Judie Mancuso

Christian Science Monitor Release Profile on SCIL Founder, Judie Mancuso & AB 558 Passes Assembly Appropriations Committee!

Today, AB 558, the Child Nutrition Act of 2022, authored by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian and cosponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and Friends of the Earth, which incentivizes K-12 public schools across the state to offer healthier, climate-friendly plant-based meals and beverages passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee by a 9-0 vote.

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AB 558 Passes

Call to Action for Plant-Based Meals Served in CA Schools!

Today, AB 558, the Child Nutrition Act of 2022, authored by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian and cosponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and Friends of the Earth, which incentivizes K-12 public schools across the state to offer healthier, climate-friendly plant-based meals and beverages passed the Assembly Education Committee by a vote of 5-0. Under the grant program set up by the bill, schools could apply to receive additional state funding for serving a plant-based entrée and plant-based milk.

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Call to Action for Plant-Based Meals Served in CA Schools!

Call to Action for Plant-Based Meals Served in CA Schools!

PLEASE MAKE YOUR CALLS BY TUESDAY, JANUARY 11th! AB 558 (Nazarian) the Child Nutrition Act of 2022, which will incentivize California schools to serve plant-based meals and beverages, will be voted on in the Assembly Education Committee next week!

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Happy Holidays from SCIL

Happy Holidays and Thank You!

Dear Friends, Many of you on our email list have been with us since our founding 15 years ago in 2007. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to you for supporting us all these years. And for those of you newer to us, welcome and thank you for caring about animals. We need you all!

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Giving Tuesday

Please Help Us Continue our Lifesaving Work for Animals

Please consider Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL), our 501(c)(4), or Social Compassion, our 501(c)(3), when deciding where to invest your end of year donations. Our two groups exist by charitable dollars given by you, our supporters.

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scil media

MEDIA ADVISORY

Press Conference in support of a ban on all offshore oil drilling, including for existing leases. Social Compassion in Legislation and Laguna Beach welcomes Jane Fonda to help shine a spotlight on the detrimental effects of the oil industry on our coastal towns, environment, marine and wildlife, as well as our local economy.

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SCIL

Still Need Your Help, Running Out of Time!

AB 416 CA Deforestation-free Procurement Act & AB 1282 CA Blood Bank Modernization Act. Both being scrutinized by the Governor’s staff on whether they recommend a signature or veto! Last call for your support. No time to lose!

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Laguna Beach Magazine

Still Need Your Help & Latest News!

September Issue of the Laguna Beach Magazine features our work! Still Need Your Help! AB 416 CA Deforestation-free Procurement Act & AB 1282 CA Blood Bank Modernization Act Both officially on the Governor’s desk awaiting his signature!

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AB 1282 California Blood Bank

AB 1282 (Bloom/Wilk) Pet Blood Bank Modernization Act

Today, AB 1282 the California Pet Blood Bank Modernization Act, passed the full Senate with a unanimous vote. The bill, which was introduced earlier this year by authors Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D- Santa Monica) and Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) and led by Social Compassion in Legislation, aims to bring transparency and oversight to animal blood banks in California by allowing community blood banks and phasing out captive-closed colonies.

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CA Pet Blood Bank

Need Your Calls This Week!

AB 1282 (Bloom/Wilk), the California Pet Blood Bank Modernization Act, will have its fate determined by the Senate Appropriations Committee next Thursday, August 26th.

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Save Tropical Forests

Need Your Calls This Week!

AB 416(Kalra), the California Deforestation-free Procurement Act, will be voted on in the Senate Appropriations Committee this week.

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Please make two calls to save dogs

Please Make Two Calls and Save Dogs!

Need Your Help (Again)! AB 1282 (Bloom/Wilk), the Pet Blood Bank Modernization Act, will be voted on in the Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee next week.

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AB 416

Need Your Calls, Please Tune In Tomorrow, and AB 1282 Update

Need Your Calls!

AB 416 (Kalra) Deforestation-Free Procurement Act will be voted on in the Senate Governmental Organization Committee on Tuesday, July 6th at 9 a.m.

Please make two important calls to the
Chair and Vice Chair asking them to vote “YES” on AB 416!

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canada geese

CANADA GOOSE COMMITS TO GO FUR FREE BY END OF 2022!

