OWL ALERT October 18, 2021: FREE WIFI FOR SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

SITUATION: The pandemic has made it more important than ever to have access to the internet. For many seniors and people with disabilities, getting online is already full of challenges, but the lack of affordable internet has made it nearly impossible for us to access information, services, and connections online.
 
We know that internet access is an essential right today.
 
ACTION: We ask AT&T to provide FREE Internet at a minimum to senior buildings, single room occupancy hotels and supportive housing in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area.  AT&T can do this now!
 

ACTION: Please join Senior and Disability Action and SIGN THIS PETITION that will go to the AT&T Western Region President: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/we-need-free-wifi.  This petition provides more information and a way for you to express your concerns and needs for fast and reliable Internet access.

 

ACTION: There will be a rally and action on Monday, October 18, 12:45 pm at the AT&T flagship store at Powell and Market, San Francisco. For more information, CLICK HERE .

OWL ALERT October 3, 2021: HELP SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AGE IN PLACE

SITUATION: The U.S. Senate is currently working on a Reconciliation Package, including $400 billion for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), funds which will allow seniors and people with disabilities to age in place, but the amount allocated to HCBS is in jeopardy, with opposition proposing less than half those funds, $150 billion.

The full $400 billion will:

  • Increase federal matching funds to states for HCBS
  • Expand and strengthen caregiving jobs for workers who provide these services and have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, a workforce which is predominately female, low-wage and BIPOC

A lower figure is simply inadequate to address the entrenched issues in the HCBS service system.

ACTION: Call our U.S. Senators ASAP to tell them we need the full $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Package, especially the $400 Billion for HCBS.

ACTION: Send this email to friends and family in the U.S.

Contact information for California Senators:

Senator Dianne Feinstein
One Post Street, Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 393-0707
click here to email Dianne Feinstein

Senator Alex Padilla
333 Bush Street, Suite 3225
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 981–9369
click here to email Alex Padilla

 

 

 

 

OWL ALERT September 13, 2021 ADVOCATING FOR VACCINE GLOBAL EQUITY

 Advocating for Vaccine Global Equity

SITUATION:  The United Nations General Assembly meets tomorrow, September 14, and continues until September 30.

High on its agenda is ensuring fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines around the world.  Global vaccine equity is the best way to make sure that this deadly virus is eradicated for good.

ACTIONS:  

1) Please urge President Biden to strongly support worldwide vaccinations at the UN General Assembly through their partnerships with WHO, COVAX, UNICEF and others–and to encourage other nations to do the same.

2) Ask President Biden to scale up vaccine production in the USA, share excess vaccine with countries that do not have vaccines, and encourage voluntary sharing of intellectual property rights worldwide during this global crisis.

Call the White House at: (202) 456-1111

Email the White House by clicking HERE

Write to the White House at:

The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20500

OWL ALERT AUGUST 30, 2021: FIGHT VOTER SUPPRESSION!

SUPPORT OUR VOTING RIGHTS!
Contact your U.S. Senator to urge their support for the
JOHN LEWIS VOTING RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT ACT

After years of dangerous Civil Rights activism, The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was enacted to secure the right to vote for racial minorities throughout the country, especially in the South.

In 2013 and again in 2021, The U.S. Supreme Court gutted this landmark legislation, resulting in:

  •     The closure of thousands of polling places, many of them in predominantly Black counties
  •     Eighteen states across the country enacting laws THIS YEAR making it harder for Americans to vote
  •     A significant increase in the number of citizens being illegitimately purged from voting rolls
The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act responds to current voting conditions by restoring the full protections of the original, bipartisan Voting Rights Act of 1965.

It is crucial to pass legislation to protect the voting rights of citizens in all states.  


