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Only Two More Days to Bring the California National Guard Home NOW

In July, the City of Santa Cruz (santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display/18139/index.php) passed a resolution calling on the governor of California to call for California National Guard troops to be brought home from Iraq so they can be of service here in the United States, as they were intended to be. Our need for their help was never more apparent last week as hundreds of thousands of hurricane victims were stranded with little organized response from the state or federal level. Even FOX News was asking where the National Guard was last Friday!

If you can travel to Sacramento THURSDAY, September 8th (leaving early and coming back before 5pm), contact: sactobound (at) riseup.net
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, there is a new understanding of the need for our states' National Guard to be home protecting its citizens from natural disasters. Here in California, this is a campaign we can win, but we need your help right away.

Assemblywoman Loni Hancock's Resolution to Bring Home our National Guard (AJR36) is now "In Committee"

We have only two days to get it out on the floor and passed by the full Assembly before they adjourn for the year on Friday.

Here's what you can do:

1) CALL your State Assembly person TODAY (see list of names & numbers below)
Ask to speak with the assembly person or Chief of Staff. Tell them that we Californians need our National Guard at home, protecting us from disasters such as the one we are witnessing in New Orleans. Ask them to vote "YES" on AJR36 and to help make sure this vote takes place before adjournment

2) CALL Assembly member Cindy Montanez, chair of the Rules Committee, at 916-319-2039 and urge her to release AJR36 for a full vote. As Chair of the committee, she has the authority to move this bill to the floor.

3) COME to Sacramento Tomorrow, Thursday, 8a.m-noon to Lobby and join our Press Conference. We need a large, vibrant PINK presence! Here is our schedule:

8:00-10:00a.m. Speak out and lobby Assembly People

10:30a.m. Press Conference

11:00-noon Gather in Assembly Chambers & on capitol grounds

THANK YOU for all your help!

With hope,
CodePINK National Guard Working Group

List of Assemblypeople and phone numbers

1 Patty Berg, Eureka 916-319-2001
6 Joe Nation, San Rafael 916-319-2006
7 Noreen Evans, Santa Rosa (Napa) 916-319-2007
8 Lois Wolk, Davis (Solano) 916 - 319-2008
9 Dave Jones, Sacramento 916 - 319-2009
11 Joseph Canciamilla, Pittsburg (Martinez) 916 - 319-2011
12 Leland Yee, San Francisco 916 - 319-2012
13 Mark Leno, San Francisco 916 - 319-2013
14 Loni Hancock, Berkeley 916 - 319-2014
16 Wilma Chan, Oakland 916 - 319-2016
17 Barbara Mathews, Tracy 916 - 319-2017
18 Johan Klehs, San Leandro (Hayward) 916 - 319-2018
19 Gene Mullin, South San Francisco(San Mateo) 916-319-2019
20 Alberto Torrico, Fremont 916 - 319-2020
21 Ira Ruskin, Redwood City (Los Gatos, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Los Altos & more) 916 - 319-2021
22 Sally Lieber, Mountain View (Cupertino, Sunnyvale) 916 - 319-2022
23 Joe Coto, San Jose 916 - 319-2023
24 Rebecca Cohn, Saratoga (Campbell, Santa Clara, San Jose)916 - 319-2024
27 John Laird, Santa Cruz (Monterey, Carmel,Morgan Hill, San Jose and more) 916 - 319-2027
28 Simon Salinas, Salinas (Gilroy, Watsonville, Hollister, San Jose and more) 916 - 319-2028
30 Nicole Parra, Hanford (Bakersfield, Delano, San Joaquin valley)916-319-2030
31 Juan Arambula, Fresno (Dinuba, Mendota, San Joaquin) 916 - 319-2031
35 Pedro Nava, Santa Barbara (Ventura, Goleta, Solvang, Oxnard) 916 - 319-2035
39 Cindy Montanez, San Fernando (Los Angeles) 916 - 319-2039
40 Lloyd Levine, Van Nuys (Los Angeles 916 - 319-2040
41 Fran Pavley, Agoura Hills - (Malibu, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Oxnard) 916 - 319-2041
42 Paul Koretz, West Hollywood(Beverly Hills, Los Angeles)916-319-2042
43 Dario Frommer, Glendale (Burbank, Los Angeles) - Majority Floor Leader 916 - 319-2043
44 Carol Liu, LaCanada/Flintridge (Pasadena, Los Angeles, others)916-319-2044
45 Jackie Goldberg, Los Angeles 916 - 319-2045
46 Fabian Nunez, Los Angeles 916 - 319 - 2046
47 Karen Bass, Los Angeles - (Culver City) 916 - 319-2047
48 Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles 916 - 319-2048
49 Judy Chu, Monteray Park (Alhambra, Rosemead,San Gabriel, Los Angeles) 916 - 319-2049
50 Hector De La Torre, South Gate (Bellflower, Downey, Lynwood) 916 - 319-2050
51 Jerome Horton, Inglewood(Gardena,Hawthorne, Los Angeles)916-319-2051
52 Mervyn Dymally, Los Angeles (Long Beach, Compton, Paramount) 916 - 319-2052
53 Mike Gordon, El Segundo (Manhattan Beach,Redondo Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles) 916 - 319-2053
54 Betty Karnette, Long Beach (Palos Verde,Rolling Hills, Los Angeles) 916 - 319-2054
55 Jenny Oropeza, Long Beach (Carson Lakewood, Los Angeles) 916 - 319-2055
56 Rudy Bermudez, Norwalk (Lakewood, Whittier,and others) 916 - 319-2056
57 Edward Chavez, La Puente (Azusa, Covina,Baldwin Park) 916 - 319-2057
58 Ronald Calderon, Montebello (Downey, Whittier,Industry)916-319-2058
61 Gloria Negrete-McLeod, Chino (Montclair, Ontario, Pomona) 916 - 319-2061
62 Joe Baca, Jr., San Bernardino (Colton, Fontana,Redlands) 916 - 319-2062
69 Tom Umberg, Santa Ana (Anaheim, Garden Grove) 916 - 319-2069
76 Lori Saldana, San Diego 916 - 319-2076
79 Juan Vargas, San Diego (Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach) 916 - 319-2079
 
