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Why submit your letters of opposition or support through the portal? You are creating a position letter that follows the bill wherever it is sent from one committee to the next one. You don’t have to keep writing a new letter, unless the bill ends up with new amendments that totally change the bill; that would require a new letter to address those amendments. You need to get your position letters in early. Many times, by the time a bill hits the assembly or senate floor, it is too late for your opinion to be most effective. By then your stance is more of a "me too" tally mark. You letter is also public information and what is looked at by the media and legislative analysts to write their summaries about the proposed legislation. You can also ask outside organizations, unions, religious leaders and/or school district superintendents to submit an official statement that would be in agreement of your stand. (*Once signed in, you can enter in bill numbers of bills you want to track and you will get notifications of how they are doing.)
Steps to Use the Portal:
· Step 1. Go to the portal website California Legislature Position Letter Portal
· Step 2. Make yourself an account as an individual or a group or both. A group has more status and gets
more attention. Letters submitted by individuals are just tallied. Organiza- tions get mentioned as
those opposing or supporting the bill. Think outside the box, create a letterhead for your
organization. Maybe you are part of a homeschool group, or just a group of concerned parents.
Give yourself a clever name and a letterhead. Get creative.
· Step 3. Write your letter in Word document and then save it as PDF. This is something I highly recommend
over just submitting a note.
· Step 4. Go to "Submit a Letter." In "select bill' choose whether is it is an Assembly Bill (AB) or Senate Bill
(SB) and then type in the number, eg. AB 659 - then click "search" and you will see Bill Info. Verify
all is correct and then click "NEXT"
· Step 5. If you submit a letter as an individual click "Yourself." If you're representing an organization- write
your organization's name
· Step 6. Make sure the correct Committee you're submitting the letter to is checked and then click "next"
· Step 7. Choose your "Stance"- "oppose" or "support"- depending on the bill. Sorry to say, in California, most
of all the bills, you would choose "oppose"
· Step 8. Write in subject "I oppose AB 659"
· Step 9. Upload your letter in pdf format
· Step 10. Click Review and then "Submit"
· Once you submit your Letter, you can see it listed in your "Letter Submission Activity"
· Step 11. For extra credit, Post your letter on social media and tag committee members.
California Legislation to Be Concerned About for the Year 2023
By Orlean Koehle and Summer Boger
Know who your representatives are! You can look up the names and contact information for your representatives at findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov. All bill information, tracking, committee members and the portal are at this address: leginfo.legislature.ca.gov
Here is a link to contacts for each representative’s office. Contact the Legislative Directors.
All Assembly Committees https://www.assembly.ca.gov/committees
All Senate Committees https://www.senate.ca.gov/committees
*Urgent bills are marked below. Instructions on what to do are below the bill summaries. Bills are moving through committees, the first big step for getting bills to move forward, and the best time to kill bills also. Send committee members your thoughts quickly on the urgent few bills below, thank you!
MULTIPLY YOUR VOICE! Ask the leaders you are associated with in your church, teams, organizations and work places to write a quick statement and submit it with a letterhead through the portal. Thank you so much!
*** All of these immoral bills could die right away if churches, even individual pastors or bishops, decided to repent for their absence, participate by submitting their support or opposition, and speak from the pulpit! Speak to your church leaders and send them this newsletter! Here is the link to share https://conta.cc/3TcOuS5
Did you miss our Eagle Forum of California webinar, Ignite Your Policy Activism?
Here is the recorded link from February, 2023: https://fccdl.in/BNAQMl9vIK
Watch this webinar to learn more about the legislative process from two experts, who have both worked at the State Capitol for many years: – Lance Christensen and Thomas Sheehey.
Every year, our state legislators overwhelm us with hundreds to thousands of bills –
most of them bad, really bad and worse. The ones that we have listed to oppose are the most egregious. As you see, at the end, there are good ones that we support.
California continues to pass laws that place substantial decisions in the hands of children, or pit parent against child or parent against parent. This must stop. Tell your rep that we are keeping an eagle eye on how they vote on these parental issues bills and will remember how they voted when they run for office again.
