Ensure Racial Justice for All
Pass AB 256
We must extend the protections of the Racial Justice Act to those already impacted by these decisions currently serving out unjust sentences. AB 256 will ensure that everyone is afforded the opportunity to pursue justice. These protections address:
- Intentional bias directed at the defendant by an attorney, judge, juror, law enforcement officer or expert witness.
- Racially coded language used in court, for example, prosecutors comparing the defendant to an animal in a closing argument.
- Racial disparities in charges and convictions.
- Racial disparities in sentences.
RJA for All will ensure that all Black and Brown people have a path to challenge racist sentences – no matter how long ago it was. These individuals deserve justice and they have waited long enough!