Good news on immigration in CA

By: Leili Davari-Bitton, Bend the Arc Jewish Action

In June, California got one step closer to becoming a sanctuary state where immigrants are safe to live and work, regardless of their immigration status.

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Since March, Bend the Arc leaders in the Bay Area have been organizing to advance the California Values Act (SB 54), which would protect immigrant families by ensuring that state and local resources are not used to fuel mass deportations.

Now the CA Values Act is moving forward and we're one step closer to victory - but we have to keep the pressure up to bring this bill to the governor's desk.

That's why I'm inviting you to join our Solidarity Team for our upcoming organizing meeting: So we can bring the Jewish community to the fight to make California a sanctuary state.

Sign up here - Bend the Arc: Bay Area Solidarity Team open meeting
When: Tuesday, June 27, 6-7:30 PM
Where: Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

At next week's meeting, we'll be joined by an organizer from the California Immigration Policy Center. Together we'll build our education around this issue and strategize about how we can help pass this crucial legislation.

The CA Values Act will make our state safer for immigrant families by:

  • Ensuring that local and state resources are not used for immigration enforcement

  • Ensuring that California schools, health facilities, libraries, and courthouses are safe spaces for everyone in our community

As Jews, we know the danger of scapegoating immigrant communities, and we won't stand for it now. In the era of Trump, it is our obligation to make our state a place where all our neighbors are free to live in safety without the fear of deportation and separation - so let's get to work.

Whether this is your first, or tenth, Bend the Arc event, I hope you'll join us to send a clear message to the Trump Administration and the rest of the country: California values its immigrant community.

Will you be there?

In solidarity,
Leili Davari-Bitton, Regional Organizer

PS: Our coalition partners at ICE Out of California are organizing calls this week to Governor Brown, urging his support on the CA Values Act. Can you take a minute to call him now?

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Call Governor Brown in support of the CA
Values Act – 916 445 2841