Electing Progressive Women District Attorney’s From Coast to Coast

In 2018, Nesbitt Research conducted research in support of 11 progressive women running for district attorney seats across the country. These women strongly advocated for criminal justice reform measures in five states including California, North Carolina, Maryland, Vermont, and Massachusetts, and included San Diego, Marin, Durham, Baltimore, Suffolk, and Berkshire counties. In Suffolk County, Massachusetts, for example, Nesbitt Research provided research that helped elect the first woman and second African American District Attorney. Nesbitt & Parrinello’s work highlighted the candidate’s barrier-breaking career as a woman of color in the legal field, and sharpened her message, which included calls for reducing prison sentences and ceasing the prosecution of certain low-level crimes.