The RISE Act, SB 966 (Mitchell), is making national headlines! This morning, Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, writes in the Los Angeles Times about why California must pass SB 966 and begin treating our communities with care, compassion, and concern — not cages.
The RISE Act would repeal the three-year sentence enhancement for prior drug convictions. It fell just three votes short of a majority in the Senate two weeks ago, but gets one more chance to make it through this year.
“Automatically adding years to a drug sentence is a weapon of individual and community destruction disguised as an expression of concern,” she says.
Please share Michelle Alexander’s wise words with your friends, family, and state representatives! Our primary targets are the five Democrats who abstained from the vote: Sens. Hueso, Jackson, Hertzberg, Wolk, and Mendoza. Find out who your Senator is by clicking here.