The bill to repeal the glove law, AB2130, passed the Assembly yesterday 18-0! Thanks to everyone who sent in letters of support, they really made a difference. We still have to get through the Assembly Appropriations Committee and then on to the Assembly Floor and the Senate. Still a long road to go, but the unanimous vote today shows that folks in Sacramento see this is a bill that the people dont want. Exciting stuff! Iso
Tomorrow is a big day. Its the day the health committee decides whether to repeal the glove law. Your support on this petition is one of the reasons they're meeting at all, but now we need to show them you really mean it.
Two ways to help:
1. Send a letter of support to Benjamin.Russell@asm.ca.gov. There is a sample letter below, but you can also let them know in your own words that you support AB2130 (the bill to repeal the law). If you send a letter please let me know.
2. Go to Sacramento! I know its a drive, but its important that we have people there to show their support. The meeting is at 1:30pm in room 4202 of the State Capitol. Let us know if you can make it.
Thanks again for your support. Your voice is working to change a misguided law that will effect millions of people. We're in the homestretch now, we can do it!
The Honorable Dr. Richard Pan
Assemblymember, 9th District
State Capitol, Room 6005
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: (916) 319-2109
Re: AB 2130 (Pan) – SUPPORT
Dear Assemblymember Pan,
[Name of your organization] writes to express our support of your AB 2130, which would
roll back the recently enacted law prohibiting bare hand contact with ready-to-eat food.
This prohibition, created last year by AB 1252 (Committee on Health), will require bars and
restaurants to buy and discard thousands of disposable gloves, imposing a significant financial
burden and environmental impact. The numerous glove changes workers will be required to
undertake will further result in a loss of operational efficiency. Though we are in full support
of ensuring food safety for restaurant customers, small restaurants and bars were not involved
in the discussion surrounding AB 1252. As a result, substantive changes that directly affect our
business and livelihood were put into place without our input.
[Optional: include a brief statement about your organization and the problems created by the
We thank you for introducing AB 2130 to roll back the glove law.
[Name and title]
cc: Members of the Assembly Health Committee