Last year, we successfully passed the Racial Justice Act to combat discrimination based on race, ethnicity, or national origin in criminal sentences and convictions. Now we need your help to extend the Racial Justice Act to ensure that it protects all Californians. The bill has passed through all Assembly committees and now faces a critical vote of the full Assembly. Act now to urge your Assemblymember to vote YES on the California Racial Justice Act for All (AB 256, Kalra).
The Racial Justice Act was the first step toward eliminating racism in our criminal justice system, but it does not go far enough. Right now, people with criminal convictions from before January 1, 2021 are not covered. The new Racial Justice Act for All will extend the Racial Justice Act protections to those who have already been harmed by unjust convictions and sentences. We need your help to pass this bill and ensure equal access to the law for everyone.
We know all too well that racism and discrimination are nothing new. Those with prior, racially-biased convictions and sentences deserve equal justice under the law and have waited long enough for relief. We cannot let anyone suffer a moment longer from unfair treatment by the courts. The Racial Justice Act for All is up for a crucial vote – tell your Assemblymember to vote YES on the Racial Justice Act for All.