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AB 1735 ACTION ALERT
THE FINAL PUSH

As a direct result of your actions last week, we now have the support of all key assembly representatives to overturn AB 1735.

However, your assemblymen have expressed concern that we do not have the support of the California Secretary of Agriculture, Mr. A.G. Kawamura.

He appears to be the last raw milk challenge standing.

FIRST ACTION TO TAKE:
It is critical that we create an avalanche of political pressure like last week, only stronger in message (see below). Please focus all of your efforts on A.G. Kawamura.

Contact the CA Secretary of Agriculture immediately!

Please call him today and send out as many letters and faxes as possible.

A.G. Kawamura
Secretary of Food and Agriculture
1220 N St., Suite 400
Sacramento, Ca. 95814
Phone: (916) 654-0321 or (916) 654-0433
Fax: 916-654-0403

The message to him should be very strong, yet respectful. The talking points we suggest may sound harsh but they reflect the truth (see "Background" below). The Secretary needs to know what has happened on his watch:

1. Certain corrupt staff members within CDFA have personal prejudice against raw milk. They have participated and conspired in an illegal, secret, and silent process to deny California consumers their access to raw milk.

2. Demand that the Ag Secretary use his power to immediately suspend or reverse AB 1735 and the "less-than-10 coliform" standard for raw milk in California.

3. Demand that the CDFA staff who misrepresented raw milk science and snuck the groundless coliform standard into AB 1735 be dismissed immediately.

BACKGROUND:
We have discovered that certain staff members in CDFA actually committed crimes by "introducing negative language into a bill which would be applied to an industry which it regulates." This is outrageous illegal activity; it defies written administrative policy and must not be tolerated within CDFA.
The normal legal process requires CDFA to bring any legislative language to the attention of the governors office prior to contacting an assembly committee. CDFA misrepresented facts, claiming AB 1735 was so insignificant
that it could be handled "as a consent item" and did not require discussion or debate. Other substantial and material misstatements of fact also occurred to keep AB 1735 secret and silent.

This is the big event we have all been working towards. It may be the last effort needed to overcome AB 1735. Please call today and send your letters.

SECOND ACTION TO TAKE

Senator Abel Maldonado is Now Key. We have just learned that California State Senator Abel Maldonado (District SD 15) must also be contacted with the same message points previously outlined for A.G. Kawamura. We're already closer to victory!

Please call Senator Maldonado today and send out as many letters and faxes as possible.

Senator Abel Maldonado (R)
State Capitol
Room 4082
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-5843
Fax: (916) 445-8081

As with A.G. Kawamura, the message should be very strong, yet respectful. The talking points are as follows:


1. Certain corrupt staff members within CDFA have personal prejudice against raw milk. They have participated and conspired in an illegal, secret, and silent process to deny California consumers their access to raw milk.

2. Demand that the Ag Secretary use his power to immediately suspend or reverse AB 1735 and the "less-than-10 coliform" standard for raw milk in California.

3. Demand that the CDFA staff who misrepresented raw milk science and snuck the groundless coliform standard into AB 1735 be dismissed immediately.

Please call today and send your letters A.S.A.P.

PLEASE NOTE: Non-California members should call rather than fax.

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