DFA backs Tiffany Cabán for Queens District Attorney

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Tiffany Cabán in the race for District Attorney in Queens, NY.

A career public defender and Queens native, Cabán has been an outspoken champion for the decriminalization of poverty, ending mass incarceration, combating racist law enforcement, and helping restore communities.

Cabán is the first endorsement DFA has made in a 2019 race for District Attorney.

Over the progressive organization’s 15-year history, DFA has supported a number of candidates dedicated to challenging structural racism in our criminal justice system, like Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx in Illinois (2016) and Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner (2017).

In 2018, it backed a nationwide slate of Criminal Justice Reform champions including progressive Joe Gonzales who won his race for Bexar County (TX) District Attorney.

Yvette Simpson, DFA’s Chief Executive Officer, on the organization’s endorsement of Cabán for Queens DA:

“Democracy for America is excited to endorse Tiffany Cabán for Queens District Attorney because she’s already spent her career as a public defender fighting to make the criminal justice system work for the people and communities it so frequently marginalizes.

“A queer Latina born and raised in Queens, Tiffany Cabán will be a game-changing champion for justice in one of the largest, most ethnically diverse legal jurisdictions in the country. She knows that ending police brutality, mass incarceration, and systemic racism in the criminal justice system requires not just legislative action, but also a District Attorney in Queens who understands that justice in our country has never truly been blind and her office can help build a community where everyone can thrive.

“Tiffany Cabán is ready to lead the transformational District Attorney’s office that the people of Queens deserve, and we are so excited to be a part of the grassroots, people-powered movement working to get her there.” -- Yvette Simpson, CEO, Democracy for America

Queens DA Candidate Tiffany Cabán on receiving DFA’s endorsement:

“I am proud to receive an endorsement from Democracy for America.

"Since 2004, Democracy for America has powered populist progressive campaigns committed to fighting corporate power, combating income inequality, and prioritizing racial, social, and economic justice.

“I am thrilled that they recognize the importance of endorsing in county-level District Attorney races and look forward to working with their members to bring transformative justice to the Queens County District Attorney's Office." -- Tiffany Cabán, Candidate for Queens District Attorney

Democracy for America is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with a one million strong community taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism. Since the organization's founding in 2004, DFA members have contributed over $63 million and made more than 25 million calls to elect over 1,000 progressive candidates up-and-down the ballot, all across the country.

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