the death of Stephon Clark as a means to make sure we are seeking out justice for the victims of gun violence.”
March 7, 2018
One of Texas’ Most Notorious Prosecutors Was Just Voted Out of Office. Expect More of That. | Mother Jones
Nico LaHood is the kind of district attorney who drives criminal justice reformers nuts. In his first term running the prosecutor’s office in Bexar County, Texas, which includes San Antonio, LaHood used his office to promote his anti-vaccination views, float Islamophobic conspiracy theories, and threaten to ruin his critics’ livelihoods. Read more…
March 6, 2018
Elizabeth Frizell has been endorsed by activist Shaun King and his Real Justice PAC, as well as by grassroots groups like Texas Organizing Project, which interviewed both candidates. The organizing extends into raising money: King announced that his fundraising efforts had generated $100,000 for Frizell’s campaign. Read more…
February 15, 2018
Real Justice PAC announced Wednesday its endorsement of respected judge and criminal justice reform advocate Elizabeth Frizell for District Attorney of Dallas.
February 15, 2018
Shaun King, a prominent black rights activist and writer, announced Thursday that he is co-founding a political action committee to help elect “reform-minded prosecutors” at the county and city levels. The Real Justice PAC plans to spend upward of $1 million to support campaigns by progressives running for district attorney offices this year. Read more…
February 2, 2018
Daniel Marans Shaun King, a prominent black rights activist and writer, announced Thursday that he is co-founding a political action committee to help elect “reform-minded prosecutors” at the county and city levels. Read more…
November 7, 2017
On Tuesday, as eyes were on Virginia’s races and the future of the anti-Trump movement, voters in Philadelphia elected a new district attorney who could have a huge impact on the way America’s broken criminal justice system functions. Democratic candidate Larry Krasner won the city’s race for district attorney tonight over Republican candidate Beth Grossman after running […]
June 17, 2017
After a jury returned a “not guilty” verdict in the trial of a Minnesota police officer for the shooting death of Philando Castile, Real Justice PAC founder Becky Bond issued the following statement: “There are millions of Americans who now identify as part of the resistance in this country. They need to know Philando Castile’s […]
May 15, 2017
LARRY KRASNER, Philadelphia’s insurgent candidate for district attorney, has built his campaign around three pledges: to end mass incarceration, to stand up for people’s rights and liberties, and to resist the Trump administration. In Philadelphia, as in much of 2017 America, those are ambitious plans: The city has the highest incarceration rate in the Northeast […]