Keep the Clean Air Standards!

Talking Points

I strongly support the vehicle efficiency standards set by the EPA for 2017-2025. These standards will reduce dangerous tailpipe emissions, protect our health, save consumers money, decrease oil dependence, create jobs, and help address global warming. Please don’t roll back these important standards!

TAKE ACTION by writing to:

  • EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
    USEPA Headquarters, William Jefferson Clinton Building
    1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N. W.
    Mail Code: 1101A
    Washington, DC 20460
    pruitt.scott@epa.gov
    202-564-4700
  • NHTSA Executive Director Jack Danielson
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC 20590
    1-888-327-4236

History

In August 2012, U.S. federal agencies finalized a new set of standards to increase fuel efficiency and cut global warming pollution. The standards are expected to double the efficiency of the average vehicle by 2025 and save consumers $1.7 trillion dollars at the pump. At the same time, these standards will significantly reduce oil use and cut carbon pollution by more than 6 billion metric tons – more than the entire emissions from the United States in 2010.

Specifically, the standards:

  • Set fuel economy and global warming emission targets, based on vehicle size, for new cars and trucks sold in the U.S.
  • Increase in stringency every year.
  • Come in two phases: 2012-2016 and 2017-2025.
  • Were supported by automakers, unions, national security groups, and environmentalists.

EPA made a regulatory commitment in 2012 to have a mid-term evaluation of the 2017-2025 Clean Car Standards. A mid-term report was issued in July, 2016, and there was a period for public comment. In November, 2016, the EPA Administrator proposed to move forward with the Clean Car Standards, and there was another period for public comment. In September, 2017, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt decided to re-evaluate the determination made by the previous administrator. A final ruling needs to be made by April 2018 about the standards  for model years 2022-2025.

The 45-day official public comment period has just closed, but we can still voice our concerns.

Further Reading

By | 2017-10-20T11:14:23+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Call to Action|0 Comments

Speak Out Against Changes to Contraceptive Access

Talking Points

I oppose the Trump Administration rules, released October 6, that limit women’s access to contraception as a part of their preventative care through the ACA. Contraception IS a basic, preventive health care that every woman should be able to access, regardless of her economic status. Birth control has had such a dramatic positive impact on women and families in this country that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) named it one of the top ten public health achievements of the past century. Please continue to allow insurance to cover contraceptives as part of preventative care.

TAKE ACTION by making a public comment before Dec. 5, 2017, on the two rules issued by Trump on October 6. These rules allow employers to limit access to contraception in their preventative insurance coverage. One rule allows exemptions to coverage on moral grounds and the other rule allows exemptions on religious grounds.

Read the rules on the Federal Register:

Relationship to Environmental Issues

The recently published book “Drawdown” by Paul Hawken offers a vetted list of the 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming. Family Planning is #7 on this list. (Find this book at the San Jose Public Library, IndieBound, Amazon.)

History

A controversy arose after the Obama administration decided birth control was part of the preventive care that insurers must cover under the ACA. When that mandate was initially implemented in August 2012, it required all health insurance offered by employers to cover at least one of the 18 forms of birth control approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Since then, savings on the birth control pill have accounted for more than half of the drop in all out-of-pocket prescription drug spending, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Since 2012, limited exceptions and accommodations have been carved out for houses of worship, nonprofits with religious affiliations and closely held for-profit companies. Such employers have been able to opt out of providing the contraceptive coverage and instead have their insurance company pay for it by notifying the insurer, a third-party administrator or the federal government.

On October 6, 2017, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury, released two interim final rules addressing religious and moral objections to the coverage of contraceptives under the preventive services requirement of the ACA, as well as accommodations for those objections. The interim final rules are effective October 6, but the administration will accept comments on the rule until December 5, 2017

The rules depart dramatically from the position the Obama administration took on the contraceptives issue. The Obama administration asserted a compelling governmental interest in women having seamless access to contraceptives, without cost sharing, through the insurance plans that otherwise covered their health care.

