September 10 2018


The Social Compassion in Legislation team and all of you have been working so hard to get our bills to the finish line in 2018 in order to save the lives of thousands and thousands of animals. Now, after all of our hard work, after all of your calls and support, after all of the political advocacy, the fate of 5 SCIL-sponsored bills are in the hands of Governor Jerry Brown awaiting his signature. He needs to hear from all of you on each one now!

INSTRUCTIONS: As directed by the Governor's staff, the below method of contacting the Governor is the most effective way to communicate your support for a bill. The Governor receives your input on bills directly through his website. You will need to go through the process separately for each bill. Please follow these steps below:

  1. Go to the Governor's website:
  2. Click "Have Comment" and fill out your personal information.
  3. In the drop-down menu titled "Please Choose Your Subject" you MUST select the bill number, scroll down! Do not select a generic subject matter. For example, to comment on SB 1249, you must select "SB01249\Animal testing: cosmetics."
  4. Click "Continue"
  5. Select "Pro"
  6. Tell the Governor that you want him to support that particular bill, or cut and paste the blurb we've written for each bill below.
  7. Click "Send Email"
  8. Please repeat the process for each bill!!!!

Here is the list of our bills you'll find in the "Please Choose Your Subject" drop-down list and a blurb that you can cut and paste into your note to the Governor:

"Dear Governor Brown,
Sadly, animals are dying due to temperature related causes in the custody of animal control agencies across the state. As temperatures rise due to global warming, dangerously hot conditions will only get worse for these animals in transport. Please support the minimum standards for the transportation of our beloved companion animals by signing AB 2362!"

"Dear Governor Brown,
California currently uses outdated methods to identify hazardous waste by requiring the tests on thousands of live fish despite the test being phased out in most other states. AB 2474 simply requires the Department to update its testing to be in line with modern, non-animal testing methods. Please sign AB 2474!"

"Dear Governor Brown,
Californians are choosing plant-based meals for their health, for the planet, and for the animals yet people in captive state-run institutions are not able to make that choice. SB 1138 simply updates the current requirements to make available plant-based meals in prisons and medical facilities. This will save the state money in health care costs, as well as reduce the state's carbon footprint. Please sign SB 1138!"

"Dear Governor Brown,
Animal testing for personal care products and cosmetics is cruel and unnecessary, yet thousands of animals are tortured and killed for that very purpose every year. Californians demand these products cruelty-free. Please sign SB 1249, a truly historic bill, and make California the leader on cruelty-free cosmetics!"

"Dear Governor Brown,
We are now witnessing the 6th great extinction having lost 50% of earth's species since 1950. The current administration is eroding the Endangered Species Act in every way possible. SB 1487 is one small step that California can take to stand up for these animals and protect them while we still have time. Please sign SB 1487 and save these iconic African Species from extinction!"

Thank you all so much for your continued support of SCIL! We can't save animals' lives without your help!

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With gratitude,
Judie Mancuso, Founder / President
Social Compassion In Legislation