SB 881 would change the law so that driver’s licenses cannot be suspended simply due to a failure to pay a ticket or appear in traffic court.
- Click here to find your state Senator and Assemblyperson.
- Follow the instructions for how to contact them by phone or email message.
- Urge them to support SB 881 with the following message:
License suspensions due to inability to pay come at a great cost to our state’s resources, to the job market and economy, to the fair administration of justice and to people and communities across the state. These great costs demand comprehensive changes to California’s court system, starting with the passage of SB 881. California should stop using license suspensions as a debt collection tool. I urge you to stand in strong support of this important bill.”
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Stopped, Fined, Arrested provides data to show what impacted communities have been saying for decades: discriminatory policing practices and court policies unfairly harm low-income people and communities of color. It’s time for everyone in California to start facing the facts.