‘What a difference a DA makes’ on Thursday, July 12 with Rahsaan Hall of the ACLU

‘What a difference a DA makes’ on Thursday, July 12 from 7 to 9 pm

Temple Isaiah, 55 Lincoln Street in Lexington

“Who is the most powerful person in the criminal legal system? It’s your local District Attorney, the DA.”

Rahsaan Hall is the Racial Justice Director of the Massachusetts ACLU and a fabulous public speaker. He will talk about what a difference DAs make in who gets charged with what . . . whether to charge someone with a crime or divert them to treatment for an addiction . . . whether to invoke a mandatory minimum sentence . . . what to include in a plea bargain . . . and many other decisions that shape people’s lives. He will also explain how we, as voters, can hold DAs accountable.

This event is located at Temple Isaiah, 55 Lincoln Street in Lexington. It is co-sponsored by the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO), the ACLU, and several religious groups, including First Parish’s Mass Incarceration Working Group.

Middlesex County DA Candidates’ Debate, July 24, 7 pm in Arlington, MA

Middlesex County District Attorney candidates will debate on Tuesday, July 24, 7-9 p.m. at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, 630 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington.  

Join the “What a Difference a DA Makes” campaign and network to learn about the power DAs have in our communities – and hear from the Middlesex County District Attorney candidates Donna Patalano and Marian Ryan (incumbent) about how they plan to create a more fair and equitable criminal legal system in our communities.

You will also hear from Governor’s Council candidates Nick Carter and Marilyn Petitto Devaney (incumbent), who have the power to appoint judges.

The debate will be moderated by Patti Muldoon, former criminal justice legislative specialist for the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, and James Milan of ACMI.

Plan your vote for this Tuesday–be informed!

The LWVN Voters’ Guide is available to everyone by going to VOTE411.org, inputing your address and  then clicking on the green button until you see all the races you can vote in.  All candidates, whether in contested races or not, have been invited to participate in answering three questions.

Additionally, you can see Candidates’ Forums for 11 races, made by NewTV and LWVN.  You can go to NewTV. org and choose which ones to watch.

If you need a ride to your polling location, please contact us at info@lwvnewton.org or call 617-383-4598.

And don’t forget to vote…remember, democracy is not a spectator sport!

All the Candidate’s Info you need…in one place!

Thanks to Village14.com and Bryan Barash for compiling a giant list of videos, voters’ guides and candidates’ statements in time for November 7th.  To see the list, with all the links, click Village14.com.

LWVN Voter Info: Forums and Guides all now available

We have lots of information on the candidates for voters to use in preparation for the November 7th election!

Be sure to vote on November 7th!  If you need a ride to the polls, or can help others by driving them to the polls, please contact us at info@lwvnewton.org.  And remember…democracy is not a spectator sport!

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