April 8 Action Items

  1. Call state legislators to support undocumented Californians.

Make the phonecall to your assemblymembers and senator’s offices found at findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov

It’s likely that you will speak with a staff member. They will relay your message to their state member. 

Hello ______________,

My name is ___________ . I am calling today as your constituent and as a member of the Lutheran Office of Public Policy, CA.

I urge you to include undocumented people, families, seniors, and children in any COVID-19 related legislation this year.

I support retroactively expanding the CalEITC to ITIN filers. I also support the Health4All expansion to undocumented seniors, and paid family leave and job protection for immigrants.

How can we live with ourselves if we leave people out in this time of crisis? Documentation status does not trump essential human rights to health, safety, livelihood, and home.

[Use this opportunity to share any stories you may have that support the need for this relief in your district.]

Please do not forget our immigrant neighbors in this time of need.

Thank you so much for your time.

Goodbye.

2. Sign a letter to include immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in all federal COVID-19 recovery plans

A message from our partners at AMMPARO:

Dear friends,

I hope you are all doing well and that your loved ones are healthy.

Though our partnership with the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (IIC), our Advocacy office has contributed in drafting the attached letter.

I am asking you to join this sign on letter to  include immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in all COVID-19 recovery plans – and keep families and communities together. It is imperative that Members of Congress and the administration hear that their constituents want to see meaningful solutions that support all of our neighbors.  

Faith Leaders: Sign on to this important letter by Tuesday, April 14th. Please fill out this form to sign on: bit.ly/COVID19FaithLeaderSignOn.

Crises test who we are as a nation – and we are stronger when we are united, extend compassion to our neighbors, listen to public health experts, and resist medical prejudice and discrimination.

Thank you for taking action – and please share this action alert with your networks!

Un abrazo,

Trini