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Criminal Justice Reform Rally

LA-Area Political Luminaries to Help Rally Community Members for A New Model of Public Safety, Start the 10-Day Countdown to Nov. 4 Voting

Justice Not Jails, an interfaith project targeting racialized mass incarceration in California, has announced that several prominent area political leaders will headline a special event to be held at Holman United Methodist Church on the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 25—just ten days before the Nov. 4 general election.

Titled “Turning the Page for Justice,” the event will feature two panels: one focused on the national picture regarding criminal justice reform, the other focused on special challenges in California and LA County. Rep. Karen Bass, Rep. Tony Cardenas, and legal scholar Kareem Crayton will address the national concerns with ACLU’s Hector Villagra moderating. State Sen. Holly Mitchell and Assembly members Isadore Hall III and Reggie Jones-Sawyer Sr. will review opportunities and challenges in California, with Lynne Lyman of the Drug Policy Alliance and the LA Regional Re-Entry Partnership moderating this panel. The event concludes with a workshop led by Community Coalition’s Karren Lane on promoting and turning out voters for Prop 47.

If the voters pass it on Nov. 4, Prop 47 will dramatically change the criminal justice landscape in California by reclassifying six current felony offenses (all nonviolent) to misdemeanors. The money saved from jailing far fewer people will then be directed to enrichment programs at schools with high numbers of at-risk kids and to community mental health services.

This is a FREE event. It will be live streamed, but community members are strongly urged to attend in person and to commit themselves to help “turn the page” on Nov. 4 and after.

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What: “Turning the Page for Justice” – a Community Rally for Criminal Justice Reform

Where: Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles

When: Saturday, Oct. 25, 2PM – 4:30PM

Who: U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas, State Sen. Holly Mitchell, Assemblyman Isadore Hall III, Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Sr. – plus an array of other community leaders including Lynne Lyman of the Drug Policy Alliance, Karren Lane of the Community coalition, and Hector Villagra of the ACLU of Southern California.

Contact: Rev. Peter Laarman, Justice Not Jails. 626-644-3122.

Criminal Justice Reform Rally