We need your help! For the past three years, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez has held and killed our bill, the Compensation for Survivors of Forced or Involuntary Sterilization Act (AB 1007), in Assembly Appropriations. Black, Indigenous, Latinx, incarcerated people, people with disabilities, and poor people have been the populations targeted for sterilizations by the state. It’s time to tell Assemblymember Gonzalez we can no longer wait. Call and/or post on social media in support of AB 1007. Survivors need justice now!
TELL ASSEMBLYMEMBER LORENA GONZALEZ SURVIVORS OF FORCED STERILIZATIONS NEED JUSTICE NOW!
Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez
Capitol Office Phone #:
“Hello, my name is _______and I am a resident of [NAME OF YOUR CITY] calling to urge Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez to please support #AB1007, the Compensation for Surivors of Forced or Involuntary Sterilization Act, which is currently in Assembly Appropriations. Now more than ever, we need California’s commitment to ending state violence against Black, Indigenous, Latinx, incarcerated people, people with disabilities, and poor people. These are the same populations devastated by COVID-19, survivors of state sanctioned sterilizations cannot wait another year! It’s time for California to confront a violent history that continues to affect and rob our communities of the right to decide if and when to have a family. I urge the Assemblymember to put an end to California’s legacy of eugenics.”
USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO RAISE YOUR VOICE!
CLICK HERE TO TWEET: @LorenaAD80 we MUST #EndEugenicsLegacy and #CompensateSurvivors Eugenics practices, including forced sterilizations, have never stopped in this country. #AB1007 provides an opportunity for CA to confront its legacy of eugenics.
CLICK HERE TO TWEET: @LorenaAD80 Black, Indigenous, Latinx, incarcerated people, people with disabilities, and poor people have been targeted for sterilizations. #AB1007 is long overdue. It’s time to #EndEugenicsLegacy and #CompensateSurvivors
CLICK HERE TO TWEET: @LorenaAD80 please support #AB1007 and help #EndEugenicsLegacy in CA. Our legislature has failed to see the urgency of ending the legacy of eugenics in California for the past 3 years. Survivors of state sanctioned sterilizations cannot wait another year!
YOU CAN ALSO TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS:
- Submit a Letter of Support
- Sign and Circulate the Petition
- Uplift AB 1007 on Social Media
- Call Assemblymember Gonzalez to Voice Your Support
About The Forced Sterilization Compensation Program
Summary: The Forced Sterilization Compensation Program would provide reparations to survivors who were forcibly sterilized in state institutions under California’s eugenics law from 1909-1979 or who were subjected to coerced or involuntary sterilizations in women’s state prisons after 1979. Additionally, an outreach and sterilization notification program will be established, and markers or plaques will be placed at designated sites, raising awareness of the unjust sterilization of thousands of people.