On Tuesday, May 25, hundreds of New Yorkers logged on to Zoom to watch our Manhattan District Attorney Candidates Forum, organized by the Jewish Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform. NYJA was a co-host and one of the lead organizers of the event.
Significantly, the forum took place on the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death. It was a frank and thoughtful discussion between the eight candidates for DA about their differing visions for New York’s criminal legal system. We’re grateful to Tahanie Aboushi, Alvin Bragg, Liz Crotty, Diana Florence, Lucy Lang, Eliza Orlins, Dan Quart, and Tali Farhadian Weinstein for joining us and taking this time to share their perspectives on how they will address several core criminal justice issues, including hate-motivated violence, racism, and decarceration.
Udi Ofer, a NYJA Leaders Network member, Director of the Justice Division of the ACLU, moderated the conversation.
Disclaimer: NYJA is a non-profit organization, and as such, we do not make any endorsements in this race or any other. This forum is strictly educational, and all candidates that were deemed viable by our polling and fundraising standards were invited to participate. All views expressed are those of the candidates and not NYJA.