Take advantage of a second chance! “I Am Prop 47 Sacramento” is going to give you one. The organization is touring to various places in the Sacramento area to inform individuals on the purpose of Prop 47 and provide those who have suffered from the negative effects of Prop 47’s absence.
“I Am Prop 47” will tour the Liberty Towers Church on March 19, Pannell Meadowview Community Center on April 23, Unity Center on May 21, and McClatchy Park on June 25. The event is from 12 pm to 4 pm at each site.
The organization’s intent is to assist people by getting better background checks, qualifying for more college funding, and getting housing, according to Gregory King, the director of the organization.
“It’s not just cleaning felonies and misdemeanors, it’s an entire resource fair,” said King. Consultation will also be available as well as informative and educational opportunities will be available.
This coalition of the community and churches intends to campaign for the reduction of records for ex-felons who meet the guidelines of prop 47, according to a Fox 40 News story. “I Am Prop 47” has changed people’s’ lives already by helping them find decent jobs and better housing .
The organization has the ability to change the lives of many as in Sacramento alone about 100,000 people qualify for Prop 47.
The passing of Prop 47 itself has also caused prison capacities to drastically reduce, and as a result more serious criminals are serving more of their sentences according to the Sacramento Bee.
Prop 47 overall has positively benefited to Sacramento’s community by giving citizens a second chance to redefine themselves and better their lives. The organization’s next stop is Liberty Towers Church in North Highlands.