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George Gascon: Everyone deserves the right to vote — including parolees

George Gascon, the former San Francisco District Attorney and current runoff candidate for lead prosecutor in Los Angeles, endorsed ACA 6 in August 2019.



“While California pioneered many smart-on-crime policies that have been duplicated across the country because they enhance safety, equity and justice, we’ve fallen behind much of the country in our efforts to restore voting rights.”


George Gascon, the former San Francisco District Attorney and current runoff candidate for lead prosecutor in Los Angeles, endorsed ACA 6 in August 2019. Here’s an excerpt from his op-ed, which ran in the Sacramento Bee:


California has already emerged as a national leader in passing major criminal justice reforms, including reforms to address prison overcrowding and other measures to put the war on drugs behind us. Law enforcement and prosecutors in the Golden State are supporting these reforms because we recognize that public safety benefits from community restoration, rather than deprivation and social isolation. But while California pioneered many smart-on-crime policies that have been duplicated across the country because they enhance safety, equity and justice, we’ve fallen behind much of the country in our efforts to restore voting rights.

READ THE FULL OP-ED IN THE SACRAMENTO BEE


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