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Update on bills in California Affecting Kangaroos

Assembly Bill - AB2915

Assembly member Firebaugh (D) introduced Assembly Bill 2915, a bill that would have taken away safeguards that currently exist to protect kangaroos in this state.
 
This bill passed the Assembly and on June 29, died in the Senate Natural Resources Committee.
 
A number of Senators were lobbied very hard by Assembly Member Firebaugh, his aides and the lobbyist for Adidas. They were lobbied even after they voted and were strongly encouraged to change their votes: They did not. These Senators include: Torlakson & Ortiz.
 
We are asking everyone to please MAIL (through the post) a thank you card to them as well as to Kuehl, Bowen and Sher. If you cannot hand write and send a card, please do not do anything. We want this to be something that is appreciated not something that gives them more work (please, no faxes, calls or e-mails).
 
We were told by one of the Senators that we directly affected their vote and received compliments on how we handled this issue. We thank everyone for that.
 
The Votes.
 
NO
Senator Bowen
Senator Sher
*Senator Ortiz
 
YES
Senator Alpert
Senator Oller
Senator Hollingsworth
Senator Denham
 
Abstained
*Senator Kuehl
*Senator Torlakson
 
Please address your letter(s) to:
The Honorable [full name of Senator]
California State Senate
State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95814
 
*Please do send them a card.
 
This is the third bill that has been introduced in the past year to change the law regarding the protection of kangaroos in California. We have won it yet again.
 
Thank you for helping us keep California law intact and do what we can as Californians to protect the kangaroos.