Yes on AB 1999 (Irwin) Stop the Utility Tax

Help Stop the Utility Tax. YES on AB 1999!

Below is a letter that ran recently in local papers about a harmful “Utility Tax” that snuck through the legislature last year and that a group of lawmakers is now working to repeal. It’s something we should all care about, as climate-conscious individuals, and as utility ratepayers.

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Meet Judie Mancuso

Hi Judie, so happy you were able to devote some time to sharing your thoughts and wisdom with our community. So, we’ve always admired how you have seemingly never let nay-sayers or haters keep you down. Can you talk to us about how to persist despite the negative energy that so often is thrown at folks trying to do something special with their lives?

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Alert: January 17th Veterinary Medical Board Meeting Cancelled! And News from OC Animal Care!

1️⃣ SCIL planned to present proposed legislation that would allow Registered Veterinary Technicians to perform male cat neuters under the direct supervision of a California veterinarian to the Veterinary Medical Board. The next meeting will now take place in April. We will be moving the legislation forward in the meantime and will let you know how to support us once the bill is introduced.
2️⃣ GOOD NEWS! OC Animal Care has listened to the concerns of the community, and permanently expanded its business hours while adding three hours of “walk-through time” a day. Click on the picture to read the OC Register article.

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Laguna Beach Bans Roundup/Herbicide for Fire Mitigation!

There is cause to celebrate today! Last night, the Laguna Beach City Council voted unanimously to ban the use of Roundup (glyphosate) for fire mitigation. It punted for now on extending the ban to include habitat restoration in order to give Council staff more time to research the issue and make a recommendation.

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#GivingTuesday! Please donate and help us save animals!

Wondering where to direct your end-of-year donations? Please consider giving to our 501(c)(4), Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL), to support our political advocacy work, and/or making a tax-deductible donation to our 501(c)(3), Social Compassion, to help us continue our animal rescue work, humane education and much more.

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The Laguna Beach Animal Shelter is rolling out the Pets for Vets adoption program this week in celebration of Veterans Day!

The Laguna Beach Animal Shelter will be waiving all adoption fees for any active duty, honorably discharged or retired military veterans in Orange County who apply and qualify to adopt a pet. This will be a permanent program so fee-free adoptions will continue beyond Veterans Day, but every day is a great day to adopt a pet! Please help us spread the word.

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CDFA Now Excepting Pet Lover’s License Plate Grant Applications & Invitation to Upcoming Pet Overpopulation Webinar

We are thrilled to announce that the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) will be granting out up to $350,000 in funding for the 2024 Pet Lover’s License Plate Grant Program (Pet Lover’s), which will mean after this round over $1.85M dollars will have been granted out for spay and neuter surgeries!

JOIN US FOR THE WEBINAR TO DISCUSS: “Backyard Breeding, Animal Overpopulation, and Policies & Actions That Can Make A Difference!” on November 8th!

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Lawsuit Against Wagmor Pets Highlights Serious Allegations of Laundering Puppy-Mill Bred Dogs!

Over the last few years, SCIL has received complaints from concerned supporters about the business practices of The Wagmor, a for-profit entity, and Wagmor Pets, a nonprofit entity. Concerns raised to us have centered on suspicions that the Wagmor has been flouting California law, AB 485, which SCIL sponsored in 2017, which bans the sale of dogs, cats, or rabbits from pet stores.

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Call to Action: Federal Ban on Kangaroo Sales Ban!

SCIL is excited to support the effort led by the New South Wales (NSW) Member of Parliament, Emma Hurst, to save Australian kangaroos. We met with the Honorable Emma Hurst and her team on their recent visit to the United States to advocate for US support in shutting down its market for kangaroo products.

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OC Register Coverage of Pesticide Fight; Invitation to Join Pet Overpopulation Webinar!

The Laguna Beach Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) hearing held on September 18th heard a proposal for five actions, copied below. The proposal was submitted for a vote by the Wildlife Subcommittee, which is led by our founder and president, Judie Mancuso.
We are happy to report that the ESC voted unanimously to move these recommendations to the full City Council for consideration.

