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Petition to Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher

Stop the 4 a.m. Bar Bill in California!

Senator Wiener (D- San Francisco) introduced SB 384 for special interest groups seeking to extend drinking hours in California from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. The California Assembly Appropriations Committee will soon vote on the dangerous 4 a.m. bar bill (SB 384). The Chair of that committee - Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher - needs to hear from you that: State and local governments are already over-burdened by $14.5 billion in annual alcohol-related harm costs 40 years of peer-reviewed evidence shows that increasing alcohol sales by two or more hours will increase vehicle crash injuries, emergency room admissions, and alcohol-related assault and injury The California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC), with just one agent per 1,000 licenses, has no capacity to regulate late night bars SB 384 will only profit late night entertainment business owners and the alcohol industry while endangering many lives and deteriorating the quality of life Between now and September 1, 2017, please pick up your phone and call the offices of Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher in Sacramento at (916) 319-2080. Tell the Assembly Member's staff that you are joining with the California Alcohol Policy Alliance, MADD, and many other organizations representing thousands of individuals across the state in respectfully asking her to STOP SB 384 when it comes before the Appropriations Committee. California cannot afford the physical, emotional, or financial costs for more alcohol-related violence, emergency room admissions, injuries, alcohol-impaired driving, and motor vehicle crashes.

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