TAKE ACTION CALIFORNIA is a virtual, one-stop, for political activism, action alerts, fact sheets and events in support of grassroots advocacy throughout California. By increasing our collective capacity for e-advocacy, we hope to advance our shared agenda for social change, through criminal justice reform and human rights advocacy for disadvantaged and low income communities and people of color throughout the state.
TAKE ACTION CALIFORNIA supports a wide variety of issues and advocacy efforts designed to advance our shared agenda for social change throughout the State of California.
The collaborative is comprised of service agencies and community organizations who promote information advocacy throughout the State of California. Each week, various alerts are created from each of the goals or agenda.
The following are 7 Alerts where the community can read, sign there name and a pre-written letter is sent directly to the Governor!
1. California Needs a Family Recovery Budget that Helps get Our Families and Economy Back on Track Not a Hasty Quick-Fix Budget!
We passed the budget deadline but we still don’t have a fair and just budget solution. Tell your legislator that we need a budget that seeks $8.9 billion in revenue solutions, not a draconian cuts only budget that targets seniors, children, and families.
2. Expungement has the power to remove barriers in employment, licensing, and housing.
People seeking criminal record remedies to access better employment opportunities are counting on you to sign this bill into law. By doing so you will enhance public safety, and reduce the rate of recidivism. AB 2068 will promote public safety by helping workers with criminal records, who have successfully completed their sentences, access employment.
3. Oppose the use of shackles on pregnant inmates in California
In California, we currently shackle pregnant women. In jails and prisons, women are forced to walk with shackles around their swollen ankles, chains around their middles, and handcuffs behind their backs. They walk through downtown city blocks chained to one to another, trying their best not to lose balance.
4. Tell Governor Schwarzenegger to Parole Medically Incapacitated Inmates
SB 1399, which proposes to make severely ill or incapacitated inmates eligible for parole, will save the state $200 million in annual prison health care costs without jeopardizing public safety. The bill will not apply to offenders sentenced to death or life without the possibility of parole. It is only extended to inmates who are not considered to be a public threat.
5. Democracy Requires Participation Tell Governor Schwarzenegger to Sign SB 970
College students are often first-time voters who are overwhelmed by classes, exams, and jobs. SB 970 would help them turn in their ballots and have their voices heard. Especially now, students deserve to be represented. As our state makes difficult decisions, we must make every effort to include every Californian.
6. How Much Does a Pack of Cigarettes Cost?
A person’s chance of successfully quitting more than doubles when using effective cessation treatments – today is the day California can give people who smoke and want to quit the access to treatments they need in order to be successful and at the same time save the state billions of dollars.
7. Help Bring Transparency & Accountability to Higher Education
As we return to school this fall we have a real opportunity to bring much needed transparency to California State University Foundations and Auxiliaries so that we can help ensure that every penny of state funding meant to fund class sections and other vital resources for students is used for its intended purpose.
SB 330 will protect our California public colleges and universities and the taxpayer.
TAKE ACTION—YOUR VOICE IS POWERFUL WHEN COMBINED WITH OTHER VOICES….
Every week there are different alerts. So, if you don’t see an alert you like, just register your name. Updated alerts will be sent to you. http://www.takeactionca.org
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Thanks, your voice is powerful.. but collectively, our voices are explosive! TakeActionCa.org