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Dana Rohrabacher

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U.S. Representative for California's 48th congressional district

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Petitioning Doug LaMalfa, Jared Huffman, John Garamendi, Tom McClintock, Mike Thompson, Doris Matsui, Ami Bera, Paul Cook, Jerry McNerney, Jeff Denham, Mark DeSaulnier, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Lee, Jackie Speier...

Speak up for California Salmon! No to Senate & House Bills 2533 & 2898

We are asking you to take a moment to help us address a critical issue, Water! The current water bills (link to bill 2533 here and bill 2898 here) introduced by Sen. Feinstein and Rep. Valadao in the Senate and House will be up for consideration in Congress before the end of the year. These bills weaken protections for salmon in order to pump more water from the Delta in Northern California for use primarily for big ag in the San Joaquin Valley. Water is a public resource, and therefore should include all constituents. These bills dramatically weaken or completely eliminate consideration of water for the environment, specifically for wild California salmon, which need cold water released at certain times of the year to spawn, rear and migrate to the ocean. They would also promote new taxpayer subsidized and salmon killing dams.   We understand that ag needs water. So do salmon! Sacrificing the environment, salmon and the multi-billion dollar fishing industry to move more water is a dangerous and biased approach. We need a long-term solution for the drought which reflects the needs of all constituents, human as well as wildlife. We know how do to this. More conservation groundwater clean up and management, water recycling and capturing urban stormwater can provide plenty of additional water for cities and agriculture. And restoring habitat and ensuring adequate flows can help restore salmon and the environment.   We are asking for your help, because to risk the health and future viability of wild salmon runs in California due to poor legislation is inexcusable. Speak up for Salmon! 

Farmers, Fishers & Friends of Salmon
11,765 supporters
Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives, Justin Amash, Dave Brat, Jim Bridenstine, Michael Burgess, Jason Chaffetz, Curt Clawson, Ron DeSantis, Jeff Duncan, Scott Garrett, Chris Gibson, Louie Gohmert, Paul G...

Impeach Judge Gloria M. Navarro

We the People of the United States petition the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Judge Gloria M. Navarro of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada for committing treason and collaborating in the insurrection against the Constitutional authority of the federal government pursuant to Article I Section 8 Clause 15, Article 3 Section 3 and Article 2 Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution, 18 U.S.C. § 2831 and 18 U.S. § Code 2383. Whereas Judge Navarro, at the direction of the FBI, BLM, and other federal agencies, is unlawfully detaining (Amendment VIII of the Bill of Rights & 18 U.S.C. § 3142), and has been for over nine months, prominent activists within the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom political movement for exercising their First Amendment protected rights—protesting against federal government overreach [the fact it had sold 9,000 acres of public land bordering Bundy Ranch and other people who own grazing rights to the division to a Communist Chinese energy firm represented by Rory Reid (Harry Reid's son), EMM, for $4.5 million, $34.1 million less than its value, and began rounding up the Bundy’s cattle and holding them in inhumane conditions … at least 60 purportedly suffering death or missing]—and, in order to suppress C4CF 's education of the People, they have been charged by the FBI for violating 18 U.S.C. § 371 - Conspiracy to Commit an Offense Against the United States; 18 U.S.C. § 372 - Conspiracy to Impede and Injure a Federal Officer; 18 U.S.C. § lll(a)(l) and (b) - Assault on a Federal Officer; 18 U.S.C. § 115(a)(l)(B) - Threatening a Federal Law Enforcement Officer; 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) - Use and Carry of a Firearm in Relation to a Crime of Violence; 18 U.S.C. § 1503 - Obstruction of the Due Administration of Justice; 18 U.S.C. § 1951 - Interference with Interstate Commerce by Extortion; 18 U.S.C. § 1952 - Interstate Travel in Aid of Extortion; 18 U.S.C. § 2 - Aiding and Abetting. Among the political prisoners are Cliven, Ammon, Ryan and Mel Bundy, Peter Santilli (a journalist), Ryan Payne, Blaine Cooper, Eric Parker and Jerry DeLumus—all of whom provide C4CF with necessary influence. Whereas the discovery comprises substantial evidence proving the innocence of the defendants but is being concealed from the public at the order of Judge Navarro (in violation of Amendment VI of the Bill of Rights and Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure). These prisoners have also been subjected to mistreatment by the FBI, U.S. Marshall Service and employees of the correctional facilities. Whereas Judge Navarro is consciously proceeding with falsified charges filed by the FBI against C4CF and refusing to grant motions to dismiss after learning that Sheriff Douglas Gillespie and many other local, state and federal officials ordered the BLM to return the cattle to the Bundy’s and withdraw from the land, and being presented with relevant laws [Article I Section 8 Clause 17 & Article IV Section 3 Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution, Rule 501 of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Nevada Revised Statute 568.225] were presented to her by the defense. Whereas, after being ordered by Sheriff Gillespie to stand down, Special Agent Dan P. Love of the BLM continued to impede on the rights and jurisdiction of the People of Clark County and all People of Nevada unabated; Committing acts of aggression that should be considered attempts to seriously injure or even kill peaceful protesters, including tazing several individuals and using blunt force (some already challenged by physical disabilities)—an apparent result of its militarization. Sheriff Gillespie stated that "anyone who had been in policing would question their tactics." Whereas Judge Navarro is participating in a cover up of the suppression by the FBI (by way of COINTELPRO tactics) of the right to the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, peaceful assembly, and petition the Government for a redress of grievances. One of the main functions of government is to enforce contracts, and in this case not only is the government failing to enforce a contract but it is also the contractor, and have abridged their obligations in addition to preventing the contractee(s) [Cliven Bundy—We the People] from discharging our duties enumerated in Article I Section 8 Clause 15 & 16 of the U.S. Constitution & 10 U.S.C. § 311 and pursuant to Rule 501 of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Whereas Judge Navarro has proven herself unfit to be an impartial Federal Judge; Consistent to the extreme bias expressed by her assistance given to the federal government and its usurpation of power and by covering up the inhumane treatment of political activists who are being unlawfully detained for exercising their rights protected by the First Amendment to enforce the rule of law—to establish justice, insure domestic Tranquility, secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, guarantee a Republican Form of Government, and secure the right to life, liberty and property, as ordained by the Creator in the U.S. Constitution.

