Help Protect Bail Reform

Dear New Solutions Campaign Supporters,

As you know, Assemblymen McKeon and Burzichelli introduced a horrible bill (A3507) that would overturn the comprehensive bail reform law we all worked so hard for. Unfortunately, Senator Scutari also introduced a companion bill in the senate, S2079. We need your help to put a stop to this legislation now!

Attached is a sign-on letter opposing S2079/A3507 that we plan to send to the legislative sponsors at the end of the week. Please take a moment to review the letter which includes all the organizations and congregations that were part of the original bail reform coalition as signatories. If for any reason you want your organization’s name and/or congregation removed, please let me know no later than this Friday, May 6th. If you have recently joined the coalition and don’t see your organization or congregation’s name on the letter and would like to be added, please let me know.

If you haven’t already done so, please take action here to automatically send an email to these legislators telling them that you support bail reform and do not want to see it overturned. Please share this email and action alert with your networks and via social media. See our Facebook post.

A3507/S2079 threatens bail reform as the new bill that would prioritize money bail and create a wealth-based system. People with money would be able to buy their freedom while those without money would be left to rot in jail – often for months on end – just because they can’t afford as little as a couple hundred dollars in bail. This harmful legislation would discriminate against poor people and prioritize money over public safety.

Thanks for all that you do! -Meagan

New Solutions Letter Opposing S2079/A3507