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Senator
Feinstein
Term ends January 2019

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Fresno, CA 93721
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Senator
Harris
Term ends January 2023

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Fresno, CA 93721
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kamalaharris.org
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Representative
LaMalfa
Term ends January 2019

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Redding: 530-223-5898
Oroville: 530-534-7100
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2399 Rickenbacker Way
Auburn, CA 95602
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Governor
Brown
Term ends January 2019

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c/o State Capitol
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Sacramento, CA 95814
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jerrybrown.org
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State Senator
Gaines
Term ends December 2020

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Redding: 916-651-4901
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1900 Churn Creek Rd
Suite 204
Redding, CA 96002
public  Websites: gaines.cssrc.us
tedgaines.com
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Assemblymember
Dahle
Term ends December 2018

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phone  Redding: 530-223-6300
Sac.: 916-319-2001
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280 Hemsted Drive
Suite 110
Redding, CA 96002
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Jan 2018

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Jan

 Jan. 01:Fill out the Political Action Worksheet. 2018 Elections
 Jan. 02:Read Indivisible Auburn's January 1st Alert. Local Activism
 Jan. 03:OPPOSE LaMalfa co-sponsoring HR 3990, which would limit our enjoyment of federal lands by vastly curtailing the president's right to make National Monuments. Environment
 Jan. 04:Protest Ryan Zinke stealing wildfire preparedness funds. Oppose Injustice
 Jan. 05:Tell Scott Pruitt to do his job and restore the mission of the EPA. Environment
 Jan. 06:Inform your local friends and neighbors about LaMalfa's atrocious voting record. 2018 Elections
 Jan. 07:SUPPORT Puerto Rico relief efforts. #PuertoRico
 Jan. 08:Tell Congress to pass protection for Dreamers without it being tied to Trump's wasteful $18 billion wall plan or an increase in ICE funding. Immigration
 Jan. 09:RSVP for upcoming local events. Local Activism
 Jan. 10:OPPOSE racist federal judge appointee Thomas Farr. Oppose Injustice
 Jan. 11:Tell Congress to fund CHIP (the Children’s Health Insurance Program). Healthcare
 Jan. 12:Stop Ravi Ragir's deportation. Immigration
 Jan. 13:Protect our national monuments by OPPOSING HR 4532 and HR 4558. Environment
 Jan. 14:Oppose the president's horrible remarks regarding Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations. Oppose Injustice
 Jan. 15:Support state bills SB 834 and AB 1775 to counter Trump's offshore drilling push in California. Environment
Today:
 Jan. 16:Tell our Senators to remove the harmful provisions from the aid recovery bill. Environment
Fiscal Responsability
 

Nov/Dec 2017

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October 2017

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October

 Oct. 01:Call our state legislators and tell them to put the “California Healthcare Roadblock Removal Act” on the ballot. Healthcare
 Oct. 02:Participate in donation efforts related to the terrible mass shooting tragedy in Las Vegas. Call/e-mail and send a postcard to our House Representative LaMalfa and tell him we want better gun safety laws. Tell him to vote NO on HR 3668, the "SHARE Act". #LasVegas
Gun Safety
 Oct. 03:Tell Congress to vote NO on HR 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017. Heath and Safety
Environment
 Oct. 04:Contact our representatives to demand a relief package for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, and to talk about how hurricane intensity and destructiveness is increased by climate change. Disaster Relief
Climate Change
 Oct. 05:Read Morgan Kennedy's powerful post about her need for access to an abortion after 20 weeks. This week the House passed a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks. Call our Senators to oppose this cruel bill. Please also take the time to massage or e-mail at least 3 friends in other states to call their Senators. #NoAbortionBan
Women's Rights
Healthcare
 Oct. 06:Participate in the "Refugee Advocacy Call-a-Thon". Immigration
 Oct. 07:Ask our Representative to co-sponsor the Protection and Advocacy for Veterans Act of 2017, HR 1712, which would establish a grant program to improve monitoring of mental health and substance abuse treatment programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans' Rights
Disability Rights
 Oct. 08:SB 743, the Freedom of Choice in Family Planning Act, will protect the ability of Medi-Cal patients to access care from their preferred provider for time-sensitive family planning care, like contraception and STD screening. Governor Brown has 8 days left to sign SB 743 into law. Tell him to sign to protect healthcare access in California by codifying the federal free choice of provider provision into California law. Women's Rights
Equal Rights
 Oct. 09:Ensure our Governor Brown signs AB 569 (the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act) into law. We last called on this bill in April. Women's Rights
Equal Rights
 Oct. 10:Fight Trump's proposed massive tax cuts for Wall Street banks and billionaires by supporting bills that would close loopholes and make sure Wall Street pays its fair share to fund schools, infrastructure, and emergency response.

Ask Senator Harris to co-sponsor S 1020, the Carried Interest Fairness Act, which would close loopholes and raise revenue by providing proper tax treatment of personal service income earned in pass-thru entities.

Ask Representative LaMalfa to support HR 399, the Stop Subsidizing Multimillion Dollar Corporate Bonuses Act, which would end tax advantages for millionaire CEO pay packages that encourage a short-term focus on increasing stock prices.
Economic Justice
 Oct. 11:Continue the fight for economic justice by asking our Representative LaMalfa to support HR 1144, the Inclusive Prosperity Act, which would tax Wall Street, and HR 2306, Putting Main Street FIRST: Finishing Irresponsible Reckless Speculative Trading Act, to help stop predatory, high-frequency trading that destabilizes markets. Economic Justice
 Oct. 12:Donate/volunteer to support victims of the fires in Northern California. #WindComplexFire
 Oct. 13:Ask our Representative to extend Puerto Rico's exemption from the Jones Act so that supplies can reach them more quickly. The Jones Act is keeping aid workers and relief supplies from reaching Puerto Rico unless they come from a US port. Neighboring countries in the Caribbean have to bypass Puerto Rico and double back due to this law. #PuertoRico
Disaster Relief
 Oct. 14:Send a ResistBot fax or e-mail to our members of Congress to immediately extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Congress has let funding for CHIP expire. This program provides access to quality, affordable healthcare coverage to millions of American children. Heathcare
Economic Justice
 Oct. 15:Tell the current president how you feel about his decision to reduce birth control access and affordability. Heathcare
Women's Rights
 Oct. 16:Leave a public comment to protect Bristol Bay in Alaska. Bristol Bay is an extremely important area for sockeye salmon, beluga whales, and other species. The EPA had previously blocked this area from mining and vigorously fought industry lawsuits. However, back in May, the new EPA director, Scott Pruitt, had a meeting with a mining executive and suddenly decided to open the area for exploitation. This mine is strongly opposed by locals, including the local indigenous population. Environment
 Oct. 17:S 1863, the “Native Species Protection Act” would remove protections for endangered species outside the state in which they are primarily found. Endangered species need protection wherever they are found. This bill is meant to weaken the Endangered Species Act. Please ask our Senators to OPPOSE S 1863. Sample script: "The Native Species Protection Act (S 1863) aims to undermine the Endangered Species Act by eliminating federal protection for endangered animals found primarily in a single state. As you know, animals don’t recognize state lines and the very purpose of protecting endangered species is to allow them to expand in number, so cutting protections at the borders makes no sense. Please OPPOSE S 1863." Wildlife
Environment
 Oct. 18:Call our Senators to vote NO on the Trump Republican budget, which will cut Medicaid by $1 trillion over the next 10 years. Economic Justice
Healthcare
 Oct. 19:LaMalfa has started posting on a Facebook campaign page. This is great news if it means he knows his re-election is not guaranteed. He is receiving many comments from his supports. Please leave a comment letting him know one of the many ways he has FAILED to represent us. The more we point out where he is wrong and against the best interest of his constituents, the greater our chance of swaying voters. As with any Facebook page, you can "follow" him without "liking" him. 2018 Elections
#ReplaceLaMalfa
 Oct. 20:"FCC Chair Ajit Pai is about to announce a vote to slash America's net neutrality rules—meaning companies like Comcast & Verizon will be able to block apps, slow websites, and charge fees to control what you see & do online. Once Pai announces the vote, the situation becomes desperate. But if we flood Congress with phone calls right now, they can stop the vote." Connect directly through BattlefortheNet. Net Neutrality
 Oct. 21:Take action to stop the Centennial Dam. Demand Transparency from the Nevada Irrigation District (NID). Attend NID meetings. Become a Dam Watchdog. Donate. #WaterisLife
Environment
 Oct. 22:Attend the Rally for Guaranteed Healthcare. Ask our representatives to support the bipartisan deal made by Senator Alexander and Senator Murray to protect the health insurance markets. #PeurtoRico
Disaster Relief
Humanitarian Crisis
 Oct. 23:Puerto Rico is still in crisis. Please call/write again even if you've already done so. Contact our representatives to demand a relief package for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, and to talk about how hurricane intensity and destructiveness is increased by climate change. #PeurtoRico
Disaster Relief
Humanitarian Crisis
 Oct. 24:Protect DREAMers from threat of deportation and job loss. Ask Congress to pass a bipartisan Dream Act to protect young people registered through DACA. Immigration
 Oct. 25:Tell our Senator Feinstein, in her role on the Senate Committee on Appropriations, to resist funding cuts to climate change science, mitigation, and preparedness. Fully fund NASA's Earth science missions, NOAA's weather satellites, contributions to international climate funds, the EPA, and all other crucial climate-related programs and agencies. Economic Justice
Climate Change
Environment
 Oct. 26:OPPOSE Trump's ineffective border wall, which would be an extraordinary waste of money and have devastating effects on wildlife. Ask our Senators to OPPOSE S 1852 and S 1937 which tie helping DACA recipients to building the wall. Ask them to instead support a clean bill, S 1615 / HR 3440, that solely addresses the immigration status of DACA recipients. #NoWall
#NoBorderWall
Immigration
Environment
 Oct. 27:OPPOSE HR 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which would force concealed carry of guns in all states. Gun Safety
 Oct. 28:Take immediate action on the Rohingya genocide. CRITICAL! Humanitarian Crisis
 Oct. 29:Text, e-mail, or call at least 3 of them to let them know why our House Representative LaMalfa is lousy and who the candidates are running against him. #2018Elections
 Oct. 30:Promote 2018 enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). Healthcare
Today:
 Oct. 31:Take the time today to *treat* an organization you support to your donation of time, money, or publicity. Volunteer, donate, or promote. Philanthropy
 

