TODAY: comment at Yolo County Board of Supervisors meeting

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NO to the incarceration program Gov. Newsom vetoed the first time. NO to AB 1928

THIS MORNING: tell the Yolo County Board of Supervisors NO to more incarceration

We already called in last time around and got the brush-off. Now we’re asking again for our Yolo Supervisors to vote AGAINST AB 1928 at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

This misguided bill siphons money from the Opioid Settlement agreement away from proven methods to treat substance use disorder. Instead, it funds an expensive, ineffective program to lock more people up using methods that don’t just fail- they worsen the problem.

The California Assembly Committee on Health issued a damning analysis of the bill, saying “It is unclear how this bill is different from AB 1542 of 2021 that was vetoed by Governor Newsom and how it has addressed the concerns raised in the veto message as well as the significant and varied opposition.[…] the overwhelming body of more recent research demonstrat[es] that coerced treatment is far more expensive than voluntary treatment, has no demonstrable benefit in terms of treatment outcomes when compared to voluntary treatment, makes individuals less trustful of SUD treatment, and therefore less likely to engage in SUD treatment or other medical services in the future.”

Unfortunately, despite the views of experts, the pleas of community members, and the availability of a multitude of alternatives that DON’T violate human rights, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors seems determined to throw our portion of the Opioid Settlement money down the drain in the most expensive, vindictive, and scientifically illiterate way possible.

Tell the BoS to follow the science, not to support AB 1928, and to spend the Opioid Settlement money on something that will actually work instead of on this embarrassing and expensive attempt to keep trying failed methods.

Cynthia Rodriguez for Yolo County District Attorney:

Indivisible Yolo has endorsed Cynthia Rodriguez for Yolo County District Attorney and this week we are launching our IY phone banks to elect our endorsed candidate.

Save the Date(s) and Help Save Yolo County

Please join us to contact voters in person or on the phone to get the word out. Many folks are not aware that this election is June 7 (not November)! DA Reisig won in 2018 by only 2,023 votes. Let’s spread the word and close the gap.

  • Join our call team every Wednesday 4-6 PM (and Sundays 4-6PM in May). Register here: https://www.mobilize.us/indivisibleyolo/event/451616/
    • These are easy 2-hour volunteer-led sessions where we gather on Zoom to make calls and let voters know she’s the Democrat in the race! 
  • Join our canvassing teams most Saturdays 12:30-3:00 (Woodland) & Sundays 4-6 PM (West Sacramento) 
    • We’ll gather in a local park, get our turf and work in pairs to talk to registered Democratic and undecided voters face-to-face who probably are unaware that our current DA is a former Republican – and backed by folks like Doug Ose, one of the many Republicans who ran in the 2021 Gubernatorial Recall.
    • For more information contact: indivisibleyolo@gmail.com

Save the Date: Canvass in Reno!Join us as we knock on doors in Reno, Nevada!Thursday, April 28, 7-8 p.m. Online Training
Saturday, April 30, 10-4:30 Talk to Environmental Voters in RenoWe’ll answer all your questions at the 4/28 training and arrange carpools if needed or wanted. We’ll leave the Davis area by 7:30 am to arrive in Reno by 10 am on 4/30.
This is a joint effort by Indivisible Yolo and Sister District CA-3.
Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/sisterdistrictca3/event/451619/

And as always:
To join one of our Indivisible Yolo committees and to see where you can volunteer, Sign up to #DoTheWork and fill out this quick interest form so we can connect with you!

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