Aiken Area Progressive

Progressive blog for the Central Savannah River Area.

Month: June, 2019

Sex work ally Tiffany Cabán wins election to become Dem nominee for Queens District Attorney

New York City — Tiffany Cabán, the candidate who made sex worker rights a major part of her campaign, has won the election to become the Democratic nominee for District Attorney in Queens.

With 99% of the vote in, Cabán led by 1,100 votes over Melinda Katz.

Sex worker rights, much like marijuana legalization three years prior, is an issue that Democrats can no longer ignore. And it showed in New York on Tuesday night.

“We won the Queens district attorney’s office!” Ms. Caban told supporters Tuesday night. “They said we could not win, but we did it, y’all.”

Ms. Cabán constantly railed against the system. She called it unfair for those who are not as fortunate.

“As a public defender, I saw every single day in court that if you were black, if you were brown, if you were low-income, if you were an immigrant, if you were a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, the system wasn’t on your side,” she said.

The elections were a result of longtime District Attorney Richard Brown’s death. He died in May at 86 years of age.

Breaking: boy struck by lightning in Statesboro

Statesboro — A seven-year-old boy is in the hospital after being struck by cloud to ground lightning.

The strike hit the tree, and then travelled along the ground. The ground current then zapped the boy.

The incident happened on COLLEGE ST.

June is Lightning Safety Awareness Month.

WSAV-DT News 3

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