The California fur ban just barely passed yesterday in its first Senate vote.
We needed 5 yes votes out of the 9-person committee, and we were stalled at 3 without much time left. A few of us went around the State Capitol lobbying the remaining Senators and even chased the Senate Majority Leader down the hall to speak to him in time.
With just minutes left, we got the last two votes we needed, and the Senate Majority Leader threw up his arms in support when the victory was announced!
When the votes are this close, a single action can tip the scale on either side.
The fur industry has hired a new lobbyist and they’re going to extreme measures to block the bill. We need your help more than we’ve ever needed it before. We’ve uncovered a disturbing new tactic the industry is using — one that almost killed the fur ban yesterday. And to win in the next Senate vote (in 2 weeks), we’ll need your help.
Can you make a post on social media with #MakeFurHistory to show your support for the bill? You can also direct your friends and family to sign up at FurIsHistory.org and they’ll learn more about how they can help, too.
We’ll also be sharing more updates on the fur ban in the July member call. If you want to become a member and join these more in-depth monthly discussions, you can become a member here.
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