On October 28, 2019, the Stonewall Democratic Club adopted a resolution calling on Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey to take proactive steps towards restoring trust in her department, which has faced numerous allegations of racial bias, unfairness, lack of communication, and lack of public transparency.
Lacey was present for the general membership meeting at which this resolution was adopted and addressed these concerns, pledging publicly to meet with members of the black community in South Los Angeles and other communities of color by the end of the 2019 calendar year. No such meeting took place within that timeframe and, at the time of this statement, no meeting has been scheduled. Stonewall is deeply disappointed that Lacey has failed to demonstrate any initiative in regaining the trust and credibility she has lost since first taking office in 2012.
Accordingly, we are calling on the District Attorney to meet with these constituents in their respective communities, as promised, and to make rectifying these concerns a priority.
Stonewall Democratic Club
Alex Mohajer - Public and Media Relations Director
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Los Angeles, CA – Yesterday, the LA Registrar-Recorder approved a petition calling for signatures to potentially recall Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón. The Stonewall Democratic Club endorsed Gascón in his bid to replace Jackie Lacey last November and Los Angeles Democrats agreed, voting overwhelmingly to bring change to LA's failing criminal justice system. We stand by this endorsement and strongly oppose these recall efforts.
"Gascón has made good on his promise to hold criminals accountable while moving Los Angeles forward towards a restorative justice model. The same bad-faith actors who support the bogus recall of Governor Gavin Newsom are now attempting to circumvent the will of the people and burn millions of taxpayer dollars to have their way," said Stonewall President Lester Aponte.
Stonewall will fight this recall and ensure that democracy prevails here in LA County.
Founded in 1975, the Stonewall Democratic Club is the nation’s oldest LGBTQ+ and feminist political advocacy organization and endorses in races in Los Angeles County, California, and nationwide. For more information, visit www.stonewalldems.org.