NYPAN Endorses Tiffany Cabán for Queens County District Attorney
The New York Progressive Action Network (NYPAN) has voted to endorse public defender Tiffany Cabán for the position of Queens County District Attorney; Cabán has been endorsed by NYPAN’s two Queens chapters, the New Queens Democrats and Queens United Independent Progressives. Cában is competing for the Democratic Party nomination, with a Primary Election to be held on June 15th.
NYPAN's Co-Chair, George Albro, a retired career public defender, stated:
“This may mark the first time that a serious campaign for District Attorney in NYC has been waged by a Public Defender, a lawyer who understands the problems of our unequal justice system from the perspective of defendants,
“Even with the fixes we hope to see in Albany this year, it is the DAs who decide whether or not to make the system work fairly, from the setting of cash bail to the pursuit of dubious cases for the sake of good statistics. Tiffany Cabán understands how a person’s interaction with the criminal justice system can scar a defendant for life.”
Cabán is a native of Queens who has spent the past 7 years with New York County Defenders, representing indigent clients in criminal cases and advocating on behalf of New York’s most vulnerable communities against the inequities of a corrupt criminal justice system.
NYPAN believes that Cabán has both the experience needed to navigate the judicial system and the perspective needed to reform the system from within. Not only that, Cabán's election will strengthen the burgeoning progressive movement in the Borough of Queens that started with the election of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just months ago.