We are still waiting for SB 219, the Alternative Custody Program Bill, to be signed by the Governor — and he only has three more days to make that happen.
The Alternative Custody Program (ACP) allows eligible incarcerated parents to finish their sentences outside of prison so they can care for their families.
Can you help us out?
2) Call the Governor’s Office at (916)445-2841.
Script: Hello, my name is [NAME] and I am calling to strongly request Governor Brown’s signature on SB 219. The impact of a parent’s incarceration, particularly that of a primary caregiver, is devastating to children. I urge Governor Brown to stop the cycle of incarceration, support family reunification, and help families obtain economic, social, emotional, and family security.
Let’s continue to celebrate the progress we are making towards bringing our loved ones home.
We believe in programs and services for all. We believe in reunifying families torn apart by state violence. Through your support we can #KeepFamiliesTogether and build strong communities.
P.S. Thanks to those of you that participated in our Letter to the editor action. Check out this letter that was placed in the Bay Area News!