Extremely Urgent! Please Make 26 Calls Tonight or Thursday Morning!

10 Sep

We have a chance to restore services here in California but we have to act now. Below is an email with the details but we need calls tonight (Wednesday the 15th) or tomorrow morning. If you’ve been calling or sending emails, we need you again. If you’ve been putting it off, now is your chance to make a difference.

Call. As many of these people as you can. Call now.

Extremely Urgent!

Please Make 26 Calls Tonight or

Thursday Morning!


Dear Friends,


The Legislature is set to adjourn Thursday night or Friday, and we finally have a live bill – introduced today — that has a real hope of saving our community services.


We need everyone to pick up the phone and call 26 – yes, 26 – key legislators now (no matter how late it is when you read this) or first thing Thursday morning! They have voice mail if you want to call tonight.


The voting in the first Senate committee should start shortly after 9 Thursday morning, with the votes in the full Senate and maybe Assembly before the end of the day or Friday morning.

When you call, just give them your name and tell them:


–      This is the last chance to save our developmental services system. We’re desperate! Thank you for all your support in the past, but we need you more than ever now!

–      Please put politics aside and pass Senate Bill x2-14 by Senator Ed Hernandez!

–      And please increase the funding in the bill to allow the full 10% across-the-board increase that we need to stabilize our system!


Please call each of these key legislators, no matter where you live:


1.   Senator Jim Nielsen, 916-651-4004


2.   Senator Tom Berryhill, 916-651-4008


3.   Senator Anthony Cannella, 916-651-4012


4.   Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, 916-651-4024


5.   Senator Jean Fuller, 916-651-4016


6.   Senator Cathleen Galgiani, 916-651-4005


7.   Senator Steve Glazer, 916-651-4007


8.   Senator Bob Huff, 916-651-4029


9.   Senator Jeff Stone, 916-651-4028


10.                Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian, 916-319-2035


11.                Assemblymember Luis Alejo, 916-319-2030


12.                Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, 916-319-2078


13.                Assemblymember Catharine Baker, 916-319-2016


14.                Assemblymember Ian Calderon, 916-319-2057


15.                Assemblymember Rocky Chavez, 916-319-2076


16.                Assemblymember Jim Cooper, 916-319-2009


17.                Assemblymember Matthew Dababneh, 916-319-2045


18.                Assemblymember Mike Gipson, 916-319-2064


19.                Assemblymember Adam Gray, 916-319-2021


20.                Assemblymember Brian Maienschein (“Mainshine”),916-319-2077


21.                Assemblymember Jose Medina, 916-319-2061


22.                Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, 916-319-2046


23.                Assemblymember Henry Perea, 916-319-2031


24.                Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, 916-319-2054


25.                Assemblymember Rudy Salas, 916-319-2032


26.                Assemblymember Marc Steinnorth, 916-319-2040


Thank you for your advocacy!




PS. Please make the calls now!


Greg deGiere

Public Policy Director

The Arc & United Cerebral Palsy California Collaboration

1225 Eighth Street, Suite 350, Sacramento, CA 95814

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