04.05.2019

DID YOU KNOW? April 8-9 > ACLU Lobby Day, March & Rally in support of AB 392 - WILL YOU BE THERE

DID YOU KNOW? April 8-9 > ACLU Lobby Day, March & Rally in support of AB 392 - WILL YOU BE THERE

DID YOU KNOW? We NEED YOU to SHOW UP and SHOW OUT for the California Act to SAVE LIVES for ALL of US! CHANGE CALIFORNIA’S DEADLY USE OF FORCE LAW

Citizens of Sacramento and throughout California must stand up, take notice, READ, and show SUPPORT for AB 392, which would update an antiquated law from 1872 to change the legal standard for police use of deadly force.  Police officers should avoid using deadly force whenever possible. But, right now, officers can legally use deadly force and kill someone even when they have other alternatives. AB 392: The California Act to Save Lives, introduced this year by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), will make clear that police officers should only use deadly force when they don’t have other options. It is a common-sense bill modeled after best practices already in place in some departments – and that we now work to reduce police killings and save lives. To read more, go to: https://www.aclusocal.org/en/acttosavelives

There are 2 special events being held on Mon-4/8 and Tues-4/9 to support and get AB 392 passed - see VIP details below. SPREAD THE WORD to all those who are able to attend.

MONDAY, APRIL 8 is the ACLU Lobby Day, March & Rally

10:20 am  Meet at the Holiday Inn plaza on K Street (outside the gift shop in the lobby). People can park in the parking garage next to the Holiday Inn.  Signs/posters will be distributed at this location.

10:30 am  People will be marching from the Holiday Inn down Capitol Mall, then turning left on 10th St., then turning right on L St.

10:45 am  Marchers arrive at the North Steps of the Capitol (L & 11th Streets). Brass band welcomes rally participants. Signs and posters will be distributed at this location as well.

11:00 am  Program starts and peakers include:

  • Abre’ Conner, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Northern California
  • Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), AB 392 co-author
  • Ciara Smith, cousin of Diante Yarber, who was killed by Barstow police last year
  • Kendrick Sampson, activist and actor from hit shows How to Get Away with Murder and Insecure
  • Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), AB 392 author

11:30 am Program ends. Lunch served. Food and water will be available for all rally participants.

CLICK HERE to download the full press release

TUESDAY, APRIL 9th is the Assembly Public Safety Committee Hearing of AB 392 at the State Capitol in Hearing Room 4202 @ 8:30 a.m in Sacramento. It is highly suggested you show up at 8 am to get a “good seat” for the hearing. Be prepared, it will be a LONG morning as the purpose is to get the Bill voted out of committee, so we can go to the next step for getting AB 392 passed.

Assemblymember Shirley Weber AB 392

Family members of Stephon Clark and many others are depending on this “vital” vote to save our lives. Please support the ACLU and Assemblymember Shirley Weber on Mon-4/8 and Tues-4/9.

CLICK HERE to TAKE ACTION: TELL YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS TO SUPPORT AB 392

For more information, contact Daisy Vieyra at
dvieyra@acluca.org or call (916) 824-3266.

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