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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

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