Monday, May 30, 2011

NC Racial Justice Act: To be discussed Wednesday am

What Are They Smoking?
Friday, 27 May 2011

Last week, NC House leaders twisted the rules to help ensure an end to the NC Racial Justice Act.

Get this, Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam (R-Wake) rewrote a senate bill into one calling for repeal of the RJA. Senate Bill 9 was originally entitled "Make Synthetic Cannabinoids Illegal" and passed the Senate in that form. The bill was then gutted and replaced with language similar to House Bill 615, calling to repeal the RJA. If the bill passes the House in this form, then the Senate will not be able to change it.

Take action now – let your legislators know that you do not approve of these sneaky tactics and do not want the Racial Justice Act to be repealed. Current Action in Progress here

To call your NC legislators pertinent to this discussion GO here IF you're having trouble ascertaining your 9 diget postal zip, call your local post office...

Come see for yourself. We expect Senate Bill 9 to be discussed by the House Judiciary Subcommittee B next Wednesday, June 1 at 10 am in room 421 of the Legislative Office Building and encourage you to attend.

Please contact Amanda Lattanzio at amanda (at) pfadp (dot) org or 919.933.7567 with any questions.

If you're able to attend the Wednesday 10 AM hearing, you may want to bring a petition signed by some of your contacts and friends.

To read about other happenings in NC related to the Death Penalty GO to pfadp.org or CLICK here

1 comment:

Connie L. Nash said...

The NC Racial Justice Act itself as it stands now (before the dreaded Repeal - should it happen - which we are working to stop)

http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2009/Bills/Senate/PDF/S461v6.pdf