Share this with your family and friends in other states!
Contact info for California Senators below


See a helpful one-page summary of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act at:
https://www.leahy.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/John%20Lewis%20Voting%20Rights%20Advancement%20Act%20one%20pager.pdf

Senator Dianne Feinstein

One Post Street, Suite 2450

San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: (415) 393-0707

click here to email Dianne Feinstein

Senator Alex Padilla

333 Bush Street, Suite 3225

San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: (415) 981–9369

click here to email Alex Padilla

OWL ALERT August 16, 2021

SUPPORT TAX CREDITS FOR UNPAID FAMILY CAREGIVERS AND STUDENTS

On July 23, 2021, Congresswoman Gwen Moore introduced a very important bill, The Worker Relief & Credit Reform Act (WRCR), which will modernize the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). This crucial tax credit helps low income individuals and families receive from $538 to $6,660 each year.
 
For the first time, the WRCR will allow the EITC to reach more workers by:
  • Expanding the definition of work to make unpaid family caregivers eligible (work largely done by women)
  • Expanding the age range for this eligibility to include anyone 18 years or older
  • Including low income college students who struggle to support themselves while learning
WRCR is co-sponsored by 13 House members, including California Representatives Karen Bass, Judy Chu, Ro Khanna and Barbara Lee.
 
Please urge your Representatives to support this much needed legislation, and encourage friends and family to do so as well.
Contact information for Bay Area Representatives listed below.
 
For details, look for the Care Income Now! campaign of the Global Women’s Strike: Global Women’s Strike: Care Income Now!

 

U.S. REPRESENTATIVES, San Francisco and surrounding area:

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

90 7th Street, Suite 2-800

San Francisco, CA 94103

phone: (415) 556-4862

click here to email Nancy Pelosi

Congressman Jared Huffman

999 Fifth Avenue, Suite 290

San Rafael, CA  94901

phone: (415) 258-9657

click here to email Jared Huffman

Congresswoman Jackie Spier

155 Bovet Rd # 780,

San Mateo, CA 94402

phone: (650) 342-0300

click here to email Jackie Spier

Congresswoman Barbara Lee

1301 Clay St # 1000N

Oakland, CA 94612

phone: (510) 763-0370

click here to email Barbara Lee

Congressman Ro Khanna

3150 De La Cruz Blvd, Suite 240
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: 408-436-2720

 

OWL ALERT August 10, 2021

YOUR CALIFORNIA VOTE IS CRUCIAL SEPTEMBER 14th!

Your mail-in ballot for California’s September 14th Gubernatorial Recall Election will arrive very soon.
Your vote is crucial!
Here is why:

The recall election will present voters with two questions.
The first will ask whether Gavin Newsom should be recalled from the office of governor.
A simple majority of votes will win for this issue.
If people do not exercise their right to vote, this decision could be made by a minority of voters.

The second will ask who should succeed Newsom if he is recalled.
The candidate with the most votes on the second question would win the election, no majority required.
There are 46 candidates on the ballot to replace Newsome if the recall passes.
This makes it possible for someone with less than 3% of the vote to become our next governor.

And this is at a time in the U.S when laws limiting voting rights are being enacted in states across the country.
EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE!!!

Please help us encourage every registered voter in California to participate in this election!

For more information, see California Recall Election Details.

OWL ALERT July 19, 2021

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IS A HUMAN RIGHT – RIGHT NOW!

Senator Cory Booker and Congressman A. Donald McEachin

are re-introducing the

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE LEGACY POLLUTION ACT

 
In our nation, the biggest determining factors of whether you live near toxic pollution, drink contaminated water, or breathe dirty air are the color of your skin and your economic status.  Communities of color, Indigenous communities, and low-income communities disproportionately bear these burdens, resulting higher rates of cancer, birth defects, autism, and countless other avoidable illnesses.
 