Matthew Deatherage
11,551 supporters
Petitioning Donald Trump, Dean Heller, Dina Titus, Dana Rohrabacher, Tom Carper, Jared Huffman, Barbara Lee, Cory Booker

End The Discrimination Appeal Shimon Avta's Inadmissibility REUNITE Shimon with his wife

On 1/8/2018 in less than two hours my husband was put on plane to Israel. Coerced by federal authorities while we were in the GREEN CARD process. Please help reunite our family by signing this petition TO URGE THE US GOVERNMENT TO REUNITE OUR FAMILY!  On Jan 3, 2017 Shimon Avta, an Israeli citizen married an American Citizen, Esther. I am contacting you about the political theatre that my husband and I have recently fallen victim to.  Prior to meeting my husband in 2017, my husband was issued a US Visa for 10 years in 2015. At the Visa interview he was asked what he does for a living ,which he stated he work for Tikun Olam. They asked for a letter from his company which he supplied them at his VISA interview. The embassy had full knowledge of what my husband does for a living prior to him receiving a 10 year US VISA.  My husband was employed by a company called Tikun Olam, 1 of 6 companies in that state of Israel that is licensed for medical cannabis. Tikun Olam is the #1 Medical Cannabis Research Center in the WORLD. Shimon had been employed there from June 2014 to August 2017. His position during this time was agronomist,  Head Breeder and head of research and development. Tikun Olam chief scientist is Professor Zvi Bentwich - a leading AIDS researcher, chairman of Physicians for Human Rights, and one of the first doctors to treat with medical cannabis in Israel. Tikun Olam not only treats AIDS patients in Israel, also including Cancer, PTSD, Crohns, Colitis, Tourette, Parkinson, ALS, MS, Epilepsy, and Alzheimer's patients in the State of Israel. My husband has also been declared an expert witness in Israeli police cases regarding cannabis. My husband has traveled back and forth to the United States for the last year on a B1/B2 Visa for research/reporting on behalf of this company. When my husband and I married Jan 3, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, we started the green card process so we can build a life together. Shimon was issued an advanced parole card and his EAD when the US Government knew exactly what he does for a living.  We had our interview at USCIS on December 15, 2017 with Officer Roman, who asked many marijuana questions to my husband. The officer had a misunderstanding of what my husband has done and was doing as an employee of Tikun Olam from June 2014 to August 2017.  We received a denial letter on December 20, 2017 where Officer Roman wrongly labeled my husband calling him a “controlled substance trafficker” because of his work at Tikun Olam. My husband has never been involved with drug trafficking nor anything that remotely resembles this claim. He has never been involved in illegal activities. We hired Attorney Ed Prudhomme to be present on 1/8/2018 for the summoning at the airport and for the appeal. My husband arrived at the Las Vegas airport on 1/8/2018 at 10 am in the morning where he was instructed that he had a flight at 4:30pm back to Israel. They stated that he either leave the country voluntarily or he be arrested as a controlled substance trafficker. My husband was escorted by two immigration officers to the plane. Upon arrival at the SFO airport my husband reported that he was arrested and put in handcuffs by border control. My husband has been nothing but compliant with the US government. My husband asked the arresting officer why he is being put in handcuffs and he said repeatedly "shut up"...  “it is standard procedure for all Israelis...all Israeli's are rude”. I had not heard from my husband until he landed in Israel because the officers at border control denied him access to make a phone call to me. I even called SFO border control and asked about them and they refused to give any information to me and denied me to talk with my husband.  My husband's 10 year US Visa was revoked and marked inadmissible because we got married. If we would have never gotten married or gone through the green card process legally, he would have never had his 10 year US VISA revoked. The US had no problem issuing him a VISA in 2015 knowing what he does for a living. My husband has been taken away from me and our Jewish community that we are actively apart of on false accusations. My husband is not a drug trafficker, he is an expert in his field of research on medical cannabis in Israel. He is a scientist. Shimon has helped many people with their chronic diseases in the State of Israel and has helped the police in Israel crack down on illegal cannabis testifying as an expert in court cases. Our Jewish faith affirms if this saves a life you can do it. The OU (Orthodox Union) has certified medical marijuana if it saves a life to use it.   The State of Israel states what my husband does is legal, the state of Nevada states that medical cannabis is legal but the federal government deems anyone working in that field a felon, a drug trafficker. This is unfair to have the people be put in the middle of a State and Federal conflict, especially those people such as my husband who did nothing against State or Federal laws. Shimon is a baal teshuva and former IDF Commander who served Israel faithfully. My husband is not only a medical cannabis scientist but had spent several years volunteering with Fair Planet in Ethiopia to help a village flourish by teaching them agriculture, how to grow their own food and crops to sell. He has improved thousands of people's lives because of his contributions in this world.  We are seeking your help that my husband's name would be cleared of these false accusations.  Rabbi Harlig, Rabbi Attal, and Rabbi Shuchat of #Chabad Las Vegas, Nevada stand with my husband and my family as well as many members of the Las Vegas community. We are asking you to STAND with us!   Thank you in advance for your help, The Avta Family

The Avta Family
5,334 supporters
Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives

Impeach Judge Anna J. Brown

We the People of the United States petition the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Judge Anna J. Brown of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon for committing treason and for her participation in the insurrection against the Constitutional authority of the federal government pursuant to Article I Section 8 Clause 15, Article 3 Section 3 and Article 2 Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution, 18 U.S. § Code 2831 and 18 U.S. § Code 2383. Whereas Judge Brown, at the direction of the FBI and other federal agencies, is unlawfully detaining, and has been for over eight months, prominent activists within the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom political movement for exercising their First Amendment protected rights. Among the political prisoners are Ammon and Ryan Bundy, who both provide C4CF with necessary influence. These prisoners have also been subjected to mistreatment by the FBI, U.S. Marshal Service and employees of the correctional facilities. Whereas Judge Brown denied the Motion for mistrial after two of the government's witnesses introduced prejudicial information.  Whereas Judge Brown is consciously proceeding with falsified charges filed by the FBI against C4CF and refusing to grant motions to dismiss after relevant laws (60 stat 1065 & Article I Section 8 Clause 17)  were presented to her by the defense. Whereas Judge Brown is participating in a cover up of the suppression by the FBI (by way of COINTELPRO tactics) of the right to the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, peaceful assembly, and petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Whereas Judge Brown has been/is conspiring with the prosecution and FBI by prohibiting the defense to admit relevant evidence and to sufficiently question the witnesses, and by sustaining objections never raised by the prosecution but rather herself. Whereas Judge Brown has proven herself unfit to be a impartial Federal Judge; Consistent to the extreme bias expressed by her assistance given to the federal government and its usurpation of power and by covering up the inhumane treatment of political activists who are being unlawfully detained.

