Onondaga County: Why Your District Attorney Matters

October 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
October 11, 2019 @ 7:45 pm

District attorneys are one of the most powerful players in the criminal legal system.

The Onondaga County District Attorney’s job is to represent “The People” by seeking justice. But the policies of mass incarceration and mass criminalization, that have been fueled by district attorney offices, have devastated communities in Onondaga County.

This Election Day, you have the chance to vote for who you think will best represent our values of fairness and equal justice.

The Onondaga County DA candidate forum is your opportunity to ask candidates where they stand on important issues facing our communities.

We’ll ask candidates for their positions on topics like police accountability, marijuana legalization, the opioid crisis, bail reform, the criminalization of race and poverty, and much more.

The Onondaga DA has the power to decide things like what charges to file and what offenses to prosecute, which can determine how many people are incarcerated. Our forum is a chance to find out how the candidates will work to end mass incarceration and mass criminalization and promote the safety of all residents.