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Breaking News: Governor Newsom Signs SCIL Sponsored Bill!

Assembly Bill 829, the Animal Cruelty & Violence Intervention Act will expand currently required counseling for violations of Penal Code 597 to additional sections pertaining to animal abuse, such as those involving malicious violence, willful poisoning, or bestiality.

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Call to Action! Contact the Governor for AB 829!

AB 829 is officially on the Governor’s desk! Governor Newsom has until October 14th to sign AB 829 into law or veto.
We are hopeful Governor Newsom will sign the bill into law since this policy will save animals from horrific abuse and prevent future violence against humans. But the Governor MUST hear from all of us. He needs to know there is support for this legislation. He needs to hear from you!

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AB 829 Passes Senate! Now Awaits Governor’s Signature!

This evening, Assembly Bill 829, the Animal Cruelty & Violence Intervention Act, authored by Assemblywoman Marie Waldron (R-Valley Center) and sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation, passed the full Senate with a vote of 40-0. The bill also passed a procedural concurrence vote in the Assembly. The bill will be sent to the Governor, where he will have 30 days to sign the bill into law or veto it.

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ACR 86 Animal Rights Bill California

IMMEDIATE CALL TO ACTION: AB 829 & ACR 86 Need Your Call NOW!

Our bills are at the final stage of the legislative process and need your help immediately!

Both AB 829 (Waldron), the Animal Cruelty & Violence Intervention Act, and ACR 86 (Kalra), the Pet Crisis Response Act, are eligible for a Senate vote. The end of the session is tomorrow. If they are not voted on by the end of session, then they are dead.

📞 Please call the two Senators listed ASAP!

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Conference with Priscilla Presley, Social Compassion in Legislation & ASM Kalra

Monday, August 28, 2023 at 10:00 AM | Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) will hold a press conference with American icon Priscilla Presley, Social Compassion in Legislation’s Founder and President, Judie Mancuso, and Sacramento SPCA CEO, Kenn Altine, and co-authors to advocate for ACR 86, the Pet Overpopulation Crisis Response Act, prior to the bill’s hearing at noon.

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Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this Saturday!

If you haven’t yet purchased your ticket for this Saturday’s Animal Rights Event of the Year with Priscilla Presley, please don’t wait another day. Come spend the evening in a gorgeous setting with amazing animal lovers, delicious vegan food, and a silent auction you won’t want to miss – including a surprise item from the private collection of The King himself, personalized by Priscilla.

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Happy 4th of July... Keep Pets Safe Indoors!

Breaking News: ACR 86 Passes Assembly Floor; Updated Invitation for SCIL Event on July 15th!

Today, ACR 86, the Pet Crisis Response Act, authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra and coauthored by a bipartisan group of twelve legislators, passed the Assembly Floor with a vote of 66-0. The resolution details the underlying issues that have contributed to too many dogs, cats, rabbits and other species being born in or brought into California without enough Californians willing to give them forever homes and urges action on the pet overpopulation crisis in California.

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Save the Date and Need Your Help!

AB 332, The Animal Shelter Data Collection Act, needs your telephone call now! Also, save the date of July 15th – it’s our Animal Rights Event of the Year!

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Invitation for Animal Rights Event of the Year!

We are so excited to invite you to our first fundraiser since early 2020! We will be hosted by the ever-generous Michelson family in Brentwood, and we will be honoring the one and only Priscilla Presley for her lifetime of animal advocacy.

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AB 829 Advances & Needs Your Help for Next Step; Update on Laguna Beach Climate Action!

As many of you might know, I have been the Vice Chair of the Laguna Beach Environmental Sustainability Committee for the past four years. Our committee passed some policy recommendations to the Laguna Beach City Council (LBCC) this week with unanimous votes. I wanted to share our progress with you, and will ask for your support once these items come to the LBCC for a vote.

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Big Day for Animals at California State Capitol!

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 – Today, AB 332, the Shelter Animal Data Collection Act, authored by Assembly Member Alex Lee (D-San Jose) and sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL), passed the Assembly Business and Professions Committee with a unanimous vote.

