Act 40 opponents to Shapiro: ‘Whose side are you on?’

Metro Philadelphia, 03/13/24: “A group that includes members of the clergy, civil rights leaders and others has formed a coalition to oppose Act 40, a law passed in 2023 that established a special prosecutor to combat crime on SEPTA.

The Coalition to Defend Democracy believes the statue strips power from progressive District Attorney Larry Krasner, thereby diminishing the voting rights of the Philadelphians, particularly Black and brown residents, who elected him…

‘If you can not defend our democratic rights from undemocratic forces in the state legislature, how will you defend it if that threat is coming from Washington, D.C., in 2024?,” said Robert Saleem Holbrook, executive director of the Abolitionist Law Center.'”

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