We're going back to Sacramento to bring our power and truth to the Capitol! Join us on this year's Ella Baker Center Lobby Day; RSVP.
We will be offering free transportation and food but you must RSVP. You do not have to prior lobbying or policy experience to join. Join us for a full day event! We will be meeting and leaving from Oakland.
Our member-led teams will speak directly with policymakers on key bills that impact our membership family including:
- SB 144 (Holly Mitchell– LA) – Ends court fines and fees. This bill stops many of the fines and fees people face in court that hurt people without means the most.
- SB 136 (Scott Weiner– SF) – Repealing the 1-year enhancement. Sentence enhancements like the 1-year stack extra time against those without means and those communities that are targeted by law enforcement. We're going to the Capitol to get rid of it.
- AB 45 (Mark Stone– Santa Cruz) – Eliminating medical copays in prisons and jails. Prisons and jails charge a fee before you can see a doctor even though people locked up make pennies a day if anything at all. Folks inside are going without other basic needs because jails and prisons put them in medical debt. This bill will help everyone locked-up in California when it is law.
We're also holding trainings to talk about any bill that impacts us! Contact Derick@ellabakercenter.org for more details.