If included in infrastructure legislation currently being created, this act would would allocate $200 billion to:
  • Accelerate the cleanup of toxic Superfund sites
  • Remediate lead-based paint hazards in low income housing
  • Build and renovate sanitation infrastructure, which will bring safe drinking water and adequate sewage systems to every American Indian and Alaskan Native household, and more
Encourage our elected officials to co-sponsor this legislation, addressing both the climate crisis and structural racism.
Senator Dianne Feinstein

One Post Street, Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 393-0707

 
Senator Alex Padilla
333 Bush Street, Suite 3225
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 981–9369
 
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
90 7th Street, Suite 2-800
San Francisco, CA 94103

phone: (415) 556-4862

click here to email Nancy Pelosi

Congressan Jared Huffman
999 Fifth Avenue, Suite 290
San Rafael, CA  94901
phone: (415) 258-9657
 
Congresswoman Jackie Spier
155 Bovet Rd # 780,
San Mateo, CA 94402

phone: (650) 342-0300

 
Congresswoman Barbara Lee
1301 Clay St # 1000N
Oakland, CA 94612
phone: (510) 763-0370

 

OWL ALERT July 11, 2021

BREAK THE CYCLE OF GUN VIOLENCE

2020 was the deadliest year for gun violence in the U.S. in decades, denying so many people their basic right to live.
 
Senator Cory Booker (NJ), and Reps Lisa Rochester (DE), and Lucy McBath (GA), have reintroduced the Break the Cycle of Violence Act providing billions of dollars over eight years for proven community based programs for gun and violence intervention:
 
  • The Bureau of Justice Assistance must award grants for coordinated violence reduction initiatives in units of local government that are disproportionately impacted by gun and group-related violence.
  • The National Institutes of Health must award grants for hospital-based violence intervention programs that reduce the risk of violent injury and retaliation among high-risk patients.
 
Action: Contact your Senators and Representatives,
urging them to co-sponsor the Break the Cycle of Violence Act.
 
No more heartbroken mothers, fathers, siblings, friends, widows!
 
Senator Dianne Feinstein

One Post Street, Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 393-0707

 
Senator Alex Padilla
333 Bush Street, Suite 3225
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 981–9369
 
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
90 7th Street, Suite 2-800
San Francisco, CA 94103

phone: (415) 556-4862click here to email Nancy Pelosi

Congressman Jared Huffman

999 Fifth Avenue, Suite 290

San Rafael, CA  94901

phone: (415) 258-9657

click here to email Jared Huffman

 

Congresswoman Jackie Spier

155 Bovet Rd # 780,

San Mateo, CA 94402

phone: (650) 342-0300

click here to email Jackie Spier

 

Congresswoman Barbara Lee

1301 Clay St # 1000N

Oakland, CA 94612

phone: (510) 763-0370

click here to email Barbara Lee

 

Congressman Ro Khanna

3150 De La Cruz Blvd

Suite 240
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Phone: 408-436-2720

click here to email Ro Khanna

OWL ALERT JULY 5, 2021

TELL GOVERNOR NEWSOM TO STOP FRACKING NOW!

California is in severe drought.
 
Wildfires are already starting.
 
Yet fracking continues to use huge quantities of water and to pollute our waterways, and our Governor says it can keep doing that for three more years.
 
ACTION:
 
Keep up the pressure on Newsom to ban fracking NOW.  Citizens must curtail water usage: Big Oil must do the same.  The fate of our Earth depends on people like us taking action.
 
Contact:
Governor Gavin Newsom
1303 10th Street, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 445-2841, or
 
Please forward to all your California friends.

OWL ALERT June 13, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO 2021/2022 AND 2022/2023 BUDGET 

SITUATION:  San Francisco Mayor London Breed has submitted the Mayor’s Proposed Budget for 2021/2022 and 2022/2023. The Board of Supervisors is currently considering adjustments to the Mayor’s Proposed Budget.  Now is the time for public input.  The Senior and Disability Action (SDA) organization has identified the following three items that need to be included in the budget to benefit Seniors and Persons with Disabilities:

1. $3,000,000.00 to fund an existing rental subsidies program for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities to avert evictions and homelessness.

2. $3,000,000.00 to expand the existing Senior Operating Subsidies program that provides funding for Seniors whose income is Social Security or SSI so they can afford rental units in Senior Housing.

3. $900,000.00 for desktops, laptops, internet service, and digital training for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities.

ACTION:  Call and/or e-mail your Supervisor by June 25, 2021 and ask for inclusion of these items in the City’s budget.

