CALIFORNIA ACTION ALERT: Contact Governor Brown Today!

Two rape kit reform bills are on Governor Jerry Brown's desk waiting for his signature. We need your voices now to make sure Assembly Bill 41 and Assembly Bill 1312 become law this year. 

1. Call Governor Brown

Call Governor Brown at 916.445.2841 today and urge him to sign A.B. 41 and A.B. 1312 into law.

You can use the script below:

Hello. My name is _____, and I am a California resident. Two important bills dealing with rape kits, Assembly Bill 41 and Assembly Bill 1312, are on Governor Brown’s desk and I ask that the governor sign these bills into law as soon as possible. These bills would enact critical rape kit reforms to bring healing and justice for survivors across California.
I urge Governor Brown to sign A.B. 41 and A.B. 1312 into law today. Thank you. 

2. Email Governor Brown

Write Governor Brown at egb@gov.ca.gov today and urge him to sign A.B. 41 and A.B. 1312 into law.

You can use the sample letter below:

Dear Governor Brown,

I urge you to sign two bills that are on your desk, Assembly Bill 41 and Assembly Bill 1312, which together would bring transparency to the rape kit tracking process and strengthen sexual assault survivors’ rights to information about their kits. The Assembly and Senate took commendable action in passing these bills, and I ask that you move forward with reform by signing them today.

A.B. 41 will ensure law enforcement agencies track all newly collected rape kits, and require annual reporting of tracking data. Tracking rape kits throughout the entire process—from collection to the crime lab—will help prevent future backlogs. A.B. 1312 strengthens survivors’ rights to information about the status of their rape kits and mandates all newly collected rape kits be preserved for at least 20 years.

Every sexual assault survivor deserves the opportunity for healing and justice, and your signature will send the message to sexual assault survivors throughout California that they matter. I look forward to both bills being enacted as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

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