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Attica Scott for Congress 2022

We are building lasting infrastructure to grow progressive power in Kentucky for the long haul. Despite the defeat of Attica Scott in a Democratic primary on Tuesday, we are inspired, driven, and hopeful. Landscapes don’t shift overnight– and this is

image shows a group of about 15 white people outside under a tree in a neighborhood. They are holding signs that say "Kim Beaty for sheriff"

2021 Buffalo Sheriff’s Race

In the 2021 Buffalo Sheriff’s Race, SURJ Buffalo joined a multi-racial coalition of local partners to do our part to disrupt the cycle of violence in the Erie County sheriff’s office. Though our candidate, Kim Beaty, did not win the

image shows a large group of white people sitting in a park pavillion, raising their hands. Many of them are wearing black tshirts that say "citizens for a safer Cleveland."

Citizens For a Safer Cleveland

In the 2021 general election, SURJ Ohio members in Cleveland, Ohio joined a multiracial coalition of Black-led partner organizations to mobilize voters and win on Issue 24 — a ballot initiative that will create the most powerful  police civilian review

Communities Over Cages: Close the jail in Atlanta

What does it look like to move millions of public funds away from incarceration and instead invest in the communities most harmed by prisons? And how do we get there? Black organizers in the South are leading these efforts and

Defeating a Plan for a Jail in Los Angeles

In March of 2020, Yes on Measure R (ReformLA) in Los Angeles won in a landslide and has put into motion the largest reallocation of dollars out of criminalization and into community based alternatives in US history. The coalition was

2020 Election Defenders

Election defenders gathered outside of the local post office to show their support for the postal workers delivering ballots safely and legally.

In the vortex of lies Trump kicked up about voting in the 2020 general election, we knew we

Swing GA Left- defeating Trump in Georgia

The people of this country – led by communities of color – voted out Donald Trump. And SURJ was proud to do our part to contribute towards that defeat.

Swing GA Left members on one of our many phone banks.

GAining Ground: winning the Georgia Senate Run-off

In the 2021 GA Senate Run-off, SURJ’s GAining Ground campaign joined a multi-racial coalition of movement organizations to do our part to defeat Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue and elect Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. SURJ ran door-knocking

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