GOOD NEWS!!! Today California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2590, the Restorative Justice Act, into law.
Families of incarcerated people joined cosponsors of SB 1157 to urge Governor Brown to sign this bill that protects in-person visits to family members in jails. Watch the video of this event.
A California billionaire and the widow of a slain San Leandro police officer have both decided that the death penalty doesn't create a safe community.
The California Catholic Conference has created a set of resources that can be used to help pastors and parishes learn about and support Proposition 62 on the November ballot. This is the initiative to end the use of the death penalty in California. Resources include homily aids, talking points and Prayers of the Faithful.
The California Catholic Conference is proud to be a co-sponsor, along with other faith leaders, of AB 2590 Sentencing: Restorative Justice, authored by Dr. Shirley Weber (D-San Diego).
After eight months of work, this week AB 2590, our restorative justice bill, passed out of the Senate and Assembly and is now heading to the Governor’s desk. So now is the time for you and all your organizations to begin sending letters of support to the Governor. Attached is a sample letter for your use.
Franciscans Against the Death Penalty will hold weekly vigils at the Earl Warren Building in San Francisco beginning Wednesday, August 31. From noon to 1pm, participants will pass out flyers and talk with people about the death penalty and the proposition that is on the November ballot in California. They invite all to join this opportunity to bear witness to justice, walk in love, and walk humbly with God.