Press Release: Suffolk County District Attorney Candidates Debate Thursday at Hibernian Hall


Roxbury, MA – The Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC) in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts, is pleased to host the next Suffolk County District Attorney candidates’ debate between Massachusetts State Representative, Evandro Carvalho, attorney Linda Champion, Assistant District Attorney, Greg Henning, Roca Director, Shannon McAuliffe and Massachusetts Port Authority Chief Legal Counsel, Rachael Rollins. The event will take place on Thursday, June 7, 2018, from 6:00pm – 8:30pm in Hibernian Hall located at 184 Dudley Street.  Broadcast journalist, Callie Crossley, will moderate the event.

The debate is part of the “What a Difference a DA Makes” campaign launched by ACLU Massachusetts to increase voter awareness about the DA race. District attorneys are the most powerful people in the criminal justice system – and they’re accountable only to voters.

“We are excited to host the upcoming Suffolk County District Attorney debate. This is a dynamic opportunity to share information with our community about where candidates stand on important issues and encourage voter participation.” says MPDC Chief Executive Officer, Jeanne Pinado

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:00pm. It will be livestreamed at Light refreshments provided by Suya Joint will be served.  For more information about the debate, or if you’d like to learn more about MPDC contact MPDC’s Civic Engagement Coordinator, Ed Shoemaker at 617-849-6321 or [email protected].

About Madison Park Development Corporation

Since 1966 MPDC has been an important leader in the revitalization of Roxbury and Dudley Square. As one of the first resident-led organizations to develop affordable housing, it has a well-respected track record of producing high quality housing that is affordable to low and moderate income families. It has developed 1,252 homes that house over 3,000 residents. MPDC is a proven leader in community-driven housing and economic development and provides a wide array of community and arts programs that seek to support a vibrant, healthy Roxbury neighborhood.  To learn more, visit

About American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

Whether it’s achieving full equality for LGBT people, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age of widespread government surveillance, ending mass incarceration, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.

With more than 2 million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., to safeguard everyone’s rights

Media Contact:
Cherrelle Norris, Communications Manager
Madison Park Development Corporation
617.849.6334, [email protected]