AB 1876 Passes California State Assembly!

The group photo is with California State Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan and a delegation that includes several CIVIC volunteers.

Hundreds of volunteers gathered in Sacramento, California, on May 19th to lobby for AB 1876.  The following Friday, May 23rd, AB 1876 passed the California State Assembly! Now on to the Senate.  

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the bill, it will reduce the cost of phone calls for people detained and imprisoned across California by eliminating the abililty of phone companies and sheriff’s departments to profit from charging families exorbitant rates. 
 
This recent article in the nation provides a great background on the issue AB 1876 seeks to address: http://www.thenation.com/article/179775/dialing-dollars-how-county-jails-profit-immigrant-detainees
 
Congratulations everyone and thank you for all of your support!