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Celebrate the blatantly anti-parent bill SB 866 is dead

Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 12:25 pm | Randy Thomasson

Celebrate that SB 866, the most blatantly obvious of the anti-parent bills in the Democrat-controlled California Legislature, is dead for the year! Thank you to everyone who called in support of God-given parental rights and in opposition to dangerous, coerced injections!

“Parenting is the most important responsibility most of us will ever face, and none of us does it perfectly.”
Famous U.S. Christian evangelist Billy Graham (1918-2018)

TOP ALERT: 2 anti-parent bills to kill on the Assembly floor

Thursday, August 25, 2022, 8:45 pm | Randy Thomasson

AUGUST 25 UPDATE: AB 1940, SB 1184, and SB 1479 have passed the Democrat-controlled California State Legislature. This leaves only 2 Democrat-authored bills shoving aside parents and eliminating parental rights on the floor of the California State Assembly. But with enough opposition calls (including demanding Republican assemblymembers stand and speak), these awful bills can be defeated!

There’s practical hope, since, due to strong public outcry, SB 866 has been stalled on the Assembly floor since June 6.

Please act NOW. Your bold, loving action today can determine the outcome of these blatantly anti-family bills, which can come up for votes in daily Assembly floor sessions between August 15 and 31.

Oppose these 2 anti-parent bills on or coming to the Assembly floor:

SB 866 threatens teenagers with coerced vaccines behind parents’ backs

SB 1419 eliminates parental rights to see all of their children’s medical records

Note: See our new alert on SB 1479, which passed the California State Assembly on August 18. This bad bill would mandate all K-12 government schools develop a “Covid testing plan,” targeting every boy and girl for invasive testing, tracking, and quarantining, shoving aside parental rights and wishes.

See details about these bills at the SaveCalifornia.com Legislation Center.


STEP 1. Leave voicemails for the deciding-vote Democrats and 1 independent* 7pm to 8am and weekends, without identifying yourself, since most legislative offices “trash” messages from outside their districts: Tell them, “Don’t you dare eliminate parental rights! Oppose anti-parent bills SB 866 and SB 1419.”

* When clicking below to see a new seat for which a current assemblymember is running, scroll down to the lower right for the map of the new district “after 2020 redistricting cycle”

Tina McKinnor (running for the new AD61) 916-319-2062 and 310-412-6400: A new assemblymember (sworn in June 20), McKinnor is untested and needs your calls.

Lisa Calderon (running for the new AD56) 916-319-2057 and 562-692-5858. She is running for a new district covering South El Monte, Pico Rivera, Rose Hills, Whittier, La Puente, Walnut, and Diamond Bar. Some local activists are targeting her, and with enough calls, might be moved to abstain.

Eloise Reyes (running for the new AD50) 916-319-2047 and 909-381-3238: Claims to be in favor of parental rights, but robotically voted for SB 866 in committee; tight with Democrat bosses, she needs your calls

Mike Fong (running for the new AD49) 916-319-2049 and 323-264-4949: Needs to remember Asian family values and needs your calls

Blanca Rubio (running for the new AD48) 916-319-2048 and 626-960-4457: She voted yes on the SB 866 amendments; her sister, Susan Rubio, abstained on SB 866 on the Senate floor

Luz Rivas (running for the new AD43) 916-319-2039 and 818-504-3911: She voted yes to amend SB 866; however, she “publicly confirmed no or abstain” on the original SB 866

Mike Gipson (running for the new AD65) 916-319-2064 and 310-324-6408: Voted yes to amend SB 866, but thinks he’s a Christian and might support clear-cut parental rights

Jose Medina 916-319-2061 and 951-369-6644: Representing northeast Riverside County, Medina will reportedly abstain on SB 866 — make sure

Miguel Santiago (running for the new AD54) 916-319-2053 and 213-620-4646: Vote yes on the SB 866 amendments, but used to abstain more, and represents mostly pro-parental-rights Hispanic families

Isaac Bryan (running for the new AD55) 916-319-2054 and 310-641-5410: He abstained on the SB 866 amendments

Lori Wilson (running for the new AD11) 916-319-2011 and 707-399-3011: A new assemblymember (sworn in April 6), Wilson reportedly won’t support SB 866 — it’s a start

Wendy Carrillo (running for the new AD52) 916-319-2051 and 213-483-5151: She abstained on the SB 866 amendments

Robert Rivas (running for the new AD29) 916-319-2030 and 831-759-8676: He abstained on the SB 866 amendments. His district overlaps that of Democrat State Senator Anna Caballero, who abstained on SB 866.

