STOP SHUT DOWN of SIP HOTELS

 

OWL ALERT NOV 27, 2020

STOP SHUT DOWN of SHELTER-IN-PLACE HOTELS

SITUATION: There’s a plan to close the city’s Shelter-in-Place (SIP) hotels without housing people–often seniors and people with disabilities.  On Dec. 9 there will be a continuation of the hearing on the SIP hotel closure plan and an introduction of legislation sponsored by Supervisor Matt Haney to halt the closures.

ACTION:
 1)  Write, call or email  the mayor to ask her to stop the shut down of the SIP
hotels until there’s a home for each of the residents.
      Mayor London Breed
      City Hall, Room 200, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place,
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-554-6141
       https://actionnetwork.org/…/stop-the-plan-to-shut-down…

 2)  Share this linkhttps://actionnetwork.org/letters/stop-the-plan-to-shut-down-
the-sip-hotels

    Attend the December 9th meeting of the Board of Supervisors.
    Register for the Zoom meeting here:  

   https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpf-6ppzMoG9dKBULePrTDd_aE2pYkMsWM

 

 

 

 

STOP $23B ARMS SALE

OWL ALERT Nov. 20, 2020
BLOCK TRUMP’S $23B UAE ARMS SALE

SITUATION:  Only last week the Trump administration notified Congress it has approved the sale of more than $23B in advanced weapons systems to UAE (United Arab Emirate), a country that has dropped bombs on Yemeni civilians, creating a humanitarian crisis.  Congress can block the sales with resolutions such as the ones introduced by a trio of bipartisan senators (Menendez-D, Murphy-D and Paul-R).

 ACTION: To go into effect the resolutions must pass the Senate and the House.  Congress can stop these sales but has only until December 10 to do so.  Urge your congressional representatives to back the resolutions to stop the weapons sale.

 CALL OR EMAIL YOUR OWN LEGISLATORS TODAY!

  D.C. Local Email
Representative Nancy Pelosi 202-225-4965 415-556-4862  https://pelosi.house.gov/contact-me/email-me
Representative Jackie Speier 202-225-3531 650-342-0300 CA14ima-113@mail.house.gov
Representative Anna Eshoo 202-225-8104 650-323-2984 https://eshoo.house.gov/contact/email-me
Representative Jared Huffman 202-225-5161 415-258-9657 https://huffman.house.gov/contact/email-me
Representative Barbara Lee 202-225-2621 510-763-0370 https://lee.house.gov/contact/email-me
Representative Mark DeSaulnier 202-225-2095 925-933-2660 https://desaulnier.house.gov/contact/email
Representative Eric Swalwell 202-225-5065 510-370-3322 https://swalwell.house.gov/contact/email
Senator Dianne  Feinstein (202) 224-3841 (415) 393-0707 https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Senator Kamala Harris (202) 224 – 3553 (415) 981 – 9369 https://www.harris.senate.gov/contact/email

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

SHARE AND URGE FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN OTHER CITIES AND  STATES TO CONTACT THEIR U.S. REPRESENTATIVES and SENATORS – ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE INCLINED TO DISAGREE.

 

PROTECT TEMPORARY PROTECTION STATUS

OWL ALERT October 10, 2020

URGE THE SENATE TO PASS THE TEMPORARY PROTECTION STATUS BILL – HR 6

 If not us, then who?

SITUATION:  The Temporary Status Protection bill halts deportation of hundreds of thousands of TSP holders who have lawfully lived in the U.S. for years – many with children who are U.S. citizens.  Many of these immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal and others would have to go back to countries experiencing humanitarian crisis and ongoing violence and natural disasters.

ACTION:  TPS and DACA holders built lives and families in the U.S. because they counted on the US government to keep its word. Now the Trump administration is trying to eliminate these protections. A recent appeals court decision could start sending people back next March. The House already passed HR 6 with bipartisan recognition of DACA and TPS holders as permanent and essential members of our society. .  Now it’s the Senate’s turn to support this path to citizenship for TSP and DACA holders.