September 2017

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September

 Sept. 01:Contact our members of Congress and tell them you disapprove of Trump's Executive Order to expand offshore drilling for oil and gas in our oceans. Environment
 Sept. 02:SUPPORT the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act, S. 200 and H.R. 669, and learn about Kids for Peace. Promote Peace
 Sept. 03:Send a letter to the editor supporting the Endangered Species Act. Animal Welfare
Environment
 Sept. 04:Watch California District One Media's videos showcasing candidates running against LaMalfa in next year's election. 2018 Elections
#ReplaceLaMalfa
 Sept. 05:Oppose today's single hearing to appoint lifetime judgeships. Political Intergrity
 Sept. 06:Defend DACA. As Senator Harris said, "Dreamers are Americans in every way except a piece of paper." Immigration
#DefendDACA
 Sept. 07:Contact our members of Congress and ask them to represent you by OPPOSING the "Graham-Cassidy" ACA repeal. Healthcare
 Sept. 08:Contact our State Assemblymember Brian Dahle (term ends December 2018) to SUPPORT SB 100's goal of 100% renewable energy for California. Environment
 Sept. 09:Contact our House Rep and Senator Harris to co-sponsor the Scientific Integrity Act, HR 1358 and S 338, to endure scientific integrity in federal research and policymaking. Scientific Integrity
 Sept. 10:March in today's parade. Let EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt know now is the time to talk about climate change. Environment
Climate Change:
 Sept. 11:Help pass AB 249, the California DISCLOSE Act, to combat the secret money unleashed by Citizens United. Political Reform
Political Integrity
 Sept. 12:Providing tampons and sanitary pads in schools is fundamentally about providing equal access to education, and letting people who menstruate know that their health needs are a basic human right. Write a letter to our Governor and activate on social media to finish passing AB 10. Women's Rights
Economic Justice
 Sept. 13:Contact our Senator Ted Gaines and Assemblymember Brian Dahle to pass legislation that will "defend our state from mounting threats by the federal government, build sustainable communities, protect wildlife, and support water efficiency":
  • ✾ SB 49, SB 50, and SB 51 (referred to as #PreserveCA), to help protect our state's federal lands, air, water, public health, endangered species, and workers from threats posed by the Trump administration and Congress — these bills have already passed in the State Senate and now await a State Assembly vote
  • ✾ SB 606 and AB 1668 to establish new water efficiency targets statewide so that California is better prepared for the next drought
  • ✾ SB 100 to move our state to 100% renewable energy
  • ✾ SB 258 to protect consumers from toxic chemicals in cleaning products
  • ✾ SB 5 to give Californians a chance to vote for parks and water conservation on the 2018 ballot
  • ✾ SB 150 to update and report on regional greenhouse gas reduction targets, which require consideration of climate change in land-use planning
Health and Safety
Environment
 Sept. 14:Support 100% renewable energy at the state and federal levels. Environment
 Sept. 15:Oppose HR 3697, the "Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act" that criminalizes immigrants, including those fleeing gang violence, and allows more of them to be detained and deported. Immigration
 Sept. 16:2018 enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) starts on November 1st and ends on December 15th. Trump has cut the time people have to enroll in half. He has cut the budget to advertise when people can enroll by more than 90%. Please get the word out. Healthcare
 Sept. 17:Join the #NoMuslimBanEver campaign by hosting a local event. Download their toolkit for ideas, resources, and a calendar of key dates. Immigration
 Sept. 18:Tell LaMalfa to represent you by OPPOSING any budget resolution that makes cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, or SNAP. Use Indivisible's explainer and scrip. Economic Justice
Healthcare
 Sept. 19:Contact our members of Congress to SUPPORT S 125 and HR 468, the Foreign Spill Protection Act, which would allow companies that do offshore oil drilling "to be held legally liable for damage done to our environment by their drilling facilities even if they are not within US waters. These bills were originally sponsored by MOCs from Alaska, Washington state and Florida, all states particularly vulnerable to offshore spills." Environment
Economic Justice
 Sept. 20:Contact our House Representative LaMalfa again to co-sponsor HR 3440, the Dream Act of 2017, which would give young immigrants a path to permanent residency and eventually citizenship. Thank Senators Feinstein and Harris for being co-sponsors of the legislation (S 1615). Immigration
#DefendDACA
 Sept. 21:Help defeat HR 620, the "ADA Education and Reform Act", which would gut the most important disability rights legislation ever passed. Contact our members of Congress to OPPOSE HR 620 and please pass this message on to at least one person in a different state. Equal Rights
Disability Rights
 Sept. 22:Contact our members of Congress to SUPPORT the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, S 856 (Senate) and HR 1949 (House), which would increase support services and campus resources for students dealing with sexual assault. Thank Feinstein for being a co-sponsor of S 856. Healthcare
Education
Women's Rights
 Sept. 23:Please contact our Senators and let them know you OPPOSE HR 1430 and 1431, which would damage the EPA’s ability to use science in decision-making and would obstruct the development of effective public health safeguards. Scientific Integrity
 Sept. 24:Ask our members of Congress to co-sponsor S 141 and HR 3086, the Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act, which would help monitor and plan for space weather events like solar flares that affect our communications infrastructure. Infrastructure Improvement
 Sept. 25:Most California students create a mission model in elementary school, but do not learn that "missions were sites of conflict, conquest, and forced labor." Join the effort to move this curriculum to one centered on Native Americans. Equal Rights
Indigenous Rights
Education
 Sept. 26:It's National Voter Registration Day! Double check you are registered. Find someone who isn't, and help them get registered. Make sure all 16- and 17-year-olds in California know they can pre-register to vote. 2018 Elections
 Sept. 27:Tell our representatives we still want single-payer healthcare. Environment
Healthcare
 Sept. 28:Ask our House Representative LaMalfa to SUPPORT responsible wildlife practices by co-sponsoring HR 1584, the Orca Responsibility and Care Act, which would prohibit capture or importation of orca whales if the purpose is public display, and restrict breeding. Environment
Animal Rights
 Sept. 29:Antibiotic resistance is increasing as antibiotics are increasingly used non-medicinally in the factory-farming food industry to promote growth, despite CDC warnings. Please let our House representative LaMalfa know that you SUPPORT HR 1587, the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act, to place reasonable restrictions on the non-medicinal use of antibiotics. Healthcare
Health and Safety
 Sept. 30:Cuba is the only country in the world the US government restricts its own citizens from visiting. Ask our House Rep LaMalfa (term ends January 2019 http://replacelamalfa.com) to co-sponsor HR 351, the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act. Personal Freedom
 

