MCAULIFFE CALLS ON ALL CANDIDATES TO REJECT CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM EMPLOYEES OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY D.A.’S OFFICE. SAYS OFFICE MUST START WITH CLEAN SLATE
Leading Progressive Candidate Rejects Tradition of D.A. Employees Contributing to Preserve Jobs; Calls Candidates to Join Her In Changing Broken Culture
BOSTON, April 28, 2018 – This morning Suffolk County District Attorney Candidate Shannon McAuliffe made a pledge to not accept any contributions from employees of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office and challenged all candidates running for the office to join her.
“The D.A.’s office is not for sale,” McAuliffe said. “Accepting donations that encourage a culture of paying to gain future favor or preserve your job should be part of the past.” In describing her vision for good government, McAuliffe explained, “We need prosecutors who are qualified, who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to justice, and who are willing to learn how to do things differently to get better results for our community and public safety. That commitment starts at the top. Refusing donations from office members and their families will sever the pipeline of influence seekers and relieve unwarranted pressure on the hard-working men and women of the Suffolk County D.A.’s office. Money should never factor into one’s ability to practice real justice.”
“Campaign contributions as a means of influence or job security have no place in the Office of the District Attorney,” McAuliffe proclaimed. In step with her call for a D.A.’s office grounded in truth and transparency, McAuliffe noted, “It is time for a clean slate.”
McAuliffe called on the candidates running for Suffolk County District Attorney to join her in making this pledge:
“As a candidate for Suffolk County District Attorney, I pledge not to solicit or to accept any contribution from any employee of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, or any contributions from their immediate families. If I have taken such contributions, I will return them immediately.”
Contact: Aadil Sulaiman, 508-212-6603