Sister Warrior Freedom Coalition’s policy work is grounded in the four pillars of the Freedom 2030 campaign and our Freedom Charter. This year, we’re working to eliminate slavery and exploitation in the prison system and fighting for more pathways to freedom for our incarcerated siblings. We are also fighting to restore and protect family visitation rights so that we can access (touch, hear, and see) our children, families, and loved ones when we are in the systems that criminalize and control us.

SWFC is co-sponsoring these bills in 2023:

ACA 8 (Wilson)

Prohibits slavery in any form, including “involuntary servitude” and forced labor in prison, in the California State Constitution

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AB 1497 (Haney)

Allows courts to consider trauma, domestic and sexual violence, and human trafficking for ALL survivors in the conviction, sentencing, and post-conviction relief processes

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AB 958 (Santiago)

Restores family visitation rights by codifying at least 3 in-person visiting days a week and prevents CDCR from denying visits solely due to certain minor application mistakes

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SB 94 (Cortese)

Allows judges to consider resentencing for certain people serving LWOP or death penalty sentences

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AB 1516 (Kalra)

A study bill to research and propose a minimum wage raise in 2024 for all workers in CA, including incarcerated workers