The Trump administration rule, in a 180-degree reversal, declares that the government has no compelling interest in women having access to contraceptives through employers that object to provision of such coverage for religious or moral reasons. Therefore, any non-governmental organization that objects for religious or moral reasons to providing contraceptive coverage for its employees or students should not have to do so.

Estimates vary widely about how many women will be affected by these rulings.

Further Reading

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North Bay Fires: Ways to Help

Ways to help (shared by TWWSJ members):

Region-wide:

Sonoma County:

Napa County:

Individual/group fundraising:

We will strive to keep this list updated as much as possible.

By | 2017-10-11T16:40:57+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Call to Action|0 Comments

Calls to Action for Wednesday, October 11

Today’s actions:

  1. Submit a public comment on birth control rule
  2. Join a community discussion on climate resiliency in Alviso
  3. Ask Gov. Brown to sign the Religious Freedom Act

1. MAKE YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT: STOP THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S WAR ON WOMEN

(Submitted by member Nicole Lynn)

Submit a public comment to oppose the new rule that will take away women’s rights to birth control (script is provided – this is an easy action item, folks!) on the ACLU’s Action site.

Donald Trump opened the floodgates to discrimination in the name of religion with his so-called “religious freedom” executive order. The first wave has arrived – and it’s a direct attack on contraception access.

Trump’s new rules threaten to gut the benefit ensuring that all insurance plans cover birth control at no cost – all under the guise of religious “liberty.” No one should have to pay for their bosses’ religious beliefs. That’s why the ACLU is suing the Trump administration – and why we need you to take action now.

The rule must go through a public comment process – which means that we have a key moment to raise our voices and make this rule so toxic that they have to drop it.

The Affordable Care Act contraceptive benefit was meant to advance women’s health and equality. But the new rule proves once again that women’s health and equality are not on the Trump administration’s agenda.

Here are some lowlights:

The new rules authorize an employer to deny its employees contraceptive coverage if it has a religious or moral objection. It also allows universities to deny this coverage to their students.

The new rules suggest women won’t suffer because they can still access contraception through safety-net programs like Title X and Medicaid – two programs that have been under steady attack from Congress and the White House.

The rules reveal the administration’s belief that even if contraception coverage furthers gender equality, that’s not a good enough reason to ensure that women get it.

2. Join us for a Community Discussion on Climate Resiliency – Sea Level Rise in Alviso, Wed. Oct. 18, 7-8:30pm

(Submitted by member Jocelin Hernandez)

Event info on the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge website.

Please join Working Partnerships USA in partnership with the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge for an expert panel and community discussion on climate resilience to sea level rise in immigrant and low-income neighborhoods. We’ll explore Alviso as a site vulnerable to sea-level rise, examine the impact of immigration and socioeconomic status in creating climate resilience, and underline ongoing efforts to address the current and future needs of immigrant, low-income communities in face of climate change.

Environmental disasters are on the rise around the world. Whether we are looking as local disasters, such as the Coyote Creek Flood, or looking towards environmental disasters elsewhere, immigration status and other socioeconomic factors must not be over looked. Just recently, immigrant communities in Texas were forced to decide between deportation and safety, as the Administration stated that ICE checkpoints would remain open throughout the flood. These socio-economic disparities create unique challenges for immigrant and low-income communities that must be addressed in any genuine, equitable conversation about climate resilience in Alviso, or the larger San Jose area.

Please join us for an important conversation about the future safely of our communities! This event is free and open to the public. A light dinner and refreshments will be served.

3. Call Governor Jerry Brown and ask him to sign SB 31 – The CA Religious Freedom Act

(Submitted by member Ana Araujo)

  • Gov. Jerry Brown: (916) 445-2841

Script:

I am calling in strong support of Senator Ricardo Lara’s SB 31, The California Religious Freedom Act.

This bill will prohibit state and local agencies from creating such a registry, and from making their databases available for such a registry. In addition, state and local police agencies would be barred from collecting information about religious belief, and from enforcing any federal registration requirements.

During the Trump presidential campaign, calls were made to establish a Muslim Registry. We must fight back against shameful policies with SB 31 by ensuring that California resists any calls to create a registry based off of religion, ethnicity, and national origin. SB 31 protects American values, civil liberties and the rights of California’s Muslim communities.

