Many of us lead busy lives, and it's tough to keep up with all the decision-making being made in our names. In the coming months the team at ActiveSGV will be redoubling our efforts to keep SGV residents aware of opportunities to weigh in on significant statewide legislation that would support a more sustainable San Gabriel Valley.
One of the most impactful and time-efficient ways you can make your voice heard is by calling your state legislators and letting them know if you support/oppose one or more of the thousands of legislative bills they will vote on during session. These calls generally take 2-3 minutes or less, as legislative staff only want to tally your support/opposition to bills, and your confirm your residency within the district via name and address. Constituent tallies for/against proposed legislation is key as it provides elected officials insight into constituent interest levels for new policy.
To be adopted, bills must be approved by both houses of the legislature, and then be signed by the Governor.
If you've never called your State Senator or Assembly Member before, we have included a sample script below, as well as a brief summary of each bill ActiveSGV has taken a formal stance on.
ActiveSGV Legislative Positions (2019)
For 2019 ActiveSGV has taken a position on the following bills in the California Legislature:
Sample Call Script
Hello my name is___________ and I'm calling today as a local constituent from the City of _______.
I'd like to show my support for the following bills that are under consideration.....
[Share which bills you support here, such as:]
[Staff may ask you for your home address to verify you live in the District.]
Thank you and good day!
SGV Area State Legislator Numbers
Unsure who your rep is? Find out here.
Once you know yours, recommend saving their numbers on your phone, for future use! :)