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Citizens Rise is a civic engagement non-profit dedicated to Community, Knowledge, and Action. We provide tools, resources, and expert information at our regular events.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1, 2017:  AN INSIDE LOOK AT POVERTY AND INCARCERATION
6:45 PM – 8:30 PM

From money for bail, to basic needs while in jail, to lack of training or therapy for reintegration, the broken criminal system perpetuates a cycle of poverty and imprisonment. And we all pay for it. What is happening in our counties and how can you be an effective advocate for change?

Brian Matthews, one of California’s leading, veteran public defenders, has been fighting for his clients, for reform, and for social justice for decades. (Twitter: @BrianJMatthews)

Sajid Khan and Avi Singh are colleagues and friends who launched Aider and Abettor. These public defenders and podcast addicts discuss criminal law, society, and justice. (Twitter: @aiderandabettor)

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inside-look-at-poverty-incarceration-tickets-38715278440?aff=mcivte

Email citizensrise2017@gmail.com for more information

Recent Events

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.

Past 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.

ACTIONS OF THE MONTH

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.