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Press ReleaseBlack Los Angeles Young Democrats Endorse Rachel Rossi for District Attorney

Influential Endorsement from Black Los Angeles Young Democrats Adds to Rossi’s Momentum Among Progressive Leaders

LOS ANGELES – Rachel Rossi, the first public defender to run for Los Angeles County District attorney earned a powerful endorsement from the Black Los Angeles Young Democrats (BLAYD) in her campaign for district attorney.

“We are excited to see new, transformational leadership within the District Attorney’s office that will help to dismantle our shattered criminal justice system and create space and opportunity for our communities to heal from the injustice of a system that was created to tear them down,” said BLAYD President Charity Chandler-Cole. “We believe Rachel Rossi is the candidate with the bold vision to make this happen.” 

BLAYD is California’s premier African-American Young Democratic Club dedicated to empowering young Black leaders to engage in the democratic process between the ages of 18 and 36.

Rachel Rossi is the first former public defender to run for Los Angeles County District Attorney. She’s served as a Los Angeles County Public Defender, Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defender and a Federal Public Defender.  Rachel also worked on criminal justice policy in Washington, D.C. on the House and Senate sides, to reform criminal justice systems nationally and in California. As Counsel to Senator Richard J. Durbin, the Democratic Whip, on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and as Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, Judiciary Committee.  For more information, please visit
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