Stop Senate Bill 930 — A Message from The Wall Las Memorias (TWLM) Access To Prevention Advocacy Intervention & Treatment (APAIT) & Minority AIDS Project (MAP)

LOS ANGELES, August 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ —

AN OPEN LETTER TO:

Honorable Anthony RendonSpeaker
California State Assembly
State Capitol, Room 219
Sacrament, California 95814

Dear Honorable President Rendon,

Recently, Senate Bill 930, that would expand liquor sales to 4:00 a.m. in West Hollywood, Palm Springsand San Francisco, died in a vote of the Assembly. It must be a dead issue once and for all.

This is the fourth attempt by Senator Wiener saying the measure is needed to get struggling businesses back on their feet and help unify LGBTQ communities by West Hollywood, Palm Springsand San Francisco, which is far from the truth.

The only beneficiaries of this legislation are bar owners and liquor companies. Most of the support for 4:00 a.m. expansion of alcohol sales in West Hollywood comes from outside that does not reflect the community that this legislation would impact. This bill is a front for LGBTQ communities of color who suffer harm from alcohol and other substance abuse.

Some of the greatest challenges facing our underserved communities are poor mental health, high rates of HIV and STD infections, and now Monkeypox, not to mention the potential for increased impaired driving and domestic violence. This bill would do even more damage to our already marginalized communities.

As trusted leaders representing LGBTQ communities of color, we urge you to put an end to this bill that is destructive to the health and well-being of our communities once and for all.

In solidarity,

Richard Zaldivar
The Las Memorias Wall

Jury Candelario
Access to prevention Advocacy Intervention and treatment

Round. Russell Thornhill
Minority AIDS Project

Media Contact: Richard Zaldivar 323 712-0180

SOURCE The Wall Las Memorias, Access To Prevention Advocacy Intervention & Treatment, & Minority AIDS Project

Norman D. Briggs