Today, Thursday, June 9, the Assembly met again to vote on SB866. While most of us were anxiously watching the hearing on the LIVESTREAM, the meeting abruptly ended and agenda item No. 25 (SB866) was never called for vote.
Because Dick is on the run. As of 9:51 this morning, he has not secured enough “Yes” votes to pass this bill. In the California Assembly there are 80 assembly people and, in order to pass, a bill needs a “simple majority,” or 41 “Yes” votes. There are currently two Democrat vacancies in this house, leaving 78 members total. 19 of these members are Republicans, 1 is independent (District 42 member, Chad Mayes) and the remaining 58 are Democrats.
We have confirmed with almost every one of the 19 Republican seats (except Marie Waldron, Suzette Valladeres, and Tom Lackey) that they are “NO” votes, but we are confident they will oppose this bill. Additionally, 10 Democrats have confirmed they will either vote “No” or abstain from voting on SB866. (Brian Maienschein, Patrick O’Donnell, Rudy Salas, Carlos Villapudua, Adam Gray, Luz Rivas, James Ramos, Cottie Petrie-Norris, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Chris Holden). This brings our current total votes not in support of SB866 to 20, which means we have 12 more to go.
WHO ARE WE HOPEFUL WILL VOTE WITH DIGNITY?
- Timothy Grayson: abstained on AB 2098, the ‘medical noose’ around the necks of doctors who want to give appropriate, individualized medical care.
- Ken Cooley: zealous advocate for children, central concern is protecting children, foster youth, immigrant and minority communities.
- Jim Cooper: abstained on AB 1797 (digital state immunization registry / database) and is up for Riverside Sheriff election.
- Tom Daly: initially abstained on AB 2098, and has expressed serious concerns about SB866.
- Sabrina Cervantes.
- Blanca Rubio
- Chad Mayes:: independent.
- Kevin McCarty.
- Al Muratsuchi: has voted against vaccine bills in the past.
- Adrin Nazarian abstained on AB 1797 (centralized digital database) and AB 2098 (medical noose).
WILD CARDS WHO NEED THE MOST WORK?
- Tasha Boerner Horvath
- Mike Gipson
- Mike Fong
- Miguel Santiago
- Eduardo Garcia
- Joaquin Arambula
- Freddie Rodriguez
- Eloise Reyes
- Robert Rivas
- Lori Wilson
- Cecelia Aguiar-Curry: although a co-author, she has an independent streak and is a free-thinker.
SO WHAT DO WE DO?
GET. TO. WORK.
- Visit your representatives at their local, district offices Friday, June 10.
- If for some serious, major reason you cannot go to their office, call and email, post and tag them, using the CA Legislators Contact Info. Matrix we created with PERK.
- Request an in-person or ZOOM meeting Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday.
- Ask for 10-15 minutes. Make it work.
- Email over our SB866 Resources beforehand to allow them time to prepare.
- Focus on the Questionnaire and Rebuttal.
- Find out their schedule for this weekend and go to their public events to speak to them about SB866.
- Buy your tickets for Sacramento. We are meeting at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 13, to organize into groups and meet with Assembly members to lobby against SB866. At around 12:30 p.m. will head over to the Assembly for the floor hearing that begins at 1 p.m. to make sure they vote SB866 DOWN.
- We will train you how to meet with your representatives on Sunday, 7 p.m. PST by ZOOM.
- Closed event. Registration details to follow.
Please make sure you SUBSCRIBE to FLTJ Updates, have all the notifications ON, and check our Instagram page – grid and stories – every few hours for updates, then get ready to kill this bill for good!
SEE YOU ON THE HILL!
#NowIsTheTime #TheTimeIsNow #LinkUp #ArmorUp #RiseUp #ProtectTheChildren
Yours in the Fight,
Your FLTJ Warriors