Call, email or write your senators.  Urge them to vote to protect the TSP bill HR6 and to urge their fellow senators to do the same.

D.C. Local D.C. Address
     
Senator Dianne  Feinstein
https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
(202) 224-3841 (415) 393-0707 331 Hart Senate Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510
Senator Kamala Harris
https://www.harris.senate.gov/contact/email
(202) 224 – 3553 (415) 981 – 9369 112 Hart Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

PLEASE  SHARE THIS MESSAGE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN OTHER STATES. ASK THEM TO CONTACT THEIR SENATORS, ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE INCLINED TO OPPOSE THIS BILL.  https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

 

 

DEADLINE SEPT. 30 CONTACT GOVN. NEWSOM

OWL ALERT Sept. 27, 2020

DEADLINE WED. 9/30 URGE NEWSOM TO SIGN BILLS THAT GIVE ALL FAMILIES SUPPORT

SITUATION: AB 2520 will help low-income people and immigrants more easily apply for a variety of crucial public benefits programs. It expands access to medical records necessary to apply for these programs, as well as requires healthcare providers to complete benefit-eligibility forms for free, so families can access these programs as quickly as possible.

AB 2377 will keep more adult “board and care” facilities open, after too many have closed in recent years.  Residents with mental health and other chronic challenges have depended upon Adult Residential Facilities for critical housing, care, and support services, and this bill would help keep them open so their residents don’t become homeless.

  

ACTION:  Email, call Governor Newsom by Wednesday Sept 30

Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160

https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/

 

OWL ALERT SEPT. 20, 2020

NO QUICK VOTE FOR NEXT U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE

SITUATION: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” Ruth Baden-Ginsburg Sept.18, 2020.  Senator Mitch McConnnell is locking down key votes from Republican senators racing to replace RBG Sept. 19, 2020.  In Feb.2016, 9 months before that election, McConnell delayed Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, because it was too close to the election and the “next president should name the nominee.”  Hypocrisy in caps!

 

ACTION:  Please demand that these Senators honor RBG’s request, and stand strong for democracy by allowing the winner of this election to select her successor. This vote will be one of the most important these Senators can make, and will alter their legacy if they choose to disrespect the people of this country by going forward with a vote for a replacement before the next president is inaugurated. (Thank Collins and Murkowski for opposing a quick vote and urge them to hold the vote until after inauguration.)

 If you do not wish to speak with a live person, call during off-hours. 

Senator Mitt Romney R-UT (202) 224-5251 https://www.romney.senate.gov/contact
Senator Marco Rubio R-FL (202) 224-3041 https://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
Senator Steve Daines R-MT (202) 224-2651- https://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve
Senator Cory Gardner R-CO (202) 224-5941 https://www.gardner.senate.gov/contact-cory/email-cory
Senator Chuck Grassley R-IA (202) 224-3744 https://www.grassley.senate.gov/contact
Senator Lamar Alexander R-TN (202) 224-4944- https://www.alexander.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Email
Senator Martha McSally R-AZ (202) 224-2235 https://www.mcsally.senate.gov/contact/email-martha
Senator Susan Collins R-ME (202) 224-2523 https://www.collins.senate.gov/contact
Senator Lisa Murkowski R-AK (202) 224-6665 https://www.murkowski.senate.gov/contact

SHARE AND URGE FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN OTHER CITIES AND  STATES TO CONTACT THEIR U.S. SENATORS – ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE INCLINED TO DISAGREE.
 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

Funds for Your City and State Depend on U.S. Census

OWL ALERT Sept 13, 2020

Funds for Your City and State Depend on U.S. Census

SITUATION:  The Republican Senate has cut short the time (by an entire month) allotted for the census to be taken.  Why??  Local governments and advocacy groups have filed lawsuits against the Trump administration arguing that an inaccurate count will cost some communities political representation and millions of federal dollars. The Census count influences  school funding, senior housing, public transit, etc. https://2020census.gov/en/community-impact.html  

 

ACTION:  BE COUNTED TO GET WHAT YOU DESERVE FOR YOUR CITY and STATE https://www.2020census.gov/  or 844-330-2020.  Hurry! Census information gathering currently ends SEPTEMBER 30.

