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Got this e-mail from Richard Aborn's Campaign Manager.

In addition to asking for contributions, the candidate for Manhattan District Attorney is soliciting opinions on the text of a proprosed advertisement.

Here's what we got:


A little over a week ago, Richard wrote to you about the online ad campaign he wants to launch, and he asked for your help raising $20,000 by July 11 to pay for the ad. Thanks to you, we're almost halfway there!

Now let's hit our goal.

Contribute today and with your help, we'll make our July 11 deadline and launch the online ad. Please also help us write the ad script, by voting for your favorite option below.

Richard has been all over the borough recently, talking about his vision for a progressive and effective District Attorney's office that:

  • Vigorously prosecutes violent crime
  • Replaces the failed war on drugs and ensures that first-time, non-violent drug offenders have access to treatment instead of prison
  • Stops crime before it starts with after-school and community programs that give kids the chance to build productive, constructive lives
  • Tackles white-collar crime with one standard of justice - no matter the wealth or status of the accused
  • Takes on the NRA to keep illegal guns off our streets - before they are used
  • Makes domestic violence a priority by prosecuting batterers and making sure that victims and their families get the help they need, to ensure that we break the cycle of violence.

Now we need to get that message out online. Please contribute at www.abornforda.com/contribute . And please vote for your favorite online ad script by emailing vote@abornforda.com .

Option 1
Headline: Richard Aborn for DA: Progressive and Effective

Text: Manhattan needs a DA that will vigorously prosecute violent crime while using proven prevention techniques to stop non-violent crime. For more information, see www.abornforda.com.

Option 2
Headline: Richard Aborn for DA: Progressive and Effective

Text: There's something wrong when almost one out of three African American men spends time in the criminal justice system and four out of five youth who are arrested get re-arrested within a few years. Find out more about Richard Aborn's solutions at www.abornforda.com.

We're also still out on the streets petitioning most evenings and on the weekends. If you want to help, please sign up at www.abornforda.com/volunteer .

Mike Rabinowitz
Campaign Manager

PS: If you haven't seen Richard's excellent post about guns in church and the myth of the NRA on Huffington Post, check it out.