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WCPA 2023 Legislative Efforts

Some introductory information on the 3 police reform bills I will be working on with the Washington Coalition for Police Accountability (WCPA) in the 2023 legislative session. Access to Fairness Act - Victims of Police Violence Deserve Justice (House Bill) The Pattern or Practice Act -  It’s Time to End

2022-12-15T14:51:51-08:00December 15th, 2022|Legislative News|

Sentencing and Criminal Justice reform bills stall in 2022 legislature

Partners for Social Change has several lobbying partners that worked on many sentencing/criminal justice related bills this past session; it was extremely disappointing (especially for family members and their loved ones who are in our prison system) that none of the bills we advocated for passed. Some of these

2022-03-29T15:43:55-07:00March 29th, 2022|Legislative News|

Police Reform goes backward in the 2022 legislative session

As director of Partners for Social Change (PSC) Paul lobbied and partnered with the WCPA (WA Coalition for Police Accountability) for the second session in a row. In 2021, we passed some very transformative bills - HB 1310 established de-escalation as a statewide standard for law enforcement officers; HB

2022-03-29T11:37:53-07:00March 29th, 2022|Police Accountability|
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