While El Cerrito Progressives is not affiliated with Our Revolution, our organization does support SB 54.
Following is an appeal from Our Revolution, along with an action item to support SB 54:
“You’ve been making your voices heard in the debate over SB 54, the California Values Act, and the Assembly has been listening. The California Values Act cleared another major hurdle last week when it passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee with overwhelming support. Our calling campaign has been going on for five months, and we have the momentum to pass SB 54 into law. We have to keep the pressure on.
SB 54 still has to pass the Assembly Judiciary Committee before it comes to a full vote. Until that happens and the bill passes, we need to continue to make clear our demands for protection for our immigrant friends, neighbors, and family members. Our broken and severely outdated immigration system criminalizes immigrant communities that contribute greatly to the great state of California, and to our country as a whole. This harsh, punitive system allows Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to separate, detain, and deport hard working people—and local and state resources are devoted to helping ICE do just that.
That’s not who we are. We need to stop ICE and their abusive attacks on our immigrant communities and give sanctuary to the millions of immigrants who call this country home. Please call your Assemblyperson and tell them to support SB 54, the California Values Act. With enough of us working together, we can continue leading for the country and provide sanctuary in California to protect our immigrant communities.
The problems with our broken immigration system aren’t going away, and they aren’t going to get better unless we take collective action to fix them. We know that ICE has made us less safe, not more so. Creating terror and fear across our state is contrary to law enforcement values. We can begin to restore trust with law enforcement, but it’s going to take this clear step by the Assembly to pass the California Values Act.
Thank you for taking action with us today.
UPDATE, June 23, 2017 – Courage Campaign is also sponsoring a Campaign Call to support SB 54 this Sunday, June 25th, 7pm. Here’s where to register: CA Values Act Campaign Call