 

ALERT YOUR SENATORS to urge an extension of the deadline back to the original October 31 date and please write and call Dr. Steven Dillingham, Director of the Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Rd, WDC 20233 or 800-923-8292 (Cust. Service) M -F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. EDT

 

 

Senator Dianne  Feinstein (202) 224-3841 (415) 393-0707 https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Senator Kamala Harris (202) 224 – 3553 (415) 981 – 9369 https://www.harris.senate.gov/contact/email

 

SHARE AND URGE FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN OTHER CITIES AND  STATES TO CONTACT THEIR U.S. SENATORS – ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE INCLINED TO DISAGREE.
 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

 

URGE NEWSOM TO SIGN TASK FORCE BILLS TO STUDY REPARATIONS and DIVERSE CORPORATION BOARDS

SHARE WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW IN CALIFORNIA http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/

“If not us, then who? if not now, then when?” John Lewis 1940-2020

URGE NEWSOM TO SIGN TASK FORCE BILLS TO STUDY REPARATIONS and DIVERSE CORPORATION BOARDS

SITUATION:  AB3121 would just set up a task force to study the idea of reparations for African Americans and AB979 just for a study requiring at least one person of an under representative group be appointed to California  corporate boards. Both bills received legislative approval and only await Governor Newsom’s signature. Here’s an interesting illustrated read on discrimination policies throughout U.S. history: https://www.yesmagazine.org/issue/make-right/2015/05/14/infographic-40-acres-and-a-mule-would-be-at-least-64-trillion-today/

ACTION:   Write, email, call Governor Newsom

Governor Gavin Newsom
1303 10th Street, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160

https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/

Nov 3 Election Depends on a Functioning Post Office

OWL ALERT AUGUST 30, 2020

Nov 3 Election Depends on a Functioning Post Office

SITUATION:  President Trump by his actions and words is trying to UNDERMINE MAIL-IN VOTING.  He has appointed Louis DeJoy as Post Master General (no experience in the postal service, but a huge Republican donor with financial ties to an alternate shipping company, XPO Logistics).  LeJoy has dismantled mail-sorting machines and removed mailboxes from streets in several cities in order to SLOWDOWN VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT REQUESTS as well as actual incoming ballots.

ACTION:  It is paramount during this national election period that mail-in ballots with your vote will be counted on time.  Demand full funding for the USPS.  If you can, please also write to the man who should fire DeJoy on the grounds of his conflict of interest.
Robert M. Duncan, Chair USPS Bd. Of Govnrs, 475 L’Enfant Plaza West, SW, WDC 20260

 

CALL OR EMAIL YOUR OWN LEGISLATORS TODAY!

  D.C. Local Email
Representative Nancy Pelosi 202-225-4965 415-556-4862  https://pelosi.house.gov/contact-me/email-me
Representative Jackie Speier 202-225-3531 650-342-0300 CA14ima-113@mail.house.gov
Representative Anna Eshoo 202-225-8104 650-323-2984 https://eshoo.house.gov/contact/email-me
Representative Jared Huffman 202-225-5161 415-258-9657 https://huffman.house.gov/contact/email-me
Representative Barbara Lee 202-225-2621 510-763-0370 https://lee.house.gov/contact/email-me
Representative Mark DeSaulnier 202-225-2095 925-933-2660 https://desaulnier.house.gov/contact/email
Representative Eric Swalwell 202-225-5065 510-370-3322 https://swalwell.house.gov/contact/email
Senator Dianne  Feinstein (202) 224-3841 (415) 393-0707 https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Senator Kamala Harris (202) 224 – 3553 (415) 981 – 9369 https://www.harris.senate.gov/contact/email

 

 

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

 

