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Ask Homeland Security to rescind “Remain in Mexico” policy

By |December 5th, 2019|

Update (1/24/2020): Added link to contact Congress

Under the Remain in Mexico policy, certain asylum seekers, including families, are sent back to Mexico to wait throughout the duration of their immigration court proceedings in the U.S, which could take months in which people are living in dangerous and inadequate conditions. Learn more about the policy here, contact the Department of Homeland Security here, and contact Congress here.

Strengthen Parents’ Right/Responsibility to Supervise their Child’s Sexual Health Education

By |January 10th, 2020|

The Transparency and Accountability of Youth Instructional Materials Act would require school districts in California to post sexual health and HIV education content and material online for easy review by parents. SB 673 also supports parent engagement by providing them with an active opt-in responsibility for elementary-age children (TK-6th) to participate in sexual health education. Such oversight is important for our youngest, most vulnerable children who require this increased parental supervision due to their age and the complexities of the content and materials. In addition, SB 673 would also increase protections for children in grades TK-6 by closing a loophole in the current law, under the California Healthy Youth Act. This would ensure all curriculum is medically accurate and age-appropriate. Click here to learn more.

Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Increase Energy Efficiency

By |December 18th, 2019|

HR 763, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (EICDA), is a market-efficient and revenue-neutral approach to reduce the carbon dioxide pollution that is a primary driver of the climate crisis. Introduced by a bi-partisan group of legislators, the Act would reduce national carbon pollution emissions by over 90% by 2050 by pricing carbon at $15 per metric ton and increasing $10 every year. Click here to take action.

S. 520, the Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act, is an important bipartisan initiative that promotes energy efficiency for nonprofit organizations, including places of worship and faith organizations. Increasing access to resources that help implement cost saving energy efficiency measures will allow nonprofits to reduce energy consumption and invest the savings towards their mission. Please also ask your congressional representatives to support this legislation.