Update 5/16/16 - AB 2855 was held in the Appropriations Committee suspense file
, due to an estimate by the Attorney General’s Office that implementing and enforcing the bill could cost the state in excess of $150,000. Appropriations Committee chair Lorena Gonzalez (D-Chula Vista) has until May 27th to decide whether to allow AB 2855 to go to the floor for a full Assembly vote. If the bill is held, it is dead. If it gets out, then we will only have until June 3rd to stop it on the floor.
For more information on why CalNonprofits and nearly 700 other nonprofits oppose AB 2855, please see our fact sheet
We continue to express our opposition within the State Capitol. But we need you to take two actions NOW to help stop AB 2855:
1. Contact Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, who chairs the Assembly Appropriations Committee, and let her know that you oppose this bill because it will harm nonprofits. It’s easy to call her Capitol office at (916) 319-2080. Or you can email her office at: email@example.com
2. Contact your own Assemblymember with the same message. Check here
to find out how to contact your Assemblymember.
AB 2855 would require nonprofits to place unnecessary and burdensome notices on every document that includes a fundraising message -- not just California nonprofits but any nonprofit that attempts to raise funds in California -- which is pretty much every nonprofit in the world. While we share the goals of transparency for nonprofits and prosecuting bad actors, this bill will do nothing toward achieving those goals.
If you haven’t already, you can join hundreds of your colleagues by signing on in opposition to AB 2855 here
. And see our most up-to-date opposition letter here
. Thank you!