I urge a signature on SB 31.

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Calls to Action for Thursday-Sunday, October 5-8

“Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on.” — Thurgood Marshall

Action empowers! Take a few moments to act on some of the issues below. And let us know in the comments how it goes, and/or what issues you’re working on.

  1. Gun control in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting
  2. The devastation in Puerto Rico
  3. Access to health care
  4. Big money in politics
  5. Trump’s calls for more deportations of immigrants
  6. Supporting Together We Will – San José

1. Gun control in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting:

Yes — we can move the needle on this, and thousands of people are doing their best to do so. Call your Senators and Representative and urge support for a couple of the following measures, all endorsed by gun violence prevention experts and supported by a vast majority of Americans:

  • Closing the loophole that lets people buy guns at shows and through private sellers without background checks
  • Instituting universal background checks for ammo and gun buyers, and require gun licenses, a measure 80% of gun owners support
  • Removing the 21-year-old Dickey Rider from the federal budget and finally allow the CDC to research gun violence prevention (the partisan budget provision currently prohibits the CDC from doing so).
  • Funding evidence-based community anti-violence programs, like Ceasefire, which have been shown to reduce shootings through education and public health crisis strategies.

Contact information:

  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein: (202) 224-3841
  • Sen. Kamala Harris: (202) 224-3553
  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren: (202) 225-3072
  • Rep. Ro Khanna: (202) 225-2631
  • Rep. Anna Eshoo: (202) 225-8104

2. The devastation in Puerto Rico:

2+ weeks after the hurricane, hunger and dehydration are on the rise in Puerto Rico. Call your Senators and Representative to demand that Congress do more to help. You can focus on the following proposals, suggested by the Center for Popular Democracy:

  1. The approval from Congress of an aid package -with no strings attached- that prioritizes the just and sustainable rebuilding of Puerto Rican communities.
  2. The complete and irrevocable repeal of the Jones Act, a law that has subordinated Puerto Rican trade capacity to US private interests for too long and impose a unbearable economic burden on Puerto Ricans.
  3. The complete and irrevocable forgiveness of all Puerto Rican public debt by Congress. Also consider donating to the CPD’s Maria Fund to help low-income communities in Puerto Rico or another reputable fund.

Contact information:

  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein: (202) 224-3841
  • Sen. Kamala Harris: (202) 224-3553
  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren: (202) 225-3072
  • Rep. Ro Khanna: (202) 225-2631
  • Rep. Anna Eshoo: (202) 225-8104

3. Access to health care:

Congress allowed the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to expire on 9/30. CHIP insures children whose families’ incomes are too high to qualify for Medicaid and currently covers about 5.7 million people. If you haven’t already done so, please call your Senators and Representative and urge them to get to work pushing for an immediate reauthorization of funding for CHIP. Use this script from 5 Calls:

“I’m calling to urge Senator ___ to support S. 1827, the bipartisan reauthorization of Children’s Health Insurance Program Funding. / I’m calling to urge Representative ___ to work to pass a bipartisan reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Millions of children rely on this funding for insurance, and its reauthorization should not be held hostage to score partisan victories.”

Contact information:

  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein: (202) 224-3841
  • Sen. Kamala Harris: (202) 224-3553
  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren: (202) 225-3072
  • Rep. Ro Khanna: (202) 225-2631
  • Rep. Anna Eshoo: (202) 225-8104

AND call the Department of Health and Human Services to demand that it not obstruct Americans’ enrollment in the ACA (Affordable Care Act), with policies widely regarded as attempts to undercut the whole program. Use this script from 5 Calls:

“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from San Jose. I’m calling to ask the department maintain the ACA’s full promotional efforts for open enrollment and stop any unnecessary website outages that would prevent individuals from signing up. It’s in the best interest of the American people for the ACA to be faithfully implemented and not vindictively sabotaged.”