There is too much time spent already in the classroom on social issues, there is no time for the basics of a decent education. California is already number 50 out of 50 states in literacy proficiency and 8 out of 10 students cannot do at level math. We need teachers to go back to teaching the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic. We don't have time to spend on social issues if the basics are not being met. We must send our kids out into the world ready to be functioning adults.
One of the best ways to make a difference is to contact the local office of your state representatives, your Senator and Assembly member. Make an appointment to meet with them and bring a group of friends, give yourselves a group name, or name an association or organization you participate in. Send them the bills you are watching and your concerns about them.
Make an appointment to meet with them and bring a group of friends. Provide them the bills you are watching and your concerns about them. You can remind them that they represent all of their constituents no matter what. Here in America, we the people hold the highest position as the electors and we are watching their votes.
Have some knowledge of the bills your representative is working on that you are interested in. You can do a quick search like this below. My representative was mayor of my city and pushing state imposing left-wing issues onto our city and now is in the senate. She is new and I'm curious what bills she is authoring or co-authoring. I went to https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/ and clicked on Bill Information then clicked Search. From the author drop down, click the representative you want and it will show the bills they are working on, for my representative 15 bills popped up. All 15 of her bills are referred to and in committee.
Thank you for engaging in the process! It's people like you that truly make the difference!
Bills to Oppose:
Oppose ACA 5 – “Marriage Equality” By Assembly Member Low w/ coauthors Jackson, Ward, Zbur, Weiner, Curry, Blakespear, Skinner and many more– This would be a constitutional amendment to have on the November ballot that Prop 8 language will be removed from the State Constitution, that marriage is no longer recognized in California as “between one man and one women.”
*Pending Referral to a committee.
Oppose AB 5 – “Safe and Supportive” School Program by Assembly Member Zbur – Teachers will receive tools and training so they can “embrace a school culture for LGBTQ students” that teach a “harmful worldview about sexual identity and behavior in order to make LGBTQ identified students feel supported.” This bill is against teachers and parents who do not believe in multiple gender ideology. There is already a lawsuit for this going against the morals and ethics of teachers who refused to call females males and vice versa. A teacher was punished and fired for not wanting to lie to students or leave parents in the dark when their child is wanting to identify as another gender. This bill further attacks our traditional lifestyle and furthers the divide between teachers, parents and the children in their care. The state says they want children to be supported but really the state wants the children to be separated from their parents and awarded to them.
*This bill is Pending Referral to a committee, write a letter and be ready to submit to the portal when it gets assigned a committee and warn your representative as to why you Oppose. Let them know NOT to co-author.
Oppose AB 223 - Change of gender and sex identifier - by Assembly Member Ward –
URGENT! Headed to Assembly Floor soon. In Process-Third Reading
Contact your local assembly office!
This bill will allow for a petition by a minor (under age 18) for a change of gender and a new name and any papers associated with this to be “sealed,” so no one can see it – especially the parents. There is already another bill - AB 957 - that gives one parent the power to change the child's birth certificate and name without the other parent's consent. This bill would make it very difficult to track the number of trans-identified children and their outcomes. The data that is used to hire additional mental health counselors at schools will be inaccurate. In fact, all vital statistical data will be rendered meaningless. For example, how many trans-identified youth commit suicide, how many are victims of crimes, or commit crimes, how many end up in foster care, homeless or drug-addicted. All these important facts to track will be unavailable.
There is an ever-growing number of de-transitioners – young people who are speaking out on social media and video platforms telling of what a terrible mistake they made, with the help of their school teachers, counselors and doctors. They are now filing lawsuits against these adults who should have been there to protect them, instead of encouraging them to make these terrible mistakes.
Sealing a child’s name and sex also helps hide children who are being sex trafficked. This bill will impede protection from predators if they are not able to show evidence of the sex of the perpetrator. This bill will not help trans-identified kids and will confuse all vital data that is kept based upon sex. The bill is an "incremental" bill, in that, it is designed to give the child the authority over his/her sex designation without parental consent. We need to defeat this bill as it will be bringing a series of more dangerous bills looming.
Headed to Assembly-In Floor Process-Third Reading
*AB223 pass. (Ayes 10. Noes 1.) (March 14) Judiciary Committee.
