Black Democratic Attorneys General Join MSNBC Panel to Discuss Police Reform, Election Integrity, Abortion, and More
February 7, 2023
Washington, DC — As we honor Black History Month, Massachusetts AG Andrea Campbell, Nevada AG Aaron Ford, and Illinois AG Kwame Raoul joined MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin for a conversation on some of the most pressing issues facing our country including police reform, election integrity, abortion access and their experiences as Black Americans holding major statewide office.
On police reform, Massachusetts AG Andrea Campbell said, “We didn’t need to see another video to know that we still need transparency and accountability in our policing systems and criminal legal systems.” AG Campbell added, “As Attorney General, I have pledged to create a Police Accountability Unit within the office, and that is critically important because even though in Massachusetts we have not seen an incident quite at this scale and magnitude related to Tyre Nichols, there is still tremendous work to do.”
Ahead of 2024, the AG’s also discussed how they will protect the integrity of our elections. Nevada AG Aaron Ford said, “As I said last election cycle, we stay ready so we don’t have to get ready when it comes to pushing back on nonsensical lies around the voter process. And we’re going to be doing that going forward as well.”
When asked about the importance of standing up for reproductive rights, Massachusetts AG Andrea Campbell said, “Pay attention to who your Attorney General is in your state because I know everyone who is on this panel fighting to make sure all women and folks have the right to have the right and access to an abortion, and the right to parent the way they so choose.”
Illinois AG Kwame Raoul concluded by addressing the watered down version of the AP African American studies course, stating, “It is important for us to know our history and know how it relates to the conditions that exist today for African Americans in America.”