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Roundup of today’s activism



Upcoming: Environment, Climate, and
Action on April 17 at 6:45 PM



Bills coming up in CA…
The reach of an executive order…



June 20th: Citizens Rise, Voter Registration Drive, Modesto

Email citizensrise2017@gmail.com for more information



June 25th: Disarm Hate at the Pride March.

Rally with Citizens Rise and the Brady Campaign during Pride to support gun reform. Sign up here, or email us for more information




June 26th: Citizens Rise Gun Reform Town Hall.

Discuss and learn about gun reform and commercial gun theft with the Brady Campaign. RSVP here or email us for more information.

Recent Events:

June 6:  CAIR and IRC discuss hate crimes, immigration, the refugee status and process in the US and CA, and Muslims in America

May 15: Working America on how to get involved in canvassing in red and purple districts, specifically CA-10 and CA-21. A legislative advocate from Committee for Green Foothills lead an environmental advocacy training

April 17: NRDC and The Sierra Club on greenhouse emissions, California’s water problems and solutions, and why California may be the beacon of hope in an administration hostile to environmental protection

March 27: ELECTION INTEGRITY with Brent Turner of CAVO, Pedro Hernandez of FairVote, and Erik Johnson of We the People

March 7: Shahid Buttar of the Electronic Frontier Foundation: Electronic Surveillance, Law Enforcement and Your Digital Privacy

See Calendar for full list of events.



Download SB31-Letter to Speaker Rendon
Download SB31-Ltr to Speaker pro Tem Mullin

Write to State Senator Jerry Hill (CA-District 13) on:

AB343 – Make refugees & SIVs eligible for in-state tuition at California community colleges upon resettlement.
Download AB343-Ltr to Sen. Hill

AB349 – Give SIVs who worked with the U.S. military preference for state civil jobs similar to that of veterans
Download AB349-Ltr to Sen. Hill

SB31 – The California Religious Freedom Act: Ensure that there is not and never will be a Muslim registry or any other mandate that requires people of one community to be registered. It passed the California State Senate April 4, 2017. Now urge the CA Assembly to do the same!

Download SB31-Ltr to Assembly Speaker Renn

Send an Email to your Assemblymember through EFF in support of SB31.