Justice Matters Campaign for Prosecutorial Accountability

WeROC began working this summer with our affiliated organization in the Metro area, MOSES, on an ongoing regional “prosecutorial accountability” campaign in Washtenaw County as well as in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties.  We’re calling it the “Justice Matters” campaign and are working together in real time in parallel with the massive racial justice activism nationally and in Michigan.

Steps we’ve taken together so far include:

    • Facebook Live interviews with candidates for County Prosecutor/District Attorney ahead of the August Primary.
    • A joint virtual Townhall to get commitments from candidates. (Watch the video here.)
    • A Teach-In to expand the number of us who have a better sense of the role of prosecutor.
    • A virtual meeting with Prosecutor-elect Eli Savit to go deeper into how he plans to be a part of quickly implementing real, major changes toward racially just policing, prosecution, and judging as he takes office next year. (Watch the video here with passcode G#hcfMi5 .)

Check here for developments and opportunities in the timely and powerful grassroots campaign.

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Citizens for Racial Equity in Washtenaw (CREW) has documented shocking racial disparities in the Washtenaw County court system.

Read the CREW report.

Listen to a Stateside radio interview with CREW co-chair Alma Wheeler Smith and Washtenaw County Prosecutor-elect Eli Savit.