Washington D.C.’s criminal justice system is broken. Community trust in police is diminished, systemic racism drives increasing inequality and inflicts harm on communities of color, and violence persists in our neighborhoods.
These problems have only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis.
Join us for a Virtual Candidate Forum as we ask candidates for D.C. Council seats in Wards 7 and 8 how they will advance criminal justice reform if they are elected to serve the District. All candidates on the June 2 primary ballot have been invited to attend.
Closed-captioning and live Spanish language interpretation will be provided. The events will be recorded.
The forum for candidates for D.C. Council in Ward 7 will run from 6 - 7 PM ET
The forum for candidates for D.C. Council in Ward 8 will run from 7 - 8 PM ET
All attendees will be able to submit questions when they register and during the event. You can also tweet questions before or during the forum using the hashtag #ReformDCJustice
This event is hosted by the ACLU of the District of Columbia, and co-hosted by Black Swan Academy, BYP100, Campaign for Youth Justice, Council for Court Excellence, DC Justice Collaborative, DC NAACP, Fair Budget Coalition, John Wesley AME Zion Church, Justice for Muslims Collective, Justice Policy Institute, Many Languages One Voice, National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens, Stop Police Terror Project DC, and the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs