by Ivette Alé
It’s time to turn up the heat for SB 1393 (Mitchell) – The Fair and Just Sentencing Reform Act of 2018! SB1393 will be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee this Wednesday, August 15th starting at 9am- Room 4202. I’ve heard through the grapevine that Appropriations is the committee where bills go to die! This bill will bring us more hope for fair sentencing by restoring balance in our courts.
Here are 3 things that you can do to keep SB1393 Alive!
1. Send the Assembly Appropriations Committee a personal letter of support. Click here to send a letter in under 2 min!
2. Make a call to some of our targets in the Assembly Appropriations Committee to urge their support for SB1393!
Ian Calderon 916-319-2057
Ed Chau 916-319-2049
Susan Talamantes Eggman 916-319- 2013
Laura Friedman 916-319-2043
Adrin Nazarian 916-319-2046
Sample Script: “Hi I am calling that I support Senator Holly Mitchell’s legislation, SB 1393, related to sentencing enhancements for prior convictions. We want fairness in our courts. Let’s restore judicial discretion on an enhancement that has been mandatory for too long. Please let my Assemblymember know that I strongly support this bill.”
3. Re-tweet CURB’s tweets in support of SB 1393 tomorrow August 14th between 12-2pm. Follow us @curbprisons
Many of you will be joining the Ella Baker Center Lobby Day tomorrow in Sacramento where we will advocate for SB 1393 and a few other bills that address extreme sentencing and fair chances for formerly incarcerated and convicted people including:
SB 1437 (Skinner) – Accomplice Liability for Felony Murder
SB 1391 (Lara) – Stop Trying California’s Youngest Teens as Adults
AB 2138 (Chiu) – Fair Chance Licensing in California
CURB, we are in the last phase of the legislative cycle. When we make it out of Appropriations, we will need to give the full Assembly floor our best energy in order to bring these important bills to Governor Brown’s desk. Thank you for your advocacy!
Please forward this email to others supporters! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.