TODAY THROUGH MONDAY (1/29) MORNING!!!
Tell your Assemblymember to vote yes on AB 535!
Currently, California law allows people with felony convictions to vote and to become attorneys, yet it permanently bans people with even one felony from serving on a jury. The right to serve on a jury is an important badge of citizenship – one that California currently denies to about 4 million people. Because of racial inequality in the criminal legal system, current law ensures that people of color in particular will have less access to the jury box and systematically prevents us from having juries that fairly and accurately reflect the makeup of our communities.
AB 535 would automatically restore the right to serve on a jury in California to people with felony convictions, once they are finished with parole or Post Release Community Supervision. The bill needs to pass out of the Assembly by next week to survive the 2018 legislative cycle.
Please call these target Assemblymembers from NOW UNTIL MONDAY MORNING (1/29) and tell them to VOTE YES ON AB 535! If you live in one of the districts below, be sure to mention when you call that you are a constituent of the member and you support jury service for people with convictions!
- Assemblymember Burke; (916) 319-2062 ; District 62 (Western and Southern LA)
- Assemblymember Cooley;(916) 319-2008; District 08 (Eastern Sacramento)
- Assemblymember Daly; (916) 319-2069; District 69 (Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange, Santa Ana)
- Assemblymember Garcia; (916) 319-2056 ; District 56 (Imperial County and Coachella Valley)
- Assemblymember Grayson; (916) 319-2014; District 14 (Parts of Contra Costa and Solano Counties)
- Assemblymember Low; (916) 319-2028; District 28 (Western Santa Clara County)
- Assemblymember Medina; (916) 319-2061; District 61 (Riverside County)
- Assemblymember Rodriguez; (916) 319-2052; District 52 (Pomona, Chino, Montclair, Ontario)
- Assemblymember Rubio; (916) 319-2048; District 48 (Eastern San Gabriel Valley)
Thank you for your support!!!