JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, Louisiana – The SPLC Action Fund today endorsed Benny Tassin for councilman at large in the St. John the Baptist Parish upcoming Municipal Election. Mr. Tassin, a lifelong resident of St. John, hopes to serve the community by uniting with other council members and increasing programs for youth.
“Local elected officials have a tremendous impact on the everyday lives of citizens,” said Madison Hollon, program manager of political campaigns for the SPLC Action Fund. “It is essential that those who sit in these positions are truly devoted to serving the community. We are proud to endorse Mr. Tassin, who has demonstrated his commitment to these principles.”
The SPLC Action Fund is focused on lifting up 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.
In pursuit of this bold agenda, the SPLC Action Fund supports candidates who share its commitment to addressing the deep inequities that plague our nation.
About the SPLC Action Fund
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.