Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty gets sworn in on a copy of March
It looks like Congressman Robert Garcia isn’t the only person to be sworn in on a comic. Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty took her oath on a copy of the graphic novel March.
Hennepin County, located in Minnesota, elected Moriarty as county attorney after she helped spotlight racial profiling in her community continuing the fight depicted in March. Early in her career she was a public defender and after 25 years was selected as the county’s chief public defender overseeing 45,000 cases per year. There, she and her team exposed inequities in the criminal legal system in the county. Moriarty won the County Attorney position with 36.36% of the vote in a seven way race.
March is the award-winning graphic novel co-written by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin with art by Nate Powell about Lewis’ experiences during the Civil Rights movement.