By the Indivisible East Bay Voter Rights and Election Integrity team
Action deadline – Sunday August 5
AB 2188 (Social Media Disclose Act) and AB 3115 (Jails: Voter Education Program) are scheduled for hearings on Monday August 6 before the State Senate Appropriations Committee, their last stop before being heard by the full Senate.
- AB 2188: Ads on social media are not always what they seem and many of them have been doing some serious damage to our democratic process. Free speech should be public. Make everyone show their names and faces if they’re paying to change our minds. Let’s get AB 2188 to the Senate floor! Read our previous article on AB 2188.
- AB 3115: We supported passage of AB 3115 in the Assembly because it gives people with criminal convictions who still have the right to vote a chance to become participating citizens again. Read our previous article on AB 3115.
Please call the Appropriations Committee chair and vice chair by end of day Sunday, August 5:
- Senator Anthony J. Portantino (Chair) at (916) 651-4025
- Senator Patricia Bates (Vice Chair) at (916) 651-4036
- If you live in one of these districts or know anyone who does, please also call your Senator and/or spread the word to the people you know:
You can mention both bills during your call. What to say:
My name is ____. My zip code is ____ and I’m a member of Indivisible East Bay. I’m calling to ask the Senator to vote YES on two important voter bills. First, about AB 2188 – we shouldn’t be subject to political ads on social media like Facebook without knowing who paid for them. Free speech should be public and accountable.
Second, about AB 3115 – we should do everything we can to reduce barriers to voter registration. Increasing voter education and voting access to thousands of people in California jails will improve civic participation and public safety, and it’s the right thing to do.
I strongly urge Senator ____ to vote yes on AB 2188 and AB 3115. Thank you.
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