Audrie's Law

Justice For Audrie

A tragic incident in Senate District 15 has prompted the introduction of SB 838. Audrie Pott, a young woman with a promising life ahead of her, was brutally sexually assaulted at a high school party while in a defenseless state. The deplorable nature of this crime was exacerbated when the three assailants took pictures of the assault in progress and posted the pictures online in an attempt to shame and bully Audrie. Unfortunately, days after the pictures emerged, Audrie took her own life. Since this time, the perpetrators have been found guilty, their identities concealed and punishment minimal due to their juvenile status.

Current law contains a list of crimes, if committed by a juvenile, that can be tried in adult court and proceedings open to the public. These crimes include forced rape, sodomy, and oral copulation. However, the list does not include sex offenses where the victim was in a defenseless state. The sexual assault was committed while Audrie was incapacitated, without force, thus preventing the court proceedings from being open to the public or tried in adult court. 

Take Action  

Your immediate action is crucial to the passage of SB 838: Audrie’s Law

Here is how you can help: Call/Email/Fax members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee urging them to support Audrie’s Law AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN.

Your phone calls and letters in support are crucial to getting Audrie’s law out of Appropriations Committee for a full vote of the Assembly and ultimate signature of the Governor.  

Click HERE for a sample support letter

Contact information for Appropriation Committee Members:

Members to Contact

Fax #

Office

Email

Mike Gatto (Chair)

916.319.2143

916.319.2043

assemblymember.gatto@assembly.ca.gov

Raul Bocanegra

916.319.2139

916.319.2039

assemblymember.bocanegra@assembly.ca.gov

Ian C. Calderon

916.319.2157

916.319.2057

assemblymember.calderon@assembly.ca.gov

Susan Talamantes Eggman

916.319.2113

916.319.2013

assemblymember.talamantes-eggman@assembly.ca.gov

Jimmy Gomez

916.319.2151

916.319.2051

assemblymember.gomez@assembly.ca.gov

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

916.319.2152

916.319.2052

assemblymember.ridley-thomas@assembly.ca.gov

Chris R. Holden

916.319.2141

916.319.2041

assemblymember.holden@assembly.ca.gov

Richard Pan

916.319.2109

916.319.2009

assemblymember.pan@assembly.ca.gov

Bill Quirk

916.319.2120

916.319.2020

assemblymember.quirk@assembly.ca.gov

Steven Bradford

916.319.2162

916.319.2062

assemblymember.bradford@assembly.ca.gov

Nora Campos

916.319.2127

916.319.2027

assemblymember.campos@assembly.ca.gov

Shirley N. Weber

916.319.2179

916.319.2079

assemblymember.weber@assembly.ca.gov

Franklin Bigelow

916.319.2105

916.319.2005

assemblymember.bigelow@assembly.ca.gov

Tim Donnelly

916.319.2133

916.319.2033

assemblymember.donnelly@assembly.ca.gov

Eric Linder

916.319.2160

916.319.2060

assemblymember.linder@assembly.ca.gov

Don Wagner

916.319.2168

916.319.2068

assemblymember.linder@assembly.ca.gov

Brian Jones

916.319.2071

916.319.2071

assemblymember.jones@assembly.ca.gov