Write a Letter to Support AB 1008 / Ban the Box!

Dear friends and allies,

Thank you for your interest in advancing AB 1008 (“Fair Chance Act”) (McCarty). We made it through the Assembly in a close vote earlier this month thanks in large part to your support letters, tweets, calls, visits, and emails. But we’re not finished yet!

The bill was just double-referred to two Senate committees, which means additional letters of support are needed to show the broad popularity of ban the box. Here is a sample support letter.

We ask that you please fill in the missing information, place it on your letterhead, and submit it via email as soon as possible – by June 21st if you can!

1. The Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee has scheduled AB 1008 for a hearing on Wednesday, June 28th at 9:30 am. That means letters of support are due to the Senate Labor Committee by this Wednesday, June 21st.

2. The bill will also go to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and we expect the hearing to be held on Tuesday, July 11th at 1:30 pm.

By June 21st, please email your letters to martha.gutierrez@sen.ca.gov (Senate Labor Committee) and timothy.griffiths@sen.ca.gov (Senate Judiciary Committee) and CC bavery@nelp.org (NELP) and cristina.salazar@asm.ca.gov (Asm. McCarty’s Office).

Please feel free to share this request with other California organizations that might be interested in supporting AB 1008. And thank you again for your support!

Co-sponsors of AB 1008 (NELP, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, All of Us or None, and Time for Change Foundation)