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 PawPAC Is Sponsoring a Bill! 

Please support AJR 26!

AJR 26, sponsored by PawPAC, is a bipartisan resolution to protect California wild horses and burros, introduced by Luz Rivas (AD 39) and Marie Waldron (AD 75).  The resolution calls for a moratorium on roundups, and adherence to the tenets of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971.  Please write or call Assemblywoman Rivas' office to support AJR 26.  The office also has a fact sheet available upon request.

AJR 26: Support
Staff Contact:  Florencio Vaca


 New Bills: Short List 

CA Leg has introduced 2311 bills so far in 2020.  The deadline for new bills was February 21, but committees may introduce a bill anytime, and some bill numbers that are in the system may be amended to reflect new legislation.  But most of the work is in front of us now.

We are recommending the following bills as a guide for your own short action list.  We'll notify you of hearings in the next Capitol Alert.  Please write to us about any of these issues—we value your feedback!

 AB 1788 Bloom: Would ban the use of rodenticides in wildlife habitat areas

 AB 2002 Kalra: Would divest of products tied to deforestation

 AB 2177 Kalra: Calls for horse racing reforms in ten sections of code

 AB 2645 Nazarian:  Would provide a court-appointed advocate to represent an abused or neglected animal

 SB 54 Allen &  AB 1080 Gonzalez: Would require all single-use packaging and products to be recyclable or compostable by 2030

 SB 1041 Hueso: Would ban hunting deer with dogs

 SB 1175 Stern: Would ban trophy hunting of specific African species

 SB 1372 Monning & Stern: Would create a wildlife connectivity plan by removing barriers and creating corridors

 SB 1405 Galgiani: Would ban keeping whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity for display, entertainment or performance


 AB 2607 Mathis:
 Would create an ombudsman for the Department of Fish and Wildlife to handle complaints confidentially and exempt them from public view


For more bills, visit the PawPAC site in the current bills section.  Committee hearing dates will be scheduled soon.  You can track the bills directly from the CA Leg website.  Here's a link to track AJR 26, and you can register from the page there.


 The Primary Election is Tuesday, March 3 

College students can already vote at a CSU on-campus voting center!  Some counties also offer early voting.  Call the Secretary of State's Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683) to inquire about your county or visit the SOS website here.

PawPAC endorses Joy Silver for the Senate District 28
Special Election.

For the other seats, we've released a selected list of incumbents based on past voting records.  We're still accepting candidate questionnaires and will be researching new candidates for the next several months.  Interested in the PawPAC questionnaire?  Check it out here.


 Thank You for Your Support 

Thank you for your contributions and notes of support.  PawPAC will contribute to campaigns of candidates who demonstrate their advocacy for animals, but we can't do it without you.  Candidates are more sensitive to the issues we voice when we support them.  Please consider volunteering, or share our work with a friend and ask them to contribute.  Time and money are the animals' two greatest assets.

For the animals,

René Rowland, Chair

 Additional Bills 


(ban chemical testing on all animals not just dogs)

  • AB 2059 chemical testing on dogs 



  • AB 2965 wildlife ("support" anticipated)
  • AB 3035 animals as prizes ("oppose" anticipated)
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