FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 5, 2018
Communications Lead – Progressive Takeover
Progressive Takeover Endorses Anita Earls
Grassroots-funded progressive organization supports candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court
CHICAGO—Progressive Takeover has formally endorsed Anita Earls in the race for the North Carolina Supreme Court as the group continues to engage voters throughout the state.
For over 30 years, Earls has advocated tirelessly for progressive ideals. She has sought to eliminate the power of special interests in government, fought for racial equality under the law, and exposed malicious gerrymandering.
In addition to her decorated career as a litigator, she founded and now leads the Southern Coalition for Social Justice.
“Anita has spent her career fighting for social justice and civil rights,” said Gina Cruz, North Carolina State Director. “Once elected, she’ll continue the fight against voter suppression laws and partisan redistricting.”
Earls is the latest candidate to earn the organization’s endorsement. Last month, Progressive Takeover announced their support for Terri LeGrand and Ray Russell, who are running for House Districts 74 and 93, respectively.
“Voters often pay less attention to judicial races. With all the chaos happening in Raleigh, voters are looking for a candidate who will always protect their rights, regardless of political pressure coming from the North Carolina General Assembly,” said Cruz.
Progressive Takeover’s $125,000 investment in North Carolina funds a team of organizers and field staff who specialize in voter contact and mobilization. To help get voters to the polls, Progressive Takeover collaborates with student activists on college campuses across North Carolina.
The organization’s program specifically focuses on engaging the Rising American Electorate: people of color, single women, and millennials.
Progressive Takeover was founded to target the most competitive state legislative contests in the country. Their field staff bring the latest in data-driven targeting and research-backed tactics directly to the voter’s door. Specifically, they aim to mobilize voters to end Republican gerrymandering, reverse voter suppression laws, and take back state chambers.
2018 and 2020 are key elections for Democrats, as they are the last opportunity to win back state chambers before 2021’s redistricting.