Good evening, Friends.
Sorry for the delay in this week’s newsletter. But the good news is we have the results from the voting at last week’s meeting, where we chose the state bills we would most like to support this year. You spoke and we listened, and these were the winners:
1) SB 822: Senator Wiener’s Net Neutrality bill
2) SB562: CA single payer health care
3) SB185: Preventing automatic suspension of drivers licenses for inability to pay fines
4) SB1449: Require testing of Rape Kits in CA
5) SB1100: Raise age to buy guns to 21
6) SB10: Bail reform
7) SB834: Prevents new oil pipelines & other infrastructure in coastal waters
8) SB183: Prohibits ICE from entering schools without warrant
9) AB3131: Requires police to hold public hearings before acquiring military-grade equipment
10) AB1950: Restricts social media sites from selling advertising to robots
11) SB320: Requires every student health center at public universities to offer medical abortion
12) SB974: Extends Medi-Cal to everyone regardless of immigration status
13) SB100: Renewable & “zero carbon” generating facilities supply all of CA’s electricity by 2045
14) AB1775: Prohibits the development of new oil pipelines and other infrastructure
15) SB135: Requires creation of a curriculum in media literacy for social sciences
We have notified California State Strong of our group’s choices. They will be tallying up the preferences of Indivisible teams statewide so that we can all focus on the issues we all truly care about. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the meeting and vote.
Did you join the March to Save our Lives last week? It was amazing to see thousands of Sacramentans show up to demand action on gun violence. But the march is only one step. Please reach out to your members of Congress this week and make sure they know what you think about gun violence (for information, recommended call scripts, and Senators’ phone numbers, check out Indivisible’s website here). Indivisible teams around the area will be doing the same. Our voices are more powerful when we all participate!
As noted above, SB 562 – Universal health care – is one of our top priorities. National Nurses United has put together a great tool that allows us to send letters to the editors of our local papers about health care. Do you want your opinion about single payer health care to be heard? If so, visit their site and write a letter today.
So many great things are on the schedule:
April 18th (Wednesday): Our next monthly meeting is at Sierra2 Center (2791 24th Street) at 7:00.
April 22nd (Sunday): PLEASE DO NOT MISS the Indivisible Sacramento Interfaith Forum: The Role of Faith in the Progressive Movement. Local leaders from every major faith tradition are invited to talk with local progressive activists about how we can all work together to make positive change. Starts at 3:00 at First United Methodist Church (2100 J Street).
May 22nd (Tuesday): We have a special audience with California Secretary of State Alex Padilla at Arden-Arcade Library (2443 Marconi Ave) at 7:00 p.m.
Every Weekend: Canvassing with California Away Team. Don’t sit at home hoping we can win the midterm election. Do something about it! California Away Team needs YOU to reach out to registered Democrats who have skipped previous midterm votes so we can remind them to turn out this November. We need your help in Roseville, Fair Oaks, Elk Grove, and El Dorado Hills. Details at the CA Away Team website.