Tell the Governor That Printing is an Essential Business In 3 Easy Steps!
While we celebrate our national win, our state effort continues, coordinated by RJ Cervantes, our state-wide Government Affairs lobbyist.
And now we need your help. It is essential that Governor Newsom understands that our industry is essential to meet the demands of this challenging time. Without this designation, our industry and your business run the risk of NOT fully protecting ourselves from costly regulatory measures, higher workers' compensation costs, and other headaches that are burdensome.
We simply do not know what the full extent this crisis will bring about in the legislative and regulatory arena, and we need your voice NOW to protect our industry. Please take a few moments to contact Governor Newsom and urge him to help our industry! You, your management partners, and your employees can all easily contact the Governor.
Please help our industry by following this email process:
- Visit this site https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/
- At the bottom, click on "Need Help" and select COVID-19 in the drop-down menu. Click continue.
- On the next page, fill out your address, and in the message box, copy-and-paste the message below. Please edit with unique information on your business.
Dear Governor Newsom,
Thank you for your leadership during this tumultuous time. My business,
(your company name)
, is one of the thousands of printing industry businesses that operate in California. It is critical that you support our efforts to be added to your critical infrastructure and essential business list due to the vital nature our industry plays in helping you respond to this crisis. Our industry is currently printing and packaging in a number of critical capacities, including:
- Personal Protection Equipment Printing, Manufacturing & Packaging.
- COVID-19 Test Printing & Packaging.
- Pharmaceutical Printing.
- Safety & Health, Advisories & Directions.
- Elections, Ballots, & Voter Guides.
Our industry has already been added to the federal critical infrastructure list and many other state's lists, but despite our attempts to secure this here at home, we've been left out of California's list. Our efforts are supported by a broad coalition including the Printing Industries of California and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Your office has received letters from our industry and labor partners to make this addition. Please add our industry immediately so we can safely continue to work for California in our essential capacities!
(Your name, title, and company)