August 2017

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August

 August 1:Contact our House Representative LaMalfa to sign the Motion to Discharge to help HR 356, which would establish the National Commission on Foreign Interference in the 2016 Election. #TrumpRussia
Election Integrity
 August 2:Support S 856 (Senate) and HR 1949 (House), which would increase support services and campus resources for students dealing with sexual assault. Oppose Betsy DeVos' plan to eliminate protections for campus rape victims by dismantling Title IX (nine). Healthcare
Education
Women's Rights
 August 3:Object to the appointment of torture supporter Steven Bradbury. Human Rights
 August 4:Become a #CitizenSleuth by joining the Center for Public Integrity's crowdsourcing effort to examine the financial disclosures of Trump administration appointees. #TrumpRussia
 August 5:Attend LaMalfa's town hall in Chico Monday morning and contact him to co-sponsor H.R. 1614, the Student Loan Refinancing Act, which would allow over 43 million Americans to refinance their student loans. Education
Financial Reform
 August 6:Attend LaMalfa's town hall in Chico tomorrow (Monday) morning. Oppose the RAA ("Regulatory Accountability Act") that would make it impossible to use science to make policies that protect Americans. Environment
Healthcare
Public Safety
 August 7:Attend LaMalfa's town hall; like or follow district reporters and local campaigns. 2018 Elections
 August 8:Catch up on LaMalfa's town hall. Contact him to OPPOSE HR 1697, which would limit our ability to participate in certain boycotts and which the ACLU calls "antithetical to free speech protections enshrined in the First Amendment." Ask LaMalfa for a town hall in Siskiyou. Financial Freedom
 August 9:Submit a public comment to OPPOSE the Keystone XL pipeline. Environment
Water is Life
#NoKXL
 August 10:Make peace a national priority by supporting H.R. 1111, which would establish a federal Department of Peacebuilding. Promote Peace
 August 11:Contact our House Rep to support H.R. 3591, which would give DACA youth a pathway to legal status and citizenship. Immigration
 August 12:Three pipeline actions: ask North Dakota's State's Attorney for Morton County to drop the charges against water protectors; ask Virginians to participate in the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's public comment period; and fight the Keystone XL Pipeline by supporting the Solar XL project to build solar installations in the path of the pipeline. Water is Life
No Fracking
#NoDAPL
#NoKXL
 August 13:Attend a rally against hate in solidarity with Charlottesville today. #Charlottesville
 August 14:Thanks to those who showed up to peaceably assemble. Register for the Movement for Black Lives' call on confronting hate. Contact our Representatives to support the Anti-Lunch Shaming Act, which would prevent schools from discriminating against kids because their parents haven’t paid their school meal bills. #WeAreTheMajority
Equal Rights
Economic Justice
 August 15:Use the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Community Response Guide to fighting hate, and work to elect a congressional representative who actually represents us. Promote Peace
#ReplaceLaMalfa
 August 16:Support our California Dreamers while they endure the looming threat of deportation. Contact our Representatives to co-sponsor H.R. 3440 and S. 1615, the Dream Act of 2017, which would give young immigrants a path to permanent residency and eventually citizenship. Promote Peace
#ReplaceLaMalfa
 August 17:Read LaMalfa's defense of the current president's remarks on Charlottesville and then contact him to let him know what you think of his response. #ReplaceLaMalfa
#UnseatLaMalfa
#DitchDoug
 August 18:A new study shows that the health benefits of wind and solar offset all subsidies, and 3,000-112,700 premature deaths have been stopped because of air quality benefits, creating an economic benefit of $30-$113 billion. Contact our State Assemblymember Brian Dahle (term ends December 2018) to SUPPORT SB 100's goal of 100% renewable energy. Healthcare
Environment
SB 100 already passed the State Senate; our State Senator Ted Gaines voted NO (term ends December 2020).  
 August 19:Tell our senators to reauthorize the ocean observation system so that we continue to have access to accurate scientific data. Make neo-Nazi White supremacists raise money to fight racism by sponsoring their rally attendance as a fundraiser for the Southern Poverty Law Center. Environment
 August 20:Call our Assemblymember Brian Dahle and our Governor Jerry Brown to support SB 54, the California Values Act, which would prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies and school police and security departments from using resources to investigate, interrogate, detain, detect, or arrest people for immigration enforcement purposes. Immigration
 August 21:Show up for LaMalfa's town halls.
Encourage friends and family to register to vote.
Reminder about upcoming rallies in Sacramento.
2018 Election
 August 22:Ask our Representatives to enact the same legislation as in Illinois, which seeks to "recognize white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups as terrorist organizations, and to pursue dismantling the criminal elements of these domestic terrorist organizations in the same manner as other manifestations of terrorism." Show up for LaMalfa's town halls. Resist Hate
Fight Hate
#ReplaceLaMalfa
 August 23:Contact both our State Reps to SUPPORT AB 1000, the California Desert Protection Act, which would help protect the Mojave from projects like the Cadiz water pipeline, which would drain 50,000 acre-feet of water from the Mojave every year for 50 years. Thanks to those who are protesting the current president in Reno or attending LaMalfa's "community coffee" in Chester. Water is Life
Environment
#NoCadizWater
 August 24:The Department of the Interior rescinded the National Park Service policy that national parks be bottled-water-free. Ask National Park Superintendents to continue upholding the policy. Pledge to use a refillable water bottle and learn more about reducing plastic waste. Environment
#JustSayRefill
#breakfreefromplastic
#BantheBottle
 August 25:Contact our House Rep to OPPOSE HR 717, which would harm animals by weakening the Endangered Species Act, America’s best tool for protecting biodiversity. Environment
Animal Welfare
 August 26:Support candidates for Democratic party offices. Learn about your ADEM and Central Committee representatives. 2018 Elections
 August 27:Providing tampons and sanitary pads in schools is fundamentally about providing equal access to education, and letting women and girls know that their health needs are a basic human right. Help move AB 10, which would provide free access to menstrual products in California schools for grades 6-12, out of the Senate Appropriations committee by contacting the Chair, State Senator Ricardo Lara. Womens Rights
Education
Economic Justice
 August 28:Protect the Florida panther by e-mailing a comment that it should continue to be listed as an endangered species. Save a Species
Animal Welfare
 August 29:The "Regulatory Accountability Act" (RAA) is best described as the Risk to Americans Act because it would halt protections like the Clean Air Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the Chemical Safety Act. The bill would require agencies to pick the less costly policy for corporations, regardless of the cost to our health. OPPOSE the RAA again. Public Safety
Healthcare
Environment
 August 30:Contact our House Representative LaMalfa to SUPPORT the Recognizing America’s Children Act (HR 1468), which may be a form of immigration reform he will respond to. Immigration
 August 31:Tell our members of Congress to commit to protecting our public lands and waters for generations to come. Environment
 

