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May 25, 2020 

// Vanguard Court Watch Interns

Community Leaders Ask District Attorney Candidates Their Visions for Public Safety Beyond Mass Incarceration

Dominique Kato

On May 22, Working Families, a progressive grassroots political party working to build a multiracial movement of working people to transform America, hosted a webinar with community leaders, asking DA candidates from across the country their visions for public safety, and how they will be accountable to the communities if elected.

Tiffany Caban, a political organizer for Working Families, and a career public defender who previously ran for Queens, NY, District Attorney, moderated the webinar event. The event focused on community leaders asking district attorney candidates their vision and goals in the fight for justice. Joining the Webinar was Barbara Smith, Co-Founder of the Combahee River Collective, in conversation with Mattew Toporowski, District Attorney Candidate for Albany County, NY. Desiree Ferguson, Legal Director at the Detroit Justice Center, in conversation with Victoria Burton-Harris, District Attorney candidate for Wayne County, MI. Sukyi McMahon, Board Chair and Strategy Director at Austin Justice Coalition, in conversation with José Garza, candidate for Travis County, TX, District Attorney and Trische’ Duckworth, Founder and President of Survivors Speak, in conversation with Eli Savit, District Attorney candidate for Washtenaw County, MI. Read more