Urgent Oppose AB 315 – False Advertising – Abortion By Assembly Member Bauer-Kahan –
This bill seeks to penalize any pregnancy counseling or care centers for using any false or misleading information about abortions. Opponents believe it will be just a way to tie up these centers with frivolous, costly lawsuits.
*Amend, and re-refer to Com. on JUD
Submit your statements through the portal to the Assembly Judiciary Committee. (no date set yet)
URGENT! Oppose AB 659 - HPV Cancer Prevention Act. by Assembly Member Aguiar-Curry –
This bill will make it so that the HPV vaccine called Gardasil, that supposedly prevents cancer in the cervix for young women, will be added to the list of mandatory vaccines in California. HPV is a sexually transmitted disease. It is not transmissible just by being around others in a school setting. There is no way to say it prevents cancer when most HPV positive tests don't ever lead to cancer! There are no long term studies or safety studies that prove this, so we are just taking the vaccine manufacturer’s word for it. It is not the government’s roll to say that “one-size fits all” for a pharmaceutical in the arm of every student. This decision should only be made privately with children, doctors and parents who weigh the benefits and risks.
The daughter of Orlean Koehle’s neighbor took the Gardasil vaccine at age 21. She didn’t consult her parents, she just believed what she was hearing about it. She immediately started having seizures. She couldn’t drive anymore and had to quit her job because she never knew when the seizures would happen again. Many young women died after the vaccine; and many are now sterile. They cannot have children, as has happened with our neighbor. Hear more stories like hers at SANEVAX.com
Here in the US, federal legislation has been passed that makes pharmaceutical companies exempt from lawsuits. However, since the manufacturer of Gardasil is Merck, a German company, there have been lawsuits possible. One is regarding a young girl, Sahara Walker, who has been disabled (mostly in a wheelchair) for life from the Gardasil vaccine that she was given when she was only 14. In the discovery process in the lawsuit, the attorneys were able to find out what harmful ingredients the Gardasil vaccine contains: Phenylmethylsulfonyl fluoride (PMSF) – A toxic nerve agent; Aluminum Hydroxyphosphate Sulfate (AAHS) – A particularly toxic aluminum-containing adjuvant; Polysorbate 80 – An emulsifier that is associated with many health injuries, including, anaphylaxis, infertility, and cardiac arrest; Borax – A toxin used in cleaning that may have long-term toxic effects. One report says if taken internally, it upsets hormonal balance and causes infertility. (https://www.healthyandnaturalworld.com/borax) Gardasil also contains genetically Modified Yeast – Studies have linked this to various auto-immune disorders.
(https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/gardasil-attorneys-allege-hpv-vaccine-caused-girl-to-develop-pots-301176521.html.) Sadly most don't know that many vaccines have these same ingredients to varying extents yet, the HPV vaccine was the one with the most reported injuries before the COVID shots came out.
*Send a statement Oppose AB 659, send it to the Health Committee through the portal AND
Contact the Assembly Health Members
Urgent! Oppose AB 443 – Peace officers: determination of bias. by Assembly Member Jackson –
This bill would make it unlawful for police officers to send out texts expressing their views on religious or moral issues. This would be a violation of their First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and religious freedom.
*passed the Public Safety committee. *Send statements to members Com. on APPR.
(PSC Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (March 14). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
Urgent! Oppose AB 957 – Family law: gender identity by Assembly Member Wilson & Coauthor Senator Wiener- A judge must “strongly affirm” that a transgendering child will only be allowed to stay with the parent who supports him in his transition. The parent who refuses to support him will have all rights to be with the child removed.
*Amended, and re-refer to Com. on JUD. Read second time and amended.
Submit your statements through the portal to the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
Oppose AB 657 and SB 407 – Foster parents - Assembly Member Jackson and by Senator Wiener –
LGTBQ youth can only be placed in affirming foster care homes.
*AB657 is not in committee yet.
*SB407 is in Senate Rules Committee, upload letters through the portal.
