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Bills coming up in the CA state legislature, and how to lobby for or against them

By Patrick follow Patrick   2021 Nov 29, 9:01pm 209 views   16 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share      


On a video presentation right now about how we can help to lobby against the mandates.




This place is great: http://avoiceforchoice.org/
I donated $100 earlier.

Basic idea is get to know your state legislators personally and start with non-jab topics. Find out what they are interested in. Sign up for their newsletter. Go to their events. Offer to help them with whatever expertise you have that they might find useful.

When you try to meet them, they may pass you off to their staff, but that's also good! Their staff reads the bills, the legislator generally does not. When you visit, bring donuts, flowers, whatever.

Then they will take the time to at least listen to you on the vaxx issue.
2   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Nov 29, 9:17pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        



Legislators are not interested in hearing about bills that are not being actively considered in their house (Senate or Assembly) right now. There are too many.
3   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Nov 29, 9:22pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Huh: "we don't have a two party system in CA, but a two-person system. So in many districts, you have a Democrat running against another Democrat."
4   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Nov 29, 9:24pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Lol, some CA legislators refuse to meet with any constituents who have refused to submit to the injection. Christina Hildebrand from Voiceforchoice suggests you can call and say that you can't take the vaxx for religious or medical reasons, and ask if there is some way you could meet you legislator anyway.
5   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Nov 29, 9:26pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

"If you're powerful or if you donate, legislators definitely listen to you more."
6   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Nov 29, 9:28pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

You should not assume that legislators are pro-mandate until you hear it from them or their office. Some are vaxxed but see that mandates are wrong.
7   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Nov 29, 9:33pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Most legislators and their staff will give you 15 minutes if they give you a meeting.

But if they have no further meetings at the moment, they may go over.
8   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Nov 29, 9:35pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Getting good people into office is more important than recalling bad people.
9   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Nov 29, 9:38pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Local officials like school board and county board members have influence with the state legislature, so it's important to meet those local officials too, and let them know how you feel.
10   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Nov 29, 9:39pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It helps when talking to Democrats if you point out that black and Hispanic people are being denied access to events and restaurants etc more than white people, because black and Hispanic people are less likely to take the jab. So... mandates are racist!
11   FJB   ignore (9)   2021 Nov 29, 9:40pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
On a video presentation right now about how we can help to lobby against the mandates.




This place is great: http://avoiceforchoice.org/
I donated $100 earlier.

Basic idea is get to know your state legislators personally and start with non-jab topics. Find out what they are interested in. Sign up for their newsletter. Go to their events. Offer to help them with whatever expertise you have that they might find useful.

When you try to meet them, they may pass you off to their staff, but that's also good! Their staff reads the bills, the legislator generally does not. When you visit, bring donuts, flowers, whatever.

Then they will take the time to at least listen to you on the vaxx issue.


No NaOCl ??

The barbarians!
12   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2021 Nov 29, 10:35pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

When do we get to oil up the Gatling?
14   FuckCCP89   ignore (5)   2022 Jan 10, 10:19pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
Huh: "we don't have a two party system in CA, but a two-person system. So in many districts, you have a Democrat running against another Democrat."


That's the fucking "rank choice voting" for you.
15   EBGuy   ignore (1)   2022 Jan 11, 6:34pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FuckCCP89 says
That's the fucking "rank choice voting" for you.

No, it's a top two open primary system. The top two vote getters in the primary can be from the same party.
16   FuckCCP89   ignore (5)   2022 Jan 12, 8:38am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

EBGuy says
FuckCCP89 says
That's the fucking "rank choice voting" for you.

No, it's a top two open primary system. The top two vote getters in the primary can be from the same party.


You are right. I stand corrected.

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