We have three opportunities during the next 30 days to Show Up – Stand Up – Speak Up.
Our first opportunity is in Sacramento on April 24 when the Senate Public Safety Committee will consider Senate Bill 1143. If passed, that bill would require registrants convicted of an offense involving a minor to disclose their status as a registrant to potential landlords as well as to home sellers if the property is within one-quarter mile of a school or a park. The penalty for not making such a disclosure is that the landlord could break a lease or the home seller could break a home sales contract.
Registrants, family members and supporters are encouraged to join ACSOL on April 24 no later than 8:45 a.m. at the Starbucks restaurant, 1123 12th Street, across from the State Capitol. Or you can meet us outside Room 3191 in the Capitol where the hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.
Our second opportunity is in Torrance on May 8 when four defendants who brutally murdered a registrant will face a preliminary hearing. That hearing is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. in Dept. 4 of the Torrance Courthouse, 825 Maple Avenue. We will conduct a press conference immediately after the preliminary hearing in order to highlight the District Attorney’s refusal to properly charge the defendants as well as the dangers posed by the California Megan’s Law website.
Our third opportunity is in Sacramento on May 9 when the Assembly Elections Committee will
consider Assembly Bill 2839 that would disenfranchise hundreds of patients at Coalinga State Hospital. This bill was introduced after patients at that hospital successfully defeated a sales tax increase.
Registrants, family members and supporters are encouraged to join ACSOL on May 9 no later than 8:30 a.m. at the Starbucks restaurant, 1123 12th Street, across from the State Capitol. Or you can meet us outside Room 444 in the Capitol where the hearing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
The time is NOW for you to actively participate in this worthy cause. We need YOU to Show Up – Stand Up – Speak Up because together we can break free of the punishment being experienced by more than 105,000 registrants and their families in the state of California.
— by Janice Bellucci
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