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11 August 2020

PROGRESSIVE PROSECUTOR MOVEMENT MAKES MAJOR GAINS IN DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES

Reformers in Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, and New Mexico won their primaries for district attorney on Tuesday night.

LIFE WAS LOOKING good for Karen McDonald. After a successful legal career that included a stint as a line prosecutor, as well as time working with foster children and in private practice, she ran to be a Michigan circuit court judge and won in 2012. State judges virtually never lose reelection, so it was effectively a lifetime appointment. She easily won a second six-year term in 2018, but something wasn’t right. 

11 August 2020

OAKLAND COUNTY VOTERS EMBRACE ACLU’S SMART JUSTICE VALUES PLATFORM IN PROSECUTOR RACE

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich.– Oakland County voters sent a clear message to prosecuting attorney nominees on Election Day by embracing the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan’s (ACLU) Smart Justice platform, which includes holding police accountable, ending racism in the criminal legal system, and ending mass incarceration. Months before the August 4th primary, the ACLU of Michigan launched an unprecedented campaign, “The Power of Prosecutors,” to educate voters around the state about how county prosecutor candidates in their communities responded to questions on advancing

6 August 2020

ACLU Launches Voter Education TV Ads in Oakland County

Prosecuting Attorneys have the power to hold police accountable. The ACLU of Michigan launched a TV ad in Oakland County to educate voters about the Democratic Prosecuting Attorney candidates’ positions on police accountability.

6 August 2020
6 August 2020
6 August 2020
6 August 2020

Oakland County Prosecutor Candidate Online Forum

Across the state, people are protesting to demand police accountability. Racist policing and Michigan’s incarceration crisis are tearing apart families and exacerbating racial injustice—all while failing to improve public safety.

No single person in Michigan has as much power to bring these crises to an end as the prosecuting attorney.