American opposition to 5G and other unwanted wireless installation continues to increase due to concerns about reduced property value (see 1, 2, 3), public safety (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), health (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), cybersecurity and environmental risks. Some opponents have described 5G installation as a form of “environmental racism”.
High-speed internet is safer and more secure with a wired internet connection (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10). According to telecom experts who filed a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Americans have already paid to have safer high-speed internet via fiber optics (see also 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
All Americans could learn a thing or two from Californians. Their activism against cell towers and antennas being installed near homes, schools, and fire stations pre-dates both 5G and 4G.
Take Action on California Telecom Telecom 5G Streamline Bills – AB537 & SB556
The California State Legislature has introduced two dangerous bills, AB537and SB556, which, if passed, would strip away local control over the deployment of wireless telecommunications facilities, including 5G antennas, in public rights-of-way. Over half the states in the US have passed these industry friendly 5G streamlining bills.
The new CA bills are very similar to a bill that was ultimately vetoed in California in 2019 – SB 649. EHT compiled extensive resources from that 2019 fight that can be used to stop AB537 & SB556. For example, numerous doctors, scientists, and California Cities opposed SB 649. See a list of letters, videos and news stories on this page documenting the strong opposition.
Take Action Now
This bill is going to the hearing committee APRIL 19th!! Submit your comments in opposition to these two bills as soon as possible.
ACTION TO TAKE: BEFORE NOON, APRIL 14TH SB-556 will be heard before the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee on April 19.
DEADLINE FOR HEARINGS IS NOON, April 14th.
Send comments through this “Position Letter Portal“ link. However if you are writing your own Senator it’s good to do both. Contact your Senator: Link Also contact your local city government. Send them a copy of the opposition letter from the League of California Cities so they can send their own official letter.
To be included in the Committee analysis, letters in support or opposition of a bill must be submitted to the Committee five (5) business days prior to the day of the scheduled hearing on that bill.
Go to the out the “Position Letter Portal” FAQ page for everything you need to know about how to successfully submit your letter of opposition.
WHAT CA SB-556 WOULD DO:
“SB 556 “Street Light Poles, Traffic Signal Poles, Utility Poles, and Support Structures: Attachments” is an attempt by the telecommunications industry to undermine local authority while making no meaningful progress towards closing the digital divide in California’s unserved and underserved communities.” Opposition by League of California Cities: Link
Timeline: Key Deadlines & Events
Thursday, April 8, 2021 – 5pm PST
AB537 letters of opposition due
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 – 12pm PST
SB556 letters of opposition due
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 – 1:30pm PST
CA Assembly Committee on Local Government meets to discuss AB537
(access the meeting here)
Monday, April 19, 2021 – Time TBD
CA Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications
meets to discuss SB556
(access the meeting here)
This is a MUST WATCH video on California’s streamlining bill from 2019 highlighting the firefighters fight to keep cell towers off their stations due to the injuries firefighters sustained from the radiation.
California faced a bill like this a few years ago called SB 649
Please utilize these resources below generated during that successful fight.
Letter from Environmental Working Group To California State Officials July 26, 2017 Read the EWG post on SB649. “Cellphone Safety: Industry Pushes to Strip Local Control of High-Speed Networks” by Olga Naidenko Ph.D., Senior Science Advisor for Children’s Environmental Health.
Letter from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), July 19, 2017 “This bill undermines the authority of local government..”
Law Office Of Harry Lehmann, Second Letter To The State Of California Liability for Damage From Microwave Radiation Exposure Sustained by Senate Bill 649 Will Be Shifted to California State , July 19, 2017
Letter From Susan Foster To Governor Brown About Firefighters
FCC Comments by Susan Foster About Firefighters
See PSA’s below created by organizations calling for a veto to SB 649
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to protect the public by regulating the telecom industry. It has catered to the industry instead for decades (see 1, 2). During the Trump administration lawsuits were filed against the agency for NOT protecting the public from unsafe levels of cell phone and WiFi radiation as well as 5G on Earth (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) and in space.
Opposition to 5G is worldwide and the majority of scientists oppose deployment. If you are opposed to 5G, sign and share this letter asking President Biden and Vice President Harris to stop deployment and contact your legislators ASAP.
Activist Post reports regularly about 5G and other unsafe technology. For more information visit our archives and the following websites.
- 5G Information
- 5G Space Appeal
- Stop 5G International
- What is 5G.info
- Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
- Environmental Health Trust
- Physicians for Safe Technology
- Wireless Information Network
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