Thank you for all your letters, calls, personal testimony and meetings with legislators in districts and in Sacramento.
Together, we passed AB 2298 out of the State Assembly!
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.
MUCH LOVE TO ALL THE ORGANIZATIONS WHO HELPED TO PUSH AB 2298 FORWARD! (Logos on the flyer attached)
JOIN NEXT WEEK’S AB2298 COALITION CALL, THURSDAY, JUNE 9TH AT 10:00AM (AND TWICE A MONTH):
AB 2298 COALITION CALLS ARE BIWEEKLY, THURSDAYS AT 10:00AM: June 9, June 23, Break for legislative recess in July unless needed, August 4, August 18, September 1, September 15, September 29, October 13.