Support SB702 Today!

Dear HOPE Supporters, Alumni & Community Partners,

HOPE proudly shares that our bill, SB702 (Limón), has flown through the legislature with bipartisan support and will head to the Governor's desk soon! It's been a long, three-year fight, and with your help, we hope it gets signed! 

SB 702 will ensure an annual report with disaggregated data on the Governor's appointments is shared annually. HOPE is running this bill because we believe our democracy is better served when everyone has a seat at the table. 

Can you please take a minute to send an email to Governor Newsom? This step will make a HUGE IMPACT. 

Step One: Fill out the form with your mailing address. 

Step Two: Hit "EXPAND EMAIL" to customize the message and add your reason for supporting SB702. (Add where you are from or something about yourself to personalize the letter.) 

Step Three: Submit! - Remember: Your Voice Needs to be heard! 

What the bill does:

  • Require the office of the Governor to maintain a list of every state board and commission that includes, for each state board or commission, the membership list, stated purpose, duties, meeting frequency, internet website, and vacancies in the membership.
  • Require the office of the Governor to create and publish on its Internet website a report containing voluntary demographic information.

Why it is important: 

  • With a population of roughly 40 million people, California is the most populous state in the United States, with no race or ethnic group constituting most of California's population. According to the Public Institute Policy of California, 39% of state residents are Latino, 36% are white, 15% are Asian or Pacific Islander, 6% are African American, fewer than 1% are Native American or Alaska Natives, and 3% are multiracial or other. Regarding gender, California has more women, 50.2%, compared to men, 49.2%. Representation is a long way off for BIPOC Californians and regionally. 

Where's the bill in the process: 

  • The bill is at the Governor's desk, and he has until October 14th to sign or veto the bill. 

Bonus Points: Make a quick phone call to Governor Newsom's office and ask him to sign SB 702.  

Steps: 1. Call - (916) 445-2841, 2. Say: 

Hi, my name is  _____________, and I live in ____________. 

I am calling to ask the Governor to Support SB 702. 

Thank you! 

3. Done! 

Thank you for your advocacy and outreach for HOPE and your communities!

Any Questions? Reach out to Carol Gonzalez, our Policy Consultant: or at (951) 437-4594