July 2017

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July

 July 1:Leave public comments to protect our national monuments and net neutrality. Environment
Net Neutrality
 July 2:Contact our House Rep and Senator Harris to co-sponsor the Scientific Integrity Act, H.R. 1358 and S. 338, to endure researchers working for our government release their findings without censorship. Scientific Integrity
 July 3:Contact your Assemblymember to SUPPORT SB 100, which would grow our economy and help our environment by setting a target of 60% clean energy by 2030 and 100% clean energy by 2045. Environment
 July 4:Protect miners’ rights and advocate for their safety by contacting our representatives to support S. 854 / H.R. 1903. Happy 4th of July and thank you for all your patriotic efforts to be involved in politics and help improve the world! Safety
 July 5:Oppose a 10-year delay in enacting air pollution regulations by contacting our Members of Congress to OPPOSE S. 263 and H.R. 806. It is hard to imagine when you are in the middle of our forests, but Nevada, Placer, and Butte Counties have the worst air quality rating for ozone, in the bottom 10% for the country. Environment
Clean Air
 July 6:Find out #WheresLaMalfa and contact him to OPPOSE H.R. 495, which would eliminate protections for unaccompanied children who illegally enter the US. Please share letter to the editor links. Immigration
 July 7:Help move AB 10, which would provide free access to menstrual products in California schools for grades 6-12, out of the Senate Appropriations committee. On social media, please use the hashtags: #TamponAccess and #AB10. Providing tampons and sanitary pads in schools is fundamentally about providing equal access to education, and letting women and girls know that their health needs are a basic human right. Women's Rights
Healthcare
 July 8:Leave a public comment opposing the ACA repeal. Let the government know it must protect its citizens by protecting and improving the Affordable Care Act. Healthcare
 July 9:Tell us how to best help people impacted by the Wall Fire in Oroville, read up on the deadline to file claims for the Oroville Dam disaster so you can inform and educate locals, and share links to articles and letters to the editor that address LaMalfa's poor performance as our representative. Safety
 July 10:Talk about institutionalized racism in the wake of the latest Black man murdered by a police officer. Contact LaMalfa to vote NO on the $695 Billion Defense Authorization that would increase our armed forces by ~87,000 personnel (H.R. 2810). Black Lives Matter
Promote Peace
 July 11:Urge your friends and family in other districts to call their House Rep to OPPOSE H.R. 23, a bill to divert California water and fast-track dam building. It is being voted on this week. Environment
Fix Our Dams
Water is Life
 July 12:Contact our State Assemblymember to vote YES AB 617 for cleaner air in California. AB 617 addresses local air pollution by increasing monitoring and imposing stricter penalties on polluters. Environment
Clean Air
 July 13:Contact our House Rep LaMalfa to support reversing the "Citizens United" ruling by co-sponsoring and supporting H.J. Res 48, which says constitutional rights belong only to humans, not to corporations, political PACs, or unions. Political Reform
 July 14:Contact our members of Congress to support Title X, the only federal family planning program dedicated to providing low-income individuals access to family planning and related services. Women's Rights
Healthcare
 July 15:Leave a public comment to protect our National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments. Environment
 July 16:Submit a public comment to the Nebraska Public Service Commission opposing the Keystone XL pipeline. Environment
Water is Life
 July 17:Submit input on the labeling of GMO food. Consumer Protectionism
 July 18:Fight the Trump-Ryan-McConnell effort to rob Americans of their healthcare. Contact our Assemblymember to support SB 651, which would require ballot initiatives to clearly list their top 3 donors. HealthCare
#KillTheBill
 July 19:Help AB 249, the California DISCLOSE Act, which would require political ads to clearly state who paid for them. Also, sign a petition for water rights, learn about candidates, and attend the August 8th Nevada City city council meeting if you're local. Political Reform
 July 20:Call 1-337-332-8080 and demand justice for DeJuan Guillory, an unarmed Black man who was murdered by a police officer. Black Lives Matter
 July 21:Send a postcard to support AB 282, which would require police to receive procedural justice and implicit bias training. Equal Rights
 July 22:Mail a letter to the Attorney General regarding the tragic death of Desmond Phillips. Black Lives Matter
#Justice4Desmond
 July 23:Listen to CAD1Media's 2018 Congressional Candidate Roundtable. OPPOSE any budget that allows for Arctic Refuge drilling. 2018 Election
Environment
 July 24:OPPOSE H.R. 3219, the defense spending bill that would allot $1.6 billion to construct the current president's proposed border wall. Immigration
Fiscal Responsibility
 July 25:Contact our Senators to co-sponsor the DREAM Act, S. 1615, to protect people who came here as children but remain undocumented. Immigration
Environment
Healthcare
 July 26:Please call our Senators to VOTE NO on S. 1514, the deceptively named Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation (HELP) for Wildlife Act, which would removal the Great Lakes wolves from their Endangered Species Act protections. Environment
Animal Rights
 July 27:In light of the current president's discrimination against transgender people, support S. 928, which would prohibit gay conversion therapy. LGBTQIA Rights
Equal Rights
 July 28:Support the Nevada County Climate Change Coalition's Nevada City Renewable Energy Resolution. Environment
 July 29:The police officer who murdered Philando Castile won't serve any jail time and was just paid $48K severance. Philando's cousin Louis Hunter is facing 10 years in prison just because he attended a protest last year. Sign the petition to tell the DA to drop the charges against Louis Hunter. Black Lives Matter
Freedom of Assembly
 July 30:The EPA is moving forward with trying to repeal the Clean Water Rule. Please leave a public comment to protect our drinking water. Environment
Water is Life
 July 31:Tell our members of Congress to stand up for gender equity in education by funding the Office for Civil Rights and fighting against any attempts to roll back Title IX. Women's Rights
Education
 

June 2017

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June

June 1:Call our Assemblymember Dahle to vote YES on SB 497, which would limit gun purchases to prevent gun trafficking.
SB 497 was re-referred to committees on June 27th (track at Open:States).
June 2:Take action to fight climate change on the local level.
I know of no district mayors that have joined the Compact of Mayors. I know of no district City Council members that have signed the National League of Cities letter. Nevada City has this issue on their schedule for August 2017.
June 3:Contact our Assemblymember to support SB 149, which would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns.
Please still do this action (track at Open:States).
June 4:Contact our State Senator Gaines to vote YES on AB 262, the Buy Clean California Act, which would spend state taxpayer money in a way that helps reduce the pollution that causes climate change.
Please still do this action (track at Open:States).
June 5:Contact LaMalfa to OPPOSE H.R. 10, the "Financial CHOICE Act", which would increase the risk of another financial crisis, and would make it easier for banks and lenders to rip people off, by deregulating Wall Street.
H.R. 10 passed the House on June 8th with LaMalfa voting YES. It must now be opposed in the Senate. Please contact our Senators to vote NO on H.R. 10. Replace LaMalfa.
June 6:Contact LaMalfa to co-sponsor H.Con.Res 63 (House Concurrent Resolution 63), "Supporting efforts to enact a bold jobs and infrastructure package that benefits all Americans, not just billionaires."
Please still do this action. LaMalfa is not one of the 76 co-sponsors. Replace LaMalfa.
June 7:Contact our Assemblymember Dahle to support SB 562, which would provide single-payer healthcare for all Californians.
SB 562 has been held up in committee by State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (term ends December 2018). You can learn more about SB 562 at HealthyCaliforniaAct.org.
June 8:Contact our representatives to OPPOSE the current president's proposal to privatize air traffic control.
I don't know the status of this proposal or how to find out.  Do you?
June 9:Contact our State Senator Ted Gaines to vote YES on AB 699 and AB 21, which would protect students from immigration enforcement at school.
AB 699 was re-referred to committee in July (track at Open:States). AB 21 was re-referred to committee in July (track at Open:States).
June 10:Plan to attend and speak at your local Board of Supervisors and/or City Council meetings.
I don't know how many people attended local meetings. Please still do this action.
June 11:Make a public comment to protect and support our national monuments.
Public comments closed with 1,435,358 comments received representing an estimated 2.5 million people. No further action has been taken to dminish our national monuments yet.
June 12:Contact our Members of Congress to support the Equality Act, which would ban discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
June 13:Call LaMalfa to support the COVFEFE Act (Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement), which would ensure that Twitter posts and similar social media communications are documented and preserved as part of the presidential record; take steps on healthcare.
June 14:Contact LaMalfa to vote NO on H.R. 1215, which would eliminate legal protections for patients against malpractice while easing liabilities on pharmaceutical companies.
June 15:Contact our Assemblymember Dahle and let him know you OPPOSE AB 165, which would kill the privacy protections for over 6 million Californians. (and more)
June 16:Contact our Representatives to support H.J.Res. 53 and S.J.Res. 5, which would remove the deadline for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment; tell LaMalfa to stop voting on the specifics of a healthcare bill his constituents don't want and to instead oppose the bill.
June 17:Mail a letter to our Assemblymember Brian Dahle to SUPPORT AB 1687, which would restrict the use of rat poisons that are unintentionally killing bobcats, coyotes, owls, eagles, and hawks.
June 18:Oppose the imprisonment, persecution, and torture of gay men in Chechnya.
June 19:OPPOSE H.R. 1654, the Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act, which would limit scientific review of the environmental impact of proposed dams.
June 20:Contact people in other districts to OPPOSE HR 1873, LaMalfa's bill that would bypass federal regulations that protect the environment.
June 21:Oppose Tillerson's plan to work directly with Russia on issues of cybersecurity, help create the needed "amendments" to oppose the AHCA (TrumpCare), and get the word out to oppose McClintock's and LaMalfa's H.R. 1654, which would force dam building by weakening environmental protections.
June 22:Call to demand justice for Charleena Lyles, the pregnant woman who called the police about a burglary and wound up being murdered by them in front of her children.
June 23:Contact our Assemblymember to co-sponsor and SUPPORT AB 375, which would prevent your private internet history from being sold to advertisers; contact Secretary of the Interior Zinke to re-list the Greater Yellowstone grizzly bear as an Endangered Species.
June 24:Contact your House Rep to OPPOSE H.R. 3003, which punished sanctuary cities and destroys our ability to make state laws regarding immigration. Contact your State Senator to SUPPORT AB 699 and AB 21, which would protect students from immigration enforcement at school. Also info on the GOP Presidential Approval Poll and gerrymandering.
June 25:Contact our Senators to oppose S. 1241, which would make it easier for the government to seize digital currency through civil asset forfeiture.
June 26:Participate in the push for 1,000 local calls on healthcare.
June 27:Contact our State Senator Gaines to SUPPORT the California DISCLOSE Act under its new bill number: AB 249.
June 28:Contact the Chair of the State Assembly Education Committee to support AB10, which would provide free access to menstrual products in California schools for grades 6-12.
June 29:Contact our members of Congress to stand up for the rights of LGBTQ students.
June 30:Support HR 3057, the Fair Representation Act, to elect House Representatives through ranked choice voting, which would make elections better reflect what the voters want instead of locking districts to one party.
 

