Read why Michelle Alexander supports SB 966, the RISE Act

Dear Supporter,

The RISE Act, SB 966 (Mitchell), is making national headlines! This morning, Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, writes in the Los Angeles Times about why California must pass SB 966 and begin treating our communities with care, compassion, and concern — not cages.

Read her powerful op-ed and share it widely!

The RISE Act would repeal the three-year sentence enhancement for prior drug convictions. It fell just three votes short of a majority in the Senate two weeks ago, but gets one more chance to make it through this year.

Michelle Alexander writes that “thousands of families have been broken apart and communities throughout the state have been destabilized” by our punitive drug laws.

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