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August 14, 2017

 

Here are this week’s 5 Actions!

1. Call Governor Brown today to protect immigrants
2. Attend an emergency action THIS WEDNESDAY urging Gov. Brown to protect immigrants
3. RSVP to attend an upcoming phone bank to protect immigrants
4. Attend a gathering TONIGHT (August 14) in Studio City to Stand For Charlottesville, Stand For Your Neighbors
5. Report Hate

Stand with Immigrants in California

NCJW|LA is a member of the ICE Out of CA Coalition. The following Action is in support of SB 54, the CA Values Act, and come from the ICE Out of CA Coalition. To read the fact sheet on the bill, click here, or read this brief summary: The California Values Act will protect the safety and well-being of all Californians by ensuring that state and local resources are not used to fuel mass deportations, separate families, or terrorize our communities. The bill will provide essential safeguards to ensure that police, schools, health facilities, courts, and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement remain accessible to Californians from all walks of life and that California’s limited resources are directed to matters of greatest concern to state and local governments.

1. Call Governor Brown today to protect immigrants

We need your help: the most reactionary forces, including Jeff Sessions, CA State Sheriffs Association, and Cal Chiefs Association, are lining up against our California Values. Along with AG Sessions, the Sheriffs are determined to bully Governor Brown and legislative leaders into weakening SB 54.

Governor Brown must not fall prey to the Sheriffs’ smear campaign against immigrant communities. The level of vitriol directed against a bill that already contains exceptions and even has law enforcement support speaks to an uncomfortable truth: the Trump administration’s ever expanding rhetoric of “criminalization” is the cover story for alarming abuses of federal power.

Dial: 916-445-2841

Sample script: My name is ________, and I am calling to ask Governor Brown to support the California Values Act, SB 54, in its most visionary form. We cannot use California’s resources to help the Trump administration deport our community members. Will the Governor support the CA Values Act?

2. Attend an emergency action THIS WEDNESDAY urging Gov. Brown to protect immigrants

NCJW|LA joins the ICE Out of CA Coalition in an emergency action on Wednesday of THIS WEEK (August. 16) in the evening. We need to show up in large numbers to be visible and show the Governor that the community is standing united behind the bill.

When: Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Time: 5 PM to 7 PM

Where: Ronald Reagan State Building, 300 S Spring St, Los Angeles

RSVP and learn more on this Facebook event.

3. RSVP to attend an upcoming phone bank

Phone bank with us in support of SB 54 on the following dates:

  • Monday, August 21, 12:00-2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 13, 4:30-6:45 pm

RSVP for the phone banks to maya@ncjwla.org. Laptop or tablet and cell phone required. Phone banks are co-hosted by Bend the Arc and Temple Israel of Hollywood.

***BONUS ACTION:

Send a tweet to the Governor

.@JerryBrownGov, leave lasting legacy&support #CAValuesAct #SB54 in its most visionary form. Protect our immigrant comms! Cc:@NancyEMcFadden (click to tweet)

.@JerryBrownGov, don’t fall prey 2 @calsheriffs smear campaign against immigrants. Support a strong #CAValuesAct #SB54 Cc: @NancyEMcFadden (click to tweet)

CA must join IL in fighting against Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda. @JerryBrownGov, support strong #CAValuesAct #SB54 cc: @NancyEMcFadden (click to tweet)

Speak Out Against Hate

4. Attend a gathering TONIGHT (August 14) in Studio City to Stand For Charlottesville, Stand For Your Neighbors

Gather in support of the people being targeted by fascist groups, both in Charlottesville and right here in our own neighborhood. This event is organized by private residents. NCJW|LA is not affiliated with this event.

Where: Moorpark Park, 12061 Moorpark St. Studio City, 91604. Meet right in the grassy area at Moorpark and Laurel Canyon.

When: Today, Monday, August 14, 2017 from 7-8 pm

What: It will be a peaceful gathering. Candles in safe containers are welcome (even better if they’re LED). Let’s honor the people who have put themselves in harm’s way to stand for a better world for ALL people. More information can be found here.

5. Report Hate

NCJW is proud to join Communities Against Hate, a diverse coalition of civil rights organizations whose goals are to document stories, provide resources, and respond to incidents of violence, threats, and property damage motivated by hate in the United States.

If you’ve witnessed or experienced a hate incident, share your story. By reporting what happened, you can educate the public, empower others, show service providers where help is needed, and strengthen our advocacy.

Click here to learn more and to report hate incidents.

We’d love to know if you’re taking action with us. Email maya@ncjwla.org with a list of the actions you’ve taken. We are very appreciative!

Questions? Email Maya Paley at maya@ncjwla.org or call (323) 852-8536.

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