CONTACTS:

District 1: Connie Chan – (415)554-7410; ChanStaff@sfgov.org

District 2: Catherine Stefani – (415)554-7752; Catherine.Stefani@sfgov.org

District 3: Aaron Peskin – (415)554-7450; Aaron.Peskin@sfgov.org

District 4: Gordon Mar – (415)554-7460; Gordon.Mar@sfgov.org

District 5:  Dean Preston: – (415)554-7630; Dean.Preston@sfgov.org

District 6: Matt Haney – (415)554-7970; Matt.Haney@sfgov.org

District 7: Myrna Melgar – (415)554-6516; MelgarStaff@sfgov.org

District 8: Rafael Mandleman – (415)554-6968; MandlemanStaff@sfgov.org

District 9: Hillary Ronan – (415)554-5144; Hillary.Ronen@sfgov.org

District 10: Shamann Walton – (415)554-7670; Shamann.Walton@sfgov.org

District 11: Ahsha Safai -(415)554-6975; Ahsha.Safai@sfgov.org

OWL ALERT May 26, 2021

Fight Back Against Pollution in the Bay Area


SITUATION: Big Oil Lobbyists are trying to kill a landmark rule before the Air District Board to demand installation of “scrubbers” to remove harmful particles, gases, or chemical byproducts from the industrial smokestacks of the Bay Area’s oil refineries.

 

ACTIONS

  1. Call, email or write Supervisor Shamann Walton (the most pivotal SF member) urging him to vote in favor of the “strict scrubber rule for refineries.” 

Shamann Walton, Dist. 10, 415-554-7670, Shamann.Walton@sfgov.org

 

  1. Call the Air District Board of Directors.

Leave a message (press option #5) at (415) 749-4900

Here’s a suggestion of your message

Dear Supervisor Walton / Board of Directors,

I’m counting on your vote to adopt the STRICT rule for scrubbers on Bay Area oil refineries.  This technology is already in use at most refineries in the US.  I know that you are concerned about the frontline communities who are most impacted by particulate air pollution.  Please help us protect them and ourselves!

OWL ALERT May 22, 2021

 Rental Subsidies for Low Income Seniors and People with Disabilities are vital to Keeping Seniors Housed and Safe

SITUATION A majority of senior renters and people with disabilities in S.F. have incomes too low to qualify for “affordable” housing and need rental subsidies to afford even these programs.   There are 2 types of rental subsidies:

1) Portable Rental Subsidies provide assistance with rent payments that stay with the tenant if they need to move.

2)  Senior Operating Subsidies (SOS): Subsidies stay with the rental unit as “deeply affordable” set asides for very low-income seniors.  Funds for SOS program presently available for 5 years only starting in 2019.

Both of these programs have been successful and must be expanded!

ACTION:  

1) Phone and/or email Mayor London Breed and ask her to fund $3 million for portable rental subsidies and $3M for Senior Operating Subsidies in the Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget.

 

CONTACT: PLEASE CALL ASAP BECAUSE THE MAYOR ANNOUNCES HER BUDGET ON JUNE 1!!!

Mayor London Breed, Phone: (415) 554-6141

E-mail: mayorlondonbreed@sfgov.org

OWL Alert May 12, 2021

BAN UN-IDENTIFIABLE, SELF-ASSEMBLED GUNS IN SAN FRANCISCO!

 SITUATION: “Ghost Guns” are becoming increasingly popular in the Bay Area because they can be bought legally without a background check and shipped to any location.  44% of guns recovered from San Francisco homicides are ghost guns. They are a public safety threat as mounting numbers are being found in the aftermath of gang violence, burglaries and neighborhood shootings.

ACTION:   New legislation, proposed by Supervisor Catherine Stefani, completely bans the possession and sale of ghost guns and their untraceable components. 

Call and email your supervisor and tell him or her to make our communities safer and stop the surge of shootings across our city by supporting this “Ghost Gun” legislation.

