Action/ Update – Call/Email to support AB 539 – California Financing Law: consumer loans.
Yesterday, we presented Assemblymember Monique Limón with an almost-life-size poster to celebrate her CourageScore, (see her report card here) a desk-size version, brownies, and some new great bills we hope she’ll support this year. She discussed how bills can be altered on their journey to become laws, and we know we’ll be revising this list as new information comes in.
We asked her about legislation that was important to her and she described her bill AB 539. It targets predatory lenders that entrap families in unaffordable loans that they can’t repay quickly, “expos(ing them) to the risks of devastating financial consequences, including damaged credit, wage garnishments, bank account levies, and car repossessions.”
Similar bills failed in previous years because of industry lobbyists, so let’s turn up the heat. It’s in the Committee on Banking & Finance now (Limón is the chair. Members are Phillip Chen (Vice Chair), Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, Autumn R. Burke, Sabrina Cervantes, Steven S. Choi, Ph.D., Jesse Gabriel, Timothy S. Grayson, Melissa A. Melendez, Mark Stone, Shirley N. Weber, Buffy Wicks) but drop a quick email to your legislators that this time, it needs to pass.
Minimal script for Limón/supporters: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to thank Assemblymember [___] for supporting AB 539 – California Financing Law: consumer loans.
Continue reading “Fri 3/29: Assemblymember Limón got an “A+” AND a great new anti-predatory loan bill – AB 539!”
Action #1 – Come join us at her Ventura office today at 5:00 pm for the presentation of her “People’s Report Card.”
We’re be giving her one of those oversized cards, and some new great bills we hope she’ll support this year. And there will be cookies!
(From CourageScore) “Courage Scores grade California state legislators on their political courage, revealing how well they stand up for their constituents over corporate lobbyists that exploit Californians, particularly the poor, disadvantaged, or communities of color. Our assemblymember, Monique Limón, did really well. See her report card here.
Continue reading “Thurs 3/28 (Today!): Our Assemblymember Monique Limón got an “A+”! Come join us to celebrate!”
(CA Indivisible leaders just got back from a Summit meeting in Los Angeles, and we’re sharing some of the great information we talked about.)
Action – Thank our state legislators for voting for us. It’s easy!
Today, 2/20, is the rollout of the latest Courage Scores for our state legislators (2018). This gives us a chance to see how our Democratic representatives are translating our progressive values into votes. Lucky us, ours are “A” legislators! Some, however, are voting like Republicans, and have been awarded Hall of Shame “F” status. (No actual Republicans are counted in this process.)
(From CourageScore) “Courage Scores grade California state legislators on their political courage, revealing how well they stand up for their constituents over corporate lobbyists that exploit Californians, particularly the poor, disadvantaged, or communities of color.
Continue reading “Wed – 2/20: New “Courage Scores” for our state legislators! Click & Thank!”