As we protest white supremacy in the streets this weekend in California, we must also protest white supremacy in our criminal justice system.
Right now, 63% of people in our jails have never been convicted of a crime, and are only there because they cannot afford bail. Our Jewish community is helping change that in California.
On Wednesday, the transformative money bail reform bill (SB 10) will be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, and we need your help.
The Chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee, Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, has supported bail reform and is an amazing advocate for working families and mothers, climate change, and voting rights. She supports fixing our bail system, but with increasing pressure from the bail lobby to block or water it down, we want to make sure she keeps the bill as strong as possible.