The California Retailers Association President and CEO Rachel Michelin speaks with NBC Nightly News on the continued rise of Organized Retail Crime:
“It feels like we are under assault. Nothing will truly change until we are willing to have difficult conversations about changing policies that are on the books.”
CalRetailers was instrumental in securing funding for ORC and the ORC task forces in the state budget last year. As part of Governor Newsom’s “Real Public Safety Plan” CRA advocated for two additional CHP ORC task forces, permanent funding for all five task forces, dedicated prosecutors for each task force and millions of dollars for local law enforcement grants. CRA continues to work with the Governor, the State Legislature, local elected officials and DAs from across the state on resources and policy changes to keep retail employees and customers safe from criminal activity in stores.