Denessa Atiles will be our speaker, She is active in the ACLU and lives in Elk Grove.
Denessa is the Senior Regional Organizer–West Coast for Indivisible, and also a leader of Indivisible’s State Strong Program. At our AADC meeting, we hope to hear about legislation Denessa has supported and which has now become law, as well as pending legislation she plans to support in the coming year.
Denessa’s legislative successes include:
- AB 392 (Weber) – Police Use of Deadly Force – Redefines the circumstances in which use of police use of deadly force would be considered justifiable to be in self-defense
- AB 32 (Bonta) – End For Profit Prisons – Prohibits California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from entering into or renewing contracts with private, for-profit detention centers
- AB 857 (Chiu) – Public Banking – Gives municipalities and the power to create their own public bank
- AB 1482 (Chiu) – Tenant Protections – Prevents rent gouging and protects people who rent from unfair evictions by requiring landlords to have a “just cause”for any eviction
- SB 47 (Allen) – Ballot DISCLOSE Act – Requires ballot initiative, referendum, or recall signature gatherers to disclose top funders/endorsers
- SB 136 (Wiener) – Repeal Unjust Sentence Enhancements – Fights mass incarceration by repealing an ineffective and unnecessary sentencing enhancement for people with a prior prison conviction
- SB 200 (Monning) – Clean Drinking Water – Ensures that every Californian has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible drinking water
More biographical information will appear here soon!