Sacramento Day Event Review
This year one of our board members had the opportunity to attend the
Annual California Circuits Association Sacramento Day to assist in lobbying
our state legislature on various topics, which included workers compensation
reform and environmental regulations. The intent of the annual event
was to lobby state legislature for a Pro-Business environment that will
allow businesses to thrive in the State of California. The event was
well planned / organized, and overall proved to be a very eventful and
educational experience. Those of you who have never had the opportunity
to talk directly to state legislature should seriously consider adding
this event to your calendar. It was well worth the time and effort,
and those who can not attend will be forever grateful.
One of the comments that was repeated to our board member over and over
again by each legislative member that was lobbied was, "If
we don't hear from you, then you must not care about the issue".
Although this is a very narrow minded approach on the part of
our legislature it is obviously the truth or it would not have been
repeated constantly like a mantra...an excuse...which ever
you prefer...So speak up and be sure your voice is heard!
...Here is how...It is simple...
1. Start reviewing and becoming familiar with the assembly bills
that are up for vote/veto - Search
2. Start writing to your local & state legislators. Believe
it or not this has a huge impact on how they vote/veto on various bills
on Me for an Example Letter regarding the China Currency Act - H.R .1498...to
help get you started.
It is just that simple!
Go ahead...click on Search
Bills and Search for a upcoming bill yourself.
Once you have reviewed the bill and would like to inform our State Legislature
on how you feel, then click on Me
for a Letter as a starting point and modify it with your input
in regards to the bill you reviewed. Once completed print the letter
(on your company letter head if you have one as it will have more of
an impact), sign it, and mail it to the individuals/addresses you have
entered at the top of the letter. This should be your local representatives
and/or the author of the bill
Simple isn't it? Now that you have a voice...complain all you want.
If everyone took just 5 minutes to do this it would have a huge impact
on how legislature will vote/veto various bills.