WESTCHESTER, NY – Democrat Mimi Rocah, the former federal prosecutor running for Westchester District Attorney, has been endorsed by Yonkers City Councilwomen Shanae Williams and Tasha Diaz.
“Every day, support for our campaign grows because leaders like Shanae Williams and Tasha Diaz recognize we need change in order to be truly effective in combating Trump’s hateful agenda and attacks on our justice system,” Rocah shares with Black Westchester. “We need to work together at the local level to reduce gun violence and rebuild trust between law enforcement and the communities we serve.”
“During a time when we are suffering as a nation, poor leadership does not go unnoticed. It is very important that we have sound leaders here in Westchester at every level of government. The District Attorney must lead with strength and protect our communities, especially the most vulnerable. I believe Mimi Rocah is the strong leader Westchester deserves and I am committed to helping elect her as our next District Attorney,” said Councilwoman Williams, District 1.
“Fighting Trump’s dangerous policies starts here at home, in our communities. By electing Mimi Rocah as our next DA, we can work to ensure criminal justice reforms are done right, and that all members of our community feel safe and respected,” said Councilwoman Diaz, District 3.
Councilwomen Williams and Diaz join the growing coalition of support for Rocah, which includes the Working Families Party, feminist icon Gloria Steinem, Eleanor’s Legacy, Vote Mama, Hudson Valley Stonewall Democrats, the Hispanic Democrats of Westchester, NY State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, County Legislator Catherine Borgia, Mt. Vernon City Council President Lisa Copeland, New Rochelle Deputy Mayor and City Councilmember Yadira Ramos-Herbert, New Rochelle City Councilmember Martha Lopez-Hanratty, seven Democratic committees, national gun safety advocate Fred Guttenberg, exoneree and criminal justice advocate Jeffrey Deskovic, and former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, a Westchester resident.
Rocah, who ran the Westchester office of the Department of Justice under President Obama, would bring a unique perspective to the DA’s Office. As an Assistant US Attorney, Rocah was the Chief of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Unit. Most recently, Rocah was the Pace University School of Law’s Distinguished Fellow in Criminal Justice and a legal analyst for MSNBC and NBC News, where she was an outspoken critic of the Trump Administration and the president’s efforts to undermine the rule of law.
Rocah is a close family member of victims of violent crime and a national figure on restoring the rule of law in government. She recently released detailed plans to remove guns from our streets, aggressively address the human trafficking and opioid crises, increase transparency, create a real Conviction Integrity Unit and overhaul ethics reforms in the DA’s office.
As a prosecutor, Rocah received numerous Department of Justice awards including the 2016 Women In Federal Law Enforcement Leadership Award. A resident of Scarsdale, she has served as a school safety chair at her children’s elementary school, volunteered with Moms Demand Action on gun safety advocacy, and worked with My Sister’s Place on issues involving domestic violence, human trafficking, and online child predators.
Mimi Rocah appeared on the People Before Politics Radio Show, Sunday, January 26th, and the Culturally Lit Radio Show on WVOX, Monday, Monday, March 9th. She faces Westchester District Attorney Anthony Scarpino – who is running for re-election – in the June 23rd Democratic Primary.