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

Great news! Our priority bill SB 937 (Wiener & Leyva) Workplace Lactation Accommodation passed out of both houses and is on the Governor's desk! Please use this template to send letters of support urging the Governor to sign this bill!

SB 937 is cutting edge legislation that addresses the barriers parents face when balancing work and continuing to breastfeed/chestfeed. The bill will require employers to have a written lactation policy, that all lactation spaces meet minimum standards in providing a safe and comfortable space to pump, and for employees to be free from retaliation for choosing to continue to breastfeed/chestfeed after returning to work.

Please use this template and put letters on your letterhead. They should be sent via e-mail to the following addresses:

leg.unit@gov.ca.gov
Camille.Wagner@gov.ca.gov
Connie.Leyva@sen.ca.gov
Scott.Wiener@sen.ca.gov
Please cc: jgerry@legalaidatwork.org and ann.fryman@sen.ca.gov

Let us know you sent a letter by forwarding it to Melisa Acoba as well at melisa.acoba@gmail.com.

SB 937 Factsheet     SB 937 Support Letter

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

Please send in letters of support. 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:

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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