As Equity PAC leadership, donors, volunteers, and supporters prepared for 2021, we knew we needed a few key policy areas to guide our work. We believe that local electeds are our best advocates to protect civil rights and advance equity as they stand between us and state and/or national leaders. We know these to be critical races that can turn the tide to serve our communities better; and issue areas that need our attention now.
We decided to focus on these critical areas: progress for criminal justice, county commission seats, and environmental justice. We can win these obtainable goals this year with your support. Are you a candidate who shares a commitment to equity and these policy priorities? We invite you to learn more about our endorsement process.
Below is more on why we chose these priority areas.
Local Elected Positions
Many seats are up for election this year, so we have another chance to make sure the best people are in those seats. As we continue to deal with COVID-19, we need leaders who will make decisions that keep our communities safe.
The local criminal justice system plays a significant role in preventing or continuing the criminalization of poverty, discriminatory practices, and more. We need judges on the city, county, and state benches that are equity-minded.
As Michiganders, we are the protectors of the greatest bodies of fresh water on the planet. With the understanding that our lives intertwine with the health of our earth, we believe in supporting public officials who will work on anti-racist, environmental justice work.