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Closing in on Cruelty-Free Cosmetics

Closing in on Cruelty-Free Cosmetics!

The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act (SB 1249) is facing a hearing in the state Appropriations Committee on August 8 and you can make a difference!

This bill would prohibit the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals, and/or that contain ingredients that have been tested on animals. If it can get through the Appropriations Committee, it will proceed to the Assembly floor for a vote. This could be a landmark piece of legislation in the U.S.

Below is a list of the Appropriations Committee members and their contact information. If your Assembly Member is on this Committee, please urge him/her to approve the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act (SB 1249) as written. Tell him/her that testing makeup on animals is unnecessary and cruel, and modern methods of testing will be better for consumers.

If your Assembly Member is not listed below, you can still contact him/her to urge support for the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act (SB 1249). It could come up for a vote in the full Assembly very soon.

To find your state legislator, click here, enter your zip code, and click “Get Local!” Scroll down the new page to find your Assembly Member.

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Appropriations Committee Members, California

Name District Location Phone Number
Lorena S. Gonzalez Fletcher (Chair) 80 San Diego (916)-319-2080
Frank Bigelow (Vice Chair) 5 Madera, Placerville, Sutter Creek (916)-319-2005
Richard Bloom 50 Santa Monica (916)-319-2050
Rob Bonta 18 Oakland (916)-319-2018
Wendy Carrillo 51 Los Angeles (916)-319-2051
William P. Brough 73 San Juan Capistrano (916)-319-2073
Ed Chau 49 San Gabriel Valley (916)-319-2049
Ian C. Calderon 57 City of Industry (916)-319-2057
Susan Talamantes Eggman 13 San Francisco (916)-319-2013
Vince Fong 34 Central Valley (916)-319-2034
Laura Friedman 43 Los Angeles (916)-319-2043
James Gallagher 3 Clearlake Area, Sacramento Area, Vallejo Area, Yuba City Area (916)-319-2003
Eduardo Garcia 56 El Centro Area, Riverside Area (916)-319-2056
Adrin Nazarian 46 Los Angeles (916)-319-2046
Bill Quirk 20 Hayward (916)-319-2020
Eloise Gomez Reyes 47 Inland empire (916)-319-2047
Jay Obernolte 33 Los Angeles (916)-319-2033