People’s convoy celebrates the passage of a bill they oppose
A fundamental misunderstanding of the meaning of a vote in the California legislature led the People’s Convoy to celebrate the progress of a bill it believes will legitimize Tuesday night.
The People’s convoy is in sunny Sacramento for at least three days blocking traffic, blowing horns and shouting about COVID-19 restrictions, according to Sacramento Bee. But protesters turned their attention to California’s legislature on Tuesday night, as the congressional Health Committee voted to pass a bill that has been deemed legal by right-wing experts. contagion behavior. When the bill was passed with 11 comments and 3 objections, the Curious People’s Convoy began to celebrate. YouTube channel Behind the mirror cut together several different Tuesday night protester streams:
When Member of Congress Jim Wood said after the vote “…that’s 11 to 3 – that bill also passed”, Wood meant that the bill was now out of committee and being approved by the California Senate. vote, but some of the People’s Convoy Protesters in the hall didn’t get it.
“Never recommend that kind of legislature again!” one streamer yelled in the hall before walking out of the legislative building and walking a few blocks and into the wall where the truck horns were blaring and people were celebrating. He then credited the Convoy with the “reversal” of the vote, stating that earlier that day the vote had 5 in favor and 3 against.
“I guess they will have to show up to vote,” said one man.
“That’s right because all these trucks are parked in the middle of their fucking capital!” the streamer shouted.
And then, after some of the more curious and uncertain protesters really checked with Sergeant-At-Arms, the celebrations fell apart. In case you can’t play the video at the moment, here are some of my favorite reactions:
AB223, also known as Wicks. Reproductive Health, is an amendment to California’s existing Reproductive Privacy Act that allows women to sue prosecutors accusing them of pregnancy or postpartum death up to seven days. California law has protected pregnant women who miscarry or lose their babies days after giving birth from prosecution, but it also protects prosecutors who can bring painful and life-changing criminal charges. live up to ABC10:
According to Diaz-Tello, If/When/How attorneys, California could become the second state, after Illinois, to allow pregnant people to sue prosecutors over false allegations related to abortions. .
The bill – which passed the Congressional Health Committee on Tuesday – would also make it clear that people cannot be held liable for civil or criminal penalties “based on their actions or omissions” regarding “perinatal death due to a miscarriage.” Perinatal is not defined in the bill, but it typically includes up to seven days after birth, according to a legislative analysis of the proposal.
Just to be clear, it’s still illegal to kill an infant in California. This bill does not prevent police from investigating such deaths. It is a bill that only allows women to prosecute prosecutors who charge them in cases of miscarriage or sudden infant death. In a way, the chiefs on the right interpret this as Californians have 7 days to kill their children and get away, so the convoy has gone all the way. The bill wiped out the Congressional Health Committee by a vote of 11 in favor and 3 against – and again, that means 11 voted yes and 3 voted no – and will be introduced. Senate next week.
Probably a good idea for the People’s Convoy to operate since then, because Sacramento Bee points out, there’s not much left to protest, even in California:
Many of California’s virus-related health orders from before the pandemic have been lifted in recent weeks.
The temporary mask-wearing mandate was reinstated in mid-December, due to the highly contagious omicron variant, ended in mid-February for fully vaccinated individuals and lifted on March 1 for to unvaccinated people. The statewide mask order for K-12 students, teachers, and staff ended March 12.
Last week, the California Department of Public Health announced that mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for K-12 students would not go into effect until at least the summer of 2023, as the state awaits Fully approved by Food and Drug Administration. Newsom and the medical office had previously predicted that approval would come in time to begin the mission this summer.
The state on April 1 also dropped the requirement for businesses and venues to verify proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to attend large indoor events. The state of emergency enacted by Governor Gavin Newsom in March 2020 remains in place, although Newsom in February announced the cancellation of a large number of its COVID-related executive actions. Some of them ended immediately, some ended on March 31, and others expired on June 30.
Then again, the Convoy never had a clear goal. They drive around DC a bit, overturnedlost, pee by yourself, defeat and threaten some peoplescreaming lies about COVID-19, but never actually meeting with elected officials or actually affecting the day-to-day lives of the vast majority of people in Washingtoni, other than being briefly bothered slice.
Looks like they’re applying the same funny tricks. On Monday, Convoy protesters overran their event and crashed into a nearby event intended to provide resources for crime survivors, the Bee reported. After Wednesday’s 200-person rally, no other protest permits were issued to the People’s Convoy. Hopefully they’ll move on, though can hear some in the streams talking about being there for the Senate vote on AB223 next week, so it’s anyone’s guess. .
Thanks to Nathan F for the tip!