Wednesday 2/08/17 Next Coalition Meeting to Make AB2298 and SB458 Real and Challenge Harmful “Gang Suppression” Policies

PLEASE JOIN US WEDNESDAY, 2/08/17

TO CONITNUE TO MAKE AB2298 AND SB458 REAL, TO PUSH FOR ADDITIONAL LEGISLATIVE VICTORIES THIS YEAR, AND TO BUILD A STATEWIDE COALITION TO CHALLENGE GANG DATABASES, GANG INJUNCTIONS, GANG ENHANCEMENTS, AND DEPORTATION/CRIMMIGRATION.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017, 3-5PM
LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL
919 Albany St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Just north of Olympic Blvd. a few blocks west of the 110 Freeway in the Pico Union community of Los Angeles

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. Finalize language for AB 990 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. Push forward on SB 54 to separate CalGangs and other shared gang databases from ICE
C. Updates and action needed on other immigrant protection bills moving through the State Legislature

2. Coalition Action Plan for 2017

3. Finalization of Coalition’s Name and Logo

Please e-mail action@youth4justice.org with any questions, comments or additional agenda requests.

ABOUT AB 2298 and SB 458

THIS COALITION GROWS OUT OF THE WORK OF THE PASS AB 2298 COALITION. IN 2017, ASSEMBLY BILL 2298 WAS SIGNED INTO LAW!!!

UNDER THE NEW LAW, AB2298 WILL: (1) Ensure people of all ages right to notification, right to challenge designation with the law enforcement agency, and right to appeal to Superior Court if they are added to a shared gang database (including but not limited to CalGang); and (2) Require the State of California to release data every year covering the numbers and demographics of people added or removed from shated gang databases.  AB2298 built on another law we passed in 2012 – SB 458 – that gave these rights to youth under 18. 

BUT WE HAVE TO FIGHT FURTHER TO MAKE SURE THESE LAWS ARE FOLLOWED.  BASED ON BOTH OUR OWN EXPERIENCES AND THE STATE AUDIT THAT WE FOUGHT FOR – WE KNOW THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS NOT COMPLIED WITH SB 458.

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