We have exciting news to share, R:J community!
Senate Bill 1437 , a bill to amend California's felony murder rule, passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee today!
This life & tax dollar-saving legislation is headed to the Assembly Floor, where the final vote is scheduled to take place by August 31st.
Dozens of office visits and calls have been made, hundreds of support letters have been sent, thousands of signatures from across California, the country, and the world have been received. Yet,
YOUR voice is needed now more than ever to get the bill past this last hurdle. Please reach out to your Assemblymember below and urge them to vote AYE on SB 1437 to bring fairness and proportionate sentencing to our justice system.
We hope to see you at the big rally at the State Capitol on Tuesday, August 21st (more information below).
SAVE THE DATE: ACTION DAY IN SACRAMENTO
JOIN THE RALLY to rectify the injustice of the felony murder rule and support reform and relief through SB 1437! This is a call for family members of affected loved ones to show up and show their support.
Senator Skinner is asking for those in attendance to bring pictures of their loved ones to show the faces of who this barbaric rule impacts and who this bill will help.
On the Steps of the California State Capitol
Tuesday, August 21st at 10 AM
10th and L Streets
Sacramento, CA 95814
SB 1437 ON THE NATIONAL RADAR.
Read the Latest Associated Press Coverage on SB 1437
Continue Building Awareness on #SB1437 via #SocialMedia.
Our Assemblymembers are paying attention. Let them know why we need to pass SB 1437 to reform California's unjust felony murder rule by spreading the word on social media using the hashtag, #SB1437. Sample posts are available for use below!
Thank you for continuing to stand with us to improve public safety, create healthier communities, and protect vulnerable populations.
The Re:store Justice Team