Montgomery, Ala – The SPLC Action Fund today announced endorsements in critical races for the 10th Judicial Circuit in Alabama including Tiara Hudson, running for Place 14 and Paul Rand, running for Place 16.
“The criminal legal 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. “Given the enormity of these challenges, it is essential we have judges who are centered in the community and put fairness before all else. We are proud to endorse these judicial candidates who have represented people at every step of the process.”
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.