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Need You for Animal Abuse Case, Marine Protected Areas, & Exotic Birds!

Our input to the Commission is the following:
1.) Keep or expand marine protected areas where NO fishing, “take,” or “harvesting” is allowed.
2.) Elevate the perspective that many Californians hold, which is that we need to moving away from “taking” or “harvesting” and towards the view that killing should not be an ingredient in conserving marine life.

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AB 829, The Animal Cruelty & Violence Intervention Act

AB 829, The Animal Cruelty & Violence Intervention Act, Introduced by Assemblymember Marie Waldron and Sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation

March 17, 2023, Sacramento, CA – Today, Assembly Bill 829, the Animal Cruelty & Violence Intervention Act, was introduced by Assemblywoman Marie Waldron (R-Valley Center). The bill, sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation, will expand currently required counseling for violations of Penal Code 597 to additional sections pertaining to animal abuse, such as those involving malicious violence, willful poisoning, or bestiality.

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Hello 2023

Please make a year-end donation to help us save animals in 2023!

Wondering where to direct your end-of-year donations? Please consider giving to our 501(c)(4), Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL), to support our political advocacy work, and/or making a tax-deductible donation to our 501(c)(3), Social Compassion, to help us continue our animal rescue work, humane education and much more. 

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Ensure Non-animal Entertainment Replaces Pony Rides

Public Comment Needed to Thank Commissioners and Ensure Non-animal Entertainment Replaces Pony Rides

This Thursday at 11:00 am PST, please call-in to the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks meeting that is specifically designated for discussion on the Griffith Park Pony Rides.

Please thank Commissioners Jimmy Kim, Matthew Rudnick and the Commissioners for not renewing the Griffith Park and Pony Ride contract, and ensure that the park is changed to a non-animal model that is fun and safe for kids.

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Human Rights Day Rally

Rally in honor of the 75th anniversary of Human Rights Day in Laguna Beach, Sponsored by Social Compassion

We are honored to announce that tomorrow, December 10th, Social Compassion, our 501(c)3, is the organizing nonprofit for the International Human Rights Day Rally in Laguna Beach! We know where human rights violations occur, animals also suffer greatly. Over the last year, we have witnessed scenes from Ukraine where huge numbers of wildlife and companion animals have perished due to the devastating effects of war. Where governments oppress their citizens, when those citizens must fight for their own basic rights, those same citizens are not able to stand up and fight for the protection of animals and the environment, everyone suffers.

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Stop the cruelty! Updates on Griffith Park Ponies, Big Cats, & Rodeos!

Updates on Griffith Park Ponies, Big Cats, & Rodeos!

Abusive pony rides in Griffith Park finally ending! Big cat public safety act passes both houses; now on its way to President Biden for his signature! & L.A. Ordinance to curb rodeos passes committee vote; heads to full city council in January!

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Invitation and Call to Action.

AB 1648 the Animal Evacuation Act is officially on the Governor’s desk! Governor Newsom has until September 30th to sign AB 1648 into law or veto. // & You are invited to a virtual fundraiser!

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Bad News for Dogs and Cats. 😢

We are frustrated to announce that AB 1881, the Dog and Cat Bill of Rights has failed to pass the Senate. We are particularly dismayed to convey that CalAnimals, the association representing animal control agencies and animal shelters in the state, played the leading role in killing the bill.

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Call to Action for AB 1648, the Animal Evacuation Bill!

AB 1648 Passes Out of Senate Appropriations Committee with a 6-0 Vote! We are thrilled that Senator Portantino and Senate leadership supported AB 1648, authored by Assemblymember Brian Maienschein (D – San Diego), and moved the bill to the Senate floor.

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Three Events: 2 in the OC and 1 in LA. Please join me!

Dear friends: As you all know, I have been working to get animal protection laws passed in California for over two decades. With your help, we have made huge strides over those years by passing many landmark bills to protect animals. But there is so much more we can do, which is one of the many reasons I am running for State Assembly District 72.

