George GascónFor Los Angeles County District Attorney
Update: Los Angeles County DA George Gascón won the 2020 general election with nearly 54% of the vote. He assumed office on December 7, 2020, and his current term ends on December 1, 2024.
George Gascón (D) is a lifelong public servant running on a progressive platform to continue his record of driving crime to historic lows without compromising his values of decarceration and decriminalization.
For 8 years current District Attorney Jackie Lacey has resisted progressive reforms while defending tough-on-crime policies. Under her leadership, Black people are 13 times more likely to be incarcerated than white people, despite being only 9% of the county’s population. DAs have the power to decide who gets prosecuted and the severity of each prosecution. That’s why voting in this upcoming District Attorney election is crucial.
We endorse George Gascón because he has the experience and proven leadership to reshape our justice system. He is the former San Francisco District Attorney and Assistant Chief of the LAPD. As San Francisco DA, his criminal justice reform efforts served as a positive model of leadership.
Throughout his career, Gascón has been on the forefront of innovative criminal justice reform. He has successfully:
- Advocated for one of the nation’s toughest standards on use of force to reduce police killings
- Instituted a tool for eliminating racial bias in prosecutors’ charging decisions
- Co-wrote historic legislation to reduce punishments for small drug possessions
- Expunged over 9,000 marijuana convictions
- Launched California’s first public portal on prosecution data
Los Angeles deserves a DA committed to bringing fairness and integrity back to the LA County District Attorney’s Office. Gascón has proven we can achieve public safety without criminalizing Black people, and without relying on incarceration as the only form of justice.
Vote George Gascón for Los Angeles County District Attorney by Tuesday, November 3, 2020. You must be a registered voter to participate in this election. Register to vote today or check your registration status below.
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