Matthew Deatherage
3,739 supporters
Petitioning Tom McClintock, Devin Nunes, Kevin McCarthy, Mimi Walters, Dana Rohrabacher, Robert Aderholt, Rick Allen, Justin Amash, Brian Babin, Lou Barletta, Andy Barr, Joe Barton, Dan Benishek, Diane Black, ...

Pass H.R. 2737: Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015

On June 11, 2015, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Sen. Mazie Hirono introduced HR 2737 & S 1555 respectively as the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015.  The pending legislation, “directs the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to make appropriate arrangements for the award of a single Congressional Gold Medal to the Filipino Veterans in recognition of their dedicated service during World War II.”  Other groups have been formally recognized by the United States with the Congressional Gold Medal for World War II service; they include the Tuskegee Airmen, Montford Point Marines, Navajo Code Talkers, Women Air Service Pilots, Japanese American Nisei Soldiers and Puerto Rican Soldiers.  Filipino World War II Veterans are equally deserving of this honor.  In order to pass HR 2737, the bill requires sponsorship from 290 congressional representatives, S 1555 needs 67 senators.  Today, HR 2737 has 312 cosponsors, S 1555 has 71. I would like to ask your assistance in reaching out to your congressional representative to get their support as a sponsor for the pending legislation.  Time is not on our side; the number of remaining Filipino Veterans is fast decreasing.  We need to pass these bills before the 114th Congress come to a close at the end of the year.

Veterans Equity Center
3,440 supporters
Petitioning Dana Rohrabacher, Rick T. Dykema, Justin Ahn

Petition CA-48 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher - host in-person town hall meeting with constituents.

Constituents in CA-48 have been trying to meet with Representative Dana Rohrabacher, to discuss many issues that are important to those living in the district.  Representative Rohrabacher has refused to meet with any constituents, and has refused to schedule an open-in person town hall.  Visitors to the Huntington Beach office have been met with locked doors and police officers.  Phone calls are not being returned, and are often not even answered. Rather than meeting with constituents, Representative Rohrabacher has been calling them thugs and enemies of democracy.  We, the constituents of California's 48th Congressional District, are respectfully petitioning our representative, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher to hold a public Town Hall meeting as soon as possible. The majority of voters in the 48th Congressional District, did not vote for Donald Trump. Those voters do not feel that they are being equitably represented.  We want all voices to be heard,  however this is not happening since it is apparent that Representative Rohrabacher is refusing to meet or listen to his constituents,  Representative Rohrabacher will be voting on many important and relative issues that concern the citizens in the 48th District, including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, climate change, education,  immigration, women's health funding, veterans affairs, immigration, and the building of a border wall . We deserve to ask our Representative questions and want to hear his answers. 

Amy Peller
1,686 supporters
Petitioning Human Rights Campaign, Human Rights Organisation, Amnesty International Australia, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Equality and Human Rights Commission, International Federation for Huma...

Freedom And Independence for Mohajir's, to live without fear of being tortured and killed

