Faith in Action: September 25, 2022 – Urge Governor Newsom to sign legislation promoting social and economic justice
Each week at All Saints Church we put our faith into action. In California, our communities face crises every day, from devastating wildfires to racist attacks to eviction threats. And advocates across the state have fought long and hard this year to ensure our lawmakers pass progressive legislation to deal with these crises.
However, many of those critical bills — including SB 1382, which would lower barriers to electric cars, and SB 107, which would provide sanctuary in California for transgender children and their families from states that criminalize them — languish on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk, unsigned .
As we witness right-wing elites and corporations target the most vulnerable, Californians expect our leaders to act in unabashedly brave ways on behalf of our communities. Governor Newsom should stand firmly with Californians, working with us and connecting with us to make great change possible.
Here are some of the other critical bills Governor Newsom is considering:
- AB 1416, the Ballot DISCLOSE Act, which would require disclosure of who funds ads behind electoral measures
- AB 256, which would make the California Racial Justice Act of 2020 retroactive and ensure people now in jails and jails can challenge racial bias in their convictions and trials
- AB 2183, which would allow farm workers to vote for unionization using a representative voting card
- AB 2223, AB 2626 and SB 1375, a series of bills that will protect abortion rights in California
Governor Newsom has just one week to sign off on those bills. Please ask the governor to sign the progressive legislation below.
Options for action:
- Sign up for the letters at the action table in front of the church on Sunday morning.
- Download a copy of the Action Letter for you to sign and mail.
- Click on it Link to Courage Campaign website.
Legislation Gov. Newsom to sign:
- AB 1416: The Ballot DISCLOSE Act would add to the ballot a short list of supporters and opponents from the official arguments in the voter information guide.
- AB 256: Would make the California Racial Justice Act of 2020 retroactive and ensure people now in jails and jails can challenge racial bias in their convictions and trials
- SB 972: Would make health permits more accessible to street vendors
- AB 1416: Would add a short list of supporters and opponents from the official arguments in the voter information guide to the ballot.
- AB 1766: Would extend access to IDs to all Californians, regardless of immigration status
- AB 2091: Would improve privacy for medical records related to abortion and pregnancy
- AB 2134: Would establish a gap coverage program to provide coverage to Californians who do not have insurance coverage for abortion and abortion-related care, including those who are uninsured and underinsured
- AB 2167: Would require courts to consider alternatives to incarceration, such as diversionary programs, restorative justice and probation, when making sentencing decisions
- AB 2183: Would allow farm workers to vote for unionization with a representative voting card
- AB 2223: Would ensure that no one in the state of California is investigated, prosecuted, or imprisoned for terminating a pregnancy or suffering a pregnancy loss
- AB 2626: Would support the ability for abortion providers to obtain professional indemnity insurance
- SB 107: Would prohibit California from complying with subpoenas from out of state for medical information related to efforts to criminalize individuals or remove children from their homes for receiving gender-affirming care
- SB 923: Would improve access to gender-affirming care for transgender, gender-nonconforming and intersex people by requiring health plans to require TGI cultural skills training for contract providers, their staff and health plan staff. It would also require directories of plan providers to identify providers offering gender-affirming services
- SB 1162: Would require companies to disclose salary ranges, make all internal promotions available to all employees, and ensure that salary data reported to the state becomes public over time
- SB 1360: The Disclosure Clarity Act would require campaign ads and SuperPAC ads online and on television to clearly show their top funders.
- SB 1375: Would review competency requirements for abortion training for registered nurses, board-certified midwives and physician assistants
- SB 1382: Would reduce financial barriers to purchasing new and used zero-emission vehicles and hybrid vehicles through the Clean Cars for All program by exempting these vehicles from state sales tax
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