Social Compassion in Legislation and the entire animal rights community is thrilled with the announcement from Canada Goose that the company will cease buying fur by the end of this year and end the manufacturing of all products with fur by the end of 2022.

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Deforestation Act Passes

Breaking News! AB 416 Deforestation-Free Procurement Act and AB 1282 Blood Bank Modernization Act Pass the California State Assembly!

Today, AB 416 the Deforestation-Free Procurement Act passed the full Assembly with a preliminary vote of 47-18. Earlier this year, this bill was introduced by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) along with co-sponsors, Social Compassion in Legislation, Friends of the Earth, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Peace 4 Animals. The bill now moves to the Senate.

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Important Poll Results and Call to Action: Californians Overwhelmingly Support the Provisions of AB 416 (Kalra) the CA Deforestation-Free Procurement Act

Because of your generous support, this month, Social Compassion in Legislation was able to contract with Data Orbital, an A-rated national polling firm according to FiveThirtyEight, the polling aggregation website, to poll California registered voters on their level of concern with tropical and boreal deforestation and the State’s purchases that might contribute to deforestation. The poll showed that Democrat, Republican, and Independent/Decline to State voters are overwhelmingly concerned about our planet’s most important forests, showing broad bipartisan support!

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thank you for your support

Update on Bills: AB 416 (Kalra) Deforestation-Free Procurement Act & AB 1282 (Bloom/Wilk) Pet Blood Bank Modernization Act PASS APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE!

Sacramento, May 20, 2021 – Today, AB 416 and AB 1282 both passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB 416, the California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act and AB 1282, the California Pet Blood Bank Modernization Act, will help save our planet’s most important forests and the lives of our beloved companion animals, respectively.

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AB 558

AB 558 (Nazarian) California School Plant-Based Food and Beverage Program

We are excited to announce that Assemblymember Nazarian has made a formal budget request to fund incentivizing schools to serve plant-based lunches and beverages.
Earlier this year, it was decided to make AB 558 into a two-year bill, meaning that the bill would not be heard in committee in 2021, but would be ready to move at the beginning of 2022.

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AB 1282

AB1282 Cleared It’s Second Committee Hearing Today

Today, AB 1282, the California Pet Blood Bank Modernization Act, passed the Assembly Agriculture Committee with a vote of 9-1. The bill, introduced earlier this year by authors California State Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D- Santa Monica) and Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) and led by Social Compassion in Legislation, aims to bring transparency and oversight to animal blood banks in California by allowing community blood banks and phasing out captive-closed colonies. It unanimously passed the Assembly Business and Professions Committee on April 20th.

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SCIL bill update

Latest News and Call to Action!

We appreciate the over three hundred of you signing up to send support letters and calling legislators to make your voices heard for the animals! Please continue to encourage your friends and family to sign up on our website to stay informed and lend their support. We are still at the beginning of a two year legislative session and have lots of work to do, and will need your continued support.

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AB 534 to Protect Endangered Sea Life

THE OPPOSITION IS NOISY, WE MUST MAKE NOISE TOO!

The opposition to our “breeder” and “whale” bills are super noisy and organized. This is why it is imperative that your voices are heard, and that legislators know that the vast majority of Californians want to protect animals.

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2021 SCIL Sponsored Bills

Good morning animal lovers! As you may have seen from our previous emails, Social Compassion in Legislation is sponsoring bills… more

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#GivingTuesday!

We invite you to consider Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL), our 501(c)(4), or Social Compassion, our 501(c)(3), when deciding where… more

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Big News for SCIL!

We are thrilled to announce that our long-time friend, supporter, and attorney extraordinaire, Steven J. Bernheim, nominated and advocated for… more

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Updates and Action Alert!

Fish & Game Commission Vote to List Mountain Lions on California Endangered Species Act Coming Up! Information on Netflix docuseries… more

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2019 Legislative Wrap-Up

You may remember we started the year with 11 sponsored bills. We want to thank each and every author for… more

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Last Call for Help!

SCIL bills still on the governor’s desk – please – even if you called before, we need one more round! … more

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Three Big Legislative Updates

Update #1:  SB 64 (Chang) Pet Microchipping  IS OFFICIALLY ON THE GOVERNOR’S DESK!!! Update #2:  SB 313 (Hueso) Circus Cruelty… more

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