Contacts for Supervisors:

Connie Chan, Dist. 1, 415-554-7410, ChanStaff@sfgov.org

Catherine Stefani, Dist. 2, 415-554-7752, Catherine.Stefani@sfgov.org

Aaron Peskin, Dist. 3, 415-554-7450, Aaron.Peskin@sfgov.org

Gordon Mar, Dist. 4, 415-554-7460, Gordon.Mar@sfgov.org

Dean Preston, Dist. 5, 415-554-7630, Dean.Preston@sfgov.org

Matt Haney, Dist. 6, 415-554-7970, Matt.Haney@sfgov.org

Myrna Melgar, Dist. 7, (415) 554-6516, MelgarStaff@sfgov.org

Rafael Mandelman, Dist. 8, 415-554-6968, MandelmanStaff@sfgov.org

Hillary Ronen, Dist. 9, 415-554-5144, Hillary.Ronen@sfgov.org

Shamann Walton, Dist. 10, 415-554-7670, Shamman.Walton@sfgov.org

Ashsa Safai, Dist. 11, 415-554-6975, Ahsha.Safai@sfgov.org

OWL ALERT May 6, 2021

 San Francisco’s City College Needs Your Help

SITUATION City College is more vital than ever as the pandemic ends.  Job training, English as a second language, completing interrupted skills training, and offering meaningful opportunities to seniors and those with disabilities to get back into the world. 

 

ACTIONS:  

1) Show up at the Rally supporting CCSF on Saturday, May 8 at 11:00 am in front of City Hall, the Polk Street side, 

2) Email CC Board of Trustees, scheduled to vote on Monday, and tell them you are a community member and want to see City College serving the community again, 

3) Contact your SF Supervisor about how vital City College is to the city!

 

Contacts: 

Shanell Williams, President, swilliams@ccsf.edu

Tom Temprano, Vice President, ttemprano@ccsf.edu

Aliya Chisti, achisti@ccsf.edu, Brigitte Davil, bdavila@ccsf.edu,

John Rizzo jrizzo@ccsf.edu, Thea Selby, tselby@ccsf.edu, Alan Wong, alanwong@ccsf.edu

Supervisors:

Connie Chen, Dist. 1, 415-554-7410, ChanStaff@sfgov.org

Rafael Mandelman, Dist. 8, 415-554-6968, MandelmanStaff@sfgov.org

Matt Haney, Dist. 6,415-554-7970, Matt.Haney@sfgov.org

Gordon Mar, Dist. 4, 415-554-7460, Gordon.mar@sfgov.org

Myrna Melgar, Dist. 7, (415) 554-6516 – MelgarStaff@sfgov.org

Aaron Pesking, Dist. 3, 415-554-7450, Aaron.Peskin@sfgov.org

Dean Preston, Dist. 5, 415-554-7630, Dean.Preston@sfgov.org

Hillary Ronen, Dist. 9, 415-554-5144, Hillary.Ronen@sfgov.org

Ashsa Safai, Dist. 11, 415-5546975, Ahsha.Safai@sfgov.org

Catherine Stefani, Dist. 2, 415-554-7752, Catherine.Stefani@sfgov.org

Shamann Walton, Dist. 10, 415-554-7670, Shamman.Walton@sfgov.org

 OWL ALERT May 1, 2021

Tell Governor Newsom Not to Wait Until 2045 to Halt Oil Drilling and Production in California!


SITUATION
: California Governor Newsom has promised to use his executive powers to stop issuing fracking permits by 2024, and that’s great news!  But California cannot wait until 2045,  as proposed by the governor, to stop all extraction of fossil fuels.  We need action now to save the environment!

 

ACTION:  Write, call or fax the governor and tell him we can’t wait until 2045.  Ask Governor Newsom to ban all fossil fuel extraction make California carbon neutral NOW!

 

CONTACT: Governor Gavin Newsom
1303 10th Street, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160        

OWL ALERT MARCH 25, 2021

OWL ALERT MARCH 25, 2021

HR 1 VOTING RIGHTS RESTORATION ACT, ENDANGERED BY THE FILIBUSTER

SITUATION: . The critical stress test of any democracy is the ease with which its people are empowered to vote and participate in free and fair elections. It’s a promise enshrined in the Constitution that the United States has increasingly failed to deliver to its electorate. For several decades, American elections have averaged a turnout of 55.7%, a voter participation rate that lags behind most of the developed world. RanttMedia

 HR 1 expands access to the ballot box by taking aim at institutional barriers to voting, including cumbersome voter registration systems, disenfranchisement and limited voting hours.

