Run, George, Run — Los Angeles District Attorney Recruitment

Organization Name 
Run, George, Run
Award Date 
9/2019
Grant Amount 
$25,000
Purpose 
To support local efforts to recruit a reform-minded candidate to run for Los Angeles district attorney.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. George Gascón’s team also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended that Cari Tuna personally contribute $25,000 to Run, George, Run to support local efforts to recruit a reform-minded candidate to run for Los Angeles district attorney. This recruitment effort is being supported by community leaders who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system and hope to give their community a voice in choosing the district attorney after the race was uncontested in 2016. Our criminal justice reform team believes this effort could help safely reduce incarceration in Los Angeles, which incarcerates the most people of any county in the U.S. and currently represents one-third of California’s prison population.

This falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.