Why Involvement in the Legislative Process is Important
The Latin Business Association advocates either in support of, or opposition to, legislation that affects businesses, most specifically Latin and Minority-owned businesses within California. The following are reasons why it should be especially important to LBA Member Business Owners to become engaged in the California Legislative Process:
Examples of recent legislation affecting business that were killed in committee or vetoed by lobbying efforts:
Recent legislation signed into law affecting business:
The Legislative Process
– 55 Democrats
– 25 Republicans
– 29 Democrats
– 11 Republicans
– +3 2/3 for Democrats (Supermajority)
Latino Legislative Caucus
Your Voice Matters
The LBA urges the community, and especially our member business owners to become informed about the issues that are being proposed in the legislature. When bills are scheduled to be heard in committee, we encourage members to testify in person as to why they support, or oppose that bill. If they cannot testify in person, then we encourage them to send support or opposition letters to their representatives, either by mail or Email. Your voice matters and your letter counts in a bill’s consideration and vote.
The LBA is also committed to encouraging our partners and mobilizing like-minded organizations to join us in the effort to support/oppose legislation.
Join us as we embark upon 2014 LBA LEGISLATIVE DAY in Sacramento– coming May 4th & 5th, this year in co-celebration of CINCO DE MAYO!