Criminal justice issues are at the forefront in New York City and nationally. The justice policies NYC’s next mayor pursues and prioritizes will determine the future of safety for our city as well as justice for all of our residents.
To help inform voters, JustLeadershipUSA and the Justice Lab at Columbia University distributed the NYC Mayoral Race Criminal Justice Questionnaire to all 2021 New York City mayoral candidates with available contact information. The questionnaire asks about where the candidates stand on a number of issues from police accountability and funding to facial recognition and predictive policing.
Candidates Art Chang, Shaun Donovan, Ävatar Daví, Dianne Morales, Ira Seidman, and Maya Wiley submitted responses to the questionnaire detailing how justice issues are central to their campaigns and how they will lead on criminal justice if they win. The other mayoral candidates opted not to participate in the survey.
To read the memo summarizing the responses, click HERE.