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Governor Newsom Signs the Safe Transportation of Dogs and Cats Act into Law

July 1, 2022 – Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1781, the Safe Transportation of Dogs and Cats Act, into law. The new law, authored by Assemblymember Blanca Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) and sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation, requires mobile or traveling housing facilities, such as animal control vehicles, to transport dogs and cats in a manner that does not endanger the health or well-being of the animal due to conditions such as extreme heat or cold, or lack of food and water.

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AB 558

TWO CALLS TO ACTION!

#1 Make your voice heard for AB 558, the Child Nutrition Act of 2022, by Tuesday at 5PM! #2 Please Ask Governor Newsom to Sign AB 1781, the Safe Transportation of Dogs and Cats Act!

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AB 558

CALL TO ACTION! Make your voice heard for AB 558, the Child Nutrition Act of 2022, by Wednesday at 5PM!

AB 558, the Child Nutrition Act of 2022, will create a voluntary grant program to help schools serve more plant-based meals and milks, will be voted on in the Senate Education Committee this Thursday! Sadly, the dairy and beef industries are opposing the bill this year, despite their previous public announcement that they were not in opposition to this type of legislation.

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State Assembly District 72 Candidate Judie Mancuso Wins Primary

Laguna Beach, CA – Nonprofit founder and CEO, and businesswoman Judie Mancuso, Democrat for the 72nd State Assembly District (AD) advances to the November General election after coming out on top in Tuesday’s primary. Mancuso, the California Democratic Party’s (CDP) endorsed candidate, will face perennial candidate Republican Diane Dixon in the November 8th General Election, who was rejected by Orange County voters in 2020.

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AB1781

AB 1781 Passes Senate Business & Professions Committee!

We are happy to announce that AB 1781, the Safe Transportation of Dogs and Cats Act, passed the Senate Business and Professions Committee with an unanimous vote of 12-0. The bill, authored by Assemblymember Blanca Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) requires mobile or traveling housing facilities, such as animal control vehicles, to transport dogs and cats in such a manner that conditions do not endanger the health or well-being of the animal due to extreme temperatures or lack of food or water.

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AB 1648

AB 1648, the Animal Evacuation Act, Passes the Full Assembly!

We are thrilled to announce that today AB 1648, the Animal Evacuation Act, passed the full Assembly by vote of 68-0. The bill, authored by Assemblymember Brian Maienschein (D-San Diego) and sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation, specifies a city or county that requires a kennel license or permit, to require, as a condition for obtaining the kennel license or permit, that the kennel owner create and submit to the city or county an animal natural disaster evacuation plan for any kennel covered by the license or permit.

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AB 1881

AB 1881, the Dog and Cat Bill of Rights, Passes the Full Assembly!

We are thrilled to announce that today AB 1881, the Dog and Cat Bill of Rights, passed the full Assembly by vote of 47-12.
The bill, authored by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) and sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation, specifies that public or humane society shelters and rescue organizations must make a notice accessible to the public which reads the following…

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California won’t ban offshore drilling after legislation stalls

I was invited to appear on the Tucker Carlson Show this past Friday night to discuss our sponsored bill, AB 1881 (Santiago) Dog & Cat Bill of Rights. Because Tucker Carlson is a divisive personality, I want to give some context for my appearance on the show.

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Updates on AB 1781 & AB 1979 and Need Your Emails On Animal Abuse Case

We are thrilled to announce that AB 1781, the Safe Transportation of Dogs and Cats Act, passed the Assembly with a 70-0 vote. The bill, authored by Assemblymember Blanca Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) requires mobile or traveling housing facilities, such as animal control vehicles, to transport dogs and cats in such a manner that conditions do not endanger the health or well-being of the animal due to extreme temperatures or lack of food or water.

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Two Bills Sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation Both Pass Unanimously in the Assembly Business & Professions Committee!

Today, we are thrilled to share the news that two of our sponsored bills passed the Assembly Business and Professions Committee. Both bills, AB 1781 and AB 1881, will protect the well-being of dogs and cats in our state, but in two unique ways. AB 1781 was on the consent file, meaning all members voting yes, while AB 1881 passed the committee with a vote of 14 – 0 (All members voted yes, except: Vice Chair Flora, Fong, & Dahle all abstained, and Cunningham was absent).

