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Assemblymember Ash Kalra’s Racial Justice Act Passes Senate

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SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill 2542 (AB 2542), also known as the California Racial Justice Act, which will assert civil rights in the California court system and address racial discrimination that leads to unfair convictions and sentencing, has passed out of the Senate on a 26-10 vote. The bill’s author, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), released the following statement:

“With the Senate’s passage of the Racial Justice Act, we are another step closer to getting this bill signed into law, but the fight is not over. We have less than six hours to get this measure back over to the Assembly and I urge my colleagues to support AB 2542 when it is heard on the floor. Now is time to confront racism in our courts, and uphold justice and the Constitutional rights of equality for all Californians.”