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Hi again, Friend!

There's a few things we need you to know about. Let's dive right in. (Are the cool kids still saying this? No? Sorry.)

We've got a few bills we need you in the loop about. These are AB-59 and AB-392. Say hi!

The California Act to Save Lives

A.K.A. AB-392, which just made it to the Assembly floor. We're still waiting on a hearing date, but we'll keep you posted.

This bill would clarify and tighten the circumstances in which lethal force by an officer is justifiable. A key point (and one of our favorite points) of the bill makes it so an officer killing a suspect for attempting to flee would no longer be a justifiable defense for their criminally negligent behavior.

Wait, voting on campus?

Maybe. Sort of. Well, yeah. Pretty much.

AB-59 hits the Assembly Elections and Redistricting committee today, April 10, at 9 a.m.

It would require all Cal State University campuses and all community colleges campuses to have at least one vote center on the premises; it requests that the University of California campuses comply, and it encourages private universities to do so too.

Why it's important: it makes it easier for college students to vote, register to vote, and helps answer election questions directly on campus. If your county has implemented the Voter's Choice Act (VCA) election model, you're also allowed to vote in any vote center in your county, regardless of assigned polling center (which would increase voter turnout in general).

Other cool things happening:

We are partnering with the We Will Not Ignore Project to raise awareness about an issue that is not discussed enough: suicide. We often fail to recognize how the effects of gun violence can play a role in the lives of survivors long after the shooting has occurred.

On Friday, April 12, Americans across the country will demonstrate that we will not ignore this ongoing issue. In order to communicate this important message, participants will write "We Will Not Ignore" on one hand and the suicide hotline number (1-800-273-8255) on the other.

If you'd like to get involved and organize in your community, you can see their website here for more information.
If you're free Saturday evening and in the LA area, swing through this student meeting for gun violence prevention at the USC Caruso Catholic Center. For those of you who will only be motivated by food, dinner will be provided.
That's all for today, but you'll see another letter in your inbox soon.

While you're waiting, help us move forward:
Have a chapter event to promote or a question about a policy? Wondering what the board's favorite colors are? Send your questions, comments, and concerns in an email back and we'll be sure to include them in the next letter.

See you next time, dear friend.
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