Make Calls to Prevent the Uberization of Food!

TO CALL: We recommend at least sending a short letter and then following up with a call or two but you can just make phone calls if you are short on time. Not sure who to call? You can call any and all of these offices, but if you'd like to call just one or two, call the Chair and the one that represents your area, or if your area is not represented here, then call the Assemblymember closest to you. These are the Assembly Health Committee members only, not all Assemblymembers, so your representative may or may not be on this list.

When you call an office you can ask to speak to the person who staffs the Assemblymember on the Health Committee. If that person is not available when you call, just speak to the person who answered the phone.

Assemblymember Jim Wood (Chair) (916) 319-2002
District includes Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity, Mendocino Counties, and part of Sonoma County.

Assemblymember Brian Maienschein (Vice Chair) (916) 319-2077
District includes northern parts of San Diego County.

Assemblymember Rob Bonta (916) 319-2018
District includes Alameda, San Leandro, and most of Oakland.

Assemblymember Autumn R. Burke (916) 319-2062
District includes Hawthorne and Inglewood.

Assemblymember James Gallagher  (916) 319-2003
Districts includes Chino and Yuba City.

Assemblymember Monique Limón (916) 319-2037
District includes Santa Barbara County and Ventura.

Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (916) 319-2007
District includes Sacramento.

Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (916) 319-2046
District includes Van Nuys, Universal City, Hollywood Hills, Lake Balboa, North Hills, Panorama City, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, and Valley Village.

Assemblymember Jim Patterson (916) 319-2023
District includes Fresno.

Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (916) 319-2065
District includes Buena Park and Fullerton.

Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (916) 319-2054
District includes the Westside of Los Angeles and Culver City.

Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (916) 319-2052
District includes Chino, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona and portions of Fontana.

Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (916) 319-2053
District includes Los Angeles.

Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (916) 319-2015
District includes north Oakland, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Albany, Richmond, San Pablo, Pinole, and Hercules.

Assemblymember Marie Waldron (916) 319-2075
District includes Escondido, Temecula, and San Marcos.

Phone Script:

My name is ------ -------, and I'm from ------. I am calling to urge the Assembly Committee on Health to amend AB 626 so that it ensures community ownership of web platforms that facilitate the sale of homemade foods. California should further legalize sales of homemade food, but we need to ensure that control and profits in this industry remain in the hands of cooks, eaters, and local organizations - not absentee shareholders and tech company executives. At this critical time in the development of the homemade food industry, we hope that the California legislature will take bold action to prevent the 'Uberization' of the homemade food economy. I ask that the health committee amend AB 626 to include a community ownership provision that would limit web platforms involved in selling homemade food to cook-owned cooperatives and nonprofit organizations.

Thank you!


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