Mayoral Candidates to Address Issues of Race, Policing and Criminal Justice at Public Forum

Press Release February 24, 2014
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<p>Contact:&nbsp; Seema Sadanandan (202) 601-4278</p>

A coalition of civil rights and civil liberties’ organizations are hosting "Race, Policing and Criminal Justice," a D.C. mayoral forum that will educate the public about candidate’s views on criminal and racial justice issues. On any given day in the District, more than 16,000 people are under court-ordered supervision or incarcerated. Thousands more D.C. residents are affected by a loved one’s involvement in the criminal justice system and how law enforcement interacts with the community. This forum provides an opportunity to educate the public about how candidates view criminal and racial justice issues pertinent to D.C. residents.

This free event is being co-sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation’s Capital, Washington Lawyers’ Committee on Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, D.C. National Lawyers Guild, Drug Policy Alliance, DC Branch of the NAACP, Howard University Chapter of the NAACP, Collective Power, Defending Dissent, DC Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, We Act Radio and Acqunetta Anderson ANC4A01.

All of the mayoral candidates have been invited to participate in this forum and an independent moderator will present prepared questions to the candidates who attend. Each candidate will have equal time and opportunity to respond to each question.

WHAT:      Race, Policing and Criminal Justice Mayoral Forum

WHEN:      Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHERE:    McKinley Technology High School 151 T St NE Washington, D.C. 20002 

A young woman holds a sign that says "End the Drug War."

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