URGENT CALL TO ACTION FOR CALIFORNIANS:
The Assembly Local Government Committee voted 6-1 to approve SB 649 on Wednesday June 28th (even after hearing the below testimony). It goes next to the Communications and Conveyance Committee at1:30pm on July 12th. People are coming from all over the state to be there on this day to speak out against SB 649, including mayors, and regular people opposed to the bill. Will you be one of them?
There is also a protest planned the same day to coincide with a California Dept. of Public Health anniversary celebration event happening on the south steps of the Capitol at 10:30am. (FYI- contact Ellie Marks of the CA Brain Tumor Association at firstname.lastname@example.org 925 285 5437).
This would be a perfect day to pack your cars, pack the buses and trains and head to Sacramento. That is unless you’d prefer to erect barricades in your street with your neighbors (or flee yet again). Time to act, and get others around you to act, to stop ubiquitous micro-cells from becoming the status quo.
We don’t want to wonder what could have been, if only we hadn’t left some of our horses in the barn, when the bill is signed by the governor and Verizon installation trucks roll down your street…..
TAKE ACTION to Stop SB 649– this bill would strip all local govt. planning control over thousands of new cell sites planned for residential neighborhoods where you live.
ATTEND July 12th SB649 Hearing in Sacramento and the CA Dept. of Public Health event (CDPH has been suppressing cell phone health warnings for years).
CALL your Assemblymember today and insist they vote NO on SB649.
Comments to the California Assembly Local Government Committee 6/28/17:
My name is Josh Hart, Director of the grassroots organization Stop Smart Meters! Through my work over the past 7 years I have helped thousands of people whose health suffers from exposure to RF microwave radiation, a toxic agent that causes disease and death.
We strongly oppose SB 649. This bill threatens to disrupt the traditional, longstanding and constitutional role that local governments play in the planning process. SB649 would unleash the wireless industry to do as they please—virtually unregulated. It would cost Californians dearly in rising health care costs, privacy breaches, reduced property values, and growing carbon emissions from always-on wireless infrastructure.
If SB649 passes, big telecom would claim the legal right to install wireless cellular sites practically anywhere- on power poles, outside our homes, in neighborhoods, public parks, and on bus stops, without any notice to residents or adequate compensation for local governments. We would all be exposed to high frequency microwave radiation in close proximity, and involuntarily. This would affect everybody’s health, drive those with electromagnetic sensitivity out of their homes, tear communities apart, and push endangered species past the brink.
Despite the failure of AB 2395 last year, AT&T continues to threaten the safest and most reliable communications network we have. Our analog landline telephone service works when the power goes out, unlike inferior alternatives. Millions of Californians depend on our landlines for basic, quality connectivity, access to 911, without the unsafe wireless exposure.
No matter the outcome of SB649, this issue will be fought in the courts, at the ballot box, and in the streets. If people wake up with pulsing high frequency 5G microwave transmitters outside their bedroom windows, their homes inundated with RF radiation making them sick, they will not be happy.
Californians will ask who voted for SB649, the legislation that forced this unwanted, hazardous equipment into their neighborhoods and homes when safer and more secure wired options exist.
If you want SB649 to be killed (not our kids) get yourself to Sacramento, CA on July 12thand be heard loud and clear. These illegal incursions into our neighborhoods will NOT be tolerated.
More ways to take action here.