COMBAT VOTER SUPPRESSION

OWL ALERT August 15, 2020

 KEEP the U.S. Postal Service OPERATING

PLEASE  SHARE THIS MESSAGE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN OTHER STATES. URGE THEM TO CONTACT THEIR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES and SENATORS – ESPECIALLY THOSE WHOSE LEGISLATORS ARE INCLINED TO DISAGREE.  https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

SITUATION:   Current administration working on undermining voting-by-mail by claiming it’s fraudulent (it carries a fraud rate of 0.00006 percent according to msn). His statements are sounding a lot like voter suppression. He’s saying he’ll veto any stimulus bill if it funds the USPS

 

ACTION:  Our Postal Service must be fully funded to give us on-time delivery!  Other actions to take to combat vote-by-mail suppression: When We All Vote suggests asking for multiple options to request, receive, and return mail-in ballots.  Familiarize yourself with your state’s deadlines (all of which are available here).  Voters can drop their ballots in designated collection boxes managed by election officials,

 

 

CALL OR EMAIL YOUR OWN LEGISLATORS TODAY!

  D.C. Local Email
Representative Nancy Pelosi 202-225-4965 415-556-4862  https://pelosi.house.gov/contact-me/email-me
Representative Jackie Speier 202-225-3531 650-342-0300 CA14ima-113@mail.house.gov
Representative Anna Eshoo 202-225-8104 650-323-2984 https://eshoo.house.gov/contact/email-me
Representative Jared Huffman 202-225-5161 415-258-9657 https://huffman.house.gov/contact/email-me
Representative Barbara Lee 202-225-2621 510-763-0370 https://lee.house.gov/contact/email-me
Representative Mark DeSaulnier 202-225-2095 925-933-2660 https://desaulnier.house.gov/contact/email
Representative Eric Swalwell 202-225-5065 510-370-3322 https://swalwell.house.gov/contact/email
Senator Dianne  Feinstein (202) 224-3841 (415) 393-0707 https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Senator Kamala Harris (202) 224 – 3553 (415) 981 – 9369 https://www.harris.senate.gov/contact/email

 

 

 

 

USPS NEEDS TO BE FULLY FUNDED

OWL ALERT August 8, 2020

 Fully Fund The U.S. Postal Service

PLEASE  SHARE THIS MESSAGE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN OTHER STATES. ASK THEM TO CONTACT THEIR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES and SENATORS https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

If not us then who? if not now, then when?

SITUATION:    Our USPS (United States Postal Service) is on the brink of bankruptcy and needs funding to continue the delivery of mail. To save our elections, Congress must appropriate significantly more funding to support clean polling places, additional poll workers, early voting, and mail-in ballots. The $400 million provided by the CARES Act covers only 10 percent of the funds needed. Without full funding, our country will not be able to guarantee fair, secure, and safe elections in 2020.

 

ACTION:  You depend on timely delivery by the USPS for medication or for your mail-in-ballot vote to be delivered and counted on time.  Our Postal Service must be fully funded to give us on-time delivery!  

 

CALL OR EMAIL YOUR OWN LEGISLATORS TODAY!

  D.C. Local Email
Representative Nancy Pelosi 202-225-4965 415-556-4862  https://pelosi.house.gov/contact-me/email-me
Representative Jackie Speier 202-225-3531 650-342-0300 CA14ima-113@mail.house.gov
Representative Anna Eshoo 202-225-8104 650-323-2984 https://eshoo.house.gov/contact/email-me
Representative Jared Huffman 202-225-5161 415-258-9657 https://huffman.house.gov/contact/email-me
Representative Barbara Lee 202-225-2621 510-763-0370 https://lee.house.gov/contact/email-me
Representative Mark DeSaulnier 202-225-2095 925-933-2660 https://desaulnier.house.gov/contact/email
Representative Eric Swalwell 202-225-5065 510-370-3322 https://swalwell.house.gov/contact/email
Senator Dianne  Feinstein (202) 224-3841 (415) 393-0707 https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Senator Kamala Harris (202) 224 – 3553 (415) 981 – 9369 https://www.harris.senate.gov/contact/email