 


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I dont WANT the Natl Guard here!

Ever hear of the California National Guard
Counterdrug Task Force? This is what these assholes do when they're here at home. They fuck with innocent people just minding their own smoke.
The CTF loans pilots and aircraft to the DEA to attack good people like WAMM.
Think before you speak. The bad karma you avoid may be your own.
 

Thursday update

Hello, friends of peace.

I just got word back from a Sacramento visit today. We were getting more and more support for this resolution as the day wore on BUT WE STILL NEED YOU TO KEEP CALLING all assemby people who have not yet endorsed. The assembly is expected to adjourn for this session around midnight tonight, but could continue on through tomorrow.

Two new cosponsors include De la Torre and Yee.

BARBARA BOXER has also joined in calling to bring the National Guard Home!

This has a chance of passing so I really think that we need to keep on pushing!

In Pink Peace,
Hiraeth

From organizer Sam late last night:

hi folks - great news!!! we now have 13!!! co-authors
for AJR36 - the list follows. so if you are going to
make calls or send faxes tomorrow, you can skip them
(unless you want to send your appreciation while
making sure they vote BEFORE session ends - no matter
what!)

PLEASE come to Sacramento tomorrow if there is ANY way
- this is SOOOOOO vital. It is our LAST chance to get
this resolution thru until next year - we know how
many more lives will be lost by then. We don't know
what the political climate will be or further
disasters are in store for us.

The time is NOW to act - we need you at the very least
to show up for the press conference 10:30a.m. on the
west side of the capitol. And then at 11:00 also in
the assembly chambers - we need to FILL the chambers.

This is our big chance to get our state legislature to
pass a resolution that can help end this war,
undermine arnie, and take bush on his way down. One
half of a day in Sacramento - you'll feel so much
better spending the morning with codepinkers working
for peace.

We're leaving the CodePINK east bay office, 1248
Solano Ave, Albany by 6:30a.m. - leave a message at
510-524-2776 anytime if you're coming & need a ride -
we still have lots of room for passengers! And if
you're meeting us in Sacramento, call 510-540-7007 to
locate our vibrant pink presence when you arrive!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come to Sacramento & be
counted - legislators listen to visible constituents -
don't let them off the hook!

