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[–]BEB 22 insightful - 1 fun22 insightful - 0 fun23 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

The fight isn't over. Call every piece of shit who voted YES and give them hell.

[–]Coconaut[S] 16 insightful - 1 fun16 insightful - 0 fun17 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Assembly members who voted yes:

Aguiar-Curry, Arambula, Bauer-Kahan, Berman, Bloom, Boerner Horvath, Bonta, Burke, Calderon, Carrillo, Cervantes, Chau, Chiu, Chu, Daly, Diep, Friedman, Gabriel, Cristina Garcia, Gipson, Gloria, Gonzalez, Holden, Irwin, Jones-Sawyer, Kalra, Kamlager, Levine, Limón, Low, Maienschein, Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Mullin, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, O'Donnell, Petrie-Norris, Quirk, Quirk-Silva, Ramos, Reyes, Luz Rivas, Robert Rivas, Blanca Rubio, Santiago, Mark Stone, Ting, Weber, Wood, Rendon

Senators who voted yes:

Allen, Archuleta, Atkins, Beall, Bradford, Caballero, Dodd, Durazo, Galgiani, Glazer, Lena Gonzalez, Hertzberg, Hill, Hueso, Hurtado, Jackson, Leyva, McGuire, Mitchell, Monning, Pan, Portantino, Roth, Rubio, Skinner, Stern, Umberg, Wieckowski, Wiener

Legislator contact information:

e: best practices for contacting your legislator:

Legislators care most about are people who live in their districts. If you live in California, you can have the most impact by contacting your local assembly member and senator. You'll be more effective spending 30 mins on one personal thought out contact to your local legislator than 20 generic email blasts around the state. Many have a web form for comments, but it is more impactful to call if you are local. I suggest the following template.

  1. emphasize that you are a local voter. "I have lived in XX neighborhood for YY years, my kids go to ZZ school, my family attends WW church." whatever factoids make it personal for you.

  2. "I am calling to express concern/support/alarm about XX specific bill or YY issue." The more specific you can make it, the better.

  3. Explain why you are concerned/alarmed/[adjective of choice] and the issue affects you directly as an individual voter. Stay away from generic talking points that anybody could use nationwide. maybe you have a friend of a friend in prison or has been to prison? maybe you're worried about your daughter's safety in a topsy-turvy world that this law helps set precedent for?

  4. Give a specific call-to-action. it was easier before, where the call to action was "don't vote for this bill!" the CTA is less clear now. "Can you commit to supporting the rights of born women?" "Can you commit to meeting with XX community group to discuss the issue further? Can the senator/asmmember schedule a time to meet next time he's in town with my local group to discuss the issue? Ask for them to reply with the senator's / assemblymember's position and next actions.

  5. Please be polite! these inboxes or call handlers are staffed by underpaid staff and interns, probably younger than 25. they get inundated every day with vitriol from around the world. If you "remember the human" in your message, they would probably be grateful and more likely to champion your message.

Hope this helps! @ u/BEB for the update.

[–]BEB 9 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 0 fun10 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks for this!

American women, time to get on the phone with these misogynist, rape-enabling pieces of shit. IT IS TIME TO MAKE A STAND.

[–]BEB 9 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 0 fun10 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is great - so many women are shy to call politicians' office because they feel they don't know what to say, so thanks for this advice!

The only thing I would add is that I have called politicians all over the country - far outside my own district and state - and been listened to by their staff. In fact, I think I've Peak Transed a lot of young staffers, or at least started them on their GC path by making them confront the idiocy of gender ideology, and many have asked me to forward information.

So I would not stop with your own representatives, but call any politician's office who you feel needs to hear your thoughts.

And in states that have large metro area like California, representatives do listen to people outside their districts because residents' lives, work and schools tend to be spread across districts.

BTW: here's a twitter quote from today from shero Maya Forstater (the UK woman whose contract wasn't renewed because of her stated belief in biological sex)

"It takes all sorts: angry, calm, left, right, centre, activists, experts, letter writers. Normies and radicals. Men too. #sexmatters Lets not get caught in the trap of a purity spiral."

My thoughts exactly!

[–]CastleHoward 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks for the list. It is actually very helpful.

[–]fuckingsealions 12 insightful - 1 fun12 insightful - 0 fun13 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

This is so fucked up. Can anyone involved in this decision making process fathom that prisons are sex segregated for a reason?

[–]BEB 12 insightful - 1 fun12 insightful - 0 fun13 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If you're an American, call California Governor Gavin Newsom's office NOW and tell him to VETO SB 132 because it violates women's human rights and will put these women in tremendous danger.

Newsom's office: (916) 445-2841

If you're shy, there is the option to use an automated voice mail.

