808 Lincoln Way
Dennessa Atiles will be our speaker, She is active in the ACLU and lives in Elk Grove.
In addition, Buttigieg representative Susana Tupper will provide a 5-minute presentation. Other candidate representatives may also give short presentations.
Our primary speaker, Dennessa Atiles, is the Senior Regional West Coast Organizer for Indivisible; a grassroots-led democracy engagement organization. Dennessa is an activist in the Sacramento region and has organized many rapid-response events. She came to Indivisible from Common Sense Media, as an organizer for childrens poverty and equity policy. She is passionate about building the power of the people and helping marginalized voices be heard by policymakers.
At our AADC meeting, we hope to hear about legislation Dennessa has supported and which has now become law, as well as pending legislation she plans to support in the coming year.es,
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