For our September meeting, we will have Gloria Hoo, past president of the San Jose-Santa Clara chapter of the League of Women Voters and Mary Collins, current president of the chapter, as presenters. They will be speaking about Propositions 55/57 (plastic bag initiatives), Proposition 60 (porn movie initiative) and Proposition 61 (Veterans Prescription Initiative). They understand that you will have questions regarding other initiatives. We suggest you bring pen and paper to take notes.
Daniel Nnorth & Claudia Schott
Finally! Something to write about! Now that congress will be back in session and the Senate has already unanimously passed The RAISE Act, AARP is ramping up efforts to urge the U.S. House to pass the RAISE Family Caregivers Act. A commonsense, bipartisan bill, the RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage) Family Caregivers Act, would create a national strategy to support and recognize family caregivers. Once they return from August recess, the U.S. House could have just two weeks left to pass the RAISE Act this year. Background on the bill can be found in the Nancy LeaMond Blog – In her latest blog, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond urges the U.S. House to pass the RAISE Family Caregivers Act. You can take action here: http://blog.aarp.org/2016/08/22/americas-family-ca…
On the State level, we have SB1150 (Leno) which would protect surviving homeowners from unnecessary foreclosures after the death of the mortgage-holder. SB 1150 extends the reasonable communication requirements and legal protections of the Homeowners Bill of Rights to bereaved and vulnerable homeowners. AARP is urging members to send a letter to the Governor to sign this bill into law.
We also have SB 1234 (de Leon) – This bill will create the Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program. It has passed the legislature and now heads to the Governor. Please take action here to persuade the Governor to sign SB 1234 into law. To take action, please go to this link: http://www.SecureChoiceCA.aarp.org. Or write the Governor at the address below. Just make sure that each bill gets its own letter!
Sample letter for SB1150 (please add correct spacing): The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Governor, State of California, State Capitol Building Sacramento, CA 95814 Re: Request for Signature on SB 1150 (Leno) – Homeowner Survivor Bill of Rights Dear Governor Brown: I am writing to respectfully request your signature on Senate Bill 1150, which protects surviving homeowners from unnecessary foreclosures after the death of the mortgage-holder. SB 1150 extend the reasonable communication requirements and legal protections of the Homeowners Bill of Rights to bereaved and vulnerable homeowners. ORGANIZATION and/or NAME AND REASONS FOR SUPPORTING LEGISLATION We/I urge you to sign this legislation, which will protect widows, widowers, and other survivors, just as it did with HBOR for borrowers. Sincerely, WET SIGNATURE REQUIRED NAME TITLE/ORGANIZATION OR City/Town