Today is the day - SB394 is headed for a final vote in the California State Assembly!
For the past year, Ashleigh Carter – formerly incarcerated mother and tireless advocate – has been putting herself and her family on the line by sharing their darkest moments over and over again.
Why? Because when her daughter Asia was only three years old, Ashleigh was sentenced to prison and missed out on some of their most important moments together.
Today, California has an opportunity to prevent mothers and daughters like Ashleigh and Asia from being unnecessarily torn apart by incarceration by passing SB 394.
<[link removed]>Ashleigh (left) and her now 13 year old daughter Asia (right) testifying on behalf of Senate Bill 394 before the State Senate's Public Safety Committee.
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This vote is the last step of the legislative process. If SB394 passes, it will head to Governor Newsom's desk for signature. If this bill is signed into law, it has the potential to create a ripple of change for families at risk of being harmed by incarceration across the country.
But a few members of the California Assembly are still on the fence about supporting the bill.
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13-year-old Asia bravely shared her story when she testified in Sacramento. She spoke about being bullied at school for having two parents in prison. The bullying got so bad that after Ashleigh returned home from prison, she began homeschooling Asia.
Ashleigh is a single parent caring for not one but two daughters, and working to support them at the same time. All the while, she has been flying to California's capitol to share her story with lawmakers who have experiences completely different than her own – all in the hopes that she can prevent other families from being torn apart by incarceration like hers was.
We are so proud of Ashleigh and grateful for her willingness to put her pain in plain sight for the sake of other families.
Now it's your turn to step up! Let's make sure we do all we can to get this critical bill over the finish line! <[link removed]>
<[link removed]>In solidarity,
the #cut50 team
Ps. Want to learn more about Ashleigh's story? You can read it in her own words here <[link removed]> - and share it on Twitter <[link removed]> and Facebook <[link removed]>.
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