  • Dept. of Health & Human Services: (202) 205-5445

4. Big money in politics:

If you haven’t already done so, please call Governor Jerry Brown and urge him to sign AB 249, the California Disclose Act! AB 249 will require ballot measure ads to clearly and prominently show the real names of their top 3 funders — the first bill in the nation to do so. Use this script:

“Hi. I’m calling to ask Governor Brown to sign AB 249, the California DISCLOSE Act. We need AB 249 so political ads have to show who really pays for them, because everybody is sick and tired of wealthy interests buying elections with secret money.”

  • Gov. Jerry Brown: (916) 445-2841 or (877) 257-9661

5. Trump’s calls for more deportations of immigrants:

The California legislature passed the landmark “sanctuary state” legislation, in the form of S.B. 54, to shield thousands of undocumented immigrants. It would sharply limit state and local law enforcement’s collusion with federal immigration authorities. The L.A. Times has an excellent summary of the bill. As yet, Governor Jerry Brown has not signed the bill. Please call or email him and urge him to do so. Use this script:

“I’m calling to ask Governor Brown to sign SB 54. State and local law enforcement resources should go towards making communities safer, not targeting people for immigration violations.”

  • Gov. Jerry Brown: (916) 445-2841 or (877) 257-9661

6. Supporting Together We Will – San José:

  • If you haven’t already “liked” our Facebook page, please do so here: https://www.facebook.com/twwsanjose/
  • Come to the monthly meeting (it’s fun!): Thursday, October 19, 7-9 p.m. Comment below if you need more information or haven’t seen the event notification.

Thanks for all you do. It matters. Don’t forget — if you don’t like making phone calls, you can email, fax, or text Congress! Email: https://democracy.io/; Fax: https://faxzero.com/fax_congress.php; Text using Resistbot: Type RESIST to 50409.

By | 2017-10-05T09:47:37+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Call to Action|0 Comments

This Week’s Actions & Events // Updates from Together We Will San José // October 3, 2017

Welcome to the Together We Will - San Jose Email Action List

Thanks for subscribing to TWW San José’s email newsletter! Each week, we’ll be sharing important ways you can take action to resist the Trump Agenda, upcoming events in Silicon Valley, member updates, and more.

Have something you would like to share? Send it to us!


OUR NEW MISSION STATEMENT

Over the last few months you may have taken part of several discussions in meetings and in the FB group about formalizing our mission and was finally presented to the group last week for our review and approval.

Together We Will – San José is an intersectional, feminist, inclusive, anti-racist community dedicated to progressive activism in San José, California. We work on local, state, and federal issues, and are a source of vetted and actionable information for our members. We support other activists, practice solidarity with the marginalized and oppressed, and work for positive social change, equality for all, human rights, justice, love, and a safe and healthy environment. We value personal connection with one another, and support our collective inspiration, education, training, and growth as activists and progressive human beings.

Thanks to TWWSJ Housing Action Group Nicol, for managing this project and putting all that we are trying to do into words!

MEMBER NEWS & UPDATES

TWWSJ Bake Sale Fundraiser

  • Members of the TWWSJ EARTH Environment & Climate Action group did a bake sale at the Campbell Farmers Market and raised $360 for a group of environmental organizations that are working to fight Trump’s border wall in South Texas. Thanks to everyone who baked & bought from us to support this great cause.
  • Our TWWSJ Immigrant & Refugee Rights Action group members compiled a list of trusted, vetted organizations that were providing support for DACA recipients to pay for their renewal fees. Looking to donate to an org that’s doing important work to support DREAMers? Please use, like and share this list: http://bit.ly/donate-daca
  • We are disturbed by situation in Puerto Rico and are looking for ways to help. TWWSJ lead Miram M. submitted this list of resources and ways you can help: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/world/americas/hurricane-maria-donate-charity.html
  • SAVE THE DATE: TWWSJ Member Kelly Y. is co-organizing this event on nonviolence in difficult times featuring Kazu Haga, Founder and nonviolence trainer at the East Point Peace Academy. Click here share the FB invite and RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1910937082457128/

SAVE THE DATE: OUR OCTOBER MEETING

Our next monthly meetings is coming up on Thursday, October 12. Please like & share the Facebook Invite. The room opens at 6:30, new member orientation at 6:45, and meeting starts at 7pm. Our guest speaker will be Matt King from Sacred Heart Community Services. He’ll be talking to us about the work they are doing and ways we can get involved.We hope to see you there!


