Join your fellow Indivisibles to fill the auditorium in support of Jim Hingeley as he debates Republican opponent Robert Tracci at the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum for Albemarle Commonwealth's Attorney. Defeating Trumpism in Albemarle County means electing a progressive like Jim who will oppose racist policies and fight for justice in our system. We’ll meet up at Milli Coffee at 6:00 to go over some possible questions that will hold Robert Tracci accountable for his terrible record, then we'll walk over the Albemarle County building together. Even if you don’t want to ask a question, please come out to show your support!
WHY IS THIS RACE SO IMPORTANT? Commonwealth’s Attorneys are some of the most powerful elected officials in the country. They have wide discretion in choosing whether to encourage discriminatory policing, use money bail even for minor crimes, “pile on” charges to intimidate people into pleading guilty, force longer prison sentences, and more. Robert Tracci won his last race for Commonwealth’s Attorney by only about 500 votes! Jim Hingeley is an experienced prosecutor who will fight injustice and mass incarceration.
WHY WE MUST DEFEAT ROBERT TRACCI: You may know Robert Tracci as the attorney who failed to get a perjury conviction for Unite the Right organizer Jason Kessler, but he has plenty of other terrible (and Trumpian) views. Here are some lowlights from a recent candidate forum:
--Tracci bragged about 'extracting students from schools and transferring them to the prison system'
--Tracci explained his support of voluntary ICE notifications with Trumpian fear mongering about our immigrant friends, families, and neighbors
--Tracci claimed he is 'non-partisan', accusing Jim & the Progressive Prosecutor movement’s push to end mass incarceration of "violence against victims and the very notion of justice."
RSVP on our Facebook event here or just show up to cheer Jim on!
Meet up at Milli Coffee at 6:00 and we’ll walk over to the County Building!