Call to Action: "No" to anti-protest bills
SF 803 (Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance bill) contains two anti-protest provisions: one increases the charges for obstructing a highway or near an airport to a gross misdemeanor; the other makes it a crime to block transit. The punishment for both will be up to a year in prison and $3000 in charges. These actions are already illegal, and the new provisions are excessive and unnecessarily penalize protestors, and appear to be aimed at silencing the voices of groups like Black Lives Matter.
The bill also contains a provision that allows the state to use for-profit, private prisons. Prisons should be focused on rehabilitation, not keeping beds full to maximize profits.
Contact the Governor and Lt Governor to let them know why you think these provisions are wrong and should be vetoed.