As we approach the 2020 Democratic presidential primary elections, the Center for Racial and Gender Equity (CRGE) is working to ensure that Black voters play a decisive role in the outcome of the race. To that end, we have released the 2020 Racial Justice Voter Guide.
This interactive online resource offers constituents critical analysis of the public records and policy platforms of leading primary contenders. Through this initiative, CRGE aims to unite black voters behind candidates who stand with our communities on urgent racial equity issues, including justice reform, police accountability, workers rights, public health, housing, childcare, and economic security.
Through our racial justice assessment of key primary candidates, CRGE has identified three presidential hopefuls who we believe would advance safety, equity, and liberation for Black communities. This list includes, Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Senator Elizabeth Warren. The Racial Justice Voter Guide also highlights four Democratic presidential contenders who would undermine the movement for Black Liberation, including Former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Andrew Yang. CRGE has also determined Senator Cory Booker to be a promising candidate. However, in order to earn the full confidence of racial justice voters, Booker must take accountability for his troubling public record on this issue of police reform during his tenure as Mayor of Newark, and present a more assertive policy platform for dismantling the nation’s oppressive, anti-Black system of law enforcement.
In the weeks and months ahead, CRGE will be working to mobilize Black voters behind a presidential candidate who will champion policies that promote racial equity and justice. To stay updated on our 2020 electoral work, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Please contact us with questions or for more information about the Racial Justice Voter Guide.