Keep the Developmental Center Assets in Our Community System
June 15, 2015 the Legislature will have passed the budget that decides
whether our community services survive or continue to disintegrate.
If you or someone you love needs those services, or will need them when they get older, is saving the services worth enough to make two calls and send one more email today or tomorrow?
It's all now in the hands of the two leaders of the Legislature's Democrats (Senator Kevin de Leon and Assembly Member Toni Atkins) and the six members
of the budget conference committee (Senators Mark Leno, Ricardo Lara,
and Jim Nielsen and Assembly Members Shirley Weber, Richard Bloom, and
this late point, those eight decision-makers will listen to the people
in the eight districts they represent, to the other 112 legislators,
and to Governor Brown. For some of them, that may be all.
constituents in the eight districts are the closest to these decision
makers everyone can still contribute to saving the community system.
call and email your own Senate and Assembly representatives to urge
them to talk to the decision-makers from their own parties. Here's how:
1. Click here
and follow the prompts. You'll get your two legislators' Sacramento
numbers, party affiliations, and some possible talking points. Read
you've ever talked to someone in your senator's or assemblymember's
district office near you or their Sacramento office, call that person
now. Otherwise, call the legislator's Sacramento office.
3. Say what you have to say politely but very clearly. If your voice sounds impassioned, or it shakes, all the better.
4. When you're done, email me and let me know the results.
5. Then send an email to your senator and assemblymember, no matter how many you've sent them already. This one is new.