Archive for May, 2016

Take Action to Pass SB 2298: E-Mail and Tweet Assemblymember Gonzalez!

Friday, May 27th, 2016

AB 2298 Im not your label YJC Bill

Together, we can pass AB 2298! This historic bill will:

Ensure people of all ages right to notification, right to challenge designation with the law enforcement agency, and right to appeal to a neutral party if they are added to a shared gang database (including but not limited to CalGang); automatically removes someone from a database if they have no conviction related to gang within three years (i.e. a violation of the STEP Act); and requires the state to release data every year of numbers and demographics on additions and removals from gang databases.

1. RIGHT NOW, PLEASE TAKE 5 MINUTES TO E-MAIL AND TWEET ASSEMBLYMEMBER LORENA GONZALEZ – CHAIR OF ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS – AND URGE HER TO GET AB 2298 OUT OF APPROPRIATIONS AND ON TO THE ASSEMBLY FLOOR!

E-mail her. Connect with her here:
asmdc.org/members/a80/contact/contact-lorena

Enter your name and contact information, including your organization. Under comments, add this message along with any personal story or additional message you might want to share:

“Please get AB 2298 (Weber) out of Approriations! Guarantee everyone the right to be notified if they are added to a shared gang database, the right to appeal that designation, and require CA State DOJ

Pass AB 2298 (Gang Databases) Coalition Call Thursday 5/26 (Tomorrow) at 10AM

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

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AB 2298 Im not your label YJC Bill

JOIN THE COALITION CALLS TO PASS AB 2298!

TOMORROW (5/26) at 10:00AM & TWICE A MONTH:

The call-in number is: (712) 770-4010 Access Code: 435-742

AB 2298 COALITION CALLS ARE BIWEEKLY, THURSDAYS AT 10AM, Tomorrow, May 26, June 9, June 23, Break for legislative recess in July unless needed, August 4, August 18, September 1, September 15, September 29, October 13.

THANK YOU IF YOU ALREADY SENT IN A LETTER IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL. IF NOT…

PLEASE WRITE A LETTER TO THE CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY:

SAMPLE LETTER

Date

Honorable Anthony Rendon
Speaker, California State Assembly
State Capitol, Room 219, Sacramento, CA 95814

Re: Support for Assembly Bill 2298 – Weber – Gang Databases – Accuracy, Consistency and Transparency

Dear Assemblymember Rendon:

Name Your Organization is honored to be a supporter of Assembly Bill 2298, which will require local law enforcement departments to notify people when they are added to a shared gang database, including the statewide CalGang Database; enable people to inquire as to their status on a database, to challenge their designation if they are no longer involved or have never belonged to a gang, to have a clear process for removal, and to be notified if they …

Tuesday 5/24/16: Demand Youth Protection and Youth Investment at LA Police Commission

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

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CONTACT:

Tanisha Denard, (310) 400-4768
Maritza Galvez, (323) 706-1780
Or by e-mail at action@youth4justice.org

Los Angeles Youth Demand that Police Commission Protect and Invest in Young People

What: 9:30AM LAPD Police Commission Hearing followed by Statement to the Media at 12:00PM

Where: LAPD Headquarters, 100 West First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Who: Youth who have been regularly impacted by aggressive policing and the lack of investment in communities.

Youth will appeal to the LA Police Commissioners and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck for protection and financial support to prevent and reduce youth arrest, detention and incarceration, as well as use of force against LA residents. Black and brown youth are the overwhelming victims of both aggressive policing and an over-reliance on spending for law enforcement – currently nearly 54% of the City budget. The LAPD budget is 70 times higher than what Los Angeles spends on youth development! And this year, Mayor Garcetti has proposed a $180 million increase to the police budget.

The Youth Justice Coalition is calling for:

1. The Police Commission to support the LA for Youth Campaign – create a City Department for Youth Development and transfer of 5% of the LAPD and City Attorney’s budget …