Cook County's progressive State's Attorney Kim Foxx faced a multi-million dollar opposition campaign in the 2020 primary. CRGE's field and digital mobilizations proved instrumental in securing Foxx's primary victory. In the general election, CRGE's GOTV outreach helped clinch Foxx's re-election.
In early 2020, CRGE and WCRJ initiated a sweeping mobilization campaign to ensure Black voters would play a decisive role in the outcome of the tight presidential race in Wisconsin,
In early 2020, WCRJ and CRGE kicked off a campaign to promote Black voter support for Illinois' Fair Tax ballot initiative, which would allow the state to establish a more equitable, graduated income tax structure.
In the 2020 general election, CRGE mounted a voter mobilization program to replace Lake County's Republican State's Attorney with progressive Democratic challenger, Eric Rinehart.
In the weeks and months ahead, CRGE and WCRJ will fight to defend our 2020 victories. In partnership with our national networks, we will mobilize our base to resist anti-democratic attempts to undermine the integrity of the election results in Wisconsin and other key battleground states.
We will also work to mobilize the powerful regional base of supporters we built throughout our campaigns behind WCRJ’s racial justice legislation at the state and local levels. In Illinois, we will activate this base in support of WCRJ's prison abolition and police accountability bills. At the county level, we will resume advocacy work with State’s Attorney Foxx to ensure that she continues to advance progressive prosecutorial practices that promote racial equity and justice. And at the city level, we will leverage the power of our supporters to amplify our demands to defund the Chicago Police Department and reinvest in public programs that foster safety and liberation in our communities.