1. URGENT GUN ISSUE. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Feel free to use/tweak mine:
To State Department,
I urge you to stop the special exemption allowing functioning guns to be downloaded and 3-D printed on demand. This is insane, as this provides guns to anyone, including those who couldn’t pass a background check such as terrorists, felons, and domestic abusers. Furthermore, guns would be printed entirely in plastic, so metal detectors won’t catch them. I cannot imagine the destruction this would unleash in society. I’m begging you to use common sense and stop this madness. Thank you.
2. Contact your CA State Assemblymember to vote yes on AB 931, which will update California’s deadly use of force standards – call to action provided by member Danae C.
“I am contacting you as your constituent to respectfully urge your support for important legislation to keep California communities safe. AB 931 will save lives by ensuring that police only use deadly force against civilians when absolutely necessary. Studies show that officers in departments that have adopted such policies kill fewer people and are less likely to be killed or assaulted in the line of duty.”
CA State Assemblymember:
- Kansen Chu: (510) 440.9030
- Evan Low: (408) 446-2810
- Marc Berman: (650) 691-2121
- Ash Kalra: (408) 277-1220
Under AB 931, police would only be allowed to use deadly force if there were no reasonable alternatives available and if there was an imminent threat to the officer or another person’s safety.
Police kill more people in California than in any other state. In 2017, officers shot and killed 162 people in California, only half of whom were armed with guns, and killed more than 20 others using other types of force. Of the 15 police departments with the highest per capita rates of police killings in the nation, five are in California: Bakersfield, Stockton, Long Beach, Santa Ana, and San Bernardino. Police in Kern County have killed more people per capita than in any other U.S. county.
AB 931 will update California’s deadly use of force standards, which are woefully out of date, to prevent Californians’ unnecessary deaths at the hands of law enforcement. Studies show that officers in departments that have adopted such policies kill fewer people and are less likely to be killed or assaulted in the line of duty.
- PROTECT THE PEOPLE (ACLU)