"I RAISE UP MY VOICE -- NOT SO THAT I CAN SHOUT, BUT SO THAT THOSE WITHOUT A VOICE CAN BE HEARD."
Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate.
We need to find our voices and speak out for the vulnerable in Contra Costa County. Please do it today. Look at the last item to learn how to tell your story.
Last Friday ended the CA Legislative session and SB 1393 passed! SB 1393 will restore judicial discretion and eliminate one of the most commonly used sentencing enhancements, the nickel prior. This is when a person is given 5 additional years to their sentence because they have a prior conviction. It is wrong to maintain a system that sentences people for past mistakes and forbids judges from tailoring a sentence to an individual’s case and culpability.
The Multi-faith ACTION Coalition and other justice advocates reached out to Assembly member Tim Grayson about SB 1393 and we are happy to report that he voted with the majority to pass the bill. Thank you, Assm. Grayson!!
Now, we need Governor Brown to sign SB1393 into law! Here are a few things that you can do to let him know that you want this bill to become law.
Call Governor Brown's office! Simply let them know that you are a California resident and that you urge Governor Brown's signature on SB 1393. Tel: (916) 445- 2841.