Compiled by RADC Members - Tracy Wise, Jeff Poggi and Israel Igualate
Welcome to this week’s Call to Action, where you can find some of the latest events and news to help you take part in the issues that matter to our communities. If you have a call to action that you would like us to highlight, email us at: [email protected]
For Friday, May 6, 2022
This week’s focus is on the leaked information that the U.S. Supreme Court is not only planning to overturn Roe v. Wade, they are aiming to do so with an argument which has a strong possibility of leading to the repeal of various established civil rights laws that we have come to depend on.
1. Plan to Protest: May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022, is being designated as our next Day of Action to protect Roe. There were initial nationwide protests at courts and government buildings around the country on Tuesday, May 3rd, the day after the leak was shared.
Planned Parenthood of San Bernardino and Orange Counties is planning a protest at 10 am on May 14th in Santa Ana at Centennial Park.
Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds for information concerning any other upcoming protests.
2. Volunteer with a Campaign for a Pro-Choice Candidate
Help us elect these Pro-Choice candidates:
- Connie Leyva for Supervisor https://www.connieleyva.com/volunteer
- DeJonae Shaw for Supervisor https://www.shawforsupervisor.com/get_involved
- Helen Tran for Mayor of San Bernardino https://helentranformayor.com/volunteer/
- Christy Holstege for Assembly https://www.christyholstege.com/get-involved
- Derek Marshall for Congress https://www.derekmarshallca.com/volunteer
- Dr. Asif Mahmood for Congress https://drasifmahmood.com/get-involved/
Here are just some of the actions you can take:
- write postcards
- host ballot parties
- host caravans to the ballot box
- host strolls to the polls
- host a bike ride to vote
- Make a financial contribution
3. Help California Add Access to Abortions to Our State Constitution
On May 2, 2022, the following press release came out of Sacramento from our state leaders:
SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Governor Gavin Newsom released the below statement following news reports detailing a preliminary U.S. Supreme Court majority draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade and end federal constitutional protections for the right to abortion:
“California will not stand idly by as women across America are stripped of their rights and the progress so many have fought for gets erased. We will fight. California is proposing an amendment to enshrine the right to choose in our state constitution so that there is no doubt as to the right to abortion in this state. We know we can’t trust the Supreme Court to protect reproductive rights, so California will build a firewall around this right in our state constitution. Women will remain protected here.”
Send a message to the Governor, Speaker Rendon in the Assembly, Pro Tem Atkins in the Senate (emails are above), as well as your own assemblymember and state senator to tell them you support this action.
I fully support the proposal of an amendment to the California state constitution to enshrine the right to choose, so that there is no doubt at all regarding the right to abortion in our state. Women must be protected here, and California must take whatever steps it can to protect this basic civil liberty which gives women the right to manage their own bodies.
For Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (SD23): 10350 Commerce Center Drive, Suite A-220, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730, or call (909) 919-7731
For Assemblymember James Ramos (AD40): https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD40
And with that we want to remind you to submit your event or call to action for consideration to: [email protected] -- Have a great rest of the week!
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- The midterms are on their way! Early voting begins on May 9th and runs through June 6th for the June 7, 2022 primary. For RADC endorsements and information about the candidates to volunteer for, go to: https://www.redlandsareademocrats.org/endorsements
- Advocating for a vibrant downtown Redlands with a re-use of the site of the current derelict Redlands Mall: The Planning Commission and the City Council will hold an upcoming joint meeting to discuss the project in greater depth. We will alert you to when that date and time will be and how you can participate (in-person and/or virtually).
- Redlands City Redistricting: Our Congressional maps have been set, and the City Council voted unanimously on March 1st to select Public Map One. The final vote came through the March 15th consent calendar. This is the map RADC advocated for, as the best map to recognize neighborhoods and promote equity while being well within the numerical requirements. This will be our new Redlands district map for the next 10 years. Thank you, everyone, for your efforts in preparing, submitting, and advocating for this map!
- The Rittenhouse trial demonstrated that judicial elections are incredibly important. Let us pledge together to become better informed prior to the next election where judges are on the ballot to ensure that we are electing qualified, non-partisan members of the bench to serve the judiciary in our region. #NoRittenhouseJudgesHere
- Laws taking effect in California in 2022:
- The Los Angeles Times has a recent story on 43 of the new laws and how they may impact us. You can find the story here: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-12-30/new-2022-california-laws-covid-19-housing-policing
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