GEORGE GASC脫N ENDORSEMENTS

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Gil Cedillo

鈥淚n 2009 I first turned to George Gasc贸n to lead the San Francisco Police Department because of his track record of getting results. Sixteen months later police were actively engaging the community and homicides had plummeted by more than 50 percent. That鈥檚 why, in my last act as a Mayor, I turned to him once more to succeed then-DA Kamala Harris. Over the next nine years he famously reduced crime while reducing incarceration, and he burnished a national reputation as a leader in the fight to reform our dated system of justice. This November Angelenos will choose who to turn to as calls to reimagine our dated system of justice grow louder, and I urge them to join me once again in turning to George Gasc贸n.鈥

鈥淕eorge Gasc贸n is a proven leader of national significance when it comes to reforming our criminal justice system,鈥 said U.S. Senator Kamala Harris. 鈥淎s DA of San Francisco, George led fights to reform the Three Strikes Law, decrease the state prison population and get people convicted of nonviolent offenses greater opportunities to get their lives back on track. As DA of LA County, I know George Gasc贸n will work every day to keep our communities safe and demand real accountability from our justice system and real justice for every Angeleno.鈥

"George Gasc贸n will be a champion for change if elected to District Attorney in Los Angeles," said Secretary Juli谩n Castro. "George has a consistent and strong record of holding the powerful accountable, and he will be a leader that fights for the important changes Los Angeles needs."

"George Gasc贸n is running in a race the LA Times called the most important contest in the country outside of the presidency. Los Angeles is home to the largest criminal justice jurisdiction and jail in the nation. George is facing a two-term "tough on crime" incumbent who has been criticized by Black Lives Matter and the ACLU for failing to hold officers accountable for excessive use of force."

鈥淕eorge Gasc贸n has been a national leader in criminal justice reform and a powerful advocate for rethinking our approach to public safety and ending mass incarceration. I鈥檓 proud to endorse him for Los Angeles County District Attorney.鈥

鈥淭here is so much at stake in this election,鈥 said Congressman C谩rdenas. 鈥淲e 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鈥檚 the best choice to be LA鈥檚 next DA.鈥

鈥淔or decades the Los Angeles criminal justice system has divided Angelenos into two separate classes, communities of color and everyone else,鈥 said Congresswoman Maxine Waters. 鈥淕eorge Gasc贸n has demonstrated his commitment to equal justice, having reduced the sentencing disparity between African Americans and Caucasians by half, eliminating the conflict of interest that existed when police investigated themselves in the aftermath of a police shooting, and by holding officers accountable who used excessive force. Los Angeles needs a 21st century system of justice, we need George Gasc贸n.鈥

鈥淗e is an experienced administrator and a thoughtful progressive leader who will set the proper course for the LADA's office into the future. I believe that he is the right person, at the right moment, to lead the LADA's office and I wholeheartedly support him."

"The voters and the legislature alike continue to embrace reforms to end California's involvement in a failed war on drugs and the policies of mass incarceration that defined the 1980s and 1990s. Over the years, George Gasc贸n has stood apart from his law enforcement colleagues, supporting reforms that are taking us safely into the 21st century. George has always stood up to the wealthy and well-connected, even if it meant that he would stand alone. That is the type of leadership that LA needs, and I'm proud to support him to be Los Angeles County District Attorney."

"George Gasc贸n is a trailblazer in creating reforms that improve public safety and was the only District Attorney that supported statewide measures to prevent overuse of police force. I am proud to endorse Gasc贸n for District Attorney for Los Angeles County and trust in his commitment to bring accountability and equity to our justice system."

鈥淕eorge Gasc贸n will hold polluters accountable, stand up to powerful corporations, and fight for criminal justice reform that repairs the damage done by generations of poor policy,鈥 said Bonin. 鈥淚 am proud to endorse George for District Attorney and I am eager to help elect a trusted and proven progressive to this crucial office.鈥

鈥溾淚 am proud to support George Gasc贸n for District Attorney,鈥 said Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo. 鈥淲e are at a point in our nation鈥檚 history where the City and County of Los Angeles, home of 3.5 million immigrants, needs to have a voice when it comes to defending our Angelenos. We need a D.A. that will stand firm on our commitment to our diverse population and honor the role they play in making the City vibrant and culturally rich by protecting and promoting public health and safety within its boundaries. I am confident George is that leader, and that is why I am proud to support him for LA County District Attorney.鈥

"I am proud to announce my endorsement of George Gasc贸n for Los Angeles County District Attorney,鈥 said Dolores Huerta, civil rights activist and co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association. 鈥淗is successful track record of progressive policies, and ability to simultaneously lower violent crime and protect our communities, proves that George is the champion we need to fundamentally reform LA鈥檚 criminal justice system. I am confident that under his leadership the District Attorney鈥檚 office will become a powerful ally in this important fight for equity, safety, and justice for all of our communities.鈥

"For decades, George Gasc贸n has fought to hold corporate polluters accountable, stand with marginalized communities, and reform a criminal legal system that continues to disproportionately impact communities of color without making our communities any safer. I am confident in George鈥檚 experience, track record, and leadership. George will move Los Angeles in the direction we desperately need--one of reform--at a time when we face housing and behavioral health crises that demand novel solutions, not more jails and prisons. I enthusiastically endorse him for District Attorney.鈥

鈥淕eorge Gasc贸n has earned my endorsement for Los Angeles County District Attorney. Though it is rare that I get involved in elections involving the District Attorney鈥檚 office, George Gasc贸n is the leader we need for this massive office. I am convinced that he will bring the courage and leadership to make the necessary changes in the District Attorney鈥檚 office and in the criminal justice system as a whole--changes that fair minded and practical Los Angeles residents need and demand.鈥

George will make LA safer as DA, there is not doubt about it. George understands that when you make a community healthy, you make it safer. I learned a lot from George when we worked together, I trusted him, and I still trust him.

