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More than 60 advocacy groups ask lawmakers to improve ‘grossly insufficient’ participation pathways during virtual session

A group of more than 60 advocacy organizations spanning the political spectrum are asking legislative leaders to improve “grossly insufficient” avenues of public participation in the still mostly-virtual legislative session.

The letter, which was sent on Monday and addressed to Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro and Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson, calls on lawmakers to allow at least 30 minutes for public comment during bill hearings, abandon an advance registration system to participate in a hearing and institute a “fair, standardized and uniform system” for public participation in all future virtual legislative meetings.

The letter is signed by a wide variety of large and small advocacy groups, including:...the Culinary Union...

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