Dean Club Legislative Endorsements

Legislative Endorsements

With important legislative deadlines approaching in Sacramento, the Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley endorsed positions on several pieces of pending legislation at our Working Meeting on August 24, 2105.

Senator Bob Wieckowski’s Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative

This initiative consists of three bills introduced by Senator Bob Wieckowski, aimed at easing the burden of bankruptcy on people with low incomes. After a presentation of the bills by Wieckowski Staffer, Tim Orozco, the Club voted to endorse all three bills.

SB 308 Debtor exemptions

SB 501 Wage garnishment restrictions

SB 641 Debt Buyers: Setting Aside Default Judgments Improperly Obtained

State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon has voiced his support:ón-call-passage-consumer-debt-relief-bill-package

CDP Progressive Caucus’ Climate Change Initiative

Vincent Casalaina, Northern Vice Chair of the CDP Progressive Caucus, made a presentation of three bills supported by the Caucus. After the presentation, the Club voted to endorse all three bills.

SB 32 California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006

SB 185 Public retirement systems: public divestiture of thermal coal companies

SB 350 Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015

Mr. Casalaina is visiting clubs and organizations throughout California, asking that they endorse these bills.

Environmental Task Force Recommendation

The Dean Club Environmental Task Force made a recommendation to endorse SB 788, which would prohibit future drilling for oil off the California coast. Acting on the recommendation, the Club voted to endorse this bill.

SB 788 California Coastal Protection Act of 2015

Club members and others are encouraged to contact your State Legislators regarding these bills. You can find your representatives at: