The next president should have a plan to address racial inequities, dismantle structural racism and work meaningfully with our communities to push for racial justice.
The 2020 Racial Justice Presidential Candidate Scorecard summarizes the presidential candidates’ policy proposals through a racial equity lens across key areas including criminal justice reform, education, health care, voting rights, reparations, environmental justice, immigration, indigenous rights, and policies to close the racial wealth gap. We are offering this scorecard to elevate racial equity in the candidate selection process and to help voters who care about racial justice make an informed decision in 2020.
Review the candidates scores on racial justice below
Share the candidates racial justice scores using the links below and our Advocate Toolkit
Click on the candidates to learn more about their views and scores. Scores will be updated as candidates’ positions evolve
(Final Update: 2/28/20).
We scored candidates on a 0-10 scale in 10 policy categories. Candidates received points based on the amount of detail in their policy proposals, their on-record support of policies that will further racial equity, and the language they have used in debates and at public events.
Candidates were scored on the following topics:
For more information on the 2020 Racial Justice Presidential Candidate Scorecard, check out the candidate score details and methodology documents and the advocate toolkit.
Our scorecard underwent a rigorous external review process to ensure that we were scoring candidates fairly and on the right issues. Special thanks to our partners and external reviewers for their critical feedback and review of the scorecard.
The 2020 Racial Justice Presidential Scorecard was produced by the Center for Urban and Racial Equity, llc, a social change research and consulting collaborative. As racial equity practitioners, we are committed to sharing our skills, resources and revenues through nonprofit activities that elevate racial justice issues and build power with communities of color.
No outside financial assistance or sponsorship was used to produce this resource. We have no financial interests or interests in promoting a specific candidate. Our only agenda is racial justice.