Did you know the Racial and Criminal Justice Committee of Wellstone is working with more than five other organizations to advance criminal justice reform? They include Indivisible Berkeley, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Berkeley chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and Democratic Socialists of America. We work mostly on local issues but also on county, state, and federal issues. Currently, we are concentrating as a group on Berkeley policing (getting a stronger Police Review Commission, addressing racial inequities in policing), but members also are involved in the Audit Sheriff Ahern Coalition, advocacy for state criminal justice reform legislation, and other initiatives. The next meeting is June 20th; see event details here – newcomers welcome!