Background & Color of Change
The Code for America Brigade Network is teaming up with the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, Color of Change! The purpose of the collaboration between Code for America and Color of Change is to create a Winning Justice Research team that will engage Brigade volunteers to participate in Color of Change’s upcoming campaign called Winning Justice. This collaboration also provides Color of Change the opportunity to engage grassroots support from the Code for America Network in the work they are doing.
Winning Justice will be an interactive website providing information about prosecutors around the country that aims to inform the public and voters about their prosecutorial records and stances (here is the current database). Prosecutors are one of the most powerful actors in the criminal justice system. However, despite holding a local, elected position, they often make major decisions that fly under the public’s radar. In building Winning Justice, Color of Change hopes that voters will elect prosecutors that follow six important demands. Winning Justice is still being built, and information is needed in particular about 100 priority prosecutors to build out the site.
What is the Winning Justice Research Team?
We are looking for 7 Brigade members who want to conduct research to build out Winning Justice. You will have the opportunity to work with campaign managers at Color of Change to be part of building out the site. Here’s what you can expect by being a part of the Research Team:
- 20 hours of commitment total during the months of November and December to research prosecutors answering questions such as demographic info, contact info, information about how they got elected, etc .
- An introductory session with Color of Change and the Network team providing background and diving deeper into the work.
- Regular check-ins with the team at Color of Change and at Code for America to discuss progress and findings.
Let us know by Monday, October 21, if you are interested in being a part of this important work. Please fill out this form to apply and telling us a little more about yourself and your interest. We look forward to seeing how this progresses!