Justice Reform on the 2022 Shelby County Ballot

Justice ‘22 (J22) was an issue-based, nonpartisan campaign to educate voters about the crucial impact that our 2022 elections would have on the juvenile and criminal legal systems. Both District Attorney and Juvenile Court Judge are positions that are elected only once every 8 years. These officials have power to shift the narrative and impact policy change across the justice sector, alongside other County leadership positions on the 2022 ballot, such as the County Mayor, County Commissioners, Sheriff, and the General Sessions Criminal Court Judges. 

Our J22 campaign coordinated the non-partisan efforts of organizations working on justice and safety issues during a critical year for local elections in 2022.

Campaign partners included:

Stand For Children, MICAH (Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope), ACLU-TN, Memphis For All Education Fund, Just City, Official Black Lives Matter Memphis, Whole Child Strategies, Sister Reach, Decarcerate Memphis, Youth Justice Action Council (BRIDGES), Memphis Artists For Change, Tennesseeans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council.

If you would like to participate in future campaigns, please join us!