If you're NOT a conservative, make sure and mention that in your call.

[–]Coconaut[S] 11 insightful - 1 fun11 insightful - 0 fun12 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

One thing that annoys me a bit, it gives rights to trans prisoners that aren’t given to cis prisoners who are not trans. It’s all about a trans prisoner’s “perception of heath and safety.” Why wouldn’t cis prisoners who are not trans get consideration for their perception of health and safety?

A small point, but one of those things...

[–]BEB 14 insightful - 3 fun14 insightful - 2 fun15 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

You are very polite! I refuse to call anyone "cis" especially not myself.

[–]denverkris 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)


[–]fuckingsealions 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's a great point. Human rights violation business as usual for non trans people I suppose.

[–]oofreesouloo 10 insightful - 1 fun10 insightful - 0 fun11 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

:'( What's happening to the f*cking world.

[–]BEB 18 insightful - 1 fun18 insightful - 0 fun19 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Men are rolling back women's rights, ALL OVER THE WORLD, sadly, with the help of women. It's time to make a stand.

Ladies, what kind of world do you envision for your daughters? Gilead?

Our grandmothers fought for us, we now have to fight for ourselves and our daughters. NOW.

[–]luckystar 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

I'm really despairing. I'm a lifelong Democrat voter and yet I cannot understand the party on this issue at all. It's so horribly regressive. This feels like the hugest gaslighting imaginable. I was looking for more info and found this

SB 132 will require CDCR to assign housing placement within a correctional facility according to a transgender person’s gender identity unless there are security concerns. By doing so, California will decrease the likelihood of violence against these individuals. The bill also requires that the preferred first name, gender pronoun and honorific of the incarcerated transgender individual be used by facility staff in all communications, and permits incarcerated transgender people to specify the gender of correctional officers who may conduct lawful body searches on them. CWLC’s mission is to break down barriers and advance the potential of women and girls through transformative litigation, policy advocacy and education. SB 132 will help ensure the safety and dignity of incarcerated transgender people. For these reasons, the California Women’s Law Center strongly supports SB 132.

How the FUCK is housing men(over 99% of rapists, over 90% of violent convictions) in women's prisons "advanc[ing] the potential of women and girls"? How the FUCK is forcing female officers to perform body searches on male inmates on demand supporting the rights of women?!

Do they really not see the risk here?! Put penis people in women's prisons, what the fuck do they think will happen? Seriously!

Who is OK with this, and how? Are they naive? Paid off? Severely out of touch with prison realities? A woman signed off on this letter. Why are women throwing each other under the bus like this??

I really feel like I'm losing my mind...

[–]BEB 14 insightful - 3 fun14 insightful - 2 fun15 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I did ask one of the Democratic CA legislative staffers I spoke with about who would body search these "women." The staffer muttered something indistinguishable and I said, "So female staffers are going to have to search these men who claim to be women? Isn't that sexual assault?"

He murmured something again and I said, "Tell Assembly Member Dipshit that I will hold him responsible for the sexual assault of female prisoners AND prison guards."

These fucking twits. I want whoever voted in favor of SB 132 to to lose their careers, their livelihoods and be tried at the Hague for crimes against humanity.

[–]Coconaut[S] 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I don't know what to say. to the extent that women are undervalued in society, female prisoners are especially double-undervalued. Many people won't care about throwing them to the wolves to appease the feelings of rapists and violent thugs.

For years on r/GC we were saying that people were on the cusp of waking up from this delusion, but the scales still haven't fallen from their eyes.

Maybe it's hard to see at night, but in the morning we will see a path forward.

[–]missdaisycan 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

How the FUCK is housing men(over 99% of rapists, over 90% of violent convictions) in women's prisons "advanc[ing] the potential of women and girls"? How the FUCK is forcing female officers to perform body searches on male inmates on demand supporting the rights of women?!

Don't you get it? The only true potential of women and girls is as sexual and, otherwise servicing, objects for men.

[–]CastleHoward 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Ok great. Now I'm going to be writing emails for the next week. Are they dumb or are they evil?

[–]BEB 10 insightful - 1 fun10 insightful - 0 fun11 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I think the CA state legislature is really corrupt. And possibly many representatives, of both parties, are dumb. And probably more than a few are evil.

But the two who need to be especially called to account for making crazy gender ideology into laws that damage women, science, children, parental rights and free speech, are Scott Wiener and Toni Atkins - go get 'em, girls!

[–]our_team_is_winning 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

And possibly many representatives, of both parties

Are there ANY Republicans in CA? Maybe 5%? The Democrats need to own what they have done to women and undo it!

[–]jelliknight 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

It's a war crime under the geneva convention to house male and female prisoners together.

[–]Coconaut[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

US excels at war crimes