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Volunteer Recruitment and Leadership Development

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Election 2020

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School and Communities First

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LAUSD Race Runoff Election

Los Angeles, CA – With the recent wins by the United Teachers of Los Angeles came about with some commitments by the LAUSD to address prevailing issues at the 1,000 schools which consist of over 600,000 children. At the forefront of these issues are charter schools, class sizes, among other pertinent issues.

The next LAUSD Board Member will be facing these challenges head on and the race has just moved forward to a runoff election in the 5th District. The race has narrowed down to two candidates: former LAUSD Board Member and UTLA favorite Jackie Goldberg and Heather Repenning who was the former Field and District Director for Councilmember Eric Garcetti.

With so much at stake, this critical vote in the LAUSD could determine the educational opportunities afforded to the predominantly Latino children who reside in LAUSD’s 5th District. The runoff election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

DREAM Act (S. 874)

The DREAM Act of 2019 was introduced on March 26, 2019 by Senator Lindsey Grahahm (R-SC) and is currently co-sponsored by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). The bill’s title is as follows:

A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain individuals who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes.

Who’s Standing with Dreamers, TPS and DED in California?

Washington D.C. – With the introduction of H.R. 6, the “Dream and Promise Act of 2019” has come a new hope to address the Trump Administration’s incessant attacks on immigrant communities.

The bill itself represents a new vision for immigrants residing in the United States based on fair and humane policies that value people and their contributions. For those who qualify, this bill offers a path to citizenship which is more inclusive than previous efforts in the past.

The Senate, in turn, has responded by introducing both the DREAM Act and SECURE Act. These pieces of legislation are stand-alone but include a similar vision as the combined H.R. 6 Bill in the House.

One thing is for certain, as the uncertainty of young immigrants, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protective Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED) recipients, these bills offer a light at the end of the tunnel.  Below is a list of co-sponsors for each of these three pieces of legislation. The CHIRLA Action Fund will monitor these pieces of legislation as they serve for the foundation for a bold vision for America. We will be tracking the support garnered for these bills and will offer an analysis of what they include as a pro-active solution to section of our immigrant community who continue to be stuck in limbo.

One thing is for certain, as the uncertainty of young immigrants, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protective Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED) recipients, these bills offer a light at the end of the tunnel.  Below is a list of co-sponsors for each of these three pieces of legislation. The CHIRLA Action Fund will monitor these pieces of legislation as they serve for the foundation for a bold vision for America. We will be tracking the support garnered for these bills and will offer an analysis of what they include as a pro-active solution to section of our immigrant community who continue to be stuck in limbo.

Pro Immigrant Legislation Sponsorship

H.R. 6 “Dream and Promise Act of 2019”

The DREAM and Promise Act of 2019 was introduced on March 12, 2019 in the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal Allard (D-CA). The bill provides a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrant youth, DACA, TPS and DED recipients. The bill currently has 226 co-sponsors.

(7 Republicans and Democrat Rep. Katie Porter have yet to co-sponsor H.R. 6.)

Aguilar, Pete (D), CA-31

Allard, Lucille (D), CA-40

Barragan, Nanette (D), CA-44

Bass, Karen (D), CA-37

Bera, Ami (D), CA-07

Brownley, Julia (D), CA-26

Calvert, Ken (R), CA-42

Carbajal, Salud (D), CA-24

Cárdenas, Tony (D), CA-29

Chu, Judy (D), CA-27

Cisneros, Gil (D), CA-39

Cook, Paul (R), CA-08

Correa, Lou (D), CA-46

Costa, Jim (D), CA-16

Cox, T (D), CA-21

Davis, Susan (D), CA-53

DeSaulnier, Mark (D), CA-11

Eshoo, Anna (D), CA-18

Garamendi, John (D), CA-03

Gomez, Jimmy (D), CA-34

Harder, Josh (D), CA-10

Hill, Katie (D), CA-25

Huffman, Jared (D), CA-02

Hunter, Duncan (R), CA-50

Khanna, Ro (D), CA-17

LaMalfa, Doug (R), CA-01

Lee, Barbara (D), CA-13

Levin, Mike (D), CA-49

Lieu, Ted (D), CA-33

Lofgren, Zoe (D), CA-19

Lowenthal, Alan (D), CA-47

Matsui, Doris (D), CA-06

McCarthy, Kevin (R), CA-23

McClintock, Tom (R), CA-04

McNerney, Jerry (D), CA-09

Napolitano, Grace (D), CA-32

Nunes, Devin (R), CA-22

Panetta, Jimmy (D), CA-20

Pelosi, Nancy (D), CA-12

Peters, Scott (D), CA-52

Porter, Katie (D), CA-45

Rouda, Harley (D), CA-48

Ruiz, Raul (D), CA-36

Sánchez, Linda (D), CA-38

Schiff, Adam (D), CA-28

Sherman, Brad (D), CA-30

Speier, Jackie (D), CA-14

Swalwell, Eric (D), CA-15

Takano, Mark (D), CA-41

Thompson, Mike (D), CA-05

Torres, Norma (D), CA-35

Vargas, Juan (D), CA-51

Waters, Maxine (D), CA-43

CHIRLA Action Fund Announces Third Round of Endorsements

The CHIRLA Action Fund has wrapped up its third round of endorsements which include the following candidates:

Anna Caballero for State Senate, District 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oscar Valladares for Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katelyn Brazer for Garden Grove Unified School District Trustee Area 4

 

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: https://www.facebook.com/chirla.actionfund/

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.