May 2017

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May

May 1:Happy May Day. There is a call to wear red today to support public eduction ("wear red for public ed"). Contact our federal representatives to SUPPORT S.J.Res. 5 and H.J.Res. 53, which remove the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA is a proposed amendment to the Constitution to guarantee equal rights for all citizens regardless of gender.
S.J.Res. 5 has not made progress since it was introduced in January. H.J.Res. 53 has not made progress since it was referred to subcommittee in February.

May 2: Contact LaMalfa (term ends January 2019) to vote NO on HR 1628, which would make millions of people lose their healthcare. Tell LaMalfa that budget data must be made public before a vote. You can also tell him you support HR 676, the Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act, which would establish single-payer financed, universal healthcare for Americans. Contact our State Senator Ted Gaines to tell him to represent you by voting YES on SB 562, which would provide universal, single-payer healthcare in California.

May 3: Support S. 928, the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017, which would prevent gay conversion therapy by allowing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to classify conversion therapy and its practitioners as fraudulent. The bill declares that "Being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or gender nonconforming is not a disorder, disease, illness, deficiency, or shortcoming."

May 4: Demand justice for Jordan Edwards. #JusticeForJordan Also please make one last call to Rep LaMalfa at 202-225-3076 to vote NO on the new healthcare bill because we don't know what it will cost, congresspeople have exempted themselves, and it will harm millions of Americans who will be classed with pre-existing conditions.

May 5: Call LaMalfa at 202-225-3076 and let his staff know how you feel about his YES vote for the AHCA. Attend tonight's Protest/Vigil for Jordan Edwards. In honor of yesterday's Big Day of Giving, donate to local and political organizations. #PhilanthropicFriday

May 6: Submit a comment to the FCC and your members of Congress to protect net neutrality. Tell LaMalfa you OPPOSE HR 38, which would force concealed carry of guns in all states, and that you are disappointed he is a co-sponsor of HR 38. This bill is a complete violation of his principle of supporting States' rights.

May 7: Contact our Assemblymember Dahle (term ends December 2018) to vote YES on SB 536, to grant researchers access to needed data for the California Firearm Violence Research Center. Thank him for voting YES on AB 785 (which will prohibit people convicted of a hate crime from purchasing or possessing a firearm for ten years). Tell him you support gun safety legislation.

May 8: Contact our State Senator Ted Gaines to represent you by SUPPORTING and voting YES on S.B. 49, which will clone all Federal environmental protection functions at the state level, combining the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act into the California Environmental Defense Act. Contact our Representative LaMalfa to vote NO on H.R. 1313, the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act. H.R. 1313 is one of 3 bills designed to weaken the ACA. LaMalfa voted YES on the other 2 bills.

May 9: Contact our State Senator Ted Gaines to vote YES on SB 185, which would create a sliding scale for traffic fines so economically disadvantaged people don’t end up jailed for misdemeanor traffic violations because of an inability to pay fines and court costs.

May 10: Contact our federal Reps to say you question the President's motives for firing FBI Director Comey, and that you want them to demand the Deputy Attorney General appoint a special prosecutor to take over the investigation into the President and Russia. Tell LaMalfa you want him to cosponsor and vote YES on H.R. 356, which would set up a 12-member commission that would be tasked with investigating foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election. Tell LaMalfa you want him to pass H.Res. 186, which would provide the House with the president's tax returns. Russian interference must be exposed.

May 11: Contact the Department of Justice to demand a Special Prosecutor and contact our State Senator Ted Gains to SUPPORT SB 602, the California Pollinator Protection Act.

May 12: Support AB 14, the California DISCLOSE Act, which would force political ads to clearly say who pays for them.

May 13: The current president has promised he will gut financial and banking regulations, and he made progress this week when he sneakily made Keith Noreika head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.  Noreika avoided a Senate confirmation by being made “first deputy” before the head was fired and then promoted into the position.  His conflicts of interest weren't disclosed and he doesn’t need to sign an ethics pledge for over 130 days.  Contact our representatives to say you are counting on them to maintain the integrity of the current banking and financial protections.

May 14: Happy Mother's Day. This past week, Black Lives Matter organizations fundraised to bail out as many mothers as possible who would otherwise spend Mother’s Day in jail simply because they could not afford bail. Donations received now "will be used to support the ongoing efforts of the National Mama's Bail Out Day campaign and participating grassroots organizations." Please leave a public comment to protect our national monuments.

May 15: Contact LaMalfa to tell him 4 things:

May 16: Contact LaMalfa to OPPOSE H.R. 10, the "Financial CHOICE Act", which would deregulate Wall Street. Tell him H.R. 10 would make it easier for banks and lenders to rip people off, and would increase the risk of another financial crisis.

May 17: Contact both LaMalfa and Harris to SUPPORT the "Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act", which would prevent the president from conducting the first strike with a nuclear weapon unless Congress had declared war and authorized said strike.
H.R. 669 and S. 200 have not made progress since they were introduced in January.

May 18: Contact our State Senator Ted Gaines to represent you by SUPPORTING SB 709, which would require companies that transport oil in California waters to have an emergency plan to clean up tar sands oil spills.  The bill is set for a hearing on May 22.
➔ SB 709 was "Held in committee and under submission" on May 25th.

May 19: The House has already passed H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA), with LaMalfa voting YES. Contact our Senators to vote NO on H.R. 5 and NO on S. 951, which are both the RAA. Some say the RAA is best described as the Risk to Americans Act because it would undermine our protections by paralyzing the regulatory process, halting protections for clean air and water, safe workplaces, financial protection, etc. Please ask our senators to OPPOSE H.R. 5 and S. 951 and then send this to at least one friend in another State and urge them to ask their senators to oppose the RAA.

May 20: Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price had misrepresented opioid addiction treatment. An impressive 700 researchers and practitioners sent him a letter to set the record straight. Send him a postcard letting him know the importance of medication-assisted treatment as drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US. If you're willing, please leave a comment with what you wrote to help people who are looking for ideas.

May 21: We've previously contacted our Rep LaMalfa to SUPPORT H.R. 356 (the Protecting Our Democracy Now Act), which would set up a 12-member commission tasked with investigating foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election. H.R. 356 is stuck in committee and needs 218 signatures on a discharge petition to move the bill out of committee. The petition currently has 191 signatures. Contact LaMalfa and urge him to sign the discharge petition for H.R. 356. Tell him to represent all his constituents and put country over party.

May 22: Contact all 3 of our members of Congress to OPPOSE ICE funding until its policies are revised and have oversight. Oppose the DOJ's move to reinstate excessive, ineffective, expensive, and discriminatory sentencing of low-level drug offenders.

May 23: Contact our State Senator Gaines to SUPPORT SB 705, which would eliminate styrofoam from food packaging for restaurants and other food providers statewide.

May 24: Contact our members of Congress to oppose the current president's new budget proposal.

May 25: Submit a public comment to the FCC to protect net neutrality. Register a public comment to protect Bears Ears National Monument. Make calls from home to fight the Texas bill that bans transgender students from using bathrooms consistent with their gender identity.

May 26: Call Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly at 202-282-8495 to OPPOSE hiring David Clarke, who is up for a senior position at the Department. Clarke is unfit for the Homeland Security job because he has repeatedly been accused of criminal wrongdoing over human rights abuses and deaths in his jail, and he calls Black Lives Matter activists terrorists instead of recognizing their concerns and working to address them. Clarke was also accused of plagiarism this month.

