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Friday, August 13, 2010

Do you hate plastic bags or love reusable bags?

Right now is the time to act if you would like to help reduce plastic pollution in California and the ocean.
AB 1998 is groundbreaking legislation for the State of California and your localState Senator needs to hear that YOU support it. AB 1998 has stalled in theState Senate but is not dead so please contact your Senator today or next week. 

The most effective way to register your support is by calling your State Senator's local office to simply say "Please ask Seantor _____ to support AB 1998 to ban mostplastic bags in California." 

They will likely ask for your name and where you live, the call only takes 15-20 seconds but is very effective. Here is a list of local State Senators and their office phone numbers to call: 

District 38: Mark Wyland (760) 931-2455. North San Diego County - stretches alongInterstate 5 from the horse track of Del Mar to the Marine Corps base at Camp Pendleton. Additional San Diego County cities include Carlsbad, Encinitas, Escondido, Oceanside, San MarcosSolana Beach, Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe, Hidden Meadows, Bonsall and Vista. 

District 39: Christine Kehoe (619) 645-3133. Senate District 39 is a beautiful area stretching east-west from Spring Valley to the Pacific Ocean, and north-south from Del Mar to Downtown San Diego. It encompasses 847,000 residents from Del Mar and Lemon Grove, and parts of San Diego, Casa de Oro-Mo, La Mesa, and Spring Valley. 

District 40: Denise Moreno Ducheny. (619) 409-7690. Southern SD County fromImperial Beach east towards Chula Vista. Extreme Southern/ Southeast part of SD County and all of Imperial County. 

District 36: Dennis Hollingsworth(619) 596-3136. Most of East County. (District 37 is in Riverside County). 

Click Here for a map if you are not sure. 

You can also register your support online, this is a great link to add to your social networks/email to share with family and friends: 

Finally, more business support is needed so if you happen to know a local business owner that may be interested please let us know by emailing AB1998@surfriderSD.organd we can follow up with all of the necessary info. 

Would you like to help us get postcard signatures in Imperial Beach this weekend? or maybe join us and Environment California for the giant turtle tour next Tuesday afternoon in Encinitas? If so, please email rap@surfriderSD.org for details. 

Click Here for more info and facts on the issue and Assembly Bill 1998. Thanks for your support and remembering your reusable bags
Surfrider volunteers at Rise Above Plastics day

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