by Ivette Alé
Congratulations! California has successfully passed the biggest sentencing reform in the history of the California State Legislature. SB 180 moves out of the Assembly on a 41 to 25 vote and on to the governor’s desk to be signed.
Much appreciation to every person who took the time to make calls, send in letters, forward emails and activate their social media platforms to help advocate for the Repeal of Ineffective Sentencing Enhancements! Special thanks to each amazing organizer who has been so dedicated to this campaign: ACLU of Northern California, California Public Defenders Association, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, Drug Policy Alliance, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Friends Committee on Legislation of California, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children and of course, Senator Holly J. Mitchell! (click and like their FB pages-stay connected with us!)
Drug War Policies and extreme sentencing policies have destabilized our communities for far too long. Today, California has demonstrated that we are not in agreement with Attorney General Jeff Sessions for revitalizing the racist war on drugs. We are committed to a true safe and just society where community care thrives, not punishment and cages. Thank you for your advocacy!
Peace & Power,
Amber-Rose & Ivette
Californians United for a Responsible Budget