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On Tuesday April 13, both SB1207 and AB2915 were heard at the Capitol. Both bills would remove protections for kangaroos in California (in fact, AB2915 was amended to only affect the kangaroo).
 
SB1207 was to be heard in the Senate Natural Resources Committee, but was pulled by the author, Senator Hollingsworth. We have been told that he intends to re-introduce it next week after he has amended it. According to the Senate analysis there was no one listed in support of the bill and in addition to letters from animal protection groups, 500 letters of opposition were listed.
 
AB2915 was heard in the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee and was authored by Assembly Member Firebaugh. Listed in support of the bill was Sunrise Soccer (who was listed as the sponsor), Adidas America, California Black Chamber of Commerce, California Chamber of Commerce, California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, California Retailers Association, Laguna Hills Soccer Club Eclipse.
 
In opposition, other than animal protection groups only 8 individuals were listed as being opposed.
 
Adidas' lawyer was there to testify in support of the bill.
 
The bill passed this committee.
 
We now need you to write YOUR assembly member!
 
If your Assembly Member is listed below as voting in FAVOR of the bill, please do give them a call and let them know you are disappointed.
 
YES
Canciamilla
Leslie
Berg
Bermudez
Daucher
Frommer
S. Horton
Keene
Matthews
Parra
Wolk
 
NO
Pavley

ABSTAINED
Kehoe
 
Abstain or not voting
Goldberg
Lowenthal
Spitzer
The bill now goes to the floor for a vote.

PLEASE take the time to handwrite or type out a letter you can sign to your Assembly Member. Unfortunately, the Assembly does not seem to be counting e-mails or letters without signatures (though the Senate did).
 
If you do not know who your Assembly Member is, please take the time to go to http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html  and find out who your member is and write them.
 
 
To sign up for updates on this bill, sign up at SB1207@vivausa.org.
 
Thank you for your time and support for the kangaroos!
 
Viva!USA
PO Box 4398
Davis, CA 95617
530/759-8482