This page shows you the legislators who have voted against (or failed to vote for) some recent reforms, so you can contact them or make an informed choice in the next election-- you may want to ask them if they understand how these laws are being abused and what they are doing to improve the situation. For example, while any legislator may have personal reasons for voting against any particular bill, did they ever introduce legislation which could have made a difference in this situation? Do they realize that there are ways to accelerate access improvements without the potential for abuse?
See Failed Reforms for a complete list of attempts to create reasonable safeguards against the abuse of ADA/accessibility lawsuits and Are Votes for Sale to see how much some legislators who have voted against reforms have received from attorneys or the organizations that represent them.
We commend Senator Feinstein's recognition of the need for reform and her efforts to persuade other senators of the same. She is not mentioned on this page as one of those opposing reform; rather, as such a respected legislator, further support for the immediate need for the same.
Note that some of the legislators above voted for 2008 Cal SB 1608, which certainly included some reform provisions. But many think it was widely known that SB 1608 would be insufficient to curb abuse and was to be re-evaluated after two years. Is SB 1608 enough? See www.ADAabuse.com to judge for yourself.
What should you do? Write letters (please don't just call or email-- communications like that are too easily disregarded) and send a copy of any letter you send to the author of the bill you are supporting and/or the editor of your local newspaper. If possible, have a face-to-face meeting with your legislators and ask them, pointedly, what they are doing to improve the situation of litigation abuse. Get involved in a Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse group near you.