Joaquin Arambula (running for the new AD31) 916-319-2031 and 559-445-5532: Abstained on the SB 866 amendments, personally believes in traditional parental rights, and represents mostly Hispanics

Kevin McCarty (running for the new AD6) 916-319-2007 and 916-324-4676: Abstained on the SB 866 amendments, and also abstained on AB 2223 permitting infanticide

Freddie Rodriguez (running for the new AD53) 916-319-2052 and 909-902-9606: He abstained on the SB 866 amendments. Used to abstain on controversial bills.

Eduardo Garcia (running for the new AD36) 916-319-2056 and 760-347-2360: From the sprawling Imperial Valley region with many Hispanic families

Jacqui Irwin (running for the new AD42) 916-319-2044 and 805-482-1904: Abstained on the SB 866 amendments. Represents part of state senator Henry Stern’s district, who twice abstained on the Senate side

Tasha Boerner Horvath (running for the new AD77) 916-319-2076 and 760-434-7605: Abstained on the SB 866 amendments, and represents a formerly Republican district with pro-family constituents

Cottie Petrie-Norris (running for new AD73) 916-319-2074 and 949-251-0074: Abstained on the SB 866 amendments and “publicly confirmed no or abstain” on the original SB 866

Jim Cooper (just won election to be Sacramento County sheriff) 916-319-2009 and 916-670-7888: He abstained on the SB 866 amendments; he also abstained on AB 1797 creating a state “Covid vaccine” database

Sabrina Cervantes (running for the new AD58) 916-319-2060 and 951-371-6860: Abstained on the SB 866 amendments. Also initially abstained on AB 2098 punishing good doctors and AB 2223 permitting infanticide, but then later changed her votes to yes after both bills passed

Tom Daly 916-319-2069 and 714-939-8469: He abstained on the SB 866 amendments. He also abstained on AB 2223 permitting infanticide, and initially abstained on AB 2098 before later changing his vote to yes. Has abstained on other bills over the years

Al Muratsuchi (running for the new AD66) 916-319-2066 and 310-375-0691: He abstained on the SB 866 amendments, and also initially abstained on AB 2098 before later changing his vote to yes

Adrin Nazarian 916-319-2046 and 818-376-4246: He abstained on the SB 866 amendments; he also abstained on medical tyranny bills AB 1797 and AB 2098

Brian Maienschein (running for the new AD76) 916-319-2077 and 858-675-0077: Abstained on the SB 866 amendments and voted no on the original SB 866 in committee

Chad Mayes (former Republican, now “independent”) 916-319-2042 and 760-346-6342: He abstained on the SB 866 amendments; in May, he also voted no on AB 2223 and abstained on AB 2098

Chris Holden (running for the new AD41) 916-319-2041 and 626-351-1917 and 909-624-7876: Earlier he “publicly confirmed no or abstain” on the original SB 866; however, he voted yes on the SB 866 amendments

Adam Gray (running for the new CD13) 916-319-2021 and 209-726-5465 and 209-521-2111: He abstained on the SB 866 amendments and earlier “publicly confirmed no or abstain” on the original SB 866

Timothy Grayson (running for the new AD15) 916-319-2014 and 925-521-1511: He abstained on the SB 866 amendments; he also abstained on AB 2098, punishing good doctors against the “Covid vaccines”

Ken Cooley (running for the new AD7) 916-319-2008 and 916-464-1910: He abstained on the SB 866 amendments; he also voted no on medical tyranny bills AB 1797 and AB 2098

Rudy Salas (running for the new CD22) 916-319-2032 and 661-335-0302 and 559-585-7170: Abstained on SB 866 amendments, but earlier he “confirmed no on SB 866”

Patrick O’Donnell 916-319-2070 and 562-429-0470 and 310-548-6420: Abstained on SB 866 amendments, and previous issued public statement promising to vote no on the original SB 866

Sharon Quirk-Silva (running for the new AD67) 916-319-2065 and 714-525-6515: Voted no on amending SB 866 and has “publicly confirmed no or abstain” on the original SB 866

James Ramos (running for the new AD45) 916-319-2040 and 909-476-5023: Voted no on amending SB 866 and has “publicly confirmed no or abstain” on the original SB 866

Carlos Villapudua (running in the new AD13) 916-319-2013 and 209-948-7479. Voted no amending SB 866 and earlier “confirmed he will be voting no” on the original SB 866; he also issued a public statement promising to vote no on the original SB 866

STEP 2. Leave voicemails for the 19 Republican assemblymembers 7pm to 8am and weekends, without identifying yourself: Tell them, “I expect you to stand and speak on the floor against anti-parent bills. Raise your microphone to expose SB 866 and SB 1419.”