May 27: Tell our Members of Congress we want a clean debt ceiling hike that does not cut programs that help disadvantaged Americans.

May 28: Reach out to every 16- and 17-year-old you know in the state and make sure they are pre-registered to vote. Sign the Resolution to Repeal, Replace and Reframe the 4th Grade Mission Project. Most California students create a mission model in elementary school. "The practice of creating models of the California missions and not including the impact and daily life of the native population within these missions has perpetuated a false narrative." Join the effort to move this curriculum to one centered on Native Americans.

May 29: Let Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney know that many people on food stamps want to work but are unable to find a job, mental disabilities can prevent people from being able to work, and many people work but are still on foodstamps. Let Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson know poverty is not a state of mind. Let him know we have definitive data that the best way to help poor people is to give them money. If you have the time, explain wealth inequality and systemic racism. You can also support the families of the victims of the Portland hate crime stabbing.

May 30: Call our State Senator Ted Gaines to YES on SB 562, which would provide universal, single-payer healthcare in California.

May 31: Contact our Assemblymember Dahle to support AB 1576, which seeks to eliminate the higher prices women often pay for identical goods. 

 

April 2017

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April

April 1:I asked you to contact our Senator Feinstein to represent you by filibustering Gorsuch.
Gorsuch was confirmed after Democrats filibustered the nomination and Republicans changed the rules of the Senate to proceed to a final vote. Feinstein and Harris voted NO.
April 2:I asked you to contact our State Senator Ted Gaines to represent you by SUPPORTING and voting YES on S.B. 49, which will clone all Federal environmental protection functions at the state level, combining the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act into the California Environmental Defense Act.
S.B. 49 was "Assembly Rule 56 suspended" and "Joint Rule 62(a) suspended" on July 3.
April 3:I asked you to contact our Senators to vote NO on HR 1430 and 1431, which will damage the EPA’s ability to use science in decision-making and will obstruct the development of effective public health safeguards.  I asked you to ask a friend or family member in a different state to call their Senators as well. I also asked you to use the form from Friends of the Earth to send a message to the White House (or use their message as the base for your own call/fax/letter) explaining why the White House's new budget that calls for cuts to the USDA is harmful, as it will reduce conservation programs by more than 50%.
The House passed HR HR 1430 and HR 1431, with LaMalfa voting YES for both. Neither has passed the Senate.
➔ Trump's budget cuts were ignored and Congress passed a budget through September, but the battle is still ongoing.

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April 4: I asked you to contact LaMalfa to vote NO on H.R. 1304, the Self-Insurance Protection Act, which would amend the federal definition of “health insurance” to exclude stop-loss coverage.
➔ H.R. 1304 passed the House with LaMalfa voting YES. This is one of three bills intended to weaken the ACA, including H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act, which passed the House with LaMalfa voting yes, and H.R. 1313, the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act, which has been referred to several committees.

April 5: In honor of April 4th being Equal Pay Day I asked you to contact our Assemblymember Brian Dahle to represent you by voting YES on California's Assembly Bill 9 (AB 9), which would exempt feminine hygiene products (tampons, sanitary napkins, menstrual cups and sponges) from sales and use taxes.
AB 9 is in committee.

April 5: I asked you to contact our Assemblymember Dahle to tell him you SUPPORT AB 569, the Reproductive Health Nondiscrimination Act. The bill would protect workers from firing or any other adverse employment effects based on their reproductive health choices, like using birth control or in vitro fertilization.
➔ AB 569 was re-referred to committee on April 25th.

April 5: I asked you to tell the White House that you oppose the "Presidential Executive Order on the Revocation of Federal Contracting Executive Orders", which revokes the 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order that prevented companies with sex discrimination violations from being awarded federal contracts. 

April 6: I asked you to contact our Representatives to make 2017 the year The Paycheck Fairness Act is passed; it has been submitted to every session of Congress since 1997 with the goal of reducing the gender wage gap.  Factsheet.  Wikipedia.
S. 819 and H.R. 1869 were introduced in April.

April 6: I asked you to fight climate change on the local level by contacting your mayor’s office and see if your mayor has joined the Compact of Mayors, "the world’s largest cooperative effort among mayors and city officials to pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, track progress and prepare for the impacts of climate change." If not, convince them to join.
➔ I have not heard back from any.

April 7: I asked you to call on companies to pull advertising from The O’Reilly Factor now that it has come to light that Bill O’Reilly is a sexual assailant.  April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
➔ Bill O’Reilly's show got cancelled!

April 7: I also asked you to e-mail or fax your House Rep LaMalfa a personal message about an issue related to disability rights, such as increasing rural internet access, funding for Social Security Disability, institutional bias in long term care, or special education.  Ask him for a reply.  April is National Autism Awareness Month.
➔ No one reported on this action.

April 7: I also asked you to join the candlelight vigil remembrance for murder victim William Tackett and all other Nevada County victims who have lost their lives due to violence.  This week is Crime Victims' Rights Week.

April 8: I asked you to contact our State Senator Ted Gaines to represent you by SUPPORTING and voting YES on SB 30, which states that, "Any federally funded infrastructure project along California’s southern border that exceeds a cost of one billion dollars ($1,000,000,000) shall first be approved by a majority of the voters voting on the issue at a statewide general election." The bill also addresses that the border wall is an environmental threat by stating, "California’s border region is also home to numerous threatened and endangered species of plant and animal life, including California’s official state amphibian, the California red-legged frog, and the endangered arroyo toad."
➔ SB 30 was "placed on APPR. suspense file" on May 15.

April 8: I asked you to fight climate change on the local level by asking your City Council members to join the efforts to combat climate change by signing the letter of the National League of Cities.

Nevada City's 5 Council Members:

Grass Valley's 5 Council Members:

➔ I have not heard back from anyone.

April 9: I asked you to comment on the Centennial Dam.
➔ The NID is still promoting the dam.

April 9: I asked you to contact our House Representative LaMalfa to vote NO on H.R. 1387, the SOAR Reauthorization Act, which would fund and expand the District of Columbia’s private school voucher program.  (Call script from the Network for Public Education ActionLetter to sign from the Network for Public EducationLetter to sign from the National Education Association)
➔ H.R. 1387 was "Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 34" in March.

April 10: I asked you to contact your State Senator Ted Gaines to say you SUPPORT SB 320, which would require public higher education institutions with student health centers that receive state funding to "offer abortion by medication techniques and scientifically accurate abortion counseling services to its students" up to 10 weeks of pregnancy.
➔ SB 320 was re-referred to committee on April 25th.

April 10: On the deadline to comment on the Centennial Dam, I asked you to comment if you hadn't.
➔ The NID is still promoting the dam, which would cost $1.2 billion and was created in response to a drought that has ended.

April 11: I asked you to attend the NID Board Meeting and LaMalfa's town halls. I asked you to contact LaMalfa to say that you SUPPORT H.Res. 186, which instructs the House to direct Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to provide the House with the president's tax returns.
➔ We had attendees at all events.
➔ H.Res. 186 was "Placed on the House Calendar" in March. LaMalfa indicated he will vote NO by telling his constituents at his town hall that Donald Trump should not release his tax returns because they would be indecipherable to average people (see: GOP Rep tells town hall that Trump’s taxes are just too complicated for them to understand).

April 12: I asked you to ask our Senators to vote NO on H.R. 26, the "Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017" or REINS Act.
➔ H.R. 26 has already passed the House, and was co-sponsored by LaMalfa and McClintock.  A Senate committee held a hearing in March.

April 13: I asked you to tell the White House you oppose cutting or eliminating the payroll tax, which funds Social Security and part of Medicare.  Critics worry this proposal will lead to cutting Social Security benefits, "a retirement insurance benefit provided by right".  (Source: Trump's proposal to eliminate the Social Security payroll tax may be his worst idea yet)

April 13: I also asked you to ask the DNC to support Democratic candidates in special election.
➔ I don't know if they are now supporting said races.

April 14: I asked you to contact our representatives to OPPOSE convening a Constitutional Convention, during which the Constitution could be rewritten.  Info including call script.
➔ A Constitutional Convention has not been convened.

April 14: I asked you to participate in Break up with your Megabank Day, a call to collectively close bank accounts with the Wall Street Banks that are funding the Dakota Access Pipeline and other pipelines.  See the pledge form and resource sheet.
➔ I don't know how many people participated.

