SPLC Action Fund Supports Local Candidates in Mission to Dismantle White Supremacy, Strengthen Racial Justice and Advance Human Rights
Montgomery, Ala. – The SPLC Action Fund today announced its endorsement of Moshae Donald in the Mobile County District Attorney race. Donald has expressed a commitment to rehabilitative juvenile justice and a desire to utilize prosecutorial discretion for low-level marijuana possession as well as in health care scenarios that arise in the wake of the Dobbs decision. As a result, SPLC identified Donald as the candidate best equipped to serve Mobile County in a way that ensures equity and justice for all.
“The criminal justice system in Alabama is riddled with racial inequities from arrests, to overincarceration to a broken system of fees and fines that too often prevent successful reentry,” said Brandon Jones, director of political campaigns for the SPLC Action Fund. “We must have officials – including District Attorneys – committed to addressing these inequities and putting fairness before all else. Moshae Donald has demonstrated she will do just that and we are proud to endorse her.”
The SPLC Action Fund is focused on communities of color, particularly in the Deep South, who face systemic oppression, poverty and structural racism. To overcome these injustices, the organization is committed to reimagining the political, economic and social systems that sustain them – to create a world where all people can thrive. To that end, the organization is directing its work and resources on four key impact areas that we believe will lead to transformational change:
- Decriminalizing and decarcerating Black and Brown people
- Expanding voting rights and civic engagement among communities of color
- Eliminating the root causes of poverty in the South
- Dismantling white nationalism and protecting democracy
In pursuit of this bold agenda, the SPLC Action Fund supports candidates who share our commitment to addressing the deep inequities that plague our nation.
SPLC Action Fund is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people. SPLC Action Fund is the 501(c)4 affiliate organization to the Southern Poverty Law Center. For more information, visit www.splcactionfund.org.