 

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

 

 

PASS HR 4 VOTING RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT ACT

OWL ALERT August 1, 2020

PLEASE  SHARE THIS MESSAGE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN OTHER STATES, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHOSE LEGISLATORS ARE INCLINED TO DISAGREE.  URGE THEM TO CONTACT THEIR SENATORS
 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

 

PASS H.R. 4 VOTING RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT ACT

If not us then who?  If not now, then when? – John Lewis 1940-2020

SITUATION:  …as we sit here, there are those in power who are doing their darnedest to discourage people from voting by closing polling locations, and targeting minorities and students with restrictive ID laws, and attacking our voting rights with surgical precision — even undermining the Postal Service in the run-up to an election that’s going to be dependent on mail-in ballots so people don’t get sick.” Barack Obama in his eulogy for John Lewis

ACTION:  HR 4 will reinstate the oversight of state election law to increase protections against racial discrimination of the Civil Rights act of 1965. Urge Senators to pass HR 4 as passed by the House.

CALL YOUR SENATORS TODAY!

Senator Dianne  Feinstein (202) 224-3841 (415) 393-0707 331 Hart Senate Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510
Senator Kamala Harris (202) 224 – 3553 (415) 981 – 9369 112 Hart Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

 

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

 

 

PARA-MILITARY TROOPS DON’T BELONG IN OUR CITIES

OWL ALERT July 26, 2020

PLEASE  FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN OTHER STATES. ASK THEM TO CONTACT THEIR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES and SENATORS https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

KEEP DHS’S CUSTOMS and BORDER PATROL TROOPS OUT OF U.S. CITIES

If not us then who?

SITUATION:  Dept. of Homeland Security’s Border Patrol para-military style troops are in Portland, OR, Seattle, WA and headed for Chicago to confront protesters practicing their first amendment rights of free expression and assembly.  In Portland they were in unmarked cars and unidentifiable uniforms creating fear and intimidation attacking and arresting Americans.

ACTION:  Our elected legislators must immediately investigate the Dept. of Homeland Security and other agencies to stop these un-patriotic and un-American horrible acts against protestors. 

CALL YOUR OWN LEGISLATORS TODAY!

D.C. Local
Representative Nancy Pelosi 202-225-4965 415-556-4862
Representative Jackie Speier 202-225-3531 650-342-0300
Representative Anna Eshoo 202-225-8104 650-323-2984
Representative Jared Huffman 202-225-5161 415-258-9657
Representative Barbara Lee 202-225-2621 510-763-0370
Representative Mark DeSaulnier 202-225-2095 925-933-2660
Representative Eric Swalwell 202-225-5065 510-370-3322
Senator Dianne  Feinstein (202) 224-3841 (415) 393-0707
Senator Kamala Harris (202) 224 – 3553 (415) 981 – 9369

 

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

 

 

CA RACIAL JUSTICE ACT AB2200

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“If not us, then who? if not now, then when?” John Lewis 1940-2020

CA RACIAL JUSTICE ACT AB2200

SITUATION:  AB2200 would establish the California Racial Justice Act which would prohibit the state from seeking or obtaining a criminal conviction, or from imposing a sentence, based upon race, ethnicity or national origin.

 

 ACTION: Tell your Assemblymember and State Senator:  It is time for California to prohibit the use of race and ethnicity as a factor in the state’s justice system across the board. It is time to establish a statewide policy that makes it unlawful to discriminate against people of color in the state’s criminal justice system. SUPPORT AB 2200

Sacramento@ Local  Contact
Assembr Phil Ting  (SF Dist 19) co-author 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) coauther 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 (SanMateoDst 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 Assemblymember

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Call or email your own state Senators:

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. Jim Beall – Los Gatos 916-651-4015 408-286-8318 https://sd15.senate.ca.gov/

PROP 15 SCHOOLS & COMMUNITIES FIRST is on the November Ballot!