In pink peace, sam

Assemblymember co-authors
Karen Bass
Patty Berg
Judy Chu
Mervyn Dymally
Jackie Goldberg
Jerome Horton
Paul Koretz
John Laird
Jenny Oropeza

Senator co-authors
Richard Alarcon
Gil Cedillo
Liz Figueroa
Sheila Kuehl



> Hello, fellow peace and social justice advocates.
>
> I'm a member of Code Pink Santa Cruz and SONG (Support Our National
> Guard). We've been working on legislation that calls on the governor to
> bring home our CA National Guard. Santa Cruz and other California cities
> have already passed a similar resolution.
>
> We have been able to introduce this resolution, co-sponsored by John
> Laird, into the assembly. However, the assembly is preparing to recess on
> Friday and won't convene again until January! This resolution is
> particularly timely and has a strong chance of getting support, but we
> need to get the word out! Please forward this to any and all of your
> email lists.
>
> Also, if you're interested in carpooling up to Sacramento tomorrow
> (Thursday), please email me at hiraeth (at) riseup.net. We will need to
> leave around 5:30 a.m. in order to make it to Sacramento on time.
>
> If you'd like to see a copy of the proposed resolution, please go to
> www.bayareacodepink.org and follow the links.
>
> Thank you very much!
>
> Peace,
> Hiraeth
>
>
>> In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, there is a new
>> understanding of the need for our states' National
>> Guard to be home protecting its citizens from natural
>> disasters. Here in California, this is a campaign we
>> can win, but we need your help right away.
>>
>> Assemblywoman Loni Hancock's Resolution to Bring Home
>> our National Guard (AJR36) is now "In Committee"
>>
>> We have only two days to get it out on the floor and
>> passed by the full Assembly before they adjourn for
>> the year on Friday.
>>
>> Here's what you can do:
>>
>> 1) CALL State Assembly persons TODAY Wednesday (see
>> list of names & numbers below)
>> Ask to speak with the assembly person or Chief of
>> Staff. Tell them that we Californians need our
>> National Guard at home, protecting us from disasters
>> such as the one we are witnessing in New Orleans. Ask
>> them to vote "YES" on AJR36 and to help make sure this
>> vote takes place before adjournment
>>
>> 2) CALL Assembly member Cindy Montanez, chair of
>> the Rules Committee, at 916-319-2039 and urge her to
>> release AJR36 for a full vote. As Chair of the
>> committee, she has the authority to move this bill to
>> the floor.
>>
>> 3) COME to Sacramento Tomorrow, Thursday, 8a.m-noon
>> to Lobby and join our Press Conference. We need a
>> large, vibrant PINK presence! Here is our schedule:
>>
>> 8:00-10:00a.m. Speak out and lobby Assembly People
>>
>> 10:30a.m. Press Conference
>>
>> 11:00-noon Gather in Assembly Chambers & on capitol
>> grounds
>>
>> THANK YOU for all your help!
>>
>> With hope,
>> CodePINK National Guard Working Group
>>
>> List of Assemblypeople and phone numbers
>>
>> 1 Patty Berg, Eureka 916-319-2001
>> 6 Joe Nation, San Rafael 916-319-2006
>> 7 Noreen Evans, Santa Rosa (Napa) 916-319-2007
>> 8 Lois Wolk, Davis (Solano) 916 - 319-2008
>> 9 Dave Jones, Sacramento 916 - 319-2009
>> 11 Joseph Canciamilla, Pittsburg (Martinez) 916 -
>> 319-2011
>> 12 Leland Yee, San Francisco 916 - 319-2012
>> 13 Mark Leno, San Francisco 916 - 319-2013
>> 14 Loni Hancock, Berkeley 916 - 319-2014
>> 16 Wilma Chan, Oakland 916 - 319-2016
>> 17 Barbara Mathews, Tracy 916 - 319-2017
>> 18 Johan Klehs, San Leandro (Hayward) 916 -
>> 319-2018
>> 19 Gene Mullin, South San Francisco(San Mateo)
>> 916-319-2019
>> 20 Alberto Torrico, Fremont 916 - 319-2020
>> 21 Ira Ruskin, Redwood City (Los Gatos, Menlo
>> Park, Palo Alto, Los Altos & more) 916 - 319-2021
>> 22 Sally Lieber, Mountain View (Cupertino,
>> Sunnyvale) 916 - 319-2022
>> 23 Joe Coto, San Jose 916 - 319-2023
>> 24 Rebecca Cohn, Saratoga (Campbell, Santa Clara,
>> San Jose)916 - 319-2024
>> 27 John Laird, Santa Cruz (Monterey,
>> Carmel,Morgan Hill, San Jose and more) 916 - 319-2027
>> 28 Simon Salinas, Salinas (Gilroy, Watsonville,
>> Hollister, San Jose and more) 916 - 319-2028
>> 30 Nicole Parra, Hanford (Bakersfield, Delano, San
>> Joaquin valley)916-319-2030
>> 31 Juan Arambula, Fresno (Dinuba, Mendota, San
>> Joaquin) 916 - 319-2031
>> 35 Pedro Nava, Santa Barbara (Ventura, Goleta,
>> Solvang, Oxnard) 916 - 319-2035
>> 39 Cindy Montanez, San Fernando (Los Angeles) 916
>> - 319-2039
>> 40 Lloyd Levine, Van Nuys (Los Angeles 916 -
>> 319-2040
>> 41 Fran Pavley, Agoura Hills - (Malibu, Santa
>> Monica, Los Angeles, Oxnard) 916 - 319-2041
>> 42 Paul Koretz, West Hollywood(Beverly Hills, Los
>> Angeles)916-319-2042
>> 43 Dario Frommer, Glendale (Burbank, Los Angeles)
>> - Majority Floor Leader 916 - 319-2043
>> 44 Carol Liu, LaCanada/Flintridge (Pasadena, Los
>> Angeles, others)916-319-2044
>> 45 Jackie Goldberg, Los Angeles 916 -
>> 319-2045
>> 46 Fabian Nunez, Los Angeles 916 - 319 - 2046
>> 47 Karen Bass, Los Angeles - (Culver City) 916 -
>> 319-2047
>> 48 Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles 916 - 319-2048
>> 49 Judy Chu, Monteray Park (Alhambra,
>> Rosemead,San Gabriel, Los Angeles) 916 - 319-2049
>> 50 Hector De La Torre, South Gate (Bellflower,
>> Downey, Lynwood) 916 - 319-2050
>> 51 Jerome Horton, Inglewood(Gardena,Hawthorne, Los
>> Angeles)916-319-2051
>> 52 Mervyn Dymally, Los Angeles (Long Beach,
>> Compton, Paramount) 916 - 319-2052
>> 53 Mike Gordon, El Segundo (Manhattan
>> Beach,Redondo Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles) 916 -
>> 319-2053
>> 54 Betty Karnette, Long Beach (Palos
>> Verde,Rolling Hills, Los Angeles) 916 - 319-2054
>> 55 Jenny Oropeza, Long Beach (Carson Lakewood,
>> Los Angeles)
>> 916 - 319-2055
>> 56 Rudy Bermudez, Norwalk (Lakewood,
>> Whittier,and others) 916 - 319-2056
>> 57 Edward Chavez, La Puente (Azusa,
>> Covina,Baldwin Park) 916 - 319-2057
>> 58 Ronald Calderon, Montebello (Downey,
>> Whittier,Industry)916-319-2058
>> 61 Gloria Negrete-McLeod, Chino (Montclair,
>> Ontario, Pomona) 916 - 319-2061
>> 62 Joe Baca, Jr., San Bernardino (Colton,
>> Fontana,Redlands) 916 - 319-2062
>> 69 Tom Umberg, Santa Ana (Anaheim, Garden Grove)
>> 916 - 319-2069
>> 76 Lori Saldana, San Diego 916 - 319-2076
>> 79 Juan Vargas, San Diego (Chula Vista, Coronado,
>> Imperial Beach) 916 - 319-2079
>>
>
 

