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Public Safety

As a former Assistant District Attorney and DC Assistant Attorney General, Janeese is the only candidate in the Ward 4 race with professional expertise in public safety. As a former prosecutor, She will listen to our residents and our officers with one specific goal: protecting our residents and our officers by building a community of trust that puts people first.

Responding to gun violence in our community

DC is at a criminal justice crossroads. Some want us to double down on decades of failed public safety policies that have led to mass incarceration of mostly black and brown residents without stopping the rise in violent crime. As a former Assistant Attorney General, Janeese knows that the old model doesn’t work. We need to get smarter, proactively preventing crime by adopting a public health approach. To start, that means taking on domestic violence perpetrators, getting guns off of our streets, fully implementing the NEAR Act, and keeping ICE out of our communities. As our Ward 4 Councilmember, Janeese will combine her experience in reducing recidivism with a bold agenda that ensures a safer future for everyone.

There have been several incidents of gun violence in Ward 4 over the last few months. For many residents, it is not enough to simply react after the fact — we must also be proactive, preventing violence. Curbing gun violence requires a comprehensive combination of immediate and long-term approaches that treat violence as a public health crisis and utilize data effectively to stop crime before it happens. Read Janeese’s plan for reducing gun violence in our community. Read Janeese’s plan for tackling gun violence in Ward 4.

As a former Assistant District Attorney and DC Assistant Attorney General, Janeese is the only candidate in the Ward 4 race with professional expertise in public safety. As a former prosecutor, She will listen to our residents and our officers with one specific goal: protecting our residents and our officers by building a community of trust that puts people first. Join us to learn more about Janeese’s plan for public safety in Ward 4.

Setting the record straight on public safety

This month an out-of-state special interest group called Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) distributed a misleading mailer to many Ward 4 residents about Janeese Lewis George’s positions on public safety. Here is George’s response:

“Out-of-state deep-pocketed special interest groups like DFER have no place in DC’s elections. Corruption like this is one of the biggest reasons why I’m running for Council.

I was born and raised in Ward 4 and I have dedicated my entire career to public safety and utilizing evidence-based practices that work. As a former Assistant District Attorney and DC Assistant Attorney General, I am the only candidate in this race with professional expertise in public safety. As a former prosecutor, I will listen to our residents and our officers with one specific goal: protecting our residents and our officers by building a community of trust that puts people first.” Read the full statement.

Endorsed by:

Janeese is proud to be endorsed by over 25 organizations, elected officials, and unions of working people that have been fighting for justice and equity in our city for so long.

DC's Progressive Leaders:

Frazier O'Leary

Ward 4 State Board of Education Representative

DC's Frontline Workers and Union Families:

Teachers
Educators
Grocery & Retail WOrkers
Metro & Bus Drivers
Health Care Workers
Hotel Workers
Union Families
Nonprofit Workers

DC's Grassroots & Progressive Community:

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Paid for by the Committee to Elect Janeese Lewis George, PO Box 56667, Washington, DC 20040, Latifa Lyles, Treasurer. A copy of our report is filed with the Director of Campaign Finance of the District of Columbia Board of Elections.

I'm Janeese Lewis George and I'm running for DC Council Ward 4