他曾向共和黨多數黨領袖Mitch McConnell捐贈超過100萬美元。除William Oberndorf外，該委員會主要依靠特朗普的支持者的捐贈。
Opposing the recall of SF District Attorney Chesa Boudin
Authors: Janice Li, Li Miao Lovett, Queena Chen, Jane Kim, Faauuga Moliga-Puletasi, Mano Raju, and Amar Thomas
The debate over recalling Chesa Boudin as a progressive District Attorney goes beyond whether criminal justice has been served in San Francisco and the safety of its citizens. Let’s get to the heart of the political conflict, which goes deeper to essential questions regarding what justice is.
When we talk about criminal justice it often involves violence. Who commits it, and how should they atone for it We can ask the same question when the perpetrator is the system itself. The criminal justice system is often criminally unjust to the poor, and BIPOC communities. And progressive DAs around the country have been trying to flip that script, because systemic violence really sets the stage for more violence, for perpetuating trauma that is intergenerational and holds back communities from ever just ‘getting over it’. We oppose the attempt to recall DA Boudin because he is doing the job that voters elected him to do, consistent with his campaign promises. There are political efforts to unseat him that have little to do with criminal justice reform.
Since his election in November 2019, DA Boudin has achieved a significant reduction in jail population while overall crime rates have been reduced; ended the use of cash bail, so people are held in jail based on danger to the community, not economic status. And if you are concerned about the welfare of the young and the innocent, he has reduced juvenile detention by two-thirds, and he’s established an independent innocence commission to ensure no one languishes in prison for a crime they did not commit. For the first time, the DA’s office in San Francisco has hired victim advocates who provide culturally sensitive support in situations that are often emotionally charged. He’s also provided support to victims of property crime including home owners and merchants facing storefront vandalism, working in alliance with other Bay Area prosecutors and State Attorney General Rob Bonta to combat organized retail theft. His office has an Assistant District Attorney dedicated to prosecuting hate crimes, as our country has seen incidents and assaults on the rise against Asian Americans and other BIPOC communities. Economic injustices are part of his priorities; he created the innovative worker protection unit which supports protecting worker rights.
In fact, attacks on DA Boudin started right after he took office. The recall campaign supported by the San Francisco Republican Party and funded by a committee whose largest single donor, William Oberndorf, is a major Republican donor that has given more than $1 million to Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and, in addition to Oberndorf, the committee relies on support from donors to Donald Trump.
Yes, the danger of reform is that change could go too far. The unfortunate truth is that those in power will resist change while our communities languish from injustice. The danger of business as usual is that just focusing on prosecution and prison do not solve the worst of our social ills. Communities are safer when we address the root causes of violence. Vote no on H–No to recalling Chesa Boudin.