April 15: I let you know our own County Supervisor Heidi Hall has put out the call to contact our Rep LaMalfa to move H.R. 800 out of committee and to vote YES on H.R. 800, which would bring attention to rural broadband needs.
➔ H.R. 800 has not progressed since referred to subcommittee in February.

April 15: I applauded anyone attending a Tax March.
➔ Turn out was great in Sacramento!

April 15: I thanked everyone who worked to ratify the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) in Nevada.  After a 45 year wait, Nevada became the 36th of the 38 states required to amend our Constitution.
➔ I now ask you to contact our federal representatives to SUPPORT S.J.Res. 5 and H.J.Res. 53, which remove the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

April 16: I asked you to contact LaMalfa to vote NO on H.R. 1313, the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act.  This is one of three bills intended to weaken the ACA (along with H.R. 1304 and H.R. 1101, both of which passed the house with LaMalfa voting YES on both).
➔ H.R. 1313 has made no progress since March.

April 17: I asked you to attend LaMalfa's town halls on April 17 and April 19 if possible.
➔ Both were well attended!

April 17: I also asked you to use the form of Care, a nonprofit working to end global poverty, to tell Congress you support the Farm Bill reforms that help feed more people at no extra cost, or use their form as the basis to send your own e-mail, fax, call, or letter to our representatives.  Tell Congress not to cut the International Affairs Budget and not to reduce foreign aid to end hunger.
➔ Trump's budget cuts were ignored and Congress passed a budget through September.

April 18: I relayed a request from LaMalfa's Oroville town hall to ask LaMalfa to co-sponsor and support H.R. 1205, the Social Security Fairness Act of 2017, which has 97 co-sponsors; LaMalfa is not one.  The bill seeks to repeal the "Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision" which penalizes the social security benefits of "teachers in 15 states and police, firefighters, postal workers, air traffic controllers, federal government employees (hired before 1983 -CSRS), and some state, county, local and special district workers." (Source: ssfairness.com). See also The Senior Citizens League (TSCL)'s list of Social Security Reform Bills.
➔ H.R. 1205 was referred to a subcommittee in March.

April 19: I let you know our own County Supervisor has put out the call for a new Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commissioner.
➔ I don't know if this has been filled.

April 19: I asked you to contact LaMalfa to co-sponsor and support H.R. 1711, the MAR-A-LAGO Act, to publish visitor logs at the White House and wherever the president conducts business.
➔ H.R. 1711 was referred to committee in March.

April 20: In honor of 4/20, I asked you to contact LaMalfa (term ends January 2019) to vote YES on H.R. 1227 (Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017), which would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, leaving the states free to set marijuana policies as they choose.  This is exactly the type of "states' rights" legislation that LaMalfa claims is core to his Republican values.
➔ H.R. 1227 was referred to subcommittee in March.

April 21: I let you know website events are now tagged.

April 21: I asked you to contact our Assemblymember Brian Dahle at 916-319-2001 to vote YES on AB 1665 (Telecommunications:  California Advanced Services Fund).  AB 1665 would keep the goal of approving funding for infrastructure projects that will provide broadband access to no less than 98% of California households, but would move the date of achievement from December 31, 2015, to December 31, 2023, and it would remove limits on how much money can be collected to achieve that goal. (See also the California Library Association's Bill Watch list or visit the site in support of the bill.)
➔ AB 1665 was re-referred to committee in May.

April 22: I asked you to contact Senators Harris and Feinstein to vote YES on S. 771, and contact Representative LaMalfa to vote YES on H.R. 1776, the Improving Access To Affordable Prescription Drugs Act, which seeks to lower prescription drug prices and reduce brand-name exclusivity incentives.
➔ S. 771 was referred to committee in March.  H.R. 1776 was referred to committees in March.

April 23: I looked forward to seeing you at our meeting at the Foothills Event Center.  I reminded you about DVSAC's wish list.

April 23: I asked you to contact our Representative LaMalfa to vote NO on H.R. 634, which would eliminate the Election Assistance Commission, which is an independent agency that helps ensure that our elections are fair and transparent.  In February, 38 organizations, including the NAACP and League of Women Voters, sent a letter opposing H.R. 634 as well as H.R. 133, which would remove public funding of elections.
➔ H.R. 634 hasn't made progress since February.  H.R. 133 hasn't made progress since February.

April 24: I asked you to participate in a nationwide effort for people to collectively call their representatives about healthcare.  Health Care for All asks you call 3 members of the Senate Health Committee and ask them to guarantee healthcare for all Californians by voting YES on SB 562.

  • Senator Janet Nguyen: 916-651-4034
  • Senator Richard Roth: 916-651-4031
  • Senator Josh Newman: 916-651-4029

➔ SB 562 passed its first committee in April (openstates.org).

April 24: I also asked you to leave a comment with the EPA on the Executive Order to eliminate regulations (like the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act).  You have to click on the 'Open Docket Folder' to get the page where you can leave a comment.
➔ Comments are open until May 15.

April 25: I asked you to contact our federal representatives to OPPOSE the current president's budget. Suggestions:

  • I oppose any budget that cuts or defunds the ACA, which would leave millions of Americans without insurance.
  • I urge you to oppose any budget that cuts funding for USAID, which has saved millions of lives worldwide.
  • I'm writing to express my strong opposition to any federal budget that cuts funding to the Department of Agriculture, which has many programs that support my district.
  • Represent me by opposing any cuts to the EPA, which makes and enforces safeguards for our health and the environment.
➔ Congress ignored the president's cuts and passed a sane budget valid until September.

April 25: I asked you to check out CA District One Media's reports on LaMalfa.
➔ They now produce videos as well.

April 26: I let you know it was Denim Day, a call for everyone to wear denim as a visible sign of protest against sexual violence as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. I asked you to contact our Rep LaMalfa to say NO on any healthcare bill that abandons people with pre-existing conditions.
➔ The AHCA passed the House with LaMalfa voting YES; the Senate immediately killed the bill by saying they would not vote on it and would write their own healthcare bill. Their bill was so bad it didn't even go to a vote.

April 27: Contact LaMalfa to vote NO on H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA). Tell LaMalfa not to abandon people with pre-existing conditions. I let you know this week is National Infertility Awareness week.
➔ The AHCA passed the House with LaMalfa voting YES; the Senate immediately killed the bill by saying they would not vote on it and would write their own healthcare bill. Their bill was so bad it didn't even go to a vote.

April 28: I asked you to contact Secretary of the Interior Ron Zinke to voice your opposition to the current president's attempts to diminish our federal monuments. I reminded you about the Deconstructing Privilege Workshop, local Climate Change march, and asked you to engage with #EbonyOwes on Twitter to highlight that Ebony magazine has failed to pay many of their freelance writers.

April 29: Congratulations on 100 days of resistance! I asked you to contact our Representative LaMalfa (term ends January 2019) to support fair voting and end racially-discriminatory #gerrymandering. Tell him to co-sponsor and vote YES on H.R. 711 (the John Tanner Fairness and Independence in Redistricting Act), which would require states to use independent commissions for Congressional redistricting. I shared these additional #VoterRights bills that you can contact him about today or in the future
➔ H.R. 711 hasn't made progress since it was referred to subcommittee in February.

April 30: I asked you to contact our Assemblymember Brian Dahle to vote YES on AB 8, which would help protect mountain lions by giving the California Department of Fish and Wildlife greater flexibility when responding to mountain lion depredation including alternatives to lethal control.
➔ AB 8's committee hearing was canceled at the request of the author in April, presumably because he didn't have the votes.

 

March 2017

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March

I asked that you call the Department of Homeland Security comment line at 202-282-8495 to OPPOSE the proposal to separate mothers and children if they illegally cross into the United States. (article; petition)
➔ I don't know the status of this proposal or how to find out.  Do you?

I asked that you submit a comment to the Dept. of Health & Human Services regarding the proposed changes to the individual health insurance market for 2018.
➔ This and many other efforts prevented the AHCA from going to vote!

I asked that you contact the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC or 202-418-1000 to support net neutrality, because the new FCC chairman Ajit Pai wants to let big companies charge more for faster delivery of their internet content.
➔ Net neutrality is still threatened.  You can use battleforthenet.com to easily make a comment to the FCC and your Representatives.

I asked that you call our House Representative LaMalfa at 202-225-3076 to vote NO on HR 277, an ACA repeal.
➔ HR 277 has been referred to many subcommittees.  There has been no action on it since February 10th.

