What a Difference a DA Makes

June 13, 2018 West Newton Free 0
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Many local organizations, led by the ACLU of MA, have been focusing recent efforts on educating voters about the Massachusetts district attorney (DA) elections and the important role these prosecutors play in the criminal justice system.

Dorshei Tzedek’s Criminal Justice Committee will support this effort by hosting an event to educate those in attendance about this critical role DAs play, how we all need to engage and what we all need to know to ensure these elected officials provide greater transparency. We will learn how DAs can be held accountable for their decisions and address the current racial disparities that define the criminal justice system as it is practiced today.

Our speaker, the Rev. Rahsaan Hall, director of ACLU MA’s Racial Justice Program, is well-versed in the issues of the DA races and will share his knowledge and expertise. He will help us understand what we can do to support criminal justice reform with our votes for district attorney. Whether you are living in a contested district or not (this year, there are five out of 11 contested races, including in Middlesex and Suffolk Counties), learning about this issue is important for all Massachusetts citizens, as DAs help determine whether our legal system is fair, compassionate and effective.

Please come learn about what a good DA does and what we all can do at this event! For further information on this issue, visit dadifference.org.

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Fact Sheet
Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregation Dorshei Tzedek
60 Highland St
West Newton, MA 02465

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