Criminal Justice Reform
We need a justice system that ensures that people feel safe in their homes and communities while acknowledging that our system disproportionately affects people of color, and low-income communities. In Congress, Marilyn has voted for legalizing marijuana and banning cash bail for non-violent offenses, and is seeking to end the school-to-prison pipeline. Marilyn has also voted to increase funding for police forces and training in the South Sound and throughout the country.
As Mayor, Marilyn endorsed I-940, the voter approved state-wide initiative requiring police de-escalation training and redefining intent in cases of use of deadly force. She also lobbied for and supported increased Department of Justice funding in support of community-based policing.