Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Prop 47
Senator Steve Bradford and Assemblymen Reggie Jones-Sawyer lead an Expedition to New Levels of Equality
January 14, 2021
Senator Steve Bradford and Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer led a joint press conference, fully addressing the inequalities festering in the pit of every community ... read more »
Nipsey Hussle and Ty Dolla $ign Headline Free #TimeDone Campaign Bringing Awareness to the Past Convictions Crisis
October 25, 2018
The smooth rhythms of L.A. natives rapper Nipsey Hussle, award-winning artist Ty Dolla $ign, and R&B Bay-area artist Goapele filled the speakers at the Greek Theatre on Sunday evening, Oct. 22 for the #TimeDone campaign’s free concert. The concert served as a launching pad to raise awareness of legal prohibitions on job and housing eligibility, other barriers that 70 million Americans living with a past conviction face after completing prison sentences.  ... read more »
CA Court: Sentencing Enhancements Can Be Rolled Back Under Prop 47
August 2, 2018
The ruling came following a review of three cases, including a Los Angeles County case involving a defendant named Stevenson Buycks. ... read more »
Study Says Proposition 47 Has Not Increased Crime
March 15, 2018
A UC Irvine study of the effect of Proposition 47, which is part of the state's attempt to reduce prison overcrowding, shows it has not led to an increase in crime in California, a professor who authored the review said Wednesday March 7. ... read more »
Prop 47 Grant to Help Former Inmates Get Jobs
June 15, 2017
Prop 47 changed some crimes from felonies to misdemeanors in an effort to reduce prison overcrowding. ... read more »
Statewide Coalition of Labor, Clergy and Community Organizations Secure Additional Funding for Prop 47 Programs
June 16, 2016
The Community Coalition aims to help transform the social and economic conditions that foster addiction, crime, violence and poverty in South Los Angeles ... read more »
Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer Pledges to Support Community’s Agenda to Increase Prop 47 Savings
May 11, 2016
Community Coalition hosts Prop. 47 Town Hall to increase Prop. 47 Savings in May Revise ... read more »
Prop 47 Not Going as Planned, Officials Say
March 9, 2016
California saved less money than anticipated from the implementation last year of Proposition 47, meaning less state funding for local groups to offer rehabilitative services to inmates kept out of prison under the measure, ... read more »
Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Joe Busciano Urge Gov. Jerry Brown to Fully Fund Prop. 47
March 9, 2016
In a unanimous vote led by Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson on March 1, the city council voted to urge Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers in Sacramento to fully fund Prop 47, the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund (SNSF) in this year’s state June budget. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Councilmembers Host Martin Luther King Festival and Freedom Fair
January 20, 2016
In celebration of the 31st Kingdom Day Parade Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Council President Herb Wesson co-hosted the Martin Luther King Jr. Festival & Freedom Fair on Monday, ... read more »
Prop 47 creating, healthier and safer communities
October 14, 2015
Since it became California law nearly a year ago, Proposition 47 (Prop 47) has been a magnet for controversy, but with its much-anticipated anniversary looming, the historical piece of legislation is proving to supporters, ... read more »
Prop 47 Brings Out Thousands
October 1, 2015
Exposition Park was filled with over 5,000 people as everyone came out to raise awareness and learn more about proposition 47, which allows people to have their felonies changed to misdemeanors, on Sunday, Spt. 27. ... read more »

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