Help our Ailing Homeless – Urge our State Senators to support AB 1971 in its Original Form!

No fellow human being unable to make medical decisions for his or herself should die on our streets. Sadly, some people are so mentally ill that they do not know they’re sick. 

We need to change the definition of “gravely disabled” to include those who cannot care for themselves medically to ensure first responders and medical professionals have the authority to direct these people to treatment.

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I am calling to urge the Senator [___] to support AB 1971 in the form unanimously voted for in the Assembly, NOT as amended by the Senate Judiciary committee.

Contact:
State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson: (SD-19): SAC (916) 651-4019, SB (805) 965-0862, OX (805)988-1940
Not your state senator?:findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov.

Why this is so important:

Much of this text is from an exceptional op-ed in the Ventura County Star by Mary Haffner, an attorney and member of the Ventura Unified School District and Ventura County Behavioral Health Advisory boards. Read the full text here

On June 26, the California Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony regarding Assembly Bill 1971, which would expand the definition of “gravely disabled” to include medical necessity. Existing law does not recognize a person’s inability to provide for his or her basic personal needs for health as an element of grave disability. AB 1971 can change this.

Homelessness and homeless encampments have become a part of the permanent landscape of California, and approximately 33 percent of these people suffer from serious mental illness. A subset of the mentally ill lack the capacity to understand that without medical intervention, they will die

We need the tools to intervene. AB 1971 addresses this public health crisis and would give first responders and medical professionals the authority to direct these people to treatment.

AB 1971 passed with overwhelming support through two Assembly committees and the Senate Health Committee. On June 26, however, Continue reading “Help our Ailing Homeless – Urge our State Senators to support AB 1971 in its Original Form!”

Fight to Make CA a Sanctuary State: Stop Trump’s Deportation Machine!

Minimal Script: Hi, I’m calling to ask {State Sen.[1 call] (&) Assembly [1 call]} to ask that she/he/they support SB 54, the California Values Act.

(Additional if you want to: CA should no longer comply with any “hold” requests to detain immigrants for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement or permit state and local agencies to use their facilities for immigration enforcement.)

State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson: SAC (916) 651-4019, SB (805) 965-0862, OX (805)988-1940

State Assemblymember Monique Limón: (CA-37): SAC (916) 319-2037, SB (805) 564-1649, VTA (805) 641-3700

Other Rep Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com 

More Info: 

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Yes on AB 249. NO to dark money!

More than $1 billion was spent on California campaigns in the last two elections, much of it hiding behind misleading names. It’s corrupting our democracy. AB 249, the California DISCLOSE Act, forces ballot measure ads and SuperPAC attack ads to show their true funders. Right now it has stalled in the Senate. Call to get it moving. 

Script: I’m calling to tell Senator Jackson to vote “YES” on AB 249. We voters need fair and accurate information about the sponsors of the barrage of political advertising we face.

Call Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson: SAC (916) 651-4019, SB (805) 965-0862, OX (805)988-1940

More Info: 

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Now is the time to ensure California women & their families have family planning services they need. (SB743)

SB 743 allows the Medi-Cal (California’s version of Medicaid) to cover family planning services, such as Planned Parenthood. California has implemented this freedom of choice provision for decades, but it is not codified in California law. Given recent events in Washington, now is the time to ensure California women and their families have the family planning services they need.
 
Script: Hi I’m calling to urge Senator Jackson to support SB743. We need to ensure that Medi-Cal patients will continue to receive the family planning services they need.
Call Hannah-Beth Jackson: SAC (916) 651-4019, SB (805) 965-0862, OX (805) 988-1940

It’s decision time for hundreds of pieces of legislation in California this week. Make some calls!

The Senate’s fiscal committee will decide the fate of bills on Thursday, June 1st; the Assembly will do so on Friday, June 2nd.  The ones that pass will then move to the opposite house.

With our strong Democratic majority, California has the ability to counter some of the negative policies coming out of Washington D.C. Our friends at Indivisible San Francisco short-listed some of the most important bills. If you have time this week, please pick the ones that speak the most to you, and make some phone calls.

State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Assemblywoman Monique Limon don’t receive many calls from their constituents, so if we all make our voices heard this week, we can make a real difference.

CALL TO STATE ACTION

TUESDAY 5/30 – FRIDAY 6/2
Pick your favorite bills from the list ISF has put together and let our state MoCs know how you feel.

Assembly: Call State Assembly Member Monique Limón: Sacramento: (916) 319-2037, Santa Barbara: (805) 564-1649, Ventura: (805) 641-3700 If outside of these areas, find your Representatives here.