鈥淭his moment, and this movement, is bigger than any one individual,鈥 said Deputy District Attorney Joseph Iniguez. 鈥淭he nation is watching this race, and prosecutors across the country have been watching and following George鈥檚 lead on criminal justice reform. George has proven he has the vision to lead the Los Angeles County District Attorney鈥檚 office into the 21st Century, and has more management experience than the other candidates in this race combined.鈥

鈥淚鈥檝e been a DA for over 30 years, and in that time I鈥檝e seen the world change and the field of prosecution progress, but the DA鈥檚 office under Jackie Lacey鈥檚 leadership has remained stagnant,鈥 said Deputy DA Richard Ceballos who prosecutes Hate Crimes and Organized Crime. 鈥淕asc贸n has taken a hard stance against dangerous people, but he鈥檚 developed modern programs and policies to deal with everyone else. That modern approach produces better outcomes, enhances justice, and reduces racial disparities. I鈥檓 proud to support George for DA.鈥

鈥淚 know @GeorgeGascon will fight to reform the criminal justice system and that's why I'm proud to support him.鈥

鈥淕eorge Gasc贸n has been a longtime advocate and proven leader in criminal justice reform. I鈥檓 inspired by his vision of a legal system that serves all Angelenos and moved by his record of implementing ground-breaking reforms to reduce racial disparities in the system. As our nation continues to reckon with institutionalized racism, especially the impact of the criminal justice system, I know that George will bring much-needed change to Los Angeles county in pursuit of a more just system.鈥

Proud to endorse @GeorgeGascon for #LosAngeles District Attorney. I know he will fight for a system that works for ALL Angelenos. Let鈥檚 bring criminal justice reform home, to the US鈥檚 largest county, w/the largest jail system in the world. #Justice4All

"The more work I do around mass incarceration, the more I recognize how important the district attorney is in the process of improving and bringing positive change to our criminal justice system," said Award-Winning Artist, Activist and Author, Common. "I鈥檝e spent a lot of time around California and I鈥檝e been to jails and communities all over LA County and I can see that people really want true justice and safety. It gives me hope to see people running for office who we can truly believe in that care and will do the work and that鈥檚 why I鈥檓 supporting George Gasc贸n.鈥

"This is an important moment in history," said Chesa Boudin, San Francisco District Attorney. "George has been a pioneer in progressive prosecution, and this movement is spreading like wildfire because it's safer, more equitable, and far less costly than what we've been doing for decades. George gets that, and that's why he's LA's best choice for DA.鈥

"As a beat cop, Assistant Chief of the LAPD and then District Attorney, George has a level of experience in our criminal justice system that is second to none," said John T. Chisholm, Milwaukee County District Attorney. "It's that depth of experience and insight into what works and what doesn't that makes George stand apart, I'm proud to support him.鈥

"George Gasc贸n was sounding the alarm on the injustices that define this country's dated approach to criminal justice long before the progressive prosecutors movement began," said Satana Deberry, Durham County District Attorney. "Lawyers as a breed tend to be risk averse, so seeing the reforms he's implemented accompany historic declines in violent crime showed many of us what was possible. He's been a trailblazer in this field, and I look forward to his continued success for the residents of LA.鈥

"He has a record of standing up for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected," said Mark Gonzalez, Nueces County District Attorney. "We hear a lot of people talk about justice being blind, but in order for that to ring true we have to take a hard look at the racial disparities that pervade the criminal justice system. George has fought to restore the promise of fairness and equity in our system, and I'm proud to support him for Los Angeles DA.鈥

"A good prosecutor doesn't necessarily make the popular decision," said Larry Krasner, Philadelphia District Attorney. "A good prosecutor makes the decision that is in the interests of justice and the community they serve. Sometimes that means holding the powerful accountable, even if it comes at personal cost, and sometimes that means giving someone who's been disadvantaged an opportunity and a second chance. George isn't a good prosecutor, he's a great prosecutor.鈥

"George escaped communist Cuba as a young man where he saw the implications of unchecked police power," said Karl Racine, Attorney General for the District of Columbia. "That has shaped his views and made him a better prosecutor. He understands that public safety is fundamentally about reducing violence in order to make our communities safer, and he's thoughtful and respectful with the power of his office. George doesn't use the authority of the state simply because he can, he wields that power when he should.鈥

"The criminal justice system is at the front-lines of our nation's dialogue on race," said Rachael Rollins, Suffolk County District Attorney. "Whether he was using artificial intelligence to reduce the threat of implicit bias, or pushing initiatives that have successfully reduced the sentencing disparity between African Americans and Caucasians by half, George hasn't just been a passenger to this necessary conversation - he's been driving it.鈥