Re-referred to Com. on RLS
URGENT: Oppose AB 665- Minors: consent to mental health services by Assembly Member Wendy Carrillo -
All children age 12 and older can decide for themselves if they need mental health services, without any parents’ notification or approval.
*Hearing on 28-MAR-23 9 a.m- Send letters through the portal to Assembly Judiciary Committee.
Oppose AB 763 -This bill is meant to protect homeschoolers from pedophiles BY Assembly Member Davies- Pedophiles coming back into the community will not be allowed to come to a neighborhood within a mile from any homeschooled family. But people are suspicious that this will be used as an excuse for the government to find out where the homeschooled kids are. Right now they don’t really know and this will also tell pedophiles they are near homeschooled children which seems suspicious also.
*Submit your statements to the Assembly Public Safety Committee through the portal.
URGENT: Oppose AB 1120 – Pupil health: mental health screenings by Assembly Member Gabriel–
This is almost the same bill as AB 665 - pushing mental health services onto minors - but provided through the public schools, again for all children age 12 and up and without parental notification. Children will be given “mental health screening” and taken to “safe spaces” to receive their mental health treatment. The mental health screening will probably have many questions about what is going on at home, what politics the parents have, what religion, etc. So far, this bill only mentions public school, not private school.
One lady, on a zoom call with California Family Council, mentioned this is already going on in Riverside County. Parents tried to find out more about these “safe places,” but were given no answers. There are no parameters – it is wide open as to what will be happening in these safe places.
The “experts” are saying they have to do this because 1 in 3 young girls are contemplating suicide. They are also always saying that this is being caused by the lack of affirmation of the LGTBQ kids. No, those on the zoom call said it is just the opposite, the most coddled, affirmed kids in the school are the LGTBQ kids. The real reason for this bill is to have an excuse to gather data on the kids of what their home life is like and to brainwash them to have a new attitude and belief system that is politically correct, separate from their parents. *Hearing ON 29-MAR-23 1:30 p.m- Send letters through the portal to the Assembly Education Committee.
URGENT Oppose AB 1078 – Instructional materials By Assembly Member Jackson –
The State Board of Education will be given much more power over the local school districts. Whatever curriculum, whatever books the local school districts want to have available in their libraries for their students must first be approved by the state school board. If there is any material or books that parents want removed from the school library, that must also have the approval of the State School Board.
*Hearing ON 29-MAR-23 1:30 p.m.- Submit your statements through the portal to the Assembly Education Committee.
Oppose SB 274 –Suspensions and expulsions: willful defiance- By Senator Skinner - No children will be expelled or given suspensions from school for willful defiance or misbehavior. They will just be taken into a special room, but not sent home. We see how well that has already worked in the recent stabbing, March 1, of two students at Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa. An on-going bullying and altercation of two juniors against a freshman resulted in the freshman, Daniel Pullido, coming armed with a knife and stabbing the older students, one in the hand, the other in the chest. Jayden Pienta later died from his wounds. This took place in an art class. The teacher had tried to break up the altercation, but when her back was turned, the juniors came back into the class and attacked the freshman again, who, this time, brought out his knife in defense. When school staff, the adults and the police don't protect you, what are you to do? How are you to feel safe and go to school for an education?
If the punishment for willful defiance had been severe enough - with actual suspension or expulsion from school, maybe this tragic incident would have never happened.
*Submit your statements to the Senate Education Committee through the portal.
Oppose SB 345 Fetus-related terminology By Senator Skinner. The name baby or unborn child will be removed from all language talking about abortion. Only the world fetus will be allowed. Such language dehumanizes the child.
*Submit your statement to the Senate Rules Committee through the portal.
Oppose SB 385 – Physician Assistant Practice Act: abortion by aspiration: training By Senator Atkins - Physician assistants will be allowed to perform abortions on babies during the first trimester.
*Submit your statements to the Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee through the portal.
Oppose SB 541 – Sexual health: contraceptives: immunization by Senator Menjivar -
All public schools will hand out condoms free of charge to whomever wants them (no age restrictions). They will also offer non-prescription contraceptives.
*Submit your statements to the Senate Education Committee through the portal.
Watch AB 668 – Political campaigns: signs. (Not assigned to a committee yet)
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