Please share with others in California

SITUATION: OWLs have backed this measure for decades.  Thanks to all of you who have called, written your CA legislators, signed petitions, collected signatures and donated to this effort. More people signed petitions to put this on the ballot than any other petition in California history!

 ACTION:  Prop 15 will guarantee long term revenue for schools and community services. Corporations are not paying their fair share of property tax because corporate property changes hands less frequently than homes. (Disneyland, Chevron, Trump owned 555 Calif Street, Trump National Golf Club-L.A., Blackstone Group among hundreds more)  The opportunity is here to help schools and communities reclaim $12 billion each year.  Evolve California is one of many groups dedicated to passing Prop 15 on November 3rd. To volunteer, donate or to find out more:  https://www.evolve-ca.org/

HR 7120 George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

OWL ALERT June 28 – July 4, 2020
PLEASE  SEND THIS URL, WWW.OWLSF.ORG TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN OTHER STATES. ASK THEM TO CONTACT THEIR SENATORS  AND ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE INCLINED TO OPPOSE THIS BILL.  https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

 If not us, then who?

SITUATION:  The many instances of racism and brutality towards black people by police puts a spotlight on police policies, training, accountability and militarization.

ACTION: This bill facilitates federal enforcement of constitutional violations (e.g., excessive use of force) by state and local law enforcement. The bill establishes new requirements for law enforcement officers and agencies, including to report data on use-of-force incidents, to obtain training on implicit bias and racial profiling, and to wear body cameras. See the full summary here https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/7120

Call, email or write your senators.  Ask them to vote for HR 7120 and to urge their fellow senators to do the same.   

D.C. Local D.C. Address
       
Senator Dianne  Feinstein
https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
(202) 224-3841 (415) 393-0707 331 Hart Senate Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510

Senator Kamala Harris
https://www.harris.senate.gov/contact/email
(202) 224 – 3553 (415) 981 – 9369 112 Hart Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

 

 

OWL ALERT JUNE 21-28, 2020

PLEASE  FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN CALIFORNIA.   ASK THEM TO CONTACT GOVERNOR NEWSOM

Thanks to your calls, the CA legislature spared senior service cuts

SITUATION: The Legislature passed a budget on June 15th that restored the cuts to essential services that seniors and people with disabilities depend upon.  We must keep the pressure on the Governor and tell him to maintain these services while we work to get additional revenue from the Federal Government (HEROES ACT).”

ACTION: Talking points To Newsom : Please support the Senate And Assembly Budget Plan that passed on June 15thWe must fund the essential programs that keep seniors and people with disabilities safe and supported – and out of institutions.  If we must create new revenues, use the rainy day fund, or borrow money.

Newsom must either sign the budget by July 1 or he can veto all parts of it, so keep the pressure on!

 

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

OWL ALERT JUNE 15-22, 2020

OWL ALERT JUNE 15-22, 2020

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

TRUST ACT HR. 4907 & S. 2733 THREAT TO SOCIAL SECURITY

SITUATION: This Act is a sneak attack and a direct threat to our retirement security. It will allow lawmakers to create special “rescue committees” that they can use to slash
Social Security and Medicare.
It is gaining traction behind closed doors.  Last week, 60 members of the House sent a letter urging the TRUST Act to be passed in any future
coronavirus bill.

ACTION: We can’t let Congress create a “commission” to devise ways to cut our earned benefits in the name of deficit reduction. Sign this petition from the Alliance of Retired Americans https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-congress-to-stop-plan-to-cut-social-security-and-medicare-behin

 CALL OR SEND A POSTCARD TO YOUR OWN LEGISLATORS

D.C. Local D.C. Address
Representative Nancy Pelosi 202-225-4965 415-556-4862 1236 Longworth HOB

