Upcoming rally and hearings – your voice, your services, your chance to help!
The money is there – will you be?
Last week, the Legislature’s in-house analysts released report California’s finances are looking better than ever. In a year and a half, we’ll have over $11 billion in reserves. To see our system tap into that, we need to get the Governor’s support – and ensure we aren’t included in threatened cuts of over a billion dollars.
We must continue to #SpeakForJustice! Can you join us?
On Tuesday, December 1st, there are TWO hearings, one in Los Angeles, and one in Sacramento. The LA hearing will cover general special session topics – a session that includes us, and is supposed to address the crisis in the developmental services system. The Sacramento hearing is about children with special needs – and this includes many families in our system. Come to both and advocate for 10% + Reform!
On Thursday, December 10th, advocates will hold a three-part rally in Sacramento. Starting at the Tower Bridge, we will march to the North Steps of the Capitol. There, we’ll raise our voices and speak for justice. Afterwards, it’s off to the Governor’s mansion to show that our community isn’t going away. Bring noisemakers!
And on Thursday, December 17th, there will be a second informational hearing, in Oakland. A follow-up to the L.A. hearing, this one will focus on a tobacco tax. But the special session was supposed to be a way to fix our system, which is being pushed by the funding crisis over the brink.
We need you to remind these legislators that 10% + Reform is the solution our system needs!
Los Angeles Hearing
Date: Tuesday, December 1st
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Ronald Reagan State Building Auditorium,
300 South Spring Street, Los Angeles.
Parking available across the street.
Date: Tuesday, December 1st
Location: State Capitol Room 3191, Sacramento
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Parking available across from the Capitol.
Thursday, December 10th
Meet at Raley Field between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., 400 Ballpark Dr., West Sacramento. Ample parking available on-site. March to the Capitol leaves at 10:30 a.m. (~1 mile). Protest rally on the North Steps of the Capitol is from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., with parking available. March to the Governor’s mansion (~0.7 miles), with a ~1:00 p.m. protest start time. Bring noisemakers, signs, and check the weather!
Thursday, December 17th
Hearing runs from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in the Elihu Harris State Office Building, Room 1. Location is 1515 Clay Street, Oakland. Parking available across the street.
For hearings, practice what you want to say beforehand! You’ll likely have only two minutes – not three, not two-and-a-half – to introduce yourself and share your story. Is your program closing? Have you lost services? Seen people lose their jobs? Afraid any of that might happen to you? Tell them!
- Be sure to arrive early. Local traffic varies quite a bit.
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