Leno Rose-Avila speaks out on Gun Bill HB 1096

HB 1096, a bill that guarantees a 10-day minimum sentence in juvenile detention for any juvenile found guilty of possessing a gun, is currently making its way through the Washington State House of Representatives.

In a recent conversation about the bill on City Inside/Out, Leno M. Rose-Avila, the director of Seattle’s new Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, discussed his opposition to the bill, saying, “When we get punitive, we lose kids.” Instead, he suggests that we “plant seeds” by investing in what our communities really need –  education, the arts, food justice and health care.

Join us to fight this bill and defeat the new youth jail at our weekly meeting this Thursday at 7pm at Washington Hall!

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