First of all, let’s get the word out to all our peer advocates and contacts so we get a lot of people to show up in person for the press conference tomorrow.
Here’s a brief overview – please see attached documents for more details – some of them are still in draft form, but I wanted to get them out to you.
- Date & Time: Sacramento on April 26th at 12 noon
- Place: Area 27 on N St., between 12th and 13th streets
3. Please RSVP if you’ll be able to join us in-person on April 26 in Sacramento for the CARE Court Press Conference: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FH2GCJ8. (Information, logistics and other materials will be sent to you. Bring signs if you can!)
- Latest Schedule & Logistics (see attached document with more details – there may still be changes, but more details to come):
- Hearings (SB 1338): (Note: There will no longer be any hearings for the Assembly bill – AB 2830)
April 26th – 10:00 am (meet at 9:15 am at 1021 O Street for Senate Judiciary. There may be a long line to get into the building).
Senate Judiciary Committee meets – 1021 O Street, Room 2200.
April 27th – 1:00 pm (meet at 12:15 pm at 1021 O Street for Senate Health. There may be a long line to get into the building.
Senate Health Committee meets at 1021 O Street, Room 1200.
- To watch the hearings:
– The Capitol will be open for attendance for all hearings.
– You can watch the hearings televised on the capitol TV channel.
- You can watch the hearings via livestream here: California State Senate.
- Telephone testimony (“Me-too’s”):
- Senate Judiciary – Tuesday – 1-888-808-6929 and use Access Code 7362834 (NUMBER MIGHT CHANGE)
- Senate Health – Wednesday – 1-888-251-2909 and use Access Code 7362832 (NUMBER MIGHT CHANGE)
7. Hashtags & Messaging for signs and social media:
The number one hashtag selected at the April 8th Townhall is:
The next most popular hashtags have a two-way tie:
If you post on social media, we recommend trying to always tag it with #CareNotCourt for searchability and cohesion. Feel free to use the other two as well if they make sense with your post.
- Coercive care does not work
- Housing Heals
- No Forced Treatment
- Disability is not a crime
- Talking Points (see attached documents: 1 with bullets, 1 with more details)
- Bathrooms & Amenities (see document above for more details)
- Unanswered CARE Court questions (see document above for questions that are not addressed by CARE Court legislation)
- Menu of Voluntary Treatment Options (see document above – can be used to show there are many alternative voluntary treatment options that are more effective than forced treatment)
There may be more information or changes to come, so I’ll provide any updates as they come up.
In Unity, Community & Solidarity,