COUNCILWOMAN LINDSEY HORVATH CALLS ON STATE SENATOR BOB HERTZBERG TO SUPPORT THE IMMEDIATE PASSAGE OF THE VISION ACT BEFORE THE END OF THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Councilwoman Lindsey Horvath Signs Joint Letter Supporting the Immediate Passage of the VISION Act
Los Angeles, CA – Today, Councilwoman and Candidate for LA County Supervisor District 3 Lindsey Horvath signed onto a joint letter calling on Senator Bob Hertzberg and other elected officials to support the immediate passage of the VISION Act before the end of the legislative session. This bill would protect refugee and immigrant community members who have already been deemed eligible for release from being transferred by local jails and our state prison system to immigration detention, and it would repeal provisions of the disastrous Prop 187.
“State Senator Hertzberg should sense a moral obligation to support our immigrant communities, the very communities he goes on the campaign trail everyday pledging to fight for,” said Councilwoman Lindsey Horvath. “But instead, Senator Hertzberg refuses to support the VISION Act, which –without passage– would perpetuate a two-tiered system of justice that deeply impacts, harms, and disenfranchises members of our community.”
“The VISION Act is popular legislation; organized opposition from law enforcement –who overwhelmingly support my opponent in our race for LA County Supervisor– is holding up this bill. We have to ask whether Senator Hertzberg will really be an independent voice in LA County, or if he is going to continue catering to demands from his special interest backers.”
State lawmakers have attempted to pass the VISION Act for nearly two years, and the legislature has until August 31 to send this bill to Governor Newsom’s desk.