I am an English girl born and bred and i didn't know anything about Mohajir's until a few months ago when i crossed the path of a Mohajir, who i have been working with closely ever since. (Mohajir's are those who migrated to Pakistan from India, after the partition of British India in 1947). During my time working with him, i have come to know of the brutal and disturbing suffering the Mohajir Nation is subjected too, on a daily basis. Mohajir's live in Karachi, Pakistan a country controlled by a ruthless Governing system namely The Pakistani Rangers and Paramilitary Forces. I quote "Most countries have an Army but in Pakistan, the Army has a country". Daily the Mohajir's are subjected to kidnap, abuse, rape, torture and murder. They have no human rights, no freedom of speech and constantly live their lives in fear of being taken, tortured and then killed. I have seen with my own eyes proof that the Pakistan Army and the Paramilitary Rangers are committing these atrocities and sinful acts of crime. The most recent case, which actually inspired me to create this petition is about a man named Doctor Zafar Hasan aged 73, he was a very kind and caring man with the greatest intellect, graduating from both Reading University, UK and Harvard University, USA. He was a Philosopher who always followed his heart and stayed true to his beliefs. He became a member of the MQM (Muttahida Quami Movement) in 2016 at which time he accepted the role of Deputy Convener in Pakistan , a political party founded by Mr Altaf Hussain in 1978 at Karachi University, MQM believes in Equality, Independence and Freedom for all. MQM is the voice for all oppressed Mohajir's. Doctor Zafar Hasan disappeared on 13th January 2018 when he left work to go home, his tortured body was found in the back of his car the following morning, miles away from his home. He had previously been arrested in 2016 unlawfully, he was held in detention for many months, with no access to a telephone call or visitation rights not even with a lawyer. This unfortunately this isn't the first case, there have been thousands of cases like Doctor Hasan's and it's still happening to this day. Fathers and Sons kidnapped, tortured and killed, Mothers and Daughters kidnapped, raped, tortured and killed, even as young children they are subjected to this abuse. they have no human rights, no way of defending themselves or their families against a powerful and brutal Army, who are also harboring terrorists(ISIS), and they are funded by our very own governments. The UK and America provide Pakistan with millions of pounds of the tax payers money every year, they also provide them with weapons. Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, UK Prime minister and the President of America, you all need to come together and ACT on this now. The funding to Pakistan must be cut. Stop providing these criminals with weapons. Stop allowing Pakistan to lie whilst they harbor Terrorists. Help Mohajir's gain Human Rights, Independence and Freedom. End the Extra-Judaical Killings. Mohajir's should be allowed to live a life without fear, they should have freedom of expression, they should be allowed to believe in whatever they choose. They should not be kidnapped, beaten, abused, raped, tortured or killed. In a world as it is today it is truly disgusting to see such oppression and disturbing behavior. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO STOP THIS!!! SO WHY ARE YOU CONTINUING TO ALLOW IT TO HAPPEN? IT IS TIME TO TAKE ACTION... Dear Reader, you to like myself may not be a Mohajir nor may you be affected by the torture and suffering they are subjected to, but your signatures count and you can make a difference to their quality of life. Please HELP me to make a change... Thank You Jessica Another incident today 22/01/2018, please click the link below

jessica w
1,244 supporters
Petitioning Jerry Brown

Use 90% vacant residential units @ state hospital for Permanant Supportive Housing

