SITUATION: September 30, 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 2542, the California Racial Justice Act (CRJA), which expands opportunities for defendants to challenge racial bias in their convictions—but it excludes judgements before January 1, 2021.
SITUATION: New bill AB 256, Racial Justice for All (authored by Ash Kalra, Dem, District 27) would expand the use of CRJA to convictions prior to this date, as well as procedures undertaken while the accused was a minor. This bill has passed the California State Senate and Assembly.
ACTION: Urge Governor Newsom to take the step from Racial Justice to RACIAL JUSTICE FOR ALL by signing AB 256.
ACTION: Share this message with friends and colleagues in California.
Governor Gavin Newsom
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