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Week of September 10 - September 16


ACTION 1: Protest Motel 6's support of ICE in AZ

Two Motel 6 locations in the Phoenix area are reportedly sending guest lists to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials on a daily basis. According to a report by the Phoenix New Times, this has resulted in at least 20 arrests at the two locations between February and August of this year. Both Phoenix locations are corporate owned (i.e. not operated as franchises) and G6 Hospitality refused to respond to questions “over a period of several weeks.” ThinkProgress similarly reached out to G6 Hospitality for comment but did not receive an immediate response.

Background: https://thinkprogress.org/motel-6-ice-deportation-29e7bc932b63/

Contact:
CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
G6 Hospitality
4001 International Parkway
Carrollton, Texas 75007
972-360-9000

Tom Bodett
PO Box 268
Putney, VT 05346
tbodett@gmail.com

Steven Arcieri
Arcieri & Assoc.
305 Madison Ave
New York NY 10165
212-286-1700
steven@arcieritalent.com

ACTION 2: Speak out in support of AB10

The California Assembly passed AB10 on September 11, which is a bill that would provide feminine hygiene products to low-income schools. This bill now has one last stop...Governor Brown's desk. You may recall that AB10 is one of a pair of bills that women across California endorsed back in the Spring. We organized period products drives up and down the state to raise awareness for AB10 and the companion AB9, which aims to eliminate sales tax on period products. Whereas AB10 has progressed nicely through the legislative session, AB9 has been punted to the next session. 

Please add your personal voice by posting, tweeting, calling, faxing and texting to the Governor in support of AB 10.

Contact: 
Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160
Email (form): https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov39mail/
Twitter: @JerryBrownGov

Talking Points:
Governor Brown, please approve AB10. Lack of access to menstrual products can keep students from attending school or can distract girls from their studies. AB10 will ameliorate one of the most shameful impacts of deep poverty among school age girls.

Background: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB10

ACTION 3: Take a stand for freedom of speech!

Congressman Doug LaMalfa (Congressman (R), 1st District in CA) needs to hear from us! For background please read the Washington Post article (link below) titled "Can you be prosecuted for repeated unwanted emails to government offices or officials?" 

Suggestions: Write what you want him to vote yes or no on, especially if you live in this district. Or just simply write "FREEDOM OF SPEECH".

Washington DC Office
322 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
phone: 202-225-3076
hours: M-F 9-5:30pm

Auburn District Office
2399 Rickenbacker Way
Auburn, CA 95602
Telephone: (530) 878-5035
Fax: (530) 878-5037 

Oroville District Office
2862 Olive Highway
Suite D
Oroville, CA 95966
Telephone: (530) 534-7100
Fax: (530) 534-7800

Background: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/09/13/can-you-be-prosecuted-for-repeated-unwanted-emails-to-government-offices-or-officials/?utm_term=.9b2f4a09882e

Earlier Event: August 27
Week of August 27 - September 2
Later Event: September 24
Week of September 24 - 30