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Congress must pass a clean, stand-alone DREAM Act

We have the chance to stop more than 800,000 deportations and pass a permanent DREAM Act through Congress. An overwhelming majority of Americans -- including Republicans -- favor preserving DACA and protecting DREAMers. Congresspeople from both sides of the aisle have come out in support of DREAMers. 

If enough of the public speaks out, we can make sure that Republicans don’t attach other proposals to the bill. Sign the petition telling members of Congress to introduce and pass a clean, stand-alone DREAM Act.

Phone bank to pass the California Values Act!

Join our statewide week-long phone bank from home or with a couple of friends!

This is it. The California Assembly is voting on the California Values Act (SB 54) THIS WEEK to protect California’s communities from Trump’s mass deportation agenda and prevent state resources from being wasted on separating families.

If we can generate 10,000 calls, we can build the grassroots energy we need to pass SB 54. Are you ready? Let's do this! 

Call Governor Brown to demand a ban on chlorpyrifos

California has the power to ban the use of chlorpyrifos in the state, and if it does, it will mean that a huge portion of the country’s food is no longer sprayed with the chemical. Will you place a call to Governor Brown and let him know that Californians will no longer tolerate our food being sprayed with this dangerous chemical?

Stop Big Pharma's price gouging!

SB 17 would require pharmaceutical companies to publish reports on how the money they charge for drugs is spent. But PhRMA -- Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, a group representing corporations such as Bayer, Merck, and Pfizer -- is trying to stop the bill in its tracks.

Will you sign the petition to pass SB 17 and make Big PhRMA tell us the truth about drug pricing?

Help pass the California Money Bail Reform Act by writing a letter to your local newspaper's editor!

That makes the coming weeks a crucial time to build support across the state for reforming California's broken bail system. One powerful way you can help build support and spark public conversation is by sending a letter to the editor in your local and regional newspapers. If published, your letter could be read by thousands of people in print and online -- expanding the reach of our campaign and demonstrating public support for bail reform.

Will you take a few moments to send a letter to local and regional newspapers to help pass bail reform?

Trump backed white supremacists. It's time to impeach.

The President of the United States -- the supposed leader of the free world -- just publicly, shamelessly, and embarrassingly stood with the white supremacists and Neo-Nazis who rioted in Charlottesville. There is no longer simply a legal case to impeach Donald Trump. There is now a moral imperative.

Sign the petition calling on the United States Congress to impeach and try Donald Trump.

Justice for rape survivors

Approximately 9,000 rape kits are sitting dormant in law enforcement offices all across California -- potentially never to be tested. Survivors of sexual assault endure a four- to six-hour process to collect the DNA of their attackers with no guarantee that the evidence will ever be tested or used to reach a conviction.

AB 41 is a bill that would require a reporting process from law enforcement offices, mandating that they track rape kits and give a reason for those that are left untested. The bill is a key step in ensuring that law enforcement is held accountable to testing these kits, while also giving the state a clearer idea of what resources are necessary to ensure that all kits are tested in the future. It passed through the Assembly and was put on hold in order to go over any potential financial concerns, but the Appropriations Committee can drive it forward. We need to make our voices heard: justice for survivors of sexual assault is worth the financial cost.

Tell Target and Costco to drop abusive trucking companies

Forced into indentured servitude with threats to sign lease-to-own contracts or be fired, truckers spend over 100 hours a week trying to pay off their trucks. Sometimes at the end of a week they end up owing the company!

But major retailers -- like Target and Costco -- who employ these port truckers along their chain of production, can help stop the abuse. By dropping these trucking companies, they set an example for other corporations and let them know that we're watching.

Tell the California Legislature: STOP the corporate Cap & Trade bill!

The California Legislature is about to vote on a deeply flawed climate bill that won’t do enough to reduce carbon emissions, while also giving corporate polluters carte blanche to keep poisoning California’s cities -- with poor folks and communities of color paying the biggest toll.

Assembly Bill 398 -- a bill to extend CA's cap and trade system from 2020 to 2030 -- is stuffed with giveaways to Big Oil and other corporate polluters in order to court Republican support. But sources inside the Capitol report that the bill is vulnerable. We can kill this bill if enough Democrats vote no despite the intense political pressure to support it.

CALL NOW: Save single payer!

California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon just put the Healthy California Act on hold, delaying a critical proposal that would have guaranteed health coverage for every resident of our state. The Speaker has until this Thursday to reverse his decision, so he needs to hear from us now.

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