TAKE ACTION

1. Call Your Represent to Fight Gun Violence

HR 3668, the “Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act”, or SHARE act, is on its way to a House vote.  It would change federal regulation of gun “silencers”, making the wait time shorter.  But it also includes provisions to allow trapping on federally managed land wherever hunting is allowed, removes ESA (endangered species act) protection from wolves where they are not yet recovered, prevents the federal government from regulating lead in fishing tackle and ammo, and (this too!) allows importation from Canada of 40 already-dead polar bears. (Contributed by Kat N., OCI)

TAKE ACTION: Please call your rep and ask that they vote NO on HR3668, SHARE Act:

Zoe Lofgren: (202) 225-3072 or (408) 271-8700 / Ro Khanna: (202) 225-2631 or (408) 436-2720 / Anna Eshoo: (202) 225-8104 or (408) 245-2339

2. Comment to Stop Digital Monitoring of Immigrants & Citizens

The US Dept of Homeland Security announced a new plan to collect social media information on all immigrants, including permanent residents and naturalized citizens. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the new rule in the Federal Register last week, saying it wants to include “social media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information, and search results” as part of people’s immigration file. The new requirement takes effect Oct. 18.

Adam Schwartz, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which advocates for privacy and free expression, said the plan was disturbing.

“We see this as part of a larger process of high-tech surveillance of immigrants and more and more people being subjected to social media screening,” Schwartz told BuzzFeed News. “There’s a growing trend at the Department of Homeland Security to be snooping on the social media of immigrants and foreigners and we think it’s an invasion of privacy and deters freedom of speech.”

This would also affect all US citizens who communicate with immigrants, Schwartz said, who could self-censor out of fear that information they exchange with someone overseas could be misconstrued and used against them.

TAKE ACTION: Please comment on the Federal Registry (link here)to ask the administration to reject this proposal and protect our privacy: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/09/18/2017-19365/privacy-act-of-1974-system-of-records

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UPCOMING EVENTS


Here are some local progressive actions and events coming up this next week. Check out the full list on the TWWSJ Event Calendar. Comment if you are going in our Facebook group so that we can meet up!

  • Wed, October 4, 6:30pm – 9:00pm Bro Culture Discussion sponsored by Palo Alto Lean In. Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View. More info on Eventbrite.
  • Thu, October 5, 6pm – 9pm. Light Up the Night Fundraiser by Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence. San Jose Woman’s Club, 75 S 11th St, San Jose. TWW-SJ members: RSVP to the Facebook event to meet up. See the main Facebook event for more info and tickets ($35 each)
  • Sun, October 8, 9am – 1pm: Voter Registration at the Campbell Farmer’s Market · Hosted by South Bay Swing Left. E Campbell Ave, Campbell. Shifts: 9-11:15 or 10:45-1. Sign-up by emailing Becca.
  • Thurs, October 12, 7pm – 9:00pm: TWWSJ October Meeting! SEIU 521, 2301 Zanker Rd, San Jose. Please join & share the Facebook invite.
  • Fri, October 13, 9am – 12pm. Friday Action Postcard Writing. Hosted by Jandy Jones. Message her on Facebook for info.
  • Sat, October 14, 1pm – 4pm: South Bay Swing Left Fall Kickoff. 400 W Campbell Ave, Campbell. RSVP to the Facebook event invite.
  • Sun, October 15, 9am – 1pm: Voter Registration at the Campbell Farmer’s Market · Hosted by South Bay Swing Left. E Campbell Ave, Campbell. Shifts: 9-11:15 or 10:45-1. Sign-up by emailing Becca.

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Calls to Action for Tuesday, October 3

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Action empowers!

