Greater Harlem Coalition is pleased to host the next forum where 8 candidates for the Manhattan District Attorney position will answer your questions. Come see why some are calling this race:
How to join?
To attend the forum, click this link: Attend the DA Candidates’ Forum.
What is the topic of discussion?
The theme of the forum is Harlem’s Fair Share. Here’s your chance to join a discussion of how the DA’s office, with so much legal power, can correct the entrenched inequities that residents and businesses in Harlem experience in contrast to other districts in New York City. Candidates will discuss inequities in terms of health outcome, education outcome, public safety, and the oversaturation of drug treatment facilities and adult homeless shelters in Harlem. #inequity #healthinequity #educationinequity #oversaturation
How does the Manhattan DA affect Harlem?
8 candidates are vying to replace Cy Vance as Manhattan’s DA. To give you some context, the DA’s office prosecutes corrupt politicians, major drug dealers, illegal distributors of pain killers, and play a key role in implementing supervised injection sites. Traditionally, DAs in Queens and Staten Island have adamantly rejected supervised injection sites (see WNYC report here and Gothamist report here).
To submit a question to the candidates, go to this link: Submit a QuestionTo download the flyer: GHC-DA-Candidates-ForumDownload
Who are the candidates?
Tahanie Aboushi (@TahanieNYC), Alvin Bragg (@AlvinBraggNYC), Liz Crotty (@LizCrotty2021), Diana Florence (@DianaJFlorence) , Tali Farhadian Weinstein (@TaliFarhadian), Lucy Lang (@LucyLangNYC) , Eliza Orlins (@elizaorlins) , Dan Quart (@AMDanQuart). Click on this link to see tweets from all of these candidates at once.
See other media coverage on this election:
- A look at the candidates seeking to replace Cy Vance as Manhattan DA – New York Daily News (nydailynews.com)