Support Letter – ACA 6 – Free the Vote

Submit a letter on behalf of your Indivisible group in support of ACA 6, which places a state constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot that restores voting rights to Californians serving a period of parole in California.

How to submit a letter:

  1. Make a copy of this letter template in support of ACA 6.
  2. Check out our tutorial on how to submit a letter.
  3. Submit the letter using the instructions at the top of the template letter.

Background

Our democracy is rooted in the idea that everyone’s voice matters. However, in violation of these core American values, California continues to lock some people out of the voting booth. Currently, nearly 50,000 people in the Golden State are barred from participating in local, state, and federal elections simply because they are on parole. Because of persistent structural inequalities in our criminal legal system, these community members are disproportionately people of color.

Support Letter – AB 392 and Oppose Letter – SB 230 – Police Use of Deadly Force

Please submit a letter in support of AB 392 and in opposition to SB 230 regarding police use of deadly force in California.

How to submit a letter:

  1. Make a copy of this letter template in support of AB 392.
  2. Make a copy of this letter template in opposition to SB 230.
  3. Check out our tutorial on how to submit a letter.
  4. Submit the letter using the instructions at the top of the template letter.

Background

We did amazing work last year on AB 3131. It would have added transparency into police militarization. Though that bill was ultimately vetoed, we moved it so much further than anyone thought was possible and demonstrated the impact of our collective power.

This year, the California legislature will be considering AB 392 to change the police use of deadly force policy in California — this is the new version of AB 931 from last year, which stalled in the last days of session. Given the high incidence of police shootings in California and their disproportionate impact on people of color, it is important than ever that we stand as allies with the communities most impacted by police violence.