Call to action on Santa Rita jail

Please call and share with your networks! There are still about 2,400 prisoners inside Santa Rita Jail, many of whom are seniors and immune compromised. It’s only a matter of time before COVID 19 enters Santa Rita Jail. This is a nightmare waiting to happen!

DA O’Malley & Sheriff Ahern have a lot of power to release people. Join us today in calling DA O’Malley.

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Defund Hate (Indivisible) events

By September 30 — just a few weeks from now — Congress needs to decide where to appropriate government dollars for next year’s budget. And right now, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is making a backdoor play to steal money from other federal organizations — including hundreds of millions of dollars from FEMA, the agency that coordinates disaster response efforts — and use it to continue to fund their hateful and cruel actions with no oversight. This is abhorrent. Full stop. And we need to get as loud as we can to ensure that ICE does not get any more money to fund their racist operation. Can we count on you to stand up for immigrants and refugees during our Defund Hate Week of Action? Here’s the details about the event(s) happening closest to you: What: “We all Belong Here”- ISF Defund Hate Day of Action
When: Friday, September 13th, 4:30 p.m. 
Where: Harry Bridges Plaza, in Front of the Ferry Building, Embarcadero, SF, San Francisco, CA
You can RSVP Here.What: Border to Border With Love Collage & Action Night #DefundHate
When: Tuesday, September 10th, 5:30 p.m. 
Where: IFPTE Local 21 Oakland Office, 1440 Broadway, Suite 610, Oakland, CA
You can RSVP Here.Indivisible is an official member of the Defund Hate Coalition, and we know that stopping this flow of money is critical to stopping Trump’s racist and hateful anti-immigrant agenda. This is a really important place to put our people-power. We hope you’ll join us.In solidarity,
Indivisible Team 

P.S. If you aren’t available for this event, check out our Defund Hate Toolkit for some other important ways you can take action to stand with immigrants and refugees. 

Rock the Congress East Bay Sep 7 event

I just learned of this super relevant, promising event: Apologies for the messed up formatting, but I didn’t know how to insert the flyer, so just tried to copy the text.

A Day of Progressive Organizing to Win in 2020

September 7, 2019
Berkeley City College
2050 Center St., Berkeley, CA 94704

Rock the Congress engages new and experienced activists and facilitates collaboration among
progressive grassroots groups leaders to win elections. In the 2018 cycle, RTC held successful
events in Marin, San Francisco, and Napa. Now Rock the Congress is coming to the East Bay.
✔ To inspire all participants with the strength of our diversity and the power of our
unity as we head for victory in 2020
✔ To engage new activists, especially youth
✔ To provide opportunities for seasoned activists to deepen their commitment by
expanding their network
✔ To recharge grassroots event organizers and group leaders with learnings from
the 2018 electoral cycle, dialogue about work in progress, and calls to action for
victory in 2020
✔ Keynote presentations, panel discussions, and breakouts featuring nationally
recognized leaders in electoral politics, issue-based advocacy, and more
✔ Content focused on:
o Diverse strategic approaches among key movement groups (including
Swing Left, Sister District, All on the Line, Flip the West, Indivisible,
Reclaim Our Vote, 350 Bay Area, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, and
more) to help us achieve our shared goals to expand the House majority,
flip the Senate, and flip the White House
o Local efforts to engage those eligible to vote, in CA and nationally
Please contact Ogie Strogatz ( or

Kook Huber (

Call for support to end private prisons and detention centers in CA

The Dignity Not Detention coalition sent this request


Here is how you can join us in demanding California’s complete divestment from companies who profit off the incarceration of our communities!

Sponsor Needed for Guatemalan Trans Girl–no housing or financial support involved

This is an opportunity to help an asylum seeker get out of detention and does not involve housing or any financial or practical commitment. Please consider helping out. Reply directly to Esperanza. Julie

From: Esperanza Cuautle <>
Date: Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 1:56 PM
Subject: Do you know anyone who may be able/willing to sponsor a Trans girl?

Hi everyone,
I hope this email finds you all well. I, alongside another community organizer, are putting together a bond packet to request a bond with the immigration court for “Brittany”. She is an immigrant from Guatemala and is currently detained in Texas. Brittany doesn’t have an attorney, so she is representing herself. 
Brittany has a friend in Daly City who can house her upon release, however, the friend can’t sponsor Brittany because she doesn’t have legal status either. We had a volunteer who initially offered to sponsor Brittany but has gone MIA.
Hence, I’m reaching out to community members to ask if there is someone out there who can sponsor Brittany. I want to disclose that being a sponsor for Brittany entails giving personal info to ICE, writing a letter of support stating the sponsor will make sure she attends all her hearings, and provide tax returns to show ability to sustain Brittany. However, the sponsor won’t need to cover any of Brittany’s expenses because she will be moving in with her friend in Daly City. If bond is granted, I will help Brittany’s friend fundraise to pay the bond.
Let me know if anyone comes to mind who can help or help Brittany by spreading the word to your networks. I’m available via phone or email if any potential sponsors have additional questions before committing. Thank you so much in advance for any help you can provide!
Warmly,Esperanza__________________________Esperanza Cuautle VelazquezDirector of Operations Pangea Legal Services 
350 Sansome St, Suite 650, San Francisco, CA 94104

855 Lenzen Avenue, San José, CA 95126
Office: (415) 254-0475  Fax: (415) 593-5335

TIME SENSITIVE: Supreme Court Census Question Decision Press Conference Tomorrow 6/27

The Supreme Court will decide tomorrow as to whether or not to include a citizenship question on Census 2020. In response, the Alameda County Complete Count Committee is holding a press conference TOMORROW at noonWe invite individuals and organizations to attend and stand with us in affirming the importance of getting counted on Census 2020.We need a strong presence of supporters! If you can attend, PLEASE RSVP ASAP to Conference in Support of Alameda County Immigrant CommunitiesTOMORROW, June 27, at NOON at Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street in Downtown Oakland (please arrive a few minutes early!)Speakers: Alameda County Supervisors Wilma Chan and Nate Miley, a representative from Congresswoman’s Barbara Lee’s office, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, and multiple representatives from the immigrant community. Optional: Wear clothing that represents your organization (such as t-shirts or hats) or traditional attire that represents your ethnicity or culture.We will provide signs reading: “Our Community Counts. Our Community Belongs.”For more information, call Ben at 510-846-2066In partnership,Alameda Census Office
Casey Farmer, Executive Director
Alessia Simmonds, Outreach Manager
Ben Ulrey, Communications Coordinator

Sheriff Reform Project

At yesterday’s meeting, I agreed to send a copy of the one-page sheriff eligibility criteria proposal and/or the longer overview document on our messed up sheriff system and what needs to change. If you want either or both of these, please let me know and send me your email.

Wellstone Club Meeting
Thursday, May 23
“Alameda County Politics, Urgent and Overlooked”Sheriff Ahern, Public Safety, Sanctuary, Housing
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, District 3
Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, District 5
Brian Hofer, Chair of Oakland Privacy Commission

Humanist Hall; 390 27th Street; Oaklandpotluck at 6PM – meeting at 6:45PMPlease Bring Something to Share