See https://vimeo.com/339634097 for Bishop Cantú’s Statement on CA Confession Bill.
If you wish to help defeat this proposed legislation, see below.
While the Diocese of San Jose will always continue to uphold the highest standards of safety and protection for our children, Senate Bill 360 is a clear affront against the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Seal of Confession. We urge all Catholics to call our local Assembly members, (See list attached), to urge them to vote NO on this assault against the freedom of religion.
What to do? Encourage your community to call TODAY!
“My name is _______ from zip code (#####) and I urge Assembly Member _______ to vote NO on SB 360 because it is an assault against the freedom of religion.”
“I am a Catholic community member from zip code (#####) and I urge Assembly Member _________ to vote NO against SB 360, because it attacks the freedom of religion.”
California Legislators Serving the Diocese of San Jose
Below is a list of California Representatives
NOTE: In some areas like Almaden Valley, a zip code isn’t enough to find your representatives.
24th Assembly District including southern San Mateo County and the cities of Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills, Los Altos, Mountain View and Sunnyvale in northern Santa Clara County.
Assembly Member Marc Berman
Sacramento, CA 94249-0024
5050 El Camino Real, Suite 117
13th Senate District including all of Santa Mateo County except Daly City and part of South San Francisco and the cities of Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills, Los Altos, Mountain View and Sunnyvale in northern Santa Clara County.
1528 South El Camino Real, Suite 303
28th Assembly District: including includes Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and the areas of West San Jose, Willow Glen, Cambrian, and parts of Almaden Valley in San Jose.
State Assemblymember Evan Low
P.O. Box 942849, Room 2175
Sacramento, CA 94249-0028
27th Assembly District: Including downtown San Jose, East San Jose, Evergreen and parts of South San Jose including Silver Creek.
State Assemblymember Ash Kalra
Sacramento, CA 94249-0027
30th Assembly District: Including the cities of Morgan Hill and Gilroy and the counties of San Benito and Monterey.
Assemblymember Robert Rivas
Sacramento, CA 94249-0030
25th Assembly District: Including the Santa Clara County communities of Milpitas, North San José and parts of the city of Santa Clara and the Alameda County communities of Fremont and Newark.
Assemblymember Kansen Chu
State Capitol – Room 2160
Sacramento, CA 94249-0025
1313 N. Milpitas Blvd Suite #255
29th Assembly District including portions of Santa Clara County – including parts of Almaden Valley and parts of South San Jose and Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties.
Assemblymember Mark Stone
Santa Clara County residents may contact district staff by calling (408) 782-0647.
15th Senate District: the cities of Cupertino, Los Gatos, Campbell, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, and the San Jose communities of Willow Glen, Almaden, Evergreen, East San Jose, and Downtown San Jose.
2105 S. Bascom Avenue Suite 154
10th Senate District: from southern Alameda County into Santa Clara County including the cities of Milpitas, Santa Clara, San Jose.
State Senator Bob Wieckowski
39510 Paseo Padre Parkway, Suite 280
17th Senate District: Including the cities of Gilroy, Morgan Hill as well as contains Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo Counties in their entirety, as well as portions of Monterey County.
State Senator Bill Monning
99 Pacific Street, Suite 575-F
San Luis Obispo District Office
1026 Palm Street, Suite 201
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Santa Cruz District Office