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The California Senior Legislature

 

The California Senior Legislature (CSL) is comprised of dedicated community volunteers representing all 58 counties in the state. Their primary mission is to gather ideas for model legislation for consideration at the State and Federal levels. CSL members craft these ideas into formal proposals, prioritize and present them to the Legislature or Congress, and advocate for laws that improve the quality of life for aging Californians.
CSL has a 35-year history of advocating for seniors’ rights. To date, more than 200 proposals have been signed into law improving the lives of California seniors. For example: as of January 1st, 2016, Silver Alerts will now be broadcast on California highway signs to alert the public that a senior citizen has gone missing.

By state law, our organization is 100% funded by donations gathered from state tax returns – if we don’t raise $250,000 by April 18th, we will cease to exist. That’s right – if we don’t hit our mark, by state law we will be dropped from the rolls of senior advocacy organizations.

Help us by doing the following things:

1. Tell your tax preparer that you want to donate to the California Senior Legislature Fund
(Code 427) on 2015 State Income Tax Return. We’re asking for $10-$15 donations
per person – will you help?

2. Find out more at www.4csl.org

Individual Support letter

Writing a representative a letter (especially if it is hand-written) is an effective way to influence how your tax dollars are spent. Feel free to use this sample format: February XX, 2016 The Honorable Bill Dodd California State Assembly State Capitol, Room 2137 Sacramento, CA 95814 Subject: Raising the Personal Needs Allowance for MediCal Nursing …

Sample group support letter

If your group would like to support this important legislation, please feel free to use this sample letter format: February XX, 2016 The Honorable Bill Dodd California State Assembly State Capitol, Room 2137 Sacramento, CA 95814 Subject: Raising the Personal Needs Allowance for MediCal Nursing Home Residents Dear Assemblymember Dodd, On behalf of (ORGANIZATION), we …