GEORGE GASC脫N ENDORSEMENTS

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California Democratic Party

Los Angeles County Democratic Party

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Daily News

La Opini贸n

Pasadena Star News

Long Beach Press-Telegram

The Malibu Times

Whittier Daily News

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Torrance Daily Breeze

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

The Daily Bruin

National Union of Healthcare Workers

Working Families Party

Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 36

SEIU 2015

SEIU-United Service Workers West

SEIU Local 99

SEIU United Healthcare Workers West

AFSCME 3299

Los Angeles County Public Defenders Union

Unite Here Local 11

United Teachers Los Angeles

CHIRLA Action Fund

Real Justice PAC

Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters

Armenian National Committee of America Western Region

Honor PAC

Color of Change PAC

PowerCA Action

Generation Blue Fund PAC

Mexican American Bar Association PAC

Latino Coalition of LA

Democratic Party of San Fernando Valley

Stonewall Democratic Club

Democratic Women's Study Club Long Beach

Westside Young Democrats

Los Angeles County Young Democrats

North Valley Democrats

Democratic Alliance for Action

East Area Progressive Democrats

Downey Democrats

Americans for Democratic Action of Southern California

USC College Democrats

Pacific Palisades Democratic Club

Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains

Culver City Democratic Club

Democrats for Neighborhood Action

Muslim Democratic Club of Southern California

Santa Monica Democratic Club

Black Los Angeles Young Democrats

Democrats for Israel Los Angeles

West LA Democratic Club

Miracle Mile Democrats

San Pedro Democratic Clubo

Heart of LA Democratic Club

Progressive Democratic Club

Black Women for Wellness Action Project

Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats

Black Women's Democratic Club

West Hollywood Beverly Hills Democratic Club

Students for Progressive Action

The Trojan Left

UCLA Science Policy Group

Smart Justice California

鈥淟os Angeles County is the nation鈥檚 largest prosecutorial jurisdiction and its district attorney should be a leader and a trendsetter in the administration of justice. Gasc贸n could be that leader. He鈥檚 the better choice than Lacey. Gasc贸n is an innovative thinker and experienced administrator who is adept at using data to craft policy and monitor progress. He is an advocate for effective reform in a way that Lacey is not鈥︹

鈥淕asc贸n has vowed to prioritize and use data to focus on violent and repeat offenders, while pursuing alternatives to incarceration when it makes sense to do so. With L.A. County鈥檚 justice system full of people with mental health and substance-abuse problems, it鈥檚 time to try something new. We endorse Gasc贸n.鈥*

Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey faces her first set of challengers as an incumbent this March.

After first entering office in 2012, Lacey went unopposed in 2016. This time, she faces two challengers with similar critiques of Lacey鈥檚 performance as DA of the largest local prosecutor鈥檚 office in the country.

Former public defender Rachel Rossi argues that Lacey鈥檚 office has consistently relied on incarceration, while underutilizing mental health diversion opportunities, when dealing with cases that come through her office...

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Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey faces her first set of challengers as an incumbent this March.

After first entering office in 2012, Lacey went unopposed in 2016. This time, she faces two challengers with similar critiques of Lacey鈥檚 performance as DA of the largest local prosecutor鈥檚 office in the country.

Former public defender Rachel Rossi argues that Lacey鈥檚 office has consistently relied on incarceration, while underutilizing mental health diversion opportunities, when dealing with cases that come through her office.

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"Gasc贸n has vowed to prioritize and use data to focus on violent and repeat offenders, while pursuing alternatives to incarceration when it makes sense to do so. With L.A. County鈥檚 justice system full of people with mental health and substance-abuse problems, it鈥檚 time to try something new.聽聽We endorse Gasc贸n."

Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey faces her first set of challengers as an incumbent this March.

After first entering office in 2012, Lacey went unopposed in 2016. This time, she faces two challengers with similar critiques of Lacey鈥檚 performance as DA of the largest local prosecutor鈥檚 office in the country.

Former public defender Rachel Rossi argues that Lacey鈥檚 office has consistently relied on incarceration, while underutilizing mental health diversion opportunities, when dealing with cases that come through her office...

Read More

Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey faces her first set of challengers as an incumbent this March.

After first entering office in 2012, Lacey went unopposed in 2016. This time, she faces two challengers with similar critiques of Lacey鈥檚 performance as DA of the largest local prosecutor鈥檚 office in the country.

Former public defender Rachel Rossi argues that Lacey鈥檚 office has consistently relied on incarceration, while underutilizing mental health diversion opportunities, when dealing with cases that come through her office...

Read More

Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey faces her first set of challengers as an incumbent this March.

After first entering office in 2012, Lacey went unopposed in 2016. This time, she faces two challengers with similar critiques of Lacey鈥檚 performance as DA of the largest local prosecutor鈥檚 office in the country.

Former public defender Rachel Rossi argues that Lacey鈥檚 office has consistently relied on incarceration, while underutilizing mental health diversion opportunities, when dealing with cases that come through her office.