This is a petition to ask Governor Jerry Brown, along with applicable State, County, and City Representatives to keep the Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa from closing, and to convert the existing, unused 90% of buildings and facilities into transitional/permanent supportive housing and resources for homeless individuals and families, and possibly low cost housing for seniors. Fairview Developmental Center is a 114 ACRE State-Owned residential facility in Costa Mesa, CA that is currently operated by the Department of Developmental Services and serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. F.D.C. opened in 1959 and originally had 752 acres. In 1979, much of the original land was transferred to the city of Costa Mesa. F.D.C. is now surrounded on 3 sides by a golf course. The F.D.C. initially had a 2,622 bed capacity, and was designed to serve 4,125 residents. Now it houses only 270 patients. [If you look at a recent (google earth) aerial image of the site you can see how large it is, but how empty it is by the vacant parking lots.] The center is scheduled to close by 2021, prompted by 2 state bills {SB 639, by Senator Jeff Stone (R-Marietta) and AB 1405, by Assemblywoman Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield)}. The F.D.C. residents will be transferred to smaller regional centers. The closing is seemingly due to the high cost to the state and taxpayers, given the few people it currently serves. A recent L.A. Times article said that the facility employs 984 (1,500 per May 16, 2015 L.A. Times article) people to serve the 244 current residents. That is at least 4 employees, and a cost of $500,000 for every resident. My proposal is to use the existing staff more efficiently by cutting non-essential staff, and having the remaining high quality staff serve a larger population by also providing much needed services for the homeless. The residential units are existing, and many buildings on the site are currently being used, so it would appear that the only cost to use them would be minor repairs and utilities (and maybe some building code upgrades). If the new residents receive any money from unemployment or government assistance programs, maybe they could contribute a small amount to cover the utilities, or they could possibly do maintenance/day work in exchange for housing vouchers. Plus, the F.D.C. has its own on-site power plant (presumably not subject to typical price markups) which should be very inexpensive. In any case, using Existing Vacant housing should be much cheaper than finding new land and constructing new buildings to house the homeless, which would probably require raising taxes (see recent L.A. Times articles regarding the homeless situation in Los Angeles). Other existing on-site facilities include: a Poice Department and vehicles - to maintain security within/around the center, a Nursing Center & Medical Facilities -which could be used to treat some medical needs of the residents (instead of hospital emergency rooms), Classrooms - which could be used for vocational training, a Donation Center -to raise money for facility costs, School Busses -which could be used as shuttles to take residents to work projects or pick up donations, various Workshops (printing, sewing center) - to provide jobs for some residents, a very large Commercial Kitchen - to provide nutritious on-site meals, Recreational Facilities (swimming pool, soccer fields, gymnasium, etc.), which could be used by the community and charge fees to support the center. If no action is taken to stop the closure, a Perfect Opportunity is lost. The existing low cost residential buildings & facilities will most likely be demolished and the residents relocated. While there are currently several conflicting/misleading accounts of what exactly will happen to the site, 2 current city council members told me that most (80% or so) of the available land will be sold to build golf course homes (and maybe corporate offices and a high rise hotel)– so as to provide 'necessary funds to build new residential housing for the residents’ (which most likely will have been relocated by then). The existing site is not the problem, the problem is some alleged mismanagement (see Orange County Register May 15, 2015 article) and underutilization of facilities. I don’t know about you, but I think the LAST thing orange County needs is new golf course homes (there isn’t enough affordable housing as it is for the Vast Majority of citizens) and the FIRST (and long overdue) thing it needs is a safe place for the homeless to sleep and for them to get a real chance for a better life, which this existing facility (in conjunction with the existing local non-profit support services) could easily provide. Every human being is important, and helping the less fortunate should be a higher priority than catering to the most fortunate. Please see our website for more info, and link to our partners’ websites.  "I've always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that, then I remembered I am somebody."  Tomlin      