 Senator Feinstein has recently signaled her willingness to move to end the filibuster which is the ability of 40 senators to effectively block most bills from being put forward for a vote by the Senate. This would include the very important HR1 that concerns election standards and reforms. President Biden, who has supported the filibuster in the past, has also spoken against the practice recently.

 Here is an article from the New York Times that explains how the two issues of voting rights and the filabuster are intertwined. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/24/us/politics/filibuster-democrats-voting-congress.html

 ACTION: Do you think It is time to end the unfair practice of the filibuster in the Senate?  

 If you prefer to leave a message, call during off-hours. Staff may ask for your zip code

D.C. Local Email
Sen. Chuck Schumer 202-224-6542 212-486-4430 https://www.schumer.senate.gov/contact/email-chuck
Senator Alex Padilla 202 224-3553 415-981-9369 https://www.padilla.senate.gov/
Sen. Dianne  Feinstein 202 224-3841 415 393-0707 https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) South Carolina 202-224-5972 803-933-0112  Columbia, SC 29201

 

SHARE THIS WITH FRIENDS ACROSS OUR NATION AND URGE THEM TO CONTACT THEIR OWN U.S. SENATORS – ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE INCLINED TO DISAGREE.
 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

 

 

HR 8 BIPARTISAN BACKGROUND CHECK ACT and HR 1446 ENHANCED BACKGROUND CHECKS ACT

SITUATION: This week the US House of Representatives passed two landmark sensible bipartisan gun prevention bills and sent them to the US Senate. HR 8 would expand background checks on people who want to purchase or transfer guns.  HR 1446 would close the loophole used by the shooter to buy a gun to kill nine Black people during a Bible study at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. HR 1446 would extend the initial background check review period from three to 10 days.

 ACTION:  Please help to end the Gun Violence Epidemic!  Help to save lives.

If you prefer to leave a message, call during off-hours. Staff may ask for your zip  code

  D.C. Local Email
Sen. Chuck Schumer 202-224-6542 212-486-4430 https://www.schumer.senate.gov/contact/email-chuck
Senator Alex Padilla 202 224-3553 415-981-9369 https://www.padilla.senate.gov/
Sen. Dianne  Feinstein 202 224-3841 415 393-0707 https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) South Carolina 202-224-5972 803-933-0112  Columbia, SC 29201
Sen. Tim Scott ®  SC 202-224-6121 843-727-4525 Charleston, SC 29406

 SHARE THIS WITH FRIENDS ACROSS OUR NATION AND URGE THEM TO CONTACT THEIR OWN U.S. SENATORS – ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE INCLINED TO DISAGREE.
 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

OWL ALERT February 28, 2021

URGE SENATORS TO PASS THE VOTING RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT ACT H.R. 4

 SITUATIONThe John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act would restore critical elements of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that were gutted by a landmark Supreme Court decision in 2013 – a decision which has allowed states to engage in such racism-fueled voter suppression with impunity.

The attempts to disenfranchise Black and Brown voters in this last election were egregious – from attacks on vote by mail to cuts to early voting periods to unnecessary ID requirements.  This bill specifies that jurisdictions engaging in discriminatory thresholds regarding racial minority groups, language minority groups, or minority groups on Indian land, must preclear (be approved by the Dept. of Justice)  before changing certain practices,  including changes to methods of election, changes to jurisdiction boundaries, redistricting, changes to voting locations and opportunities, and changes to voter registration list maintenance. 

ACTION:  Contact your senators and urge them to pass the VRAA, HR 4 now!

Contact those listed below and your own Senators.