Call to State Action – “Yes” on the Healthy California Act (SB 562)

No matter what devastation Trump and the GOP manage to do to Obamacare, the Healthy California Act (SB 562) will protect the health of all Californians. A state funded single payer system will provide universal coverage and choice of licensed health professionals and services to everyone living in California. It’s time CA’s healthcare joined the rest of the advanced nations.

Script: “I’m calling today to ask you to support Senate Bill 562 “Californians For A Healthy California.” I’m asking that you stand up and help California take the lead in creating a comprehensive universal single-payer health coverage program. Please vote for healthcare as a basic human right for all Californians.”

Call: Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson: SAC (916) 651-4019, SB (805) 965-0862, OX (805)988-1940

Read the bill for yourself:
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB562

Read what others say: Continue reading “Call to State Action – “Yes” on the Healthy California Act (SB 562)”

Support SB-149. Release Your Tax Returns or You’re Not on the California Ballot.

Tax transparency is a nonpartisan issue. It’s simple: If you are running for President and don’t release your tax returns, your name won’t show up on the CA ballot.

California is one of at least 19 states concerned by Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns. SB 149, the Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act, would ensure that future presidential candidates cannot appear on a California ballot until they publicly release their tax returns for the previous 5 years.

Call our Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (representing Ventura, Oxnard, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Camarillo): Sacramento: (916) 651-4019,  Santa Barbara: (805) 965-0862,  Oxnard: (805) 988-1940

More Info:  Continue reading “Support SB-149. Release Your Tax Returns or You’re Not on the California Ballot.”

Vote Yes on the California Values Act! We must resist ICE Roundups!

Resist the Trump agenda, California style.  Local California law enforcement must not cooperate with draconian ICE roundups.

Ask our  Reps to support S.B. 54, the California Values Act, which prohibits local and state law enforcement from assisting federal agents, and limits the locations where ICE can operate and the databases they can access. This is a human rights crisis and we need to participate. This vote is scheduled for 4/3.

Call our Senator #19 Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (representing Ventura, Oxnard, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Camarillo): Sacramento: (916) 651-4019,  Santa Barbara: (805) 965-0862,  Oxnard: (805) 988-1940

and #37 State Assembly Member Monique Limon (representing Santa Barbara, Ventura, Oxnard): Sacramento: (916) 319-2037, Santa Barbara: (805) 564-1649, Ventura: (805) 641-3700

If outside of these areas, find your Representatives here.

Script: I’m  a constituent of Senator/Assemblyperson, whom I’m calling to urge support of S.B. 54. State resources should not be used to assist federal authoritiesin tracking, rounding up and deporting our law-abiding and non-violent immigrant neighbors or separating parents from their children. Thank you!

More Info: Continue reading “Vote Yes on the California Values Act! We must resist ICE Roundups!”

Vote Yes on S.B. 54 – Keep ICE from Our Hospitals and Schools! (3 of 3 today)

S.B. 54, the California Values Act, moved closer to passage in the State Senate late last week, with a final vote expected during the next few days.

The bill was introduced last fall as statewide legislation that will build upon the decisions of numerous California localities to declare themselves “sanctuary cities,” prohibiting their own law enforcement officials from cooperating with federal authorities in enforcing Trump’s immigration policies.

Call our Senator #19 Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (representing Ventura, Oxnard, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Camarillo): Sacramento: (916) 651-4019,  Santa Barbara: (805) 965-0862,  Oxnard: (805) 988-1940

and #37 State Assembly Member Monique Limon (representing Santa Barbara, Ventura, Oxnard): Sacramento: (916) 319-2037, Santa Barbara: (805) 564-1649, Ventura: (805) 641-3700

If outside of these areas, find your Representatives here.

Script: I’m  a constituent of Senator/Assemblyperson, whom I’m calling to urge support of S.B. 54. State resources should not be used to assist federal authorities in tracking, rounding up and deporting our law-abiding and non-violent immigrant neighbors or separating parents from their children. Thank you!

More Info: Continue reading “Vote Yes on S.B. 54 – Keep ICE from Our Hospitals and Schools! (3 of 3 today)”

Save Our Clean Air & Water!

Call Hannah-Beth Jackson: “ Yes” on CA Environmental Defense Bills SB 49 and SB 50.

Scott Pruitt’s EPA threatens our clean air & water standards and endangered species protections. SB 49 holds California to the tougher, current federal standards. SB 50 protects California public lands from sales to private developers.

Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to state my support for SB 49 and SB 50. Californians are proud of the regulations that keep our state a prime destination for tourists and a healthy place for us to live and raise our families. We want our water and air clean and our public outdoor spaces available for us to enjoy now and in years to come.

Hannah-Beth Jackson Contact Info
Capitol Office: (916) 651-4019
Santa Barbara District Office: (805) 965-0862
Oxnard District Office: (805) 988-1940

Continue reading “Save Our Clean Air & Water!”