Support Legislation

California Legislation 2018

The California Work and Family Coalition is currently working on the following priority bills:

SB 937 (Wiener) - Workplace Lactation Accommodation

Please send in letters of support by Friday, April 6, 2018. See the links below for a sample letter to adapt with your letterhead and bill fact sheet. Coalition members voted to prioritize this bill at the Statewide Meeting in November and it's exciting to work on such a great bill with statewide breastfeeding and health advocates.The bill will be heard in Senate Labor on April 11, 2018.

Please send letters of support to: Senate Labor Chair, Senator Steven Bradford via Labor Senate Staff Jake Ferrera jake.ferrera@sen.ca.gov

Copy: Ann Fryman on Senator Wiener's staff Ann.Fryman@sen.ca.gov and Melisa Acoba from the Coalition melisa.acoba@gmail.com

SB 937 Factsheet     SB 937 Support Letter

AB 2841 (Gonzalez) - Expand CA Paid Sick Days to 5 Days & Include IHSS Workers

Please send in letters of support by Wednesday, April 4, 2018. See the links below for a sample letter to adapt with your letterhead and bill fact sheet. This is another great bill that Coalition members voted to prioritize at the Statewide Meeting in November, as we fight to demand more Paid Sick Days for workers! The bill will be heard in Assembly Labor on April 11, 2018.

Please send letters of support to: Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher via Shubhangi Domokos Shubhangi.Srivastava@asm.ca.gov

Copy: Melisa Acoba from the Coalition melisa.acoba@gmail.com

AB 2841 Factsheet      AB 2841 Support Letter 

AB 2366 (Bonta) - Employment Protections for Survivors and their Families

Please send in letters of support by Wednesday, April 11, 2018. See the links below for a sample letter to adapt with your letterhead and bill fact sheet. AB 2366 would extend employment protections to victims of sexual harassment, as well as the immediate family members of the victims who take time off from work to provide assistance to the survivor seeking relief or obtaining services and counseling.

Please send letters of support to:  The Honorable Rob Bonta c/o Kristi Thielen,  kristi.thielen@asm.ca.gov and CC Katie Wutchiett kwutchiett@legalaidatwork.org.

Copy: Melisa Acoba from the Coalition melisa.acoba@gmail.com

AB 2366 Factsheet      AB 2366 Support Letter 

 

The Coalition also supports legislation that aligns with our values and strategic policy priorities:

Childcare Budget Bill (more info coming soon)

Domestic Violence Wrap-Around Services Budget Request (more info coming soon)

 

Show Your Support

Write Support Letters

Legislators often consider the organizations and individuals who support or oppose a bill to help them decide how to vote. The Coalition is working with a number of organizations to send support letters before each Committee hearing and floor vote to make sure that legislators sees who is supporting these bills.

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Use the templates to draft your support letter. It is especially helpful to include personal anecdotes about how you or someone you know may have been affected by the problems that this bill tries to address, and/or how this bill aligns with your values.

2. Email the letter to the office where the letter is addressed and cc info@workfamilyca.org so that we can keep track of who and how many have submitted letters.

Visit Your Representatives

The Coalition is working with member organizations to meet with legislators and talk to them about why these bills are important for low-income working parents and families in California. Legislators especially value speaking with their constituents.

If you would like to join a district visit, please email us at info@workfamilyca.org with your zip code, the representatives you would like to visit, and the bills you want to speak about.

Click here to find your representative.

Call Your Representatives

If you cannot attend a district visit or the visit has already happened, you can still help! Call your legislators today and tell them why you support helping low-income working families thrive.

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