 

  D.C. Local Email
       
Senator Alex Padilla 202 224-3553   https://www.padilla.senate.gov/
Senator Dianne  Feinstein 202 224-3841 415 393-0707 https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Sen. Chuck Schumer 202-224-6542 212-486-4430 https://www.schumer.senate.gov/contact/email-chuck

 SHARE THIS WITH FRIENDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND URGE THEM TO CONTACT THEIR OWN U.S. SENATORS – ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE INCLINED TO DISAGREE.
 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

 

 

OWL ALERT FEB. 22, 2021

CA END OF LIFE OPTION ACT SB380

SITUATION:  California’s End of Life Option Act, that went into effect in June 2016 authorizing the compassionate option of medical aid in dying for terminally ill adults to get a prescription they can take to end their lives peacefully, will sunset in January 2026.  Recently introduced SB 380, will reauthorize and improve upon our current legislation.  OWL-SF supported the current law.

For more information on this legislation see https://compassionandchoices.org/in-your-state/california/?emci=87e6e24a-926c-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&emdi=c4713d85-996c-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&ceid=1920212

 ACTION: Call and/or write to let your state representatives know you support the reauthorization of the End of Life Option Act and that you plan to watch the bill as it goes through the legislative process.

Call or email your own Assemblymember

Sacramento@ Local  Contact
Assembr Phil Ting  (SF Dist 19) 916-319-2019 415-557-2312 https://a19.asmdc.org/
Assembr David Chiu,  (SF  Dist 17) 916-319-2017 415-557-3013 https://a17.asmdc.org/
Assembr Evan Low (Cupertino Dist. 28 916-319-2028 408-446-2810 https://a28.asmdc.org/
Assembr Buffy Wicks (Oak Dist15) 916-319-2015 510-286-1400 https://a15.asmdc.org/
Assembr Jim Wood (Santa Rosa Dist 2) 916-319-2002 707-576-2526 https://a02.asmdc.org/
Assembr Kevin Mullin (SanMateo Dst 22 916-319-2022 650-349-2200 https://a22.asmdc.org/
Assembr Rob Bonta (Oak Dist 18) 916-319-2018 510-286-1670 https://a18.asmdc.org/
Assembr Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (WC, Pleasanton Dist16) 916-319-2016 925-328-1515 https://a16.asmdc.org/
Assembr Marc Levine (SRafael Dist 10) co-a 916-319-2010 415-479-4920 https://a10.asmdc.org/

  Call or email your own state Senator:

Sacramento Local Sacramento Address
Sen. Scott Wiener – SF Daly City, SSF, Colma 916- 651-4011 415-557-1300 https://sd11.senate.ca.gov/
Sen. Nancy Skinner – Oakland, Berkeley 916-651-4009 510-286-1333 https://sd09.senate.ca.gov/
Steve Glazer- Walnut Creek, Pleasanton 916-651-4007 925-754-1461 https://sd07.senate.ca.gov/
Sen. Jerry Hill – Brisbane, San Carlos Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough 916- 651-4013 650-212-3320 https://sd13.senate.ca.gov/
Sen. Mike McGuire – Kentfield, San Rafael, Mill

Valley, Healdsburg

915-651-4002 415-479-6612 https://sd02.senate.ca.gov/
Sen. Dave Cortese – Los Gatos 916- 651-4015 408-286-8318 https://sd15.senate.ca.gov/

 

OWL ALERT February 16, 2021

URGE PRESIDENT BIDEN TO FILL USPS VACANCIES

SITUATION: Throughout the pandemic, postal workers have been among the most essential employees―working tirelessly to deliver medication, ballots, letters, and checks. But the leadership of the USPS deliberately slowed the mail.

There are four vacancies on the USPS Board of Governors.  President Joe Biden can fill them all and tilt the balance of power back to a leadership that believes in the simple, universal promise of the postal service!

 ACTION:  Contact the President and urge him to fill the vacancies immediately.

 The White House 202-456-1111 Leave comment

https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/  

 Sen. Gary Peters D-MI 202-224-6221 and Sen. Rob Portman R-OH 202-224-3353 Committee Chairs of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs which has jurisdiction over the USPS.

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