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The speed safety camera bill, AB 645, faces its next hurdle: what you can do now

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This is Walk SF’s fourth time pushing for state legislation to allow speed safety cameras in California. Previous bills never made it out of the Appropriations Committee.

We are working hard so that doesn’t happen with AB 645. Assemblymembers Rendon and Holden hold the power on this – and will likely decide this week whether to move AB 645 forward for a vote in Appropriations or not.

We believe AB 645 will move forward *if* Assemblymembers Rendon and Holden get enough pressure from enough people.

You make that pressure on leaders possible. Hundreds of people have already sent emails to Rendon and Holden already, and we still want more.

Phone calls are weighted even more heavily than emails. Here are the numbers to call and a short script.

Appropriations Chair Chris Holden – Sacramento Office: (916) 319-2041

Speaker Anthony Rendon – Sacramento Office: (916) 319-2062

If you call within business hours, you will most likely be speaking to a staff member in the Assemblymember’s office. Say the following script and they will make a record of your call to pass along to the Assemblymember. You may instead get voicemail; your message on AB 645 will also be logged.

My name is _________, and I live in ___(City, or CA Assembly District if known)____.

I’m calling to urge Assemblymember [Rendon OR Holden] to get AB 645 out of Appropriations to a full Assembly vote. AB 645 would allow lifesaving speed safety cameras to be piloted in six California cities.

Speeding is the number #1 cause of severe and fatal crashes in California and we need more solutions to keep people safe. So please pass AB 645.

Thank you.

This is a make-or-break time for AB 645, which has to be passed by Appropriations by May 19. So please help us move this lifesaving legislation forward!

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