What Difference Do a DA and Sheriff Make?

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 – 7:00pm

Learn about District Attorneys and Sheriffs, elected officials who have tremendous impact on people’s lives and our communities in this online voter education program.

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District attorneys are the most powerful people in the criminal justice system. They decide who gets charged with a crime – and determine how most criminal cases are resolved. Sheriffs have the power to make our communities safer and more just for all – but most Massachusetts voters don’t even know who their sheriff is.

Laura Rótolo of ACLU Massachusetts and Stacy Seward of The Dream Network will discuss how these two offices operate in Essex County. Their online presentations will be followed by a moderated Q&A led by Gail Forsyth-Vail.

Visit the ACLU Massachusetts website to learn more about the What A Difference A DA Makes and Know Your Sheriff voter education campaigns. The State Primary is Tuesday, September 6th.

Hosted by Memorial Hall Library, in collaboration with ACLU Massachusetts and The Dream Network.