Speak up on July 7th & 8th

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SB 556 and AB 537 are in their final policy committees. We need you to do two things:

1. If you live in their districts, call and send email messages to committee members and tell them you oppose these bills. (They claim no constituents are concerned about these bills.) See the talking points on the two bills and our flyer about the digital divide here. A list of members and their phone numbers is below. 

2. Call in to the two committee hearings - see below. 

Wednesday, JULY 7th

SB 556  (Dodd - "Antennas on every pole and ignoring the digital divide") will be heard in the Assembly Committee on Communications and Conveyance.

2) Please plan to call in to the committee hearing on July 7 at 1:30 pm.  Get call-in information from committee website.


SB 556 is item 3 on the agenda. Info to call in and say "oppose" will be posted on or by July 7 at committee link above. Remember, only limited time is allowed by the chair for callers to register "support or opposition."  We need lots of people to call in. Please be respectful of all those waiting and only say your name, organization or city and "oppose" so we can get lots of opposers registered.

Thursday, JULY 8th


AB 537  (Quirk - shorten approval times so local governments can't meet them and then let construction begin) is assigned to Senate Governance and Finance Committee.  The committee will meet upon adjournment of Senate Session.  It could be as early as 11am, listen to the Senate session. When it adjourns, call in to 1 -888-808-6929 and use Access Code 7362833.  (Check the committee link if to see if there are any changes.) 


This is a 5 member committee if we can get 3 members to vote No or to "not vote" we can kill this bill.  



Miguel Santiago (Chair)

   East L.A. and South East L.A.  (916) 319-2053

Jim Patterson (Vice Chair)

   Clovis, Fresno  (916) 319-2023

Tasha Boerner Horvath

   Oceanside, Encinaitas, San Clemente   (916) 319-2076

Isaac G. Bryan

   Culver City , West L.A.    (916) 319-2054

Sabrina Cervantes

   Corona, Norco, Riverside    (916) 319-2060

Laurie Davies

   Mission Viejo, San Clemente, Rancho Santa Margarita  (916) 319-2073

Eduardo Garcia

   El Centro, Brawley, Coachella (916) 319-2056

Chris R. Holden

   Pasadena, Claremont, La Verne    (916) 319-2041

Evan Low

   Los Gatos, Cupertino  (916) 319-2028

Sharon Quirk-Silva

   Fullerton, Buena Park (916) 319-2065

Freddie Rodriguez

   Pomona, Chino   (916) 319-2052

Suzette Martinez Valladares

   Santa Clarita, Simi Valley   (916) 319-2052

Akilah Weber, M.D.

   Lemon Grove, La Mesa  (916) 319-2079

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