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(Sacramento) – In the wake of last week’s first-time use of the “Amber Alert” emergency system, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles), Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), and leaders from the Office of Emergency Services, California Highway Patrol, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are urging Californians not to “opt out” of receiving emergency alerts on their cell phones. “With less than half of Americans using landlines any more, cell notification is vital in times of natural disaster or other imminent threat,” said Speaker Pérez. “Californians need to know that by opting out of the system they could be trading a moment’s annoyance for the possibility of real harm to themselves and their families. In fact, opting out of the Wireless Emergency Alert System could actually be a matter of life and death.”  Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.