For Immediate Release:
January 15, 2020
CONTACT: Omar Jaleel | contact[at]j4justice.org
KANE COUNTY, IL – Democratic candidate for Kane County State’s Attorney, Junaid “J” Afeef today received the endorsement of Real Justice PAC.
Real Justice PAC is a national progressive organization that has helped elect county prosecutors throughout the nation who have bold and clearly articulated platforms to make a material impact on people’s lives by eliminating money bail and rolling back practices that lead to mass incarceration.
In its announcement of the endorsement Real Justice PAC acknowledged Afeef’s 25 year career fighting for justice which includes serving as a public defender, working pro-bono to protect civil rights, and developing alternatives to incarceration for people with mental illness. Real Justice PAC also recognized Afeef’s immigrant roots and his life-long advocacy for immigrant rights.
“Junaid is the best candidate for the job. We can count on him to end the mass incarceration machine that breaks apart poor families and families of color” read a Real Justice PAC statement.
“I am honored to be endorsed by a national progressive organization that supports my plan to materially change the criminal justice system that has had a disproportionately negative effect on poor people, immigrants, and black and brown people” Afeef said. “With the help of Real Justice PAC we can organize the community to create a criminal justice system in Kane County that is focused on just and fair prosecution, and we can end the failed ‘convict and incarcerate’ model.”
Real Justice PAC is the latest endorsement that Afeef has received. Real Justice PAC joins the Progressives of Kane County, a grassroots organization supporting progressive values and candidates committed to bringing progressive policies to Kane County and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi who has long been a champion of workers’ rights and criminal justice reform.