Monday, June 1, 2009

The Senate is Voting!

Cross posted with permission. Please cross post and take action as suggested below and also call your own Senators if you haven't already. There is a lot more background information on the fallout from this proposed bill on the website.

Thank you,

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-- please cross post widely --
Today's second vote on SB 250 was 16 yes, 15 no. It needs 21 yes to pass.
The following democratic senators voted to abstain on SB 250 in the second round of voting:
Correa (916) 651-4034
Moreno Ducheny (916) 651-4040
Pavley (916) 651-4023
Wolk: (916) 651-4005
Wright (916) 651-4025
Yee: (916) 651-4008
Negrete-McLeod (916) 651-4032
Simitian (916) 651-4011
The above senators will be getting a LOT of pressure from Sen. Florez — SB 250 author and Senate Majority Leader — to change to a Yes.
If you haven't already called, Californians should call the offices above and politely say: "Hello, my name is [your name]. I live in [your city's name] California. I'm calling to thank the Senator for abstaining on SB 250, mandatory spay/neuter for dogs and cats. I'm asking the senator to continue abstaining when it comes up for a reconsideration vote later this week."
This will make them understand that we are still watching, and that we are also appreciative of their position.
Understand the process in the California state legislature: Abstaining is JUST AS GOOD for our side as a No vote, but is politically easier for a senator to do on a bill that he/she opposes but is sponsored by a member of his/her own party.
Laura Sanborn


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