NOW & Gloria Steinem Endorse Gonzalez for Bklyn DA
As Acting Brooklyn District Attorney, Eric Gonzalez is working to create a criminal justice system that produces less incarceration of nonviolent offenders and more prosecutions of predators who commit violent crimes against women, girls, and vulnerable people. He is leading his office in a progressive direction, and our endorsement is a vote of confidence that he will continue to do so.
Here is a list of concrete measures implemented by Gonzalez in his ten months as Acting District Attorney that clinched our organization’s support. They include:
- Making prosecution of sex crimes a top priority, by increasing the number and salaries of Special Victims Bureau (SVB) attorneys and enlisting his investigative bureaus to build prosecutions of perpetrators of drug-facilitated sexual assault.
- Creating a campus sexual assault initiative enabling survivors to report directly to the DAs Office, providing an alternative to campus authorities or the NYPD.
- Strengthening the DAs Office approach to DV by implementing a “lethality risk assessment” protocol; investing in technology to allow DV victims to sign their complaints directly from police precincts via smartphone; and significantly reducing cross-complaints brought by abusers, a common practice used to intimidate victims.
VOTE Tuesday, September 12th – Polls Open 6am – 9pm
“This is how we fight back locally—New Yorkers must make change at the ballot box, holding our elected officials accountable, while bolstering and empowering true leaders to continue to lead.”- Sonia Ossorio, President of the National Organization for Women – New York.
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