CA Legislature Advances Immigrant Justice:
At the close of the legislative session, the TRUST Act (AB4-Ammiano) and the Safe and Responsible Driver Act (AB60) were passed by both houses of the CA legislature. While the bills are not "perfect", they are each huge steps forward on the path toward immigrant justice. Thanks to all of you who have visited and called your legislators to make this possible!
Ask the Governor to support Community Safety, Family Unity & Human dignity.
A growing chorus of local law enforcement and legal experts are supporting the TRUST Act.
Now we need the Sheriff's Association to See the Light!
Join prayer vigils and rallies -
More info on the TRUST ACT
Members of our Unitarian Universalist congregations have been active in founding detention center visitation programs across California. We have witnessed, first hand, the appalling waste of human and tax payer resources, and the devastating impact on children and families that result from incarcerating and deporting undocumented immigrants who are not criminals.
California deports more immigrants than any other state. Cooperation with the federal “Secure Communities” (S-Comm) program is tearing apart families, sowing distrust in law enforcement in the immigrant community and diverting law enforcement resources.
The TRUST Act (AB 4-Ammiano), will reform California’s participation in the fundamentally flawed “Secure” Communities or S-Comm deportation Program.
TRUST ACT(AB4) Resources
2012 TRUST Act (AB1081)- passed by Legislature, vetoed by Governor
National Day of Dignity and Respect - Oct 5
On October 5th immigrant communities, faith, labor, and civil rights groups, will join together in marches and rallies in over 80 cities across our nation calling for Congress to pass immigration reform in 2013.
On October 8th, tens of thousands will join together in Washington DC for a Camino Americano concert and march to the Capitol.
We march for an America where hard work is honored; where the many contributions of immigrants are respected; and where all families and children can dream of building lives of dignity without fear.
We march for a path to citizenship, to halt devastating deportations, to preserve the unity of families and rights of workers, and to stop militarization of the border. We march for a better America for all.
Join us! It’s time to raise our voices and make sure Congress hears our call for Dignity and Respect!
Help create an event in your community. Contact us if you need help getting started!
Make A Flyer for Your Community
Add your community's location and event details to this Word document:
Immigrant Summer - Stand for Compassionate, Smart Immigration Reform
Contact your U.S. Congress representative.
The voices of those who fear immigrants and who would tie reform to draconian border enforcement are loud.
California is critical to what happens next.
People of faith are needed, in record numbers, to make a "holy noise" on behalf of Compassionate, Smart, Immigration Reform with a real path to citizenship.
I am from [City, State, Congregation], and I urge the Representative to:
DROP BY YOUR REPRESENTATIVES LOCAL OFFICE:
House immigration bills - see descriptions and names.
Prayers of the People - Make a Prayer Flag and Support Immigrant Families
In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, prayer flags are used to send prayers for peace and compassion out into the world. The beauty of the flags has inspired many, and people of diverse faith traditions have used the flags to offer messages of peace. We invite you to create a prayer flag to send a message to your elected officials urging them to support the TRUST Act, which would bring greater peace and security to immigrant communities throughout California.
Hang them up in your congregation, then, when the time is right, we will ask for them to be sent to our office in Sacramento.
Legislative Meetings - Step by Step
A step-by-step guide to organizing Congressional and Legislative Meetings.