Read More

Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey faces her first set of challengers as an incumbent this March.

After first entering office in 2012, Lacey went unopposed in 2016. This time, she faces two challengers with similar critiques of Lacey鈥檚 performance as DA of the largest local prosecutor鈥檚 office in the country.

Former public defender Rachel Rossi argues that Lacey鈥檚 office has consistently relied on incarceration, while underutilizing mental health diversion opportunities, when dealing with cases that come through her office.

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鈥淭he editorial board endorses Gasc贸n on account of his leadership in pushing for police reforms and making life after incarceration more accessible 鈥 a change desperately needed, as Los Angeles continues to be one of the world鈥檚 largest mechanisms of mass incarceration.

鈥淥n behalf of the nearly 700 attorneys who make up the Los Angeles County Public Defenders Office, I am proud to announce our union's support of George Gasc贸n for Los Angeles County District Attorney. Our members serve LA County's most vulnerable residents and have seen firsthand the disastrous effects of regressive prosecutorial policies and mass incarceration. We believe George Gasc贸n's commitments to ending the death penalty, supporting Alternatives to Incarceration, eliminating racist and discriminatory gang sentencing enhancements, prohibiting retaliatory prosecution of those who speak out against the police, are critical to improving the health and safety of our communities. Mr. Gasc贸n's record of employing evidence-based reforms and fighting for statewide reform measures speak to his enduring commitment to equal justice. He is the right choice to lead the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. "

鈥淲e are proud to support George Gasc贸n for Los Angeles District Attorney as he has championed without hesitation solutions that take into account people鈥檚 humanity while fighting for equality and fairness in the criminal justice system,鈥 said Angelica Salas, CHIRLA Action Fund President. 鈥淢r. Gasc贸n has a proven track record of progressive solutions that have had a direct impact on the large immigrant community. We look forward to his work in Los Angeles and his offering a fresh perspective for this great city.鈥

鈥淲e are excited to endorse George Gascon for LA County District Attorney. Not only is he a proven leader in the criminal justice reform movement, but he has a proven record of holding both individuals and corporations accountable for actions they take that harm our environment,鈥 said Michael Kadish, LALCV President.

"There is so much at stake in this election," said Congressman C谩rdenas. "We need to put the era of mass incarceration in the rear-view mirror, and George has a track record of safely reforming our institutions and holding the powerful accountable. Over his decades-long career in law enforcement he has stood up to protect women, families, immigrants, and the rule of law. He's the best choice to be LA's next DA.鈥

鈥淎s a lifelong public servant and a steward of progressive change, George Gasc贸n is the right choice for Los Angeles County DA,鈥 Arisha Hatch, Director of Color Of Change PAC, said. 鈥淕asc贸n has proven that we can achieve public safety without criminalizing Black people or relying on incarceration. As Los Angeles County District Attorney, we are confident he will bring the change and reform that Los Angeles desperately needs.鈥

"The Board of the Mexican American Bar Association Political Action Committee (MABA PAC) is proud to endorse George Gasc贸n for the Los Angeles County District Attorney race. #MABAPAC #GasconForLADA #VoteGascon鈥

"Criminal justice reform is a major concern for the members of the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley, (DPSFV). After interviewing all eligible candidates in the race for District Attorney, our organization felt former DA George Gascon would be our best and most effective ally in our efforts. His plan for the much needed reform in the DA's office matched our own and we look forward to working together during the election and throughout his term." - Shanna Ingalsbee, Chair DPSFV

鈥淭he Stonewall Democratic Club is proud to endorse George Gasc贸n for Los Angeles County District Attorney,鈥 said Lester Aponte, President of Stonewall Democratic Club. 鈥淕eorge鈥檚 decades of commitment to amplifying voices in the LGBTQ community is exactly the sort of inclusive leadership we need in the largest prosecutors office in the country. LA needs leaders who are not afraid of holding law enforcement accountable, or rich and powerful predators like Ed Buck鈥攊nstead, we need leadership that is wholeheartedly committed to an equitable justice system. George Gasc贸n has not only the vision of bringing reform to LA, maintaining community involvement, transparency, and accountability鈥攂ut also the track record to prove he can get it done.鈥

鈥淕eorge has an impressive record of prosecuting public corruption, cracking down on corporate polluters, holding law enforcement accountable, and implementing effective diversion programs that makes him the best candidate for the job,鈥 said Stephanie Uy, VP of Administration of the LA County Young Democrats. 鈥淲e proudly endorse George Gasc贸n for LA County District Attorney!鈥澛- Stephanie Uy, VP of Administration

"Americans for Democratic Action is proud to support George Gasc贸n for Los Angeles County DA," said Clifford J. Tasner, President of ADA SoCal. "We can compare his performance in San Francisco to that of our current DA and see how much more effective his policies have been in terms of reducing violent crime while also reducing the jail population. He鈥檚 committed to standing up to police misconduct and reducing bias in the legal system. He stands with us on so many of the progressive criminal justice issues our organization champions!鈥