VICTORY: DFA hails reformer Rollins’ victory in Suffolk County (MA) District Attorney primary
Tonight, Rachel Rollins won her race for Suffolk County (MA) District Attorney
Rollins was endorsed by Democracy for America, the first national progressive organization to back her, as a part of its slate of "Criminal Justice Reform Champions."
Statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on Rachel Rollins' victory in the race for Suffolk County (MA) District Attorney:
"Rachel Rollins win in her race for Suffolk County (MA) District Attorney is a critical victory for everyone who believes that leadership change is a critical component of the criminal justice reform our country desperately needs.
"Like the victories of Kimm Fox in Illinois' Cook County, Larry Krasner in Philadelphia, and, more recently, Wesley Bell in Missouri, Rachel Rollins' win underscores the hunger voters have for prosecutors who have a heartfelt commitment to justice not in some abstract, academic sense of the word, but in the lived experiences of survivors, perpetrators, the accused, and the communities we share.
"The fight to end cash bail, mass incarceration, and the systemic racism undergirding much of our criminal justice system doesn't start in Washington or a state capitol building, it begins with victories in races for bold, justice-focused District Attorneys like Rachel Rollins. That's why we were honored to stand with Rachel in her primary and we look forward to fighting alongside her through November and beyond." -- Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America