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Block Jail Expansion in Alhambra, CA Tomorrow, 3/17/17

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Two days after former Sheriff Baca is found guilty and the block on the list of the #300Problematic deputies is still in place–the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors is planning an “Industry Day Forum.”

This Industry Day Forum is planned to provide information to construction related firms (large and small) that are interested in building the replacement to Men’s Central Jail.

With all that is happening in our county to incarcerate and deport our people and the recent deaths in our jail we know that NO MORE JAILS is the solution.

Join us Friday at 8:30 am to let all these construction companies know that Angelinos do not want this jail.

When: Friday, March 17 at 8:30 am
Where: 900 South Fremont Ave. Alhambra, CA 91803 (Conference Center)
What to wear: Please wear your No More Jails shirt!

LA No More Jails organizers will be out in full force including Critical Resistance LA, CURB, Dignity and Power Now, Gender Justice LA, Immigrant Youth Coalition and Youth Justice Coalition.

We need you Friday. And check out the recent coverage on our #MillionDollarHoods tool.

Let’s stop this jail plan now,

L.A. No More Jails

Support Letters Due Today for SB 394 – End Youth Life Without Parole

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

1. Please use the sample letter below to write, SIGN and send a letter of support for SB 394 (Youth Life Without Parole – Compliance with US Supreme Court Ruling) by the end of today – Tuesday, March 14th.  Please e-mail us a copy of your letter at action@youth4justice.org and we can make sure it gets registered for next week’s hearing.

2. If you can be in Sacramento on Tuesday, March 21st, please come to the Senate Public Safety Committee Hearing to support the bill: 9:30AM, California State Capitol, John L. Burton Hearing Room – #4203 on the 4th Floor of the “New Wing”

Sample Letter of Support – Copy on to your group’s letterhead, add to the Letter where you see yellow highlights, sign it and fax it to Senate Public Safety –(916) 445-4688, and e-mail us a copy – action@youth4justice.org  Thank you!!!

March 14, 2017

The Honorable Nancy Skinner
California State Senator
Chairperson, Senate Public Safety Committee
State Capitol, Room 2031
Sacramento, CA  95814
Fax: (916) 445-4688

RE: Support for Senate Bill 394 (Lara) Youth Life Without Parole – Compliance with US Montgomery v. Louisiana

Dear Chairperson Skinner:

Name your organization …

Wednesday – 03/08/17 – Coalition Meeting to Challenge Gang Databases that Prioritize People for Deportation

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

JOIN US TODAY, WEDNESDAY, 3/08/17:

TO CONTINUE TO MAKE AB2298 AND SB458 REAL, TO PUSH FOR ADDITIONAL LEGISLATIVE VICTORIES THIS YEAR, TO BUILD A STATEWIDE COALITION TO CHALLENGE GANG DATABASES, GANG INJUNCTIONS, GANG ENHANCEMENTS, AND DEPORTATION/CRIMMIGRATION AND TO PROTECT AGAINST FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ACCESSING LOCAL GANG DATABASES.     

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017, 3-5PM
NATIONAL IMMIGRATION LAW CENTER
3435 Wilshire Blvd #1600, Los Angeles, CA 90010

IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE MEETING,
PLEASE CALL IN:
(712) 770-4010 / Access Code – 435-742

Meeting Agenda

1. Continued work on legislation for 2017

A. Sharing final language and support letter template for AB 90 to push for a moratorium on the use of CalGang until concerns raised by the audit are addressed; to push for DOJ oversight of shared gang databases inclusing CalGang; and to strengthen the purge process

B. Building a strategy to challenge SB 505, a watered down gang database administration bill introduced by the statewide association of Police Chiefs and authored by Senator Mendoza to compete with AB 90.

C. Updates on changes to SB 54 that requires that prison and jail administrators (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and County Sheriff’s as well as those local …