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Archive for August, 2011

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Murder Victim Family Members and Families of Youth Sentenced to LWOP Join Together

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

On August 17th, murder victim family members and family members of youth sentenced to LWOP joined together with  students and others at the Capitol in support of SB 9. Groups met with legislators and staff and told their personal stories, explaining why theysupport fair sentencing for youth.

Bill Passes in Committee

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Senate Bill 9 passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee on August 17th. After the hearing, groups of murder victim familty members, family members of youth sentenced to LWOP, students, aand others walked the hallways, urging passage of the bill.  It now heads to the Assembly for a vote of the full Assembly. On the 17th,

Important Hearing Set August 17th at 9:00a.m.

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Please come to a hearing about SB 9 before the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, August 17th at 9:00a.m.  The hearing will take place in Room 4202. Supporters will meet in front of Room 4074 at 8:45 and walk over to the hearing together. If you are able to be there, please let us know by sending an email to ecalvin@hrw.org with the subject line “8/17/11.”

California Medical Association Supports SB 9!

Thursday, August 11th, 2011