253 voter suppression bills are not just happening in southern or midwestern states. California actually has two instances of “Bills Restricting Voting Access,“ according to the Brennan Center’s State Voting Bills Tracker. The GOP legislators behind them may just be suppression-signaling to their base, but a lot of mischief can happen when dull-titled legislation pass by without notice. (Note: If you don’t live in CA, check to see if your own state has bills on their suppression list.)
Action #1: First and everyday – Call your legislators to pass H.R.1/S.1!
The answer to these unAmerican voting suppression bills, along with the types of corruption in executive, legislative and judicial offices we saw under the Trump administration, is addressed in H.R.1/S.1.
SAYING AGAIN – WE ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES CALLING LEGISLATORS! From another Indivisible group member: “Just called Senator Padilla’s office at 202-224-3553. I got a staffer, who told me the office is getting lots of CON HR1 calls from the “Fox News brigade” (her words) after Fox personalities asked viewers to contact their MoCs to oppose especially HR1”.
Call/email your senators with scripts from here to get it done.
Action #2: Email your CA state legislators and tell them to vote “NO” on these bills.
Minimal script for email: I’m writing because I was shocked to see that the Brennan Center‘s State Voting Bills Tracker has identified two CA Senate bills that qualify under their category of “Bills Restricting Voting Access” – SB511 and SB597 (described below) and I would like Sen./Assemblymember [___] to vote against them.Continue reading “State campsite rule: Clean up our own voter suppression messes and get H.R.1/S.1 – “For the People Act” passed.”