The anti-paparazzi bill that my friend Skylar Peake and John Hildebrand have been working on since last November is finally going up for a vote in the California Senate on Thursday, August 26th, 2010 – some time during the day.
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence and the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office are all in support of the bill along with the Paparazzi Reform Initiative.
However, the bill is definitely not assured to pass. Some Senators who have never even seen a paparazzo may not understand the danger and mental anguish they can cause.
It is important that we call and email all the Senators we can to encourage them to vote YES on AB 2479.
We don’t have to contact them all. We’ve made a list of the ones that may need the most encouragement along with their email address and some phone number.
The Senators do monitor how many calls and emails they get. They really do listen. We have a chance to get this bill passed which will put stiffer penalties in place for paparazzi who chase people in cars – and even more severe penalties if they chase someone in a car that has a child in it.
Please help. Send as many emails and make as many calls as you can. If you have staff, please have them all do the same. I will send out an email letting you know if the bill passed or failed as soon as it happens. So until you hear from me, assume the vote hasn’t taken place and keep calling and emailing.
Let’s get this important bill passed and turned into law! Let’s help those who are chased in cars – especially the kids.
Go here for the list of Senators to contact: http://www.paparazzi-reform.org/ab2479/
Even if you don’t live in California, contact them anyway!! They need to know people care about this issue.
**** I made it simple for everyone and copied the emails right here. Just copy all these emails and send them out ASAP***
Senator.Ashburn@senate.ca.gov, Senator.Cogdill@senate.ca.gov, Senator.Corbett@senate.ca.gov, Senator.Denham@senate.ca.gov, Senator.DeSaulnier@senate.ca.gov, Senator.Florez@senate.ca.gov, Senator.Hancock@senate.ca.gov, Senator.Leno@senate.ca.gov, Senator.Runner@senate.ca.gov, Senator.Simitian@senate.ca.gov, Senator.Steinberg@senate.ca.gov, Senator.Wiggins@senate.ca.gov, Senator.Wolk@senate.ca.gov, Senator.Yee@senate.ca.gov, Senator.Alquist@senate.ca.gov,Senator.Aanestad@senate.ca.gov
SPREAD THE WORD ASAP THIS BILL CLOSING TODAY AT 5PM