California: Call for Executive & Legislative Support

June 4, 2020

California: Call for Executive & Legislative Support

As nonprofits face unprecedented financial challenges due to COVID-19, your action is needed in requesting the State of California to waive the remaining 50% reimbursable unemployment charges after the 50% provided in the CARES Act. Contact Governor Newsom’s Office and legislators via phone and email asking the following:


We are requesting a waiver from the State of California’s requirement that reimbursing employers reimburse the State for unemployment charges when those charges are for COVID-19 related unemployment claims.


FIRST please contact your Assemblymember and Senator which can be found at the following site: Once you identify your legislators, call the Capitol Office and email asking for their support. It is crucial to let them know that many nonprofits will go bankrupt if the State of California does not grant this waiver.


SECOND, email Governor’s Newsom’ staff:

1. Sharon Hilliard


California Employment Development Department

2. Stuart Thompson

Legislative Deputy

3. Julie Su


California Labor and Workforce Development Agency

THIRD call and email the following key Assemblymembers and their staff that are members of the budget committees:

1. Assemblymember Phil Ting

Chair, Assembly Budget Committee

Phone: (916) 319-2099

Christian Griffith, Chief Consultant,

Irene Ho, Chief of Staff,

2. Assemblymember Jim Cooper

Chair, Assembly Sub 4 State Administration

Phone: (916) 319 2009

Farra Bracht, Consultant,

Lisa Ramer, Chief of Staff,

FOURTH call and email the following key Senators and their staff that are members of the budget committees:

1. Senator Holly Mitchell

Chair, Senate Budget Committee

Phone: (916) 651-4103

Joe Stephenshaw, Staff Director,

Tiffani Alvidrez, Chief of Staff,

2. Senator Anna Caballero

Chair, Senate Sub 4 on State Administration and General Government

Phone: 916 651 4012

Anita Lee, Consultant,

Aracely Campa, Chief of Staff,

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