ACTION ALERT- SB 810 (Leno) Single Payer Universal Health Care

Your help is needed on SB 810.

While the battle for health care reform continues at the Federal level, Californian’s have the opportunity to secure true Health Care Reform here at home. California’s health care bill SB 810 (Leno) (formerly SB 840) will provide health care to all Californians.

California’s landmark single payer bill, SB 810, authored  by Senator Mark Leno, is now scheduled to be heard in the Senate Appropriations committee on January 17th in Sacramento. The bill must pass this committee and pass a Senate floor vote before the end of January in order to then be considered in the Assembly. You’re help is urgently needed to CALL, EMAIL, and/ or FAX your State Senator and urge him/her to vote for SB 810.

SB 810 is a CSEA sponsored bill that would create a single payer universal health care system in California.


Call and send a fax (if you can) to your State Senator’s Sacramento office, urging his/her  support of SB 810. If you do not know who your Senator is, find your district here. click to find out

When you call, you should personalize your message. Try this:

“Hello, My name is:__________I am a member of California School Employees Association and I am counting on your vote in favor of SB 810 (Leno). This is a very important vote for all Californians and we will be tracking the votes very closely on this issue. Thank you.”

Otherwise, you can use the following points:

  • I am calling to urge the Senator to support SB 810 when it comes to be heard in the Senate Appropriations committee on January 17th
  • I am a classified school employee. With the state budget cuts and furloughs we are experiencing, many of us are paying a larger percentage of our take home pay in health care costs. Some of us work just for the health care and sign over our paychecks at the end of the month to cover our families.
  • SB 810 will finally control health care costs and make it more affordable for everyone. Also, everyone is covered under this bill and nobody is left out.

It is also very important that we keep this bill alive by contacting California State Senator Lou Correa and letting him know this is a very important issue to Classified employees.

Please take a minute to help secure health care for all by sending an email or making a call to Senator Correa.

Lou Correa (Santa Ana) – Phone: 916-651-4034/714-558-4400,

It is especially important to call and write your Senator if he or she is a member of the Senate Appropriations committee:

District 6   Darrell Steinberg (916) 651-4006 Fax: (916) 323-2263
District 13   Elaine Alquist (916) 651-4013 Fax: (916) 324-0283
District 17   Sharon Runner (916) 651-4017  Fax: (916) 445-4662
District 23   Fran Pavley (916) 651-4023  Fax: (916) 324-4823
District 26   Curren Price (916) 651-4026  Fax: (916) 445-8899
District 28   Ted Lieu (916) 651-4028  Fax: (916) 323-6056
District 33   Mimi Walters (916) 651-4033  Fax: (916) 445-9754
District 37   Bill Emmerson (916) 651-4037  Fax: (916) 327-2187
District 39   Christine Kehoe (916) 651-4039  Fax: (916) 327-2188

Please tell your friends and family about the campaign and ask them to join you in this important call for a yes vote. These calls , emails and faxes are very important in securing a better future for us all.

Thank you.