In response to people posting in fear of HR 861, to terminate the EPA, I said that HR 861 probably won't go to a vote, and I asked that you instead call LaMalfa to vote NO on HR 637, which would weaken the EPA by removing its power to regulate greenhouse gases as a pollutant.
➔ LaMalfa has unfortunately co-sponsored HR 637, as have 119 others.  There has been no progress on HR 637 since it was referred to a subcommittee on January 25th.  There has been no progress on HR 861 since it was referred to a subcommittee on February 10th.

In honor of International Women's Day, I asked that you e-mail LaMalfa with a personal message about an issue related to women's rights, such as women's reproductive health or equal pay.

I asked that you contact LaMalfa to vote NO on HR 985 (the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act) and NO on HR 725 (the Innocent Party Protection Act) because both weaken the rights of citizens to participate in class action lawsuits.
➔ LaMalfa voted yes on HR 985 and HR 725, and both passed the House.  These bills must now be opposed in the Senate.

I asked that you contact LaMalfa to vote NO on HR 720 because we don't need to force the judiciary to punish extraneous lawsuits; they already have the right to do so at their discretion.
➔ LaMalfa voted yes HR 720 and it passed the House.  This bill must now be opposed in the Senate.

I asked that you contact LaMalfa to tell him you OPPOSE HR 38, which would force concealed carry of guns in all states, and that you are disappointed that LaMalfa is a cosponsor of HR 38.  This bill is a complete violation of his principle of supporting States' rights.
➔ There has been no action on this bill since it was referred to a subcommittee on January 12th.

I asked that you share your personal story about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with the White House.
The form is still available for submitting stories.

There was a nationwide call to mail a postcard to the White House for the Ides event.
➔ I believe more than a million postcards were sent nationwide.

I asked that you call our Assemblymember Brian Dahle at 916-319-2001 to vote YES on AB 785, which would prohibit people convicted of a hate crime from purchasing or possessing a firearm for ten years.
➔ AB 785 passed the Assembly with Dahle voting YES.  In May we thanked him for his vote.

I asked that you call our State Senator Ted Gaines at 916-651-4001 to tell him to represent you by voting YES on SB 6 (the Due Process For All Act), which would ensure immigrants facing deportation have representation by a qualified immigration attorney.
➔ California's SB 6 made it out of committee on March 13th and was read again on March 29th.

I asked that you call, fax or e-mail LaMalfa to co-sponsor and SUPPORT HR 1452: the No TRUMP Act (the No Taxpayer Revenue Used to Monetize the Presidency Act).  The bill would prohibit using taxpayer dollars to pay for events, overnight stays, food or other expenses at hotels owned or operated by a president or his/her relatives.
➔ HR 1452 was referred to committee on March 9th.

We asked you to attend LaMalfa's town hall at the Fairgrounds.
➔ Over 1,500 people showed up and we stood in solidarity with our AGREE/DISAGREE signs.  It was a huge success!

I asked that you send a message to your representatives showing your support for the Clean Air Act because Nevada County has the lowest air quality rating for ozone, in the bottom 10% for the country.
➔ The current administration continues to try to gut the EPA.

I asked that you contact LaMalfa to thank him for holding a local town hall and to represent you by voting NO on HR 34, which would repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990.  Tell him you support gun safety and you expect him to as well.
➔ There has been no progress on HR 34 since it was referred to a subcommittee on January 12th.

I asked that you contact LaMalfa to represent you by voting NO on HR 424, which would remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list and bar the courts from hearing any legal challenges.  Tell him his constituents support the federal protection of animals and the environment.
➔ There has been no progress on HR 424 since it was referred to a subcommittee on January 10th.

I invited you to participate in National HIV Call in Day, a community-wide effort to urge Congress to oppose the Republican’s healthcare repeal plan (AHCA).
➔ This and many other efforts prevented the AHCA from going to vote!

I asked that you contact our Senators Feinstein and Harris to insist they vote NO on Gorsuch.
➔ Please contact Feinstein to SUPPORT filibustering Gorsuch.

Everyone asked you to contact LaMalfa to oppose the terrible AHCA (American Health Care Act).
➔ This and many other efforts prevented the AHCA from going to vote!

I asked that you contact our Senators to work on building support for the bipartisan proposal to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which helps keep millions of Americans out of poverty.
➔ Fighting domestic poverty will be an ongoing effort under this administration.

I asked you to celebrate World Water Day by attending the NID Board meeting, or watching YubaNet's livestream.
➔ There is an effort to get 100 people to attend the next NID Board meeting to show them citizens care about their decisions.  Please attend if you can.

In honor of Desmond Phillips, the young African-American man who was recently killed by Chico police during a mental health crisis, I asked you to contact the Chico Police Department to express your feelings, and to contact our Representative and Senators in support of a topic of legislation that would help marginalized African Americans, such as expanding voter rights, promoting internet access for all and net neutrality, campaign finance reform, improved access to education, supporting poverty relief programs, or trans rights.
➔ A local candlelight vigil was held on March 28th.

I asked you to consider participating in the local CHOICES art project.
Submissions are open until April 20th.

I asked you to consider donating on behalf of the victims of the Peru mudslides.

I asked that you contact LaMalfa to vote NO on S.J.Res. 34, which reverses an Obama-era protection called "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services".  S.J.Res. 34 would allow your private internet history to be sold to advertisers.
➔ This bill had already passed the Senate.  LaMalfa voted YES on S.J.Res. 34 even though none of his constituents wanted it.  I personally find this to be the greatest betrayal of his voting record.  The current president signed S.J.Res. 34 into law in April 2017. California legislators are currently working to pass this protection on a state level. Contact our Assemblymember to co-sponsor and SUPPORT AB 375.

I asked you to keep the Healthcare momentum going by contacting Senator Ted Gaines to tell him to represent you by voting YES on SB 562, The Healthy California Act, which would provide universal, single-payer healthcare in California.

➔ SB 562 is stalled. More info at HealthyCaliforniaAct.org I asked that you submit a public comment to the Nebraska Public Service Commission OPPOSING the Keystone XL pipeline.
➔ Please still do this action. The pipeline comment form is still open.

I asked you to call on our legislators for an independent investigation of the Trump/Russia connection.  I asked you to fax or e-mail Harris and Feinstein and tell them why you want an investigation in your own words.  I asked you to contact LaMalfa to cosponsor and vote YES on HR 356, which would set up a 12-member commission that would be tasked with investigating foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election.
➔ There has been no progress on HR 356 since it was referred to a subcommittee on January 6th. H.R. 356 is stuck in committee and needs 218 signatures on a discharge petition to move the bill out of committee. The petition currently has 194 signatures. On May 21st I asked you to contact LaMalfa and urge him to sign the discharge petition for H.R. 356. I asked you to tell him to represent all his constituents and put country over party.

 We need to contact the subcommittee members to move it forward.

I asked that you contact Assemblymember Brian Dahle and let him know you SUPPORT AB 569, the Reproductive Health Nondiscrimination Act.  The bill would protect workers from firing or any other adverse employment effects based on their reproductive health choices, like using birth control or in vitro fertilization.
➔ AB 569 was re-referred to a committee in July.

I asked that you contact Dahle and let him know you SUPPORT
AB 1687, which would further restrict where anticoagulant rodenticides (rat poisons) can be used in California because they are regularly poisoning wildlife.  Ask him to represent you by moving AB 1687 out of committee and voting YES on it.  Dahle is vice chair of the committee to which this bill was referred.
Please still do this action. Mail Dahle our support letter.

I asked you to celebrate LGBT Health Week because racism, transphobia, and homophobia increase health disparities.

I asked that you contact the White House and tell the current president not to sign S.J.Res. 34.
➔ S.J.Res. 34 passed the Senate and House with Harris and Feinstein voting NO; LaMalfa voted YES despite zero of his constituents wanting him to. The current president signed S.J.Res. 34 into law in April 2017. California legislators are currently working to pass this protection on a state level. Contact our Assemblymember to co-sponsor and SUPPORT AB 375.

I asked that you contact Dahle and let him know you OPPOSE AB 165, Exclusion of schools from electronic communications privacy protections.  AB 165 will kill the privacy protections of CalECPA (California’s Electronic Communications Privacy Act) for over 6 million Californians by exempting schools from its protections.
➔ There has been no progress on AB 165 since it was re-referred to a committee in April.

I asked you to contact LaMalfa to represent you by voting YES on HR 676, the Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act.
➔ There has been no progress on HR 676 since it was referred to a subcommittee on February 10th.
 
 
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