Crunch Time is NOW for AB1208

Posted on January 26, 2012

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January 25, 2012

Dear Members:

If you’ve been on the sidelines, it is time to strap your helmet on and get in the game.  AB 1208 comes to a vote in the Assembly very soon.  The bill is under a withering attack by the AOC and those they have enlisted in the fight.  Those in opposition are working tirelessly at this very moment, walking the halls of the capitol using every scare tactic they can muster against the bill.  Justice Hill, Justice Poochigian, other current and former members of the Judicial Council, as well as the usual AOC staffers are mounting an attack as we speak.  They do not want to cede one iota of power to the trial courts, and are fighting fiercely to keep their feifdoms intact.

We need your help.  If you haven’t already contacted your Assembly Member, PLEASE do so immediately.  Even if you can’t speak directly to the member, speak to the member’s legislative assistant.  It is simple–just call the main line of the member’s office and ask for the legislative assistant, who will be on top of of AB 1208.  Go over the reasons for a “yes” vote, and provide whatever additional information might be needed by the member.  This is truly a “good government” bill where both sides can come together in a bipartisan manner.

If you can talk to the member directly, so much the better.  If not, your call is still vitally important as the Assembly staffers do their best to gauge support for the bill.  We will win this if you will help!

Thank you for your support.

Alliance of California Judges

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