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AB1979

The Planet Needs Your Calls! AB 1979 Will Be Voted On Wednesday, 4/27!

AB 1979 is a new bill which responds to Governor Newsom’s veto message to 2021’s AB 416. The Governor committed to working with Assemblymember Kalra and the sponsors on this crucial legislation, and we are pleased to report that we are in active discussion with the administration on the bill.

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Happy National Pet Day! & L.A. Mayoral Candidate Forum Video!

AB 1881 promotes the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of dogs and cats by informing potential adopters of the animal’s needs before they adopt. This bill would require a public animal control agency or shelter to post a copy of the Dog and Cat Bill of Rights accessible to public view.

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Register for the first ever Los Angeles Mayoral Animal Protection Forum

The Los Angeles Democrats for the Protection of Animals, in partnership with Michelson Found Animals, the Michelson Center for Public Policy, Social Compassion in Legislation, and the Greater Los Angeles Spay & Neuter Collaborative, is hosting the first everforum on animal welfare, where Los Angeles Mayoral candidates will answer questions from our superstar moderator, Mark Thompson, regarding animal protection in LA. Please register to be a part of the audience as animal issues take center stage in the mayoral race!

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AB 1979 to Encourage Sustainable Government Purchasing

Assemblymember Kalra Introduces AB 1979 to Encourage Sustainable Government Purchasing

Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) and bill co-sponsors, Friends of the Earth, and Social Compassion in Legislation, announced the reintroduction of the Deforestation Free Procurement Act to answer last year’s veto of AB 416. The coalition thanks Governor Newsom for committing to working with them to address his concerns on implementation. The new bill, AB 1979, will primarily mimic AB 416 along with modifications to the rollout for the operational procedures of the state’s procurement process.

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AB 1908 F.I.R.E. Act of 2022

The F.I.R.E Act of 2022 Introduced to Increase Number of Credentialed Firefighters

What is at the intersection of saving California’s wildlife and habitats, reducing recidivism rates of formerly incarcerated individuals, and protecting our communities from the ravages of wildfire? AB 1908, the Formerly Incarcerated Recruits finding Employment (F.I.R.E) Act of 2022, and formerly incarcerated individuals who are trained as effective firefighters.

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SB 953 The Save Our Shoreline Act

Senator Dave Min Introduces Legislation to Ban Offshore Drilling and Cease Oil Production in California Waters

Senator Min (D-Irvine) introduced new legislation to ban offshore drilling in the State of California, including oil production under current lease agreements. Min’s Senate Bill 953 fulfills his pledge for action in the wake of last year’s Orange County Oil Spill, which leaked nearly 25,000 gallons of crude oil just off the coast of Huntington Beach, shutting down beaches from Orange County to San Diego. This was the largest spill in California waters since the 2015 Refugio Beach oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara.

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AB 1881

The Dog and Cat Bill of Rights Introduced by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago and Sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation

Today, Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) introduced AB 1881, the Dog and Cat Bill of Rights. The bill, sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation, describes the rights of dogs and cats in seven broad clauses ranging from the right to be free from cruelty and neglect to the right to daily mental stimulation and appropriate exercise. The entire bill can be found here.

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AB1781

The Safe Transportation of Dogs and Cats Act Introduced by Assemblymember Blanca Rubio and Sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation

Today, Assemblymember Blanca Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) introduced AB 1781, the Safe Transportation of Dogs and Cats Act. The bill, sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation, requires mobile or traveling housing facilities, such as animal control vehicles, to transport dogs and cats in such a manner that conditions do not endanger the health or well-being of the animal due to extreme temperatures or lack of food or water.

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AB 558 (Nazarian)

AB 558 (Nazarian), the Child Nutrition Act of 2022 Passes the Full Assembly 47-7!

After working on this legislation for 3 years, we are thrilled to announce that 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, Factory Farming Awareness Coalition, 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 full Assembly with an initial vote of 47-7.

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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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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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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 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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