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During Hunger Strike, Faith Leaders Hold Vigil for Immigrant Justice

For Immediate Release: August 20, 2020 Contact: Regina Banks:, 916.208.5334Rhonda Rios Kravitz:, 916.712.7169Susan Lange:, 650.291.4603 Faith leaders host nationwide candlelight vigil in solidarity with detained undocumented immigrants leading hunger strike and other actions to protest inhumane and unsafe conditions in ICE detention facilities The Lutheran Office of Public Policy – California along with faith-based policy organizations across the country condemn deplorable conditions in ICE detention facilities and stand in solidarity with undocumented immigrants on hunger strike at the Yuba County Jail while a majority of those detained at Mesa Verde Detention Facility are currently infected with COVID-19. CALIFORNIA — The nationwide vigil, scheduled…

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Immigrants Hold Hunger Strike in California ICE Detention Facility

For Immediate Release: gust 20, 2020 Contact: Juan Prieto,, 510-414-0953Yuba: Luis Angel,, 415-635-4931Yuba: Jessica Yamane, , 415-570-8577Mesa Verde: Jesus Chavez,, 510-947-9911 As California fires rage, undocumented immigrants hold indefinite hunger strike and solidarity action at two separate detention facilities as COVID-19 outbreak ravages majority of detainees Immigrants launch indefinite hunger strike at Yuba County Jail condemning deplorable conditions while more than half of those detained at Mesa Verde Detention Facility are currently infected with COVID-19  following previous labor strikes and hunger strikes CALIFORNIA — Despite worsening air quality due to regional fires, detained undocumented immigrants at the Yuba County Jail began an…

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AiQ: August 19

1. Call the Senate Appropriations Committee before Thursday’s suspense file hearing. Call Committee Staff at (916) 651-4101 in support of the following bills which will be heard on 8/20: AB 3121: Reparations Task ForceAB 2542: Racial Justice ActAB 2043: Farmworker Safety and CalOSHA requirementsAB 826: Emergency Food Assistance for Immigrants Give your name and city of residence. Go on the record in support of each bill. Tell the staffer why you care. 2. Email your Senator in support of CalFresh Prison Preenrollment today. Support 3. Sign up for Friday’s immigrant justice vigil and ballot measure events

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AiQ: August 12

1. Immigrant Food Assistance Support AB 826 with a letter to Senator Anthony Portantino, Chair of the Appropriations Committee Submit letter 2. Reparations Bill Call the Senate Appropriations Committee and voice your support for AB 3121 (Weber): Reparations Task Force. This bill will be heard in Appropriations tomorrow, Thursday August 13. Call Senate Appropriations Staff at (916) 651-4101 Name and city that you live inGo on the record that you support the passage of this bill to the Senate floor 3. Federal Relief Package Share this fact sheet (use share icons on left corner of page) and tag Congressmembers and…

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It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on this earth. Cesar Chavez, in his statement at the end of his 24-day fast for justice Today’s Actions #Farmworker Day of ActionCall Senate Committee to Support Food Access for People Leaving IncarcerationSign On to Ensure School Meals Access#SafteyNet4All Day of Action Other bills discussed include AB 3070 – Anti-discrimination in Jury Selection, AB 2542…

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AiQ: SNAP Increases

State Action AB 3073 is waiting to be scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Human Services Committee. With 5 weeks left in the session and many bills to consider, Senators need to hear from you to know that this bill is important and must be heard! LOPPCA is a sponsor of this bill alongside Bread for the World. This bill allows people exiting the criminal justice system to enroll in CalFresh benefits prior to leaving prison, supporting successful reintegration into civic life.  Support AB 3073 Federal Action Tell Congress: Make food access a priority. As negotiations continue through the week,…

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