Important Action Steps

May 3, 22

Action steps for the following bills for the week of April 30th.

  1. For each bill, call the assigned legislators’ district offices on Fridays. Phones need to ring off the hook.
  2. Meet with legislators. Make an appointment with your legislator to formally register your opposition with their office and discuss your opposition. They are in their district offices on Fridays.
  3. Email legislators to voice your opposition. Using the attached spreadsheet, you can copy and paste every single legislator’s email address into the bcc field of your email and blast out your comment to all their offices with one click.
  4. Make sure to both register your opposition with the legislative offices AND through the legislative portal to be included in the legislative record.

* Always maintain a professional and respectful tone. Email all legislators, but focus calls on the (D) legislators.

AB 2098 – In Assembly Appropriations Committee

  • Email and call Assembly Appropriations Committee members (see the “Committees” tab of the attached spreadsheet) directly to voice your opposition to AB 2098. You need to tailor your comment toward the fiscal aspects of the bills for appropriations.
  • There is also no deadline to receive position letters for Appropriations Committee via the California Legislature Position Letter Portal. Any letters submitted to the committee will be retained as part of the committee’s legislative record.

SB 1479 – In Senate Appropriations Committee

HEARING DATE: MONDAY, 5/09/2022

  • Email and call Senate Appropriations Committee members (see the “Committees” tab of the attached spreadsheet) directly at their district office to voice your opposition to SB 1479. You need to tailor your comment toward the fiscal aspects of the bills for appropriations.
  • There is also no deadline to receive position letters for Appropriations Committee via the California Legislature Position Letter Portal.  Any letters submitted to the committee will be retained as part of the committee’s legislative record.

AB 1797 – Going to Assembly Appropriations Committee, then Assembly Floor for vote.

  • Email and call Assembly Appropriations Committee members (see the “Committees” tab of the attached spreadsheet) directly to voice your opposition to AB 1797. You need to tailor your comment toward the fiscal aspects of the bills for appropriations.
  • There is also no deadline to receive position letters for Appropriations Committee via the California Legislature Position Letter Portal. Any letters submitted to the committee will be retained as part of the committee’s legislative record.
  • Email and call your Assemblymembernow (see the “Legislators” tab of the attached spreadsheet) at their district office to voice your opposition to AB 1797.
  • Call District Offices all week, especially Thursday and Friday.

SB 1100 – On Way to Assembly Rules Committee

Email and call your Assemblymember now (see the “Legislators” tab of the attached spreadsheet) at their district office to voice your opposition to SB 1100. Make an appointment with your Assemblymember. Call District Offices all week, especially Thursday and Friday.

SB 866 – In Senate Judiciary Committee

HEARING DATE: THURSDAY, 5/05/2022

  • Submit a position letter in opposition to SB 866 now to the Senate Judiciary Committee (see the “Committees” tab of the attached spreadsheet)via the California Legislature Position Letter Portal. The Senate Judiciary Committee position letter submission deadline is the Tuesday before a hearing at 12:00 PM, unless stated otherwise.
  • Email and call Senate Judiciary Committee members (see the “Committees” tab of the attached spreadsheet) directly to their district office to voice your opposition to SB 866. Call District Offices all week, especially Thursday and Friday.
  • Email and call your Senator now at their district office to voice your opposition. Make an appointment with your Senator to ask them to vote NO or ABSTAIN on SB 866.