If your heart is breaking about:

  1. The Las Vegas shooting
  2. The devastation in Puerto Rico
  3. Access to health care
  4. Trump’s ongoing efforts to deregulate *everything* friendly to corporations
  5. Big money in politics

1. The Las Vegas shooting:

Oppose two bills that undermine public safety around guns. Call your Senators and Representative to oppose the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which would require that citizens who are allowed to carry concealed weapons in their home states be allowed to carry their weapons in every other state, and — while talking to your Representative — oppose the SHARE Act, which would deregulate gun silencers (as well as reduce the National Park Service’s ability to regulate hunting). Use this script from 5 Calls:

“I’m calling to express my opposition to [H.R.38 for House/S.446 for Senate]. This bill would invalidate state-level concealed carry restrictions, make it difficult for law enforcement to verify whether a weapon is legally carried, and essentially allow permitless carry across the country. [and when talking to your Representative: I’m also asking Representative ___ to vote against HR 3668, the SHARE Act. The deregulation of gun silencers is dangerous to public safety and security. We must not roll back sensible gun laws that provide a safer community for all.”

  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein: 202-224-3841
  • Sen. Kamala Harris: 202-224-3553
  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren: (202) 225-3072
  • Rep. Ro Khanna: 202-225-2631
  • Rep. Anna Eshoo: (202) 225-8104

2. The devastation in Puerto Rico:

Call the Department of Homeland Security to urge a 1-year waiver of the Jones Act to support Puerto Rico’s recovery after Hurricane Maria. Use this script from 5 Calls:

“I’m calling to ask the department to support suspending the Jones Act for Puerto Rico for a 1-year period. Trump’s 10-day suspension is not adequate enough time for Puerto Rico to import all of the needed food, supplies, and fuel required to rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.”

  • Dept. of Homeland Security: (202-282-8495)

3. Access to health care:

Call your Senators and Representative and urge them to get to work pushing for an immediate reauthorization of funding for The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which was allowed to expire on 9/30. CHIP insures children whose families’ incomes are too high to qualify for Medicaid and currently covers about 5.7 million people. Use this script from 5 Calls:

“I’m calling to urge Senator ___ to support S. 1827, the bipartisan reauthorization of Children’s Health Insurance Program Funding. / I’m calling to urge Representative ___ to work to pass a bipartisan reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Millions of children rely on this funding for insurance, and its reauthorization should not be held hostage to score partisan victories.”

  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein: 202-224-3841
  • Sen. Kamala Harris: 202-224-3553
  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren: (202) 225-3072
  • Rep. Ro Khanna: 202-225-2631
  • Rep. Anna Eshoo: (202) 225-8104

4. Trump’s ongoing efforts to deregulate *everything* friendly to corporations:

Call Senators Feinstein and Harris and ask them to oppose the confirmation of Randal Quarles as the Federal Reserve’s Vice Chair for Bank Supervision. The final vote is expected this week. Quarles would be charged with supervising and regulating banks in order to prevent another financial crisis. However, Quarles spent 15 years representing the very banks that caused the 2008 recession, and plans to enact Trump’s goal of retracting Dodd-Frank banking regulations. Use this script from 5 Calls:

“I’m calling to urge the Senator to oppose the nomination of Randal Quarles as the Federal Reserve’s Vice Chair of Bank Supervision. A Wall Street lawyer who has spent his career fighting crucial regulations and defending the banks that caused the 2008 crisis is unfit to serve as our top banking watchdog.”

  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein: 202-224-3841
  • Sen. Kamala Harris: 202-224-3553

5. Big money in politics:

Call Governor Jerry Brown and urge him to sign AB 249, the California Disclose Act! (Courtesy of TWWSJ Member Markene Smith.). AB 249 will require ballot measure ads to clearly and prominently show the real names of their top 3 funders — the first bill in the nation to do so. Use this script:

“Hi. I’m calling to ask Governor Brown to sign AB 249, the California DISCLOSE Act. We need AB 249 so political ads have to show who really pays for them, because everybody is sick and tired of wealthy interests buying elections with secret money.”

  • Gov. Jerry Brown: (916) 445-2841 or (877) 257-9661
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