Month: October 2018

2018 Ballot Initiative Voter Guide is Here!

Los Angeles — The CHIRLA Action Fund released the Immigrant Political Power Project Voter Guide with recommendations for the eleven (11) Propositions on the California ballot this November 6, 2018.

“We are very proud to issue these recommendations which are the result of intensive and dynamic conversations with members of our community throughout the state. This is our best assessment of how these ballots may or may not benefit or impact Californians and immigrant families,” stated Diana Colin, CHIRLA Action Fund Programs Director.

The Proposition Recommendations are as follows:

Proposition 1: YES
Propostion 2: YES
Proposition 3: YES
Proposition 4: YES
Proposition 5: NO
Proposition 6: NO
Proposition 7: Neutral
Proposition 8: YES
Proposition 10: YES
Proposition 11: NO
Proposition 12: YES

CHIRLA’s Immigrant Political Power Project includes hundreds of volunteers, young people, immigrant families, who have started calling thousands of voters on a daily basis, walking communities registering people to vote, educating voters on the 12 propositions in the November ballot, and urging communities in Districts 21, 25, and 39 to choose immigrant rights champions and support legislative proposals that help advance our community to the 21st century.

Volunteer opportunities during the next 8 weeks are available. Visit the CHIRLA Action Fund’s Facebook page for the latest information.


A printable bilingual Proposition Recommendations chart is available on the CHIRLA Action Fund website by clicking the image above or on our Facebook page:

CHIRLA Action Fund Issues First Round of Endorsements

Los Angeles, CA – The CHIRLA Action Fund has wrapped up its first round of endorsements which include the following candidates for office:

As the son of a single immigrant mother who cleaned rich peoples homes in La Jolla, Kevin De León understands the reality of growing up in a mixed status household. Led by the examples of resiliency and hard work of his mother, Kevin De León values the immeasurable contributions made by the immigrant community to California. He believes there is need to take immediate and proactive steps to combat the cruelty of this administration.

That’s why he has made immigrant rights a priority issue in California, pushing comprehensive legislation like #SB54 to ensure California is a welcoming sanctuary state. Kevin De León has pledged to stand up and defend #DREAMers, prevent billions from being wasted on an ineffective border wall, and work to put an end to mass-deportation. #GetOutToVote for Kevin de León for U.S. Senate

CHIRLA Action Fund is proud to announce our endorsement of Katie Hill for Congress.

Katie Hill is the champion Congressional District 25 needs! She understands that immigrants are an important part of our community and will fight for a just immigration reform that benefits the immigrant community as a whole.

CHIRLA Action Fund is proud to announce our endorsement of Gil Cisneros for Congress representing California’s 39th District. Cisneros believes in protecting Dreamers and fighting for immigration reform, in helping college students finish their education without crushing debt, in building affordable housing in California, and in listening to the concerns of people of color.
Vote Gil Cisneros for Congress

Did you know you have the power to choose the next L.A. County Sheriff? The next Sheriff must include immigrants in his efforts to protect the county as a whole. For this reason, CHIRLA Action Fund has decided to endorse Alex Villanueva for L.A. County Sheriff. Villanueva has pledged to honor SB54, the California Values Act! We encourage you to #GetOutToVote for Alex Villanueva during these November elections.