Megan Dahle (running for the new AD1) 916-319-2001 and 530-223-6300
James Gallagher (running for the new AD3) 916-319-2003 and 530-895-4217
Frank Bigelow 916-319-2005 and 209-267-0500 and 559-673-0501
Kevin Kiley (running for the new CD3) 916-319-2006 and 916-774-4430
Heath Flora (running for the new AD9) 916-319-2012 and 209-599-2112
Jim Patterson (running for the new AD8) 916-319-2023 and 559-446-2029
Devon Mathis (running for the new AD33) 916-319-2026 and 559-636-3440
Thurston Smith (running for the new AD34) 916-319-2033 and 760-244-5277
Vince Fong (running for the new AD32) 916-319-2034 and 661-395-2995
Jordan Cunningham 916-319-2035 and 805-549-3381
Tom Lackey (running for the new AD34) 916-319-2036 and 661-267-7636
Suzette Valladares (running for the new AD40) 916-319-2038 and 661-286-1565
Phillip Chen (running for the new AD59) 916-319-2055 and 714-529-5502
Kelly Seyarto (running for the new SD32) 916-319-2067 and 951-894-1232
Steven Choi (running for the new AD73) 916-319-2068 and 714-665-6868
Randy Voepel (running for the new AD75) 916-319-2071 and 619-258-7737
Janet Nguyen (running for the new SD36) 916-319-2072 and 714-843-4966
Laurie Davies (running for the new AD74) 916-319-2073 and 949-240-7300
Marie Waldron (running for the new AD75) 916-319-2075 and 760-480-7570

STEP 3. Call your own assemblymember’s office (and especially who might become your new assemblymember, state senator, sheriff, or congressmember) during business hours or after-hours, and identify yourself and where you live. Tell him or her, “Don’t you dare eliminate parental rights! Oppose anti-parent bills SB 866 and SB 1419.”

See who wants to represent you by clicking the new district maps above. To find your own, current state assemblymember, click here and enter your information.

Who will rise up for me against the evildoers?
Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?

The Bible, Psalm 94:16

Permission to be angry at 55 Democrats and 18 Republicans

Friday, August 19, 2022, 12:30 pm | Randy Thomasson

On August 18, 2022, the Democrat-controlled California State Assembly passed SB 1479 to force every K-12 government school (including charter schools) to have a “Covid testing plan” (for the purpose of testing, tracking, and quarantining children, shoving aside parents’ rights and wishes).

Final passage of SB 1479 in the State Senate is expected by August 31.

What can you do?

  • Urge Governor Newsom to veto SB 1479
  • Rebuke assemblymembers who voted for, or refused to speak against, SB 1479

1. Demand a veto

Believe it or not, you should actually urge a veto of SB 1479 based on Governor Newsom’s Department of Finance signficant opposition to the bill, citing its shabby financing and redundancy with current Covid policies. See DOF’s August 2 letter opposing SB 1479

Newsom’s daytime, weekday constituent services number is 916-445-2841 and here’s his web form. When you send your comment opposing SB 1479, make sure you select “Con,” meaning “oppose.”

2. Rebuke the silent Republicans

SB 1479 initially only passed by 3 votes (41 votes are needed to pass bills). So this anti-parent, medical-tyranny bill passed with only 43 yes votes, while 16 Republicans silently voted no and 3 Republicans abstained. Later that day, 12 Democrats “went with the flow” and added their yes votes.

Realize minority Republicans (only 19 out of 80 assemblymembers) don’t have the votes to win, so their voices are worth more than their votes. Thus, you can reasonably conclude a non-fighting, silent Republican is a useless Republican.

Kudos to Republican Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, the sole speaker against SB 1749 on the Assembly floor. Showing it’s not too hard to stand and speak, Kiley raised his microphone and said: “It’s time for our schools to be educational institutions rather than arms of the public health bureaucracy. This state has had the most onerous school shutdowns and mandates and testing regime of any state in the country, and we have done inestimable harm to our students as a result. No other state has taken the approach that we have. Parents and families are fed up with it. This week, for the first day of school in Los Angeles Unified, 50 thousand kids were absent. Enough is enough and I urge a no vote.”

But where were the other Republican voices? Because if even 3 more Republicans had risen to speak — about the August 11 new CDC “guidelines” recommending against screening those without symptoms, about the fact that parental consent is missing from SB 1479, and about the current California “Covid” data proving there’s no epidemic — this would have informed and pulled away or scared off several more Democrats, enough to deny this bill the minimum 41 votes to pass. Truly, a missed opportunity.

Tell these 18 silent Republicans, “Your refusal to speak up for parental rights and against medical tyranny is wrong. I’m angry with your cowardice not to speak against SB 1479.”

Because assemblymembers tend to “trash” messages from non-constituents, please call anonymously afterhours and all weekend. Yet with your own assemblymember, identify yourself for maximum impact.

