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Archive for September, 2013

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Happy SB 260 passed? Take a few minutes to call those who supported it.

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

If you are grateful that California has taken a step in the right direction by passing SB 260, please take a few minutes to call your Assembly Member and Senator, and drop an email to Governor Brown. Go to the TAKE ACTION page. It’s very quick, and it’s important (more…)


Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Giving hope to thousands of youth sentenced to adult prison terms, their families, and our communities, Governor Brown signed SB 260 into law tonight!!


Monday, September 16th, 2013

Do you care about youth with long adult prison sentences? Take action, write the Governor. SB 260 means hope and a real chance to earn parole for 5,000+ youth who have been sentenced to adult prison terms. Governor Brown has to not veto the bill for it to become law. Tell him why you think it is important. Go to the TAKE ACTION page on this website for a form letter to make your own.

SB 260 Passed in the Senate! Now it is up to the Governor.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

On Tuesday 9/10/13 the California Senate passed SB 260, and the bill cleared its final legislative hurdle, having passed in both the Senate and the Assembly. But to become law, the Governor must not veto the bill. Governor Brown has until October 11, 2013 to sign or veto SB 260.

You can help by thanking Assembly Members!

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

We need help right now in thanking Assembly Members who voted yes on SB 260 last week. Give a quick call or send a note! Go to the TAKE ACTION page to get a list with phone numbers. It is fast and easy.

SB 260 Passes 52 to 24 in the Assembly!!!

Friday, September 6th, 2013

SB 260 passed a tremendous hurdle in the State Assembly on Friday, September 6th. Go to “TAKE ACTION” on this website to help us with the next step! Next week SB 260 goes for a vote before the Senate and must pass there. If it does, the last thing required to become law is the signature of the Governor.

SB 260 will be voted on this Friday! Join us there or by TV

Friday, September 6th, 2013

On Friday, 9/6/13, the California Assembly is likely to vote on SB 260. The session starts at 10:00. Please join us in the Assembly gallery if you can, or watch the vote on “Cal Channel.” Click here: http://www.calchannel.com/live-webcast/ and then click “Assembly Floor Session” Friday at 10:00a.m. We cannot say for sure when the bill will be heard, it could be any time during the day.

We need 41 votes for it to pass in the Assembly. If it does, it will then have to go to the Senate for one, final vote. Then, the Governor’s office would be the last stop.

We will also text the outcome by Twitter. You get our texts sent to your phone by just sending a text message to: 40404, and the text: follow fairsentencing. It’s free, although your regular text charges will apply. You do not need a “smart phone.”