Washington, DC 20515

Representative Jackie Speier 202-225-3531 650-342-0300 2465 Rayburn  HOB

Washington, DC 20515

Representative Anna Eshoo 202-225-8104 650-323-2984 202 Cannon HOB

Washington, DC 20515

Representative Jared Huffman 202-225-5161 415-258-9657 1527 Longworth HOB

Washington, DC 20515

Representative Barbara Lee 202-225-2621 510-763-0370 2267 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Representative Mark DeSaulnier 202-225-2095 925-933-2660 503 Cannon HOB

Washington, DC 20515

Representative Eric Swalwell 202-225-5065 510-370-3322 407 Cannon HOB

Washington, DC 20515

Senator Dianne  Feinstein (202) 224-3841 (415) 393-0707 331 Hart Senate Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510
Senator Kamala Harris (202) 224 – 3553 (415) 981 – 9369 112 Hart Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
       

 

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TIME SENSITIVE MAY 27, 2020

OWL ALERT May 27-TIME SENSITIVE

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CA LEGISLATURE MUST SAVE ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE & IN-HOME SUPPORT SERVICES

SITUATION:  The decimating of senior services continues in Newsom’s budget! Governor Newsom’s proposed budget, eliminates funding for Community Based Adult Services, Multipurpose Senior Services, and In-Home Support Services, thereby making it more difficult or impossible for elderly and disabled people to continue living at home.

 

 ACTION:  Contact those listed below, saying:  Help keep elderly and disabled people out of nursing homes where over half of COVID-19 deaths in California have occurred.  Adult Day Health Care, Multipurpose Senior Services, and In-Home Support Services must be funded!

Contact Senator Holly J. Mitchell, Chair Senate Budget Committee at (916) 651-4030 or  sbud.committee@senate.ca.gov and your legislator below:

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

Call or email your own Assemblymember

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Call or email your own 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. Jim Beall – Los Gatos 916-651-4015 408-286-8318 https://sd15.senate.ca.gov/

 

CA FUNDING FOR ELDERLY and DISABLED

OWL ALERT May 22, 2020

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FUNDING FOR ELDERLY & DISABLED PEOPLE TO LIVE AT HOME

SITUATION:  Governor Newsom’s proposed budget, would eliminate funding for Community Based Adult Services and Multipurpose Senior Services, thereby making it more difficult or impossible for these people to continue living at home.

 

 ACTION:  Contact those listed below, saying;   Over half of COVID-19 deaths in California have been in nursing homes. Help keep elderly and disabled people out of nursing homes. Please fund Community Based Adult Services and Multipurpose Senior Services.

 

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

Call your own Assemblymember

Sacramento Local  Contact
Assemblyman Phil Ting  (SF Dist 19) 916-319-2019 415-557-2312 info@philting.com
Assemblyman David Chiu,  (SF  Dist 17) 916-319-2017 415-557-3013 Riana.King@asm.ca.gov
Assemblyman Evan Low (Cupertino Dist. 28 916-319-2028 408-446-2810 P.O.Box 942849, Sacto 94249-0028
Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks (Oak Dist15) 916-319-2015 510-286-1400 P.O.Box 942849, Sacto 94249-0015
Assemblyman Jim Wood (Santa Rosa Dist 2) 916-319-2002 707-576-2526 P.O.Box 942849, Sacto 94249-0002
Assemblyman Kevin Mullin (SanMateoDst 22 916-319-2022 650-349-2200 P.O.Box 942849, Sacto 94249-0022
Assemblyman Rob Bonta (Oak Dist 18) 916-319-2018 510-286-1670 P.O,Box 942849, Sacto 94249–0018
Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan 916-319-2016 925-328-1515 P.O.Box 942849, Sacto 94249–0016
Assemblyman Marc Levine (SRafael Dist 10) 916-319-2010 415-479-4920 P.O.Box 942849, Sacto 94249-0010

If you prefer not to talk with a live person, call during off-hours

 

Call your own senator:

