Help me help pass a bill from afar!
July 3, 2012 8:37 PM Subscribe
Woah! A state senate bill
, coming up for a vote next week in a state other than mine, would set a unique precedent that's extremely important for my family. Tell me everything I can do to help this bill from afar.
posted by kalapierson to Law & Government (12 answers total)
I'm a private citizen living in Pennsylvania, with no special connections or expertise in politics.
The bill in question is California's SB 1476, which would not change the legal definition of parent but would lift the limit of only two legal parents per child. It "passed in the Senate in late May and is scheduled to be considered by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on July 9."
I'll contact the office of Mark Leno, the state senator who introduced the bill, and ask him what help we can offer. And of course I'll do what I can to spread the word to people in CA, asking them to write lawmakers in support of this bill before the 9th.
- Will I be able to donate money, time, or expertise (tech / media / social media) to this cause in any way?
- Would Sen. Leno have any use for a testimonial about how vital this bill would be, from a three-parent family not living in CA?
- Would the people voting on this bill care about letters from out of state, or just reject them?
All thoughts welcome!