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God’s Work, Our Hands Event! Yes on Prop 16!

Sunday, September 20th: Text Bank advocacy for Prop 16 Sign up link here!!! California is a vast state filled with people that celebrate God’s diversity; sadly our state hasn’t done enough to live into this joy. We are voting YES on Proposition 16 this November so that we can continue the fight for the beautiful wholeness of our Church, so we can work alongside those moving for racial justice all over our country, so we can fight against gender discrimination,  and so we as God’s Church can stand by our Baptismal covenant of justice. Ephesians 2:14 says, “for he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility..”    LOPP-CA is working with the Yeson16 Coalition to pass Prop 16! We will be running a 1 hour training for our Intuitive Text-Banking system, then jumping into some messaging to California Voters as a group! Don’t worry, we won’t be using your direct phone number, and we will teach you everything you need to know! All you will need is a Laptop (preferred), Tablet, or Phone! SIGN UP ON THE LINK BELOW https://www.mobilize.us/voteyesonprop16/event/322120/ Our training times are: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm (google hang out meeting link upon registration) Our text banking happens right after each …
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During Hunger Strike, Faith Leaders Hold Vigil for Immigrant Justice

For Immediate Release: August 20, 2020 Contact: Regina Banks: regina.banks@elca.org, 916.208.5334Rhonda Rios Kravitz: rhondarioskravitz@gmail.com, 916.712.7169Susan Lange: susanlange.uu@gmail.com, 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 for Friday, August 21, will be held in solidarity with detained undocumented immigrants at the Yuba County Jail, who began a hunger strike on Wednesday morning in response to reprehensible conditions at the facility, including arbitrary restrictions and practices that ignore COVID-19 distancing restrictions and common sense practice–and now the Nevada City fire, one of hundreds of fires ravishing California, is just 30 minutes away from the jail. The vigil will also support the demands of individuals held at the Mesa Verde Detention Facility in Bakersfield. These demands include an end to practices ignoring isolation measures as more than half of the detainees held at the facility tested positive for COVID-19.  The Lutheran Office of …
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Immigrants Hold Hunger Strike in California ICE Detention Facility

For Immediate Release: gust 20, 2020 Contact: Juan Prieto, jprieto@ciyja.org, 510-414-0953Yuba: Luis Angel, luisangel@pangealegal.org, 415-635-4931Yuba: Jessica Yamane, jessica@dscs.org , 415-570-8577Mesa Verde: Jesus Chavez, jchavez@centrolegal.org, 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 indefinite hunger strike this Wednesday morning in response to deplorable conditions at the facility. From arbitrary restrictions to yardtime implemented by Captain Allan Garza, to the mixing of populations of immigrant detainees with recently detained criminalized individuals—a practice that ignores COVID-19 distancing restrictions and common sense practice—the fires ravishing Northern California are the least of concerns for immigrants detained at the jail 30 minutes away from the Nevada City fire. “We’re already hearing from hunger strike leaders that Captain Garza has begun to retaliate against them by taking hygienic products and even beverages from them,” urges Itzel Calvo, deportation defense organizer with the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance. “Folks have been organizing inside detention …
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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 White House officials in your post. Fact Sheet The only way to adequately meet the needs of a reeling economy, struggling families, and cash-strapped states and localities is for President Trump and Congress to come to agreement on a robust, bipartisan economic relief package. Tens of millions of people have lost their jobs, and millions report that their households did not get enough to eat, are behind on their rent or mortgage, or both.Nearly 30 million adults reported that their household didn’t get enough to eat for the week ending July 21, according to Census estimates.Nearly 15 million renters (more than 1 in 5) reported that they were behind on rent for the same week.Some 19 million children (more than 1 in …
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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 – Racial Justice Act, and AB 3121 – Reparations Task Force (Similar to HR 40). To support, please visit the committee websites and make a phone call to staff or committees members Farmworker COVID-19 Study California employs an estimated 800,000 farmworkers. Most work at seasonal jobs—rarely holding full-time, year-round work—and earn an average annual income of less than $18,000. A recent study found: Nearly 1/2 of farmworkers lost work time & income during #COVID19. 60% of workers are undocumented & ineligible for most social safety net programs. 54% of respondents reported that costs, lack of insurance, and/or lack of sick leave prevented them from accessing healthcare, even if ill.  Read full data summary here. Tweet, Post, Share Food Justice for People Leaving Prison Support AB …
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