Sacramento Local Sacramento Address
Sen. Scott Wiener – SF Daly City, SSF, Colma 916- 651-4011 415-557-1300 State Capitol, R 5100, Sacto 95814
Sen. Nancy Skinner – Oakland, Berkeley 916-651-4009 510-286-1333 State Capitol R 5094, Sacto 95814
Steve Glazer- Walnut Creek, Pleasanton 916-651-4007 925-754-1461 State Capitol, R 5108, Sacto 95814
Sen. Jerry Hill – Brisbane, San Carlos Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough 916- 651-4013 650-212-3320 State Capitol, R 5035, Sacto 95814
Sen. Mike McGuire – Kentfield, San Rafael, Mill

Valley, Healdsburg

915-651-4002 415-479-6612 State Capitol, R 5061, Sacto 95814
Sen. Jim Beall – Los Gatos 916-651-4015 408-286-8318 State Capitol, R 2082, Sacto 95814

 

PROTECT YOUR VOTE

OWL ALERT May 12, 2020

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PROTECT OUR DEMOCRACY’S PRECIOUS VOTING PRIVILEGE

SITUATION:  Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order Friday requiring counties to send every registered voter a mail-in ballot for the November election must also include an expansion of the number of in-person voting locations to support voters.  In-person locations are needed for people who will not use a mail-in ballot, that need a replacement ballot, need any kind of in-person language or physical assistance, do not have an address to receive a vote-by-mail ballot, are new to voting, or need to register and vote on the same day. This is not a partisan issue.

ACTION:  Voting by mail is not enough.  Having as many in-person locations as possible, with as many early voting opportunities as possible, is the only safe way to conduct an election under the current conditions to avoid long lines and large crowds. Contact those listed below and urge the expansion of both mail-in balloting and onsite voting places.

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

Sacramento Local Sacramento Address
Assemblyman Phil Ting  (SF Dist 19) 916-319-2019 415-557-2312 P.O.Box 942849, Sacto 94249-0019
Assemblyman David Chiu,  (SF  Dist 17) 916-319-2017 415-557-3013 P.O.Box  942849, Sacto 94249-0017
Assemblyman Evan Low (Cupertino Dist. 28 916-319-2028 408-446-2810 P.O.Box 942849, Sacto 94249-0028
Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks (Oak Dist15) 916-319-2015 510-286-1400 P.O.Box 942849, Sacto 94249-0015
Assemblyman Jim Wood (Santa Rosa Dist 2) 916-319-2002 707-576-2526 P.O.Box 942849, Sacto 94249-0002
Assemblyman Kevin Mullin (SanMateoDst 22 916-319-2022 650-349-2200 P.O.Box 942849, Sacto 94249-0022
Assemblyman Rob Bonta (Oak Dist 18) 916-319-2018 510-286-1670 P.O,Box 942849, Sacto 94249–0018
Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan 916-319-2016 925-328-1515 P.O.Box 942849, Sacto 94249–0016
Assemblyman Marc Levine (SRafael Dist 10) 916-319-2010 415-479-4920 P.O.Box 942849, Sacto 94249-0010

Call your own legislator

 

If you prefer not to talk with a live person, call during off-hours

 

 

 

 

Call your own senator

Sacramento Local Sacramento Address
Sen. Scott Wiener – SF Daly City, SSF, Colma 916- 651-4011 415-557-1300 State Capitol, R 5100, Sacto 95814
Sen. Nancy Skinner – Oakland, Berkeley 916-651-4009 510-286-1333 State Capitol R 5094, Sacto 95814
Steve Glazer- Walnut Creek, Pleasanton 916-651-4007 925-754-1461 State Capitol, R 5108, Sacto 95814
Sen. Jerry Hill – Brisbane, San Carlos Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough 916- 651-4013 650-212-3320 State Capitol, R 5035, Sacto 95814
Sen. Mike McGuire – Kentfield, San Rafael, Mill

Valley, Healdsburg

915-651-4002 415-479-6612 State Capitol, R 5061, Sacto 95814
Sen. Jim Beall – Los Gatos 916-651-4015 408-286-8318 State Capitol, R 2082, Sacto 95814