Learning To Write Lawmakers, on Day 25/67?

      My thoughts on  Day 25 of my 67 night-school class set of lesson plans for GED/HiSet learners, where the lesson 25 discussion is on transportation and Rubik’s Cube powers,  are on how to build knowledge around reshaping our laws.
    I think that writing our lawmakers is an important start.  Laws may have changed since 2015 or so, when I initially wrote this, but it should still be a reasonable form letter, no?  This is an important part of Project Do Better.

I thought I had gotten this posted years ago, but cannot find it:

“The Honorable Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher
California House of Representatives
1350 Front Street
Suite 6022
San Diego, CA 92101
Tel: 619-338-8090
Fax: 619-338-8099

your name
address,
city, state zip
email
your phone

Dear Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher,

I would like to request a bill which would benefit California residents. The state of Maryland has recently passed a law prohibiting lawsuits on any debts which have passed the Statute of Limitation (https://www.dllr.state.md.us/finance/advisories/advisory-debtcol.pdf ). While California requires notification if a debt is expired, many debtors are not able to use that information. And while debt buyers are prohibited from suing on expired debts in California, original creditors are not. Many creditors, like exploitative landlords and lenders, never sell their debts, waiting years to sue, until details of the situation are less clear. Most lawsuits are won by default, even on invalid debts. The key injustice is that proportionately more poor debtors are sued than well-off debtors (due to the fact that the Statute of Limitation must be explicitly raised as a defense by the debtor in CA). This growing numbers of illegitimate judgments against those who do not have either the time or the ability (due to illness, etc) to defend themselves. Debt, credit reporting and court action can have a direct bearing on citizens’ abilities to access employment and housing. Disallowing suits on all expired debts could correct this injustice.

Respectfully,

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    Sorry, I am still tired.
Shira

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10 thoughts on “Learning To Write Lawmakers, on Day 25/67?

    1. I can still recall the first letter I wrote, in the 1990s, to my local city council rep. asking for more protected cycling paths. I got a nice but noncommittal letter back, and then remembered all of the cars.

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