EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW
SITUATION: The California Racial Justice for All Act prohibits the State from seeking or obtaining a criminal conviction, or from imposing a sentence, based on race, ethnicity or national origin (AB2542). This landmark Act made it possible for a person charged or convicted of a crime to challenge racial and other specified bias in their case, but it did not apply to judgments or actions before January 1, 2021.
AB256, as Amended would remove this limitation and allow those impacted by unfair convictions and sentences prior to January 1, 2021 to seek redress.
ACTION: Everyone deserves equal justice under the law. Tell the California Senate to pass AB256 when it reconvenes in 2022.
ACTION: Please encourage California friends and colleagues to support this important upcoming legislation.