Call Your Elected Officials To Pass AB 5: Homeless Bill of Rights

 

For those in California, please call your representatives and have them support AB5. We need this bill to pass so cities will stop criminalizing people for being homeless and respect the Homeless Bill of Rights.

The following information is taken from http://www.wraphome.org :

AB 5, The Homeless Bill of Rights is being held in suspense by the Assembly Appropriations Committee. We need Californians everywhere to make their voice heard!

Here are some steps you can take to support AB 5, The Homeless Bill of Rights:

#1 – In support of the California Hunger Action Day on Wednesday May 22nd, AB 5 supporters are being asked to contact members of the Appropriations Committee to reinforce the message that homelessness and the suffering associated with it, like hunger and incarceration, must end.

Every year advocates, soup kitchen volunteers, nutritionists, food bank supporters, and others concerned about the millions of Californians experiencing hunger travel by bus, car, and plane to participate in an important event, the annual California Hunger Action Day happening on Wednesday May 22nd. As a part of their legislative priorities, they will be lobbying for AB 5 as a critical step towards ending hunger. You can join them, too! Be sure to prioritize May 22nd for making your calls but keep the pressure on until May 24th.

Sample script: “Hello, my name is ____________ and I am a resident of _____. I am calling to urge the Assemblymember to vote in support of AB 5, the Homeless Bill of Rights, moving out of suspense.
I believe the savings from ending the criminalization of homelessness greatly outweigh any costs associated with AB 5.”

If you’re in the East Bay:
Speaker Perez: 916-319-2053, speaker.perez@assembly.ca.gov
Mike Gatto, Chair: 916-319-2043, Amin.nojan@asm.ca.gov
Bill Quirk: 916-319-2020, Amin.nojan@asm.ca.gov

If you’re in Los Angeles:
Speaker Perez: 916-319-2053, speaker.perez@assembly.ca.gov
Mike Gatto: 916-319-2043, amin.nojan@asm.ca.gov
Raul Bocanegra: 916-319-2039, israel.salas@asm.ca.gov
Steven Bradford: 916-319-2062, andrea.perry@asm.ca.gov
Ian C. Calderon: 916-319-2057, tom.White@asm.ca.gov
Jimmy Gomez: 916-319-2051, christina.romero@asm.ca.gov
Isadore Hall, III: 916-319-2064, Aaron.skaggs@asm.ca.gov
Chris R. Holden: 916-319-2041, darryl.Lucien@asm.ca.gov

If you’re in Sacramento:
Speaker Perez: 916-319-2053, speaker.perez@assembly.ca.gov
Mike Gatto: 916-319-2043, amin.nojan@asm.ca.gov
Susan Talamantes Eggman: 916-319-2013, erin.Flannery@asm.ca.gov
Richard Pan: 916-319-2009, darin.walsh@asm.ca.gov

If you’re in San Francisco:
Speaker Perez: 916-319-2053, speaker.perez@assembly.ca.gov
Mike Gatto: 916-319-2043, Amin.nojan@asm.ca.gov
Nora Campos: 916-319-2027, Larry.Sokol@asm.ca.gov
Shirley N. Weber: 916-319-2079, crystal.quezada@asm.ca.gov

#2 –We only have till May 24th to get off of suspense and to the full assembly before the end of this session..
so call every day!!!

Send your Support Letter
http://www.wraphome.org/ images/stories/ ab5documents/ AB5SupportLetter_Assembly_. pdf

to Appropriation Committee members
http://www.wraphome.org/ images/stories/ ab5documents/ FullAppropAssembly.pdf

Full Assembly roster
http://www.wraphome.org/ images/stories/ ab5documents/ Fullassemblylist.pdf

 

#3 – “Like” & “Share” AB 5 Daily Facts available on WRAP’s facebook. WRAP members need your support in countering the misinformation being shared about what AB 5 will and will not do. Help us by sharing an AB 5 Daily Fact posted everyday on WRAP’s facebook. The daily facts share the hard and simple facts about AB 5 and why California needs to pass this critical piece of legislation NOW and highlights our brilliant campaign artwork.

To post or see past AB 5 Daily Facts, visit our facebook by clicking here!

#4 – Sustain the AB 5 Campaign by making a donation to WRAP. WRAP member organizations are made up of the grassroots movement to end homelessness and the human suffering attached to it. Most of our work is volunteer-based and centers the voices and experiences of homeless and poor people. Your monetary and in-kind donations keep this work moving forward.

For more information on WRAP, AB 5, and to make a donation, please visit the WRAP website by clicking here.

 

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