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Action Urged on California LGBT History Bill; Call Gov. Jerry Brown

Governor Jerry Brown is being hammered by NOM and other anti-gay groups over Senator Mark Leno's Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act (SB 48) which passed the Assembly last week and awaits the Governor's signature.

Jerry_brown The bill requires teachers to include LGBT accomplishments in history courses. It also adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the state's pre-existing anti-discrimination clauses.

The deadline for Brown's signature is Monday and the bill has been on his desk for a week. This has advocates concerned.

Conservatives and religious groups are hammering the governor to veto it, from what I hear, and the word needs to get out to pro-equality people to contact the governor and ask that he sign the bill.

Governor Brown's phone number is 916-445-2841.

Call it, and when the option comes up to express your support for SB48, ask him to SIGN the bill.

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  1. Called three times, this has got to be signed. We can't let NOM control this outcome.

    Posted by: RONTEX | Jul 13, 2011 11:00:00 AM

  2. I'll call ASAP. Thanks Andy for the info. Jerry Brown is a very inclusive person, though he has been focused like a laser on the CA budget & economy. I don't see him getting too in involved in this issue. I do see him signing it though.

    Posted by: Redebbm | Jul 13, 2011 11:19:27 AM

  3. I just made my call. It is important for us to call and this couldn't be easier do.

    Posted by: Howard | Jul 13, 2011 11:54:53 AM

  4. Signed the petition, called twice so far. There are a lot of phones where I'm at now. I'll be making a lot more calls.

    Posted by: justme | Jul 13, 2011 12:03:28 PM

  5. The lines are jammed. I hope it's from people on our side of this issue.

    Posted by: ANON IN SO CAL | Jul 13, 2011 12:24:48 PM

  6. Lines are busy.

    I did email him!

    Posted by: Jeff | Jul 13, 2011 2:10:42 PM

  7. here is his email link online

    Posted by: guest | Jul 13, 2011 4:17:26 PM

  8. I called and sent an email encouraging Gov. Brown to sign SB48. I hope this helps get him to sign.

    Posted by: Howard | Jul 14, 2011 3:23:17 AM

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