I've never heard of the California National Guard Counterdrug Task Force

I've done a lot of research on them, too, so I question your source of information. Also, it seems to me the problem would be (if they are actually used for that function) is the abuse of the California National Guard troops from what their legal responsiblities are.
 

Re: Only Two More Days to Bring the California National Guard Home NOW

What the Ca Nation Guard is doing now is one of there legal Responsiblitys so get over it.
 

Update?

Any LOCAL contact numbers for Code Pink folks? Any update on what happened to this resolution?
Any follow-up planned (at recruiting stations, or other National Guard-related establishments)?

Pinkos are invited to call in to Free Radio 9:30 AM to 1 PM on Sunday at 423-3772 with an update and announcements of any future actions.
 

Re: Only Two More Days to Bring the California National Guard Home NOW

by passing it along
> I've never heard of the California National >Guard Counterdrug Task Force
>I've done a lot of research on them, too, so I >question your source of information.

Your research sucks then.
www.digthatcrazyfarout.com/gpd/GvillePD1022.htm

In all your research, you never checked Google?
www.google.com/search national guard counter drug task force&btnG=Google Search

by Anonymous Poster
> What the Ca Nation Guard is doing now is one of there legal Responsiblitys so get over it.

No, it's not. The Governator signing the order at Republican insistance to illegally "federalize" the CA Natl Guard and hand it over to Washington to illegally invade and take-over a distant foreign country IS NOT LEGAL.

But let's pretend that it is.

Remove your head from the government's ass, because "legal" doesn't mean anything. Right and wrong are all that matter. Racism was legal once. Didn't make it right.
 

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