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[UPDATED 6/17] Action Alert for CA Senate Bill 145: Call, Write and Show Up to the Assembly Public Safety Committee

[UPDATED 6/17 with carpool and notification info – scroll down to near the bottom of the page]

[Correction: click here to see the correct link from our 6/17 SB 145 email to see what happened at the ACSOL conference]

 

CA Senate Bill 145 Moves to Assembly Public Safety Committee

The Assembly’s Public Safety Committee is expected to consider Senate Bill (SB) 145 on July 9 in a hearing scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in Room 126 of the State Capitol.

“This is an important step toward passage of a bill that will prevent the furtherance of injustice against gay men and lesbians,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “We encourage members of our community to write letters, make phone calls, and appear at the July 9 hearing.”

During the Public Safety Committee hearing, members will vote on whether to approve or stop SB 145. If the Committee approves the bill, it will next move to the Assembly’s Appropriations Committee.

“Consideration of the bill by the Assembly’s Appropriations Committee is likely to be the most difficult step toward passage of SB 145,” stated Bellucci. “That committee is known to be hostile to the rights of registrants and their families.” The full Senate passed SB 145 on May 28 after the bill was approved by both the Senate Public Safety Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee. The author of SB 145 is Senator Scott Wiener, who also authored the Tiered Registry Bill (SB 384).

Please support this bill even if it does not affect you directly. If we only support issues that only affect our specific situation we will not be unified nor will we have as strong an affect. You would want others to support you. Also, we want to support Senator Scott Wiener because we owe the original Tiered Registry Bill (SB 384) to him.

Click here for the text of SB 145

PLEASE TAKE THESE ACTIONS:

#1: Call all Assembly Appropriations Committee members

Click Assembly Public Safety Committee members 3-5-2019 to download a PDF list of the Assembly Appropriations Committee members and their phone numbers.

Here is a suggested script:

“Hi. My name is _______ from ______. I want to comment on a bill. I would like Assembly member _______  to SUPPORT Senate Bill 145. It would treat the LGBTQ community the same as heterosexuals for the sex crimes specified in the bill. Thank you.”

 

#2 Write the Assembly Appropriations Committee

Please write a letter via USPS mail to Reginald Jones-Sawyer Sr, Chair of the Assembly Public Safety Committee.

Click  SB 145 – Assy Pub Safety – June 2019  to download a PDF of Janice’s letter. Remember not to just copy the text or it won’t count nearly as much as one you customize (really!). You can use it as a starting point for your customized letter.

 

#3 Show up to the Assembly Appropriations Committee hearing on July 9

The hearing is scheduled:

Tuesday, July 9 at 9 a.m.
Room 126 of the State Capitol

We will meet at Starbucks, 1123 12th St, Sacramento, from 8:00 am to 8:30 am. Then we will walk across the street and be seated by 9 a.m.

PLEASE READ: VERY IMPORTANT ACTIONS YOU SHOULD TAKE BEFORE YOU TRAVEL TO SACRAMENTO:

We will call you at your phone number if the bill is delayed! To take advantage of this very cool service, all you have to do is send an email to the following email address to let us know your name and phone number: iwillshowup@all4consolaws.org

Be sure to sign up for our Action Alert emails or texts so that we can notify you of any last-minute changes!

If you plan to fly or take a hotel, please buy insurance so that you are covered if they change the date.

Please don’t blame ACSOL if a change is made. We don’t control the committees. We don’t control the author of the bill.

Before you start out on your trip, check your email or text to see if we sent an alert about the date changing! You can also to see if the bill is delayed by going to this website and clicking the History tab:

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billHistoryClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB145

 

PARKING: There is a parking garage next to Starbucks in the same Hyatt Regency building. Enter on 12th Street.

 

HOUSING SERVICE: Unfortunately we cannot afford to help people cover the cost of a hotel room this time.

However, you can email iwillshowup@all4consolaws.org and say you would like to share the cost of a room.

 

PHONE CALL NOTIFICATIONS SERVICE:

Tell us you are planning on showing up by sending an email with your name and phone to iwillshowup@all4consolaws.org, then we will call you on your phone if any last-minute rescheduling occurs.

 

CARPOOLING SERVICE:

If you need a ride:

Please compose an email to the following address using your email website or program (if clicking on this link doesn’t open your email program you must type it yourself):

iwillshowup@all4consolaws.org

In the email, tell us:

  1. Your name
  2. Your phone
  3. How many are in your group that need a ride (partner, children, etc.)
  4. What city you live in
  5. How far you can drive to where your carpool begins, or just say “I don’t have any transportation”
  6. The earliest time of day you can be picked up on Monday, July 8

If you can volunteer to drive others to Sacramento:

Please compose an email to the following address using your email website or program (if clicking on this link doesn’t open your email program you must type it yourself):

iwillshowup@all4consolaws.org

In the email, tell us:

  1. Your name
  2. Your phone
  3. How many others you can drive
  4. From what city you will be departing on Monday, July 8
  5. The approximate time of day on Monday, July 8 you will leave for Sacramento
  6. How many miles out of your way you are willing to drive to pick someone up who needs a ride but can’t get to you (or say “riders must come to me”)

 

Join the discussion

  1. Steven V.

    Thank you Janice for your continued commitment to all registrants and their families. It is our responsibility, as registrants, to take action to help ensure that SB 145 becomes a reality. I contacted each of the members of the Assembly Public Safety Committee today to implore their support for this important piece of legislation, and HIGHLY encourage others to do the same. I was given a level of assurance from Senator Wiener’s office several weeks back that, should this make it through to the Assembly Floor and ultimately pass, we have a very good probability that Governor Newsom will sign it into law.

    Janice can not do this alone – we must Stand Up, Speak Up, and Show Up!

    • Dph

      PLEASE all reading and listening, will go to General Comments too. PLEASE folks HELP SB145 (Thanks to Steven V., that was an AWESOME response You are SO RIGHT), pass WE NEED and WANT YOUR help contacting these Senators and Assembly Members by just a call and even an email to your district, to SUPPORT SB-145.
      All these years I have drive miles, attend gatherings with Frank, Janice & Roger activities even meetings in west SAC besides all the Capitol and terrible pizza place prior to S-bux, supporting all of us RC’s….and Berk mtgs and even the Fed mtg in OAK Courthouse, taken time off work spent my last penny, drove car, running out of fuel for All of Us and NOW we need (Directly Affects ME & MY Family Husband & xBF Vic), and not desire nor want but…NEED SB145 to pass!!!
      HELP US Gays for once! PLEASE

      • Steven V.

        @Dph

        Thank you for further highlighting the importance of involvement. Legislation simply does not move forward without public input. Senator Weiner is certainly on the side of registrants, but, he can not pass this on his own.

        We continue to implore you to do all that you can to ensure that SB 145 passes.

  2. Lake County

    So I called all the numbers in less than 4 minutes. Most only asked for my zip code, while some asked for my name, city and zip. Very easy, quick and polite. We need to show Scott Wiener that we support his legislation so that we can get him to make needed changes to the tiered registry. We need to become a powerful group if we want anything to get better for us. This should be an easy win. I doubt many people will be calling in to oppose this bill.

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