Frank Bigelow 916-319-2005 and 209-267-0500
Phillip Chen 916-319-2055 and 714-529-5502
*Steven Choi 916-319-2068 and 714-665-6868
Jordan Cunningham 916-319-2035 and 805-549-3381
Megan Dahle 916-319-2001 and 530-223-6300
Laurie Davies 916-319-2073 and 949-240-7300
Heath Flora 916-319-2012 and 209-599-2112
Vince Fong 916-319-2034 and 661-395-2995
James Gallagher 916-319-2003 and 530-895-4217
*Tom Lackey 916-319-2036 and 661-267-7636
Devon Mathis 916-319-2026 and 559-636-3440
Janet Nguyen 916-319-2072 and 714-843-4966
Jim Patterson 916-319-2023 and 559-446-2029
Kelly Seyarto 916-319-2067 and 951-894-1232
Thurston Smith 916-319-2033 and 760-244-5277
Suzette Valladares 916-319-2038 and 661-286-1565
Randy Voepel 916-319-2071 and 619-258-7737
*Marie Waldron 916-319-2075 and 760-480-7570

* Also abstained on SB 1479

3. Protest the anti-parent Democrats

Tell the 55 Democrats who voted yes on SB 1479: “I’m angry that you voted for SB 1479, which parents don’t want and children don’t need. Stop oppressing us and stop trampling parental rights!”

Again, since legislators tend to “trash” messages from non-constituents, please call anonymously afterhours and all weekend. Yet when contacting your own assemblymember, identify yourself for maximum impact.

Cecilia Aguiar-Curry 916-319-2004 and 530-757-1034
David Alvarez 916-319-2080 and 619-338-8090
Rebecca Bauer-Kahan 916-319-2016 and 925-244-1600
Steve Bennett 916-319-2037 and 805-564-1649
Marc Berman 916-319-2024 and 650-324-0224
Richard Bloom 916-319-2050 and 310-450-0041
Tasha Boerner Horvath 916-319-2076 and 760-434-7605
Mia Bonta 916-319-2018 and 510-286-1670
Isaac Bryan 916-319-2054 and 310-641-5410
Lisa Calderon 916-319-2057 and 562-692-5858
Wendy Carrillo 916-319-2051 and 213-483-5151
Jim Cooper 916-319-2009 and 916-670-7888
Tom Daly 916-319-2069 and 714-939-8469
Mike Fong 916-319-2049 and 323-264-4949
Laura Friedman 916-319-2043 and 818-558-3043
Jesse Gabriel 916-319-2045 and 818-346-4521
Cristina Garcia 916-319-2058 and 562-861-5803
Eduardo Garcia 916-319-2056 and 760-347-2360
Mike Gipson 916-319-2064 and 310-324-6408
Adam Gray 916-319-2021 and 209-726-5465
Timothy Grayson 916-319-2014 and 925-521-1511
Matt Haney 916-319-2017 and 415-557-3013
Chris Holden 916-319-2041 and 626-351-1917
Jacqui Irwin 916-319-2044 and 805-482-1904
Reginald Jones-Sawyer 916-319-2059 and 213-744-2111
Ash Kalra 916-319-2027 and 408-277-1220
Alex Lee 916-319-2025 and 408-262-2501
Marc Levine 916-319-2010 and 415-479-4920
Evan Low 916-319-2028 and 408-446-2810
Brian Maienschein 916-319-2077 and 858-675-0077
Kevin McCarty 916-319-2007 and 916-324-4676
Tina McKinnor 916-319-2062 and 310-412-6400
Jose Medina 916-319-2061 and 951-369-6644
Kevin Mullin 916-319-2022 and 650-349-2200
Al Muratsuchi 916-319-2066 and 310-375-0691
Adrin Nazarian 916-319-2046 and 818-376-4246
Patrick O’Donnell 916-319-2070 and 562-429-0470
Cottie Petrie-Norris 916-319-2074 and 949-251-0074
Bill Quirk 916-319-2020 and 510-583-8818
Sharon Quirk-Silva 916-319-2065 and 714-525-6515
James Ramos 916-319-2040 and 909-476-5023
Anthony Rendon 916-319-2063 and 562-529-3250
Eloise Reyes 916-319-2047 and 909-381-3238
Luz Rivas 916-319-2039 and 818-504-3911
Robert Rivas 916-319-2030 and 831-759-8676
Freddie Rodriguez 916-319-2052 and 909-902-9606
Blanca Rubio 916-319-2048 and 626-960-4457
Rudy Salas 916-319-2032 and 661-335-0302
Miguel Santiago 916-319-2053 and 213-620-4646
Mark Stone 916-319-2029 and 831-649-2832
Curtis Ting 916-319-2019 and 415-557-2312
Christopher Ward 916-319-2078 and 619-645-3090
Akilah Weber 916-319-2079 and 619-531-7913
Buffy Wicks 916-319-2015 and 510-286-1400
Lori Wilson 916-319-2011 and 707-399-3011

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.
The Bible, Romans 12:9