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In New York Times Op-Ed, D.A. Vance Condemns Exclusion of Formerly Incarcerated Americans From Paycheck Protection Program

In order to “enable vital investments in neighborhoods where such businesses are located,” prevent recidivism, and “advance both public safety and justice in our society . . . we must call upon Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to make COVID-19 small business funds available to formerly incarcerated Americans.”

Legalize marijuana now, New York: Two district attorneys say the time has come to permit use of the substance (Op-ed by Cy Vance, Jr.)

For too long, inaction on marijuana legalization has harmed communities of color and drained the resources of public safety officials, including law enforcement and prosecutors. And if the latest polls are any indication, a strong majority of residents across the state — including from upstate and suburban communities — agree that it’s time for New York to move forward.

Independent review will help reduce the appearance that donations influence my work (Op-Ed by Cy Vance, Jr.)

In my seven years as district attorney, I’ve never allowed someone’s wealth, power, race, or campaign contributions to influence my decisions. Over the past few days, I’ve learned that it’s not enough for me to have confidence in my independence from donors. The people of New York deserve to be confident about it as well.