L.A. Voters, we have a sheriff runoff!
In June, we went to the polls and voted for many electeds, including the L.A. Sheriff. The sheriff holds a tremendous amount of power with responsibilities such as providing patrol services for 153 unincorporated communities and 42 cities; courthouse security for the Superior Court of L.A.; and housing and transportation of 17,000 people who are incarcerated in its jail system, which is the largest in the country.
We have two candidates who are racing to become the next Sheriff, incumbent Jim McDonnell and candidate Alex Villanueva.
The ACLU SoCal, ACLU SoCal's Antelope Valley Chapter, LA Progressive, Justice Not Jails, LA Regional Reentry Partnership, Dignity and Power Now, Youth Justice Coalition and others are hosting a community forum, called "Elect Your Sheriff" on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10a-12p at the Antelope Valley Partners for Health Conference Center. This is a great opportunity for the L.A. community to come meet and listen to the candidates.
L.A. voters, it is up to YOU to decide who YOU think is the right Sheriff for Los Angeles County. Get ready to go to the polls again in November!