Thank you all SO much for your phone calls, e-mails, letters and support in stopping AB 74.
Your voices have been heard and just today we met with Assemblywoman Fiona Ma and her staff to discuss the bill and the issues.
Ma has agreed to put the bill on hold so that we can create a Task Force with the stakeholders and the community to develop “Best Practices” for Raves and other EDM Events. Ma and her team are ready to work with the community and ensure a transparent and inclusive process.
This is great news for our community and we no longer need to hold a protest to get their attention. We have been recognized by our elected representatives and we are going to actively work with them to make sure our community is represented and our voices are heard!
In January we will begin having open Save The Rave meetings for folks who would like to come down and give their input and join in the cause. There is still a lot of work ahead in order to ensure that the process will reflect the needs of our community. AB74 being put on hold is just the beginning of a process that we need to stay involved in!
The “Save the Rave” organizers have decided that there is not a need at this moment to protest Assemblywoman Ma’s NYE party. For those of you who may still plan to protest her event we urge you to re-consider as she is taking active steps to listen to the community. If you do decide to go we ask that you please remember to be peaceful and respectful. That is the best way to show that we need to be taken seriously.
Please continue to stay in touch as this is just the beginning!
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