June 4, 2020
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: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov. 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
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, Christian.Griffith@asm.ca.gov
Irene Ho, Chief of Staff, Irene.Ho@asm.ca.gov
2. Assemblymember Jim Cooper
Chair, Assembly Sub 4 State Administration
Phone: (916) 319 2009
Farra Bracht, Consultant, Farra.Bracht@asm.ca.gov
Lisa Ramer, Chief of Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, Joe.Stephenshaw@sen.ca.gov
Tiffani Alvidrez, Chief of Staff, Tiffani.Alvidrez@sen.ca.gov
2. Senator Anna Caballero
Chair, Senate Sub 4 on State Administration and General Government
Phone: 916 651 4012
Anita Lee, Consultant, Anita.Lee@sen.ca.gov
Aracely Campa, Chief of Staff, Aracely.Campa@sen.ca.gov
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