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 Grassroots law pac

 Grassroots Law PAC is a federal political action committee (PAC) that helps elect candidates who are committed to reducing mass incarceration and police violence.

While action at the federal level is extremely important, we will support candidates at every level who are committed to advancing justice for their communities. The hundreds of local, state, and federal systems that make up our criminal legal system are administered by people in positions of power who have shown they are willing to do whatever it takes to maintain these systems, so it is more important than ever that we replace these bad actors.

Because the systems and structures we’re up against are deeply organized, we must commit to being even more organized and leveraging our skills, expertise, and passions to elect people who will radically transform the criminal legal system in the United States.

These plans for change need to be well-resourced in order to take on our opponents who have big money. If you can, click here to make a donation.

 2021 Endorsements

Chattanooga, TN

Election Date: March 2, 2021

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Monty Bruell, Mayor

Monty believes now is the time for Chattanoogans to come together to create opportunity and prosperity for all of us, not just a fortunate few. From East Brainerd or East Chattanooga to Normal Park or Alton Park, he believes every person and family should enjoy safe neighborhoods and thriving communities. Most importantly, every Chattanoogan should have a clear and direct path to the middle class. Throughout his life, he has worked hard to make the city better and to create opportunities for others. This is what he will continue to do as Mayor. He believes now is the time for everyone to come together to create one progressive and prosperous Chattanooga for all.

Tim Gorman, City Council District 2  

Tim believes Chattanooga has a rare opportunity to move forward—not just as a brand, but as a city of 184,000 people. 

If elected he’s ready to hit the ground running to help families and businesses struggling due to Covid-19. Beyond that, he understands there are still whole neighborhoods in Chattanooga, including some in District 2, that have been struggling for decades, and are overlooked time and again.

He knows that if we want to make meaningful progress, we can’t go back to business as usual. It’s time for us to move forward together. All 184,000 of us.

RAQUETTA DOTLEY, City Council District 7

Raquetta Dotley is community conscious, accountable, and dependable. She will work hard to address every concern and support both residents and members of the business community. Ms. Dotley understands that a community is only as strong as its members. Her vision for District 7 is a community connected by compassion, hope, and action. If elected she is committed to promoting a stronger city infrastructure and polices that encourage growth and sustainability for existing companies. She will work alongside community leaders to build neighborhood leadership that fosters inclusion, input, and action to create sustainable growth and change in the community.


Marie Mott, City Council District 8 

Marie Mott is running out of a desire to do the hard work of connecting the district, banding generations through communication, understanding, and implementation. She sees joining the city council as an opportunity to build community before rampant gentrification and displacement affecting other parts of the city truly set in in District 8. She is running to be a public servant, accountable to the people, and within the people’s reach.

 Bronx, NY

Election Date: March 23, 2021

Latchmi Gopal and Elisa Crespo for City Council District 15 (Dual Endorsement)

Latchmi Gopal

Latchmi Gopal is a New York City Council candidate for District 15, The Bronx. She is a first-generation Guyanese-American, Bronx Native, and the daughter of immigrants who taught her how to invest in the community and fight for justice. She is a community organizer, activist, and strategist who has worked on campaigns both nationally and locally.  She is running for City Council to build community power in City Hall. She is dedicated to fighting for what families and the neighborhood deserve like affordable housing, healthcare for all, better transit, small business support, and more public jobs. She believes we all deserve more and knows we can Build A Better Bronx, together.


Elisa Crespo

Elisa is a product of the very same public institutions she aims to reform, from public schools to public transportation. She has experienced the social disparities that exist in New York City firsthand, that’s why she is running to fight for District 15. The hard-working people of New York deserve a contract – a guarantee – that our government ensures everybody has the access to a home, a job with a living wage, and an education, the ingredients to a dignified life.

 Los Angeles, CA

Sydney Kamlager, State Senate District 30

Assemblywoman Kamlager is the leading Democratic candidate for California’s 30th Senate District. She currently represents the 54th Assembly District. Prior to becoming Assemblywoman, Sydney was an elected member of the L.A. Community College District Board of Trustees and served as District Director of the 30th Senate District under Holly J. Mitchell. Sydney has nurtured deep ties within the district and has a long history of serving its communities. She is the best prepared to step in and represent the district’s constituents – 64% of whom she presently represents in the Assembly.

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Grassroots Law Project is a 501(c)(4) organization that primarily focuses on education and advocacy related to the criminal legal system and people impacted by police violence and mass incarceration.

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