It’s easy to forget things after a beautiful Juneteenth weekend, but bills, both good and bad, are now speeding through the CA state legislature to Newsom’s desk, and the deadline to comment on a badly-written regulation is rapidly approaching.
- Action #1– stop private-equity-pirate-owned PG&E from turning us taxpayers into their cave of gold, while still leaving us exposed to the incredible danger from wildfires.
- Action #2– stop a proposed federal regulation that would allow literal pay-to-play corruption.
- Action #3 are bills to protect California residents from gun violence.
Program your phone to do this faster – an example of “HOW” and “WHY” are included at the bottom.
FAST Action #1! – Call your assemblymember and tell them to vote “NO” on SB 396 and SB 884, boondoggle bills for PG&E.
Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Assemblymember [____] to vote “NO” on SB 396 – Forestry. Instead of cutting down more than a million trees a year in an counterproductive attempt to stop wildfires, I want the legislature to require that all investor-owned utilities be required to upgrade their equipment and wiring to best modern practices.
I also want [him/her] to vote “NO” on SB 884 Electricity: expedited utility distribution infrastructure undergrounding program. PG&E wants to charge us taxpayers $20-30 Billion for 10,000 miles of undergrounding instead of fixing their wiring. SoCal Edison fixed theirs within 5 years. Undergrounding is 7 times as expensive and takes much longer, and with PG&E’s record, it will take 140 years. This bill, like SB 396, are related boondoggles for PG&E and we expect our legislators to put our interests to live without threat of fire over the financial interests of utility investors.
Contact (you can also email over the weekend):
- State Assemblymember Steve Bennett (CA-37): email, SAC (916) 319-2037, SB (805) 564-1649, VTA (805) 641-3700
- State Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (CA-44): email, SAC (916) 319-2044, CAM (805) 482-1904, OX (805) 483-4488
- Not your people? Don’t know?: findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov