Hey, y’all. One of our Women's Policy Institute bills, #SB1393 authored by Senator Holly Mitchell restores judicial discretion to the five-year prior felony enhancement, and may go up for Senate floor vote tomorrow morning. If you have capacity, can you support us by calling and Tweeting these senators?? Contact info, sample call script, and sample Tweets below!
Call Sen Galgiani at: (916) 651-4005
Call Sen Portantino at: (818) 409-0400
Call Sen Anderson at: (916) 651-4038
Script: “My name is _____, and I live in _____, California. I am calling to say that I support Senate Bill 1393, related to sentence enhancements for prior convictions. California wastes too much money by locking people up for very long periods of time, when it should be investing in services we need in our communities. We want fairness in our courts. Please let my Senator know that I strongly support this bill.”
Here’s another way that you can help!
Tweet to @SenatorGalgiani, @JoelAndersonCA, and @Portantino to urge them to vote yes on SB 1393.
Support #SB1393 to end discriminatory mandatory sentencing for prior convictions. #FairSentencing
Drastic sentences impede rehabilitation and treatment and worsen the odds of successful reentry #KeepFamiliesTogether #SB1393