Protect CA Fire and Mudslide Victims from being re-victimized by those that caused these tragedies! URGENT! (More info)
California investor-owned utilities, including Southern California Edison, are working at the State Capitol to change California’s liability laws to shield themselves from financial liability if they are found responsible for the devastating recent fires in the State, including the Thomas Fire and the mudslides it caused.
Their proposed legislation, AB 33, has already passed the CA Assembly and is heading into its final state Senate votes.
Sample details to use on call: I’m calling from [zip code] and I’m a survivor of the______/concerned neighbor, and we want state Senator [___] to vote against AB 33. MORE script if you want it: If a utility, either public or privately owned, causes a wildfire that destroys people’s homes and lives, it should be held responsible under the law – just like everyone else. We respectfully request that you please vote against any legislation which would shield investor-owned utilities from liability for tragedies like the Thomas Fire and the following mud flows or the North Bay Fires.
Additional script ideas: Add your own personal story here. Or that of a friend. Share the story of your loss – how the fire and debris flow has impacted your life and help them understand how unjust it would be for survivors and their communities rather than SCE to be held responsible.