March 17, 2022 The CCC, collaborating with a coalition of over 100 faith-based leaders, delivered letters to lawmakers this week announcing their support of AB 256, the Racial Justice for All bill by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D – San Jose). The letter, signed by over 110 faith leaders, including 30 Catholics, urges Senators to extend the protections against discrimination in the courtroom based on race, ethnicity, or national origin to everyone, regardless of when that discrimination occurred. In 2020, California passed the California Racial Justice Act, which prohibits the state from seeking or obtaining a conviction or sentence based on race, ethnicity, or national origin. Still, that bill was prospective and left many people with discrimination convictions behind. AB 256 applies it retroactively. View the letter here.