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.
ALL POLITICS IS LOCAL
Local civic activation and engagement through:
Roundup of today’s activism
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)
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June 25th: Disarm Hate at the Pride March.
June 26th: Citizens Rise Gun Reform Town Hall.
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
ACTIONS OF THE MONTH
Write to State Senator Jerry Hill (CA-District 13) on:
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!