Margaret Sharpe
586 supporters
Petitioning Ron Stephens, Rick Scott, Irving Slosberg, Emily Slosberg, Donald Trump, Department of Education, Bill Nelson, Marco Rubio, Charles Crist, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Matt Gaetz, Frederica Wilson, Ro...

School Safety for Kids and Staff

Enough is  #ENOUGH Our Children and Staff need to be Safe in Schools to get an Education not fear for their lives!!! We no longer feel safe anywhere in our communities. Anyone can enter a school at any moment without being checked since there’s no metal detectors, no bag or locker searches. We, as parents are asking you to make Schools as safe as possible for our kids and future generations BAN ASSAULT RIFLES NOW #ENOUGH Thank You      

Violetta Guimaraes
559 supporters
Petitioning Dante Acosta, Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Travis Allen, Joaquin Arambula, Catharine Baker, Marc Berman, Frank Bigelow, Rob Bonta, Richard Bloom, William Brough, Autumn Burke, Ian Calderon, Wendy Carrillo...

Support the Seismic Resilience Initiative - Before the "Big One" strikes

Home to almost 40 million people, California’s $2.4 trillion GDP is the world’s sixth largest. It is also famous for its earthquakes, with the ever-present risk of experiencing economic and social devastation. Guarding against this threat begins with identifying and retrofitting our vulnerable structures. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Southern California would result in more than 1,800 deaths, 50,000 injuries and $200 billion in damage, with long-lasting social and economic impacts. The odds are stacked against us: in the next 30 years there is a 99% and almost a 50% chance of a major earthquake of magnitude 6.7+ and 7.5+, respectively. Safety is of course the primary concern. However, there are real financial considerations affecting building owners. The displacement of potentially tens of thousands of residents can have a devastating impact on a society, its already stretched housing market and its economic stability. The potential impacts on businesses, both large and small, are particularly troublesome when considering that many of these enterprises occupy the very buildings that are at risk of failure during an earthquake. The urgency to address these concerns has prompted a new movement called the Seismic Resilience Initiative. This working group, includes the United States Resiliency Council, BizFed, local California building department leaders, the Structural Engineers Association of California and others. Our mission is to promote statewide policy that will identify buildings that are known to present a heightened seismic risk of death, injury and damage based on their age, structural system, size and location. Important legislation introduced Feb. 15, 2018 by California Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, a longtime advocate for earthquake preparedness, aims to help cities identify, assess and catalog buildings that could be at significant risk during a major quake, and to establish funding sources to help cover the costs to cities impacted by the law. AB 2681 will provide a “snapshot” of California’s vulnerabilities and the potential impacts we face as a state; and it will spotlight communities where there is an urgency to address the matter, giving them the information to make long term strategic planning decisions. If you want your legislators to support AB 2681, please sign this petition. Identifying the problem is the first step to being prepared! The following white paper discusses the case for earthquake resilience and how it impacts our communities:“The Case for Earthquake Resilience: Why Safer Structures Protect and Promote Social and Economic Vitality”   Download to learn more.  Thank you! You can contact the Seismic Resilience Initiative at

Seismic Resilience Initiative
533 supporters