AB 319 Passes ASM NR Committee, Full Court Press for Full Assembly

The “Connect the Cap” (formerly “Leash the Lid”) bill, AB 319 (Stone), passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee January 8, 7 Ayes – 3 Noes, and now it’s going to the Assembly Floor! Please let your Assembly representative  know you support of this groundbreaking effort to reduce plastic pollution and save the lives of hundreds of thousands of birds and animals. For the AB 319 Toolkit visit the Albatross Coalition or click the logo above. Click here for the 2017 AB 319 Fact Sheet.

By John Douglas Moore, Co-Chair, NCRA Zero Waste Advocacy Committee
AB 319 has passed out of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee to the full floor where it must pass by January 31. This bill failed to make its way through last year. CAW believes that the bill is likely to fail in the Assembly again this year unless some votes switch sides.

Experience suggests that a phone call to a legislator, which is logged by the office as “for” or “against” is more effective than emails and letters, especially form letters or online petitions.

Please call and register your support for AB 319. Below is a list of the greater Bay Area assembly members and the phone numbers for their district offices. Feel free to also contact legislators from outside the Bay Area. An online roster can also be found at assembly.gov:

Greater Bay Area Assembly Members

Catherine Baker, 925 328-1515
Marc Berman, 650 691-2121
Rob Bonta, 510 286-1670
David Chiu, 415 557-3013
Kansen Chu, 408 262-2501
Susan Talamantes Eggmann, 209 948-7479
Timothy Grayso, 925 521-1511
|Ash Kalra, 408 277-1220
Marc Levine, 707 576-2631
Evan Low, 408 446-2810
Kevin Mullin, 650 349-2200
Bill Quirk, 510 583-8818
Tony Thurmond, 510 286-1400
Philip Ting, 415 557-2312