A similar bill was vetoed last year by Governor Schwarzenegger after it passed in the State Assembly and State Senate. According to Equality California, a group that is backing the bill, The Governor’s Secretary of Education recently sent a letter opposing the bill stating that the Governor's previous veto sends a message that "Harvey Milk's contributions should continue to be recognized at the local level by those who were most impacted by his contributions. Since this bill is nearly identical, the veto message remains applicable."
To express support for Bill SB 572 - Harvey Milk Day:
- Sign the online petition at the Equality California website.
- Call the Governor's San Diego Office at 619-525-4641.
- Call the automated line and choose the Harvey Milk Day bill. 916-445-2841
Sen. Leno on creating Harvey Milk Day