California Open Action Alert: Vote NO On AB 372!

[Please note the hearing date has been moved forward to Monday April 27th. Remember, legislation in one state affects others, and no compromise legislation has EVER been revisited. Don’t settle for baby steps. Write and tell California legislators to Leave No Adoptee Behind! Why? Read blogs from Bastardette and BB Church.]

* * * CALIFORNIA OPEN ACTION ALERT * * *
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Issued April 20, 2009

URGE THE CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
TO VOTE NO ON AB 372

DEADLINE FOR YOUR LETTER TO BECOME A PART OF THE RECORD: 5 PM PST TUESDAY, APRIL 21st, 2009
(Even if you miss the deadline, please continue to send your letters and e-mails.)

On Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 AB 372 will come before the California State Legislature’s Assembly Judiciary Committee. Assembly Bill 372 would require State Notification to birthparents of an adoptee’s request for their record and the birthparent’s Consent to Disclosure and Release of the Original Birth Certificate to the adoptee. Until the amendments are viewed, it is not known who would fund the notification. Perhaps that would be the responsibility of the adoptee making request.

WE MUST ACT NOW TO DEFEAT AB 372 AND LEAVE CLEAR THE PATH FOR A RIGHTS DRIVEN OPEN RECORDS BILL. DO NOT ALLOW A MISGUIDED ATTEMPT TO WORK WITHIN AND EXPAND AN EXISTING DISCLOSURE VETO, UNDER THE GUISE OF “PRIVACY RIGHTS”, TO ESTABLISH FURTHER PRECEDENT IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA! NO MORE BAD LAW ON THE BOOKS!

VIEW UPCOMING AMENDMENTS TO AB 372: http://www.calopen.org/MaMemoRE_AB372.pdf

FAX, PHONE and E-MAIL the Assembly Judiciary Committee to vote NO on AB 372.
A SAMPLE LETTER on how to direct your comments to the Committee can be found here:
http://www.calopen.org/lobby.shtml

We urge all California residents to ATTEND THE HEARING.
http://www.calopen.org/attend.shtml

You can watch and listen LIVE to the hearing via the internet:
Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
Room Number 4202
8:00 AM (PST)
http://www.assembly.ca.gov/committee_hearings/defaulttext.asp
(Click on Committee Room List)

PLEASE PHONE, FAX AND E-MAIL the members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee:
http://www.calopen.org/asmjudy.shtml

RAPID E-MAIL CUT-N-PASTE
Assemblymember.Feuer@assembly.ca.gov;
Assemblymember.tran@assembly.ca.gov;
Assemblymember.Brownley@assembly.ca.gov;
Assemblymember.Evans@assembly.ca.gov;
Assemblymember.jones@assembly.ca.gov;
Assemblymember.Knight@assembly.ca.gov;
Assemblymember.Krekorian@assembly.ca.gov;
Assemblymember.Lieu@assembly.ca.gov;
Assemblymember.Monning@assembly.ca.gov;
Assemblymember.Nielsen@assembly.ca.gov;
info@calopen.org

YOU LETTERS AND PHONE CALLS DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

California Open and Coalition Partners thank you for your activism!
www.calopen.org

Comments

  1. When reformers come to understand that the issue is about EQUALITY, then they will understand that EQUALITY cannot be compromised!! Until then, they will continue to shoot themselves in the foot by accepting infringements on human rights.

    I sincerely hope that anyone interested in adoption legislation coms to my presentation at the AAC 4/25.

    If not, keep an eye on my blog for a link to the presentation:

    FamilyPreservation.blogspot.com