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Please join me this Thursday, September 22, from 8:30-10 AM at the Newport Beach Public Library for a candidate forum sponsored by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce!
There are two agenda items pertaining to black bear hunting in the state that need your voice & AB 1648 the Animal Evacuation Act is still on the Governor’s desk!
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!
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.
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.
Call to Action for AB 1811! Plus, AB 1648, a bill that will require an evacuation plan as a condition of all kennel permits, passed the full Senate!
AB 1648, a bill that will require an evacuation plan as a condition of all kennel permits, passed the full Senate with an initial vote of 32 to 0.
AB 1881, the Dog and Cat Bill of Rights is up for a vote by the full Senate as soon as Monday. Please make a call to your Senator urging them to vote “YES” on AB 1881!
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.
Dear friends: As you may know by now, I am running for Assembly District 72. If you would like to support my candidacy, I have three fundraising events coming up that I would love for you to attend! Please see the event flyers below and please share.
If the public is denied access to visit the animals to make a connection and bond, then the results are obvious: adoptions plummet and euthanasia skyrockets. It’s commonsense.
CALL TO ACTION FOR AB 1648!
The fate of AB 1648, the Animal Evacuation Act, will be decided by the Senate Appropriations Chair and Pro Tem.
That is why they need to hear from you!
We need your urgent help! Congress is on the verge of erasing our hard fought protections for animals and putting countless animals in jeopardy in the process.
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.
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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