People For the American Way

People For the American Way Blasts DeSantis Authoritarian Move Against Prosecutor   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 10, 2023

Contact: Press Department at People For the American Way

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Washington D.C. –  Following reports that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has suspended State Attorney Monique Worrell, the second elected Democratic prosecutor he has removed, People For the American Way President Svante Myrick released the following statement:

“Ron DeSantis loves trying to look tough, especially now that his presidential campaign is tanking. And every time he does, Floridians get hurt. State Attorney Worrell was elected by voters who believed in her commitment to criminal justice reform.  She is also the only Black woman local prosecutor in the state of Florida.  This is an attack not just on Worrell but on the Floridians who wanted her to bring a new perspective to the criminal justice system – as was DeSantis’s firing of Andrew Warren last year.  Ron DeSantis can run, but he can’t hide, from Floridians and Americans who don’t want his authoritarian approach to government in their lives.”

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People For the American Way, a national progressive advocacy organization, inspires and mobilizes community and cultural leaders to advance Truth, Justice and the American Way. We convene courageous Americans, produce compelling media and organize campaigns to defend our democracy from authoritarian threats and advance America’s promise that everyone will enjoy freedom, safety and a vote that counts. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org