Action #1 – Watch
Thanks for your interest in watching “When Heritage= Hate: The Truth About the Confederacy in America.”
You’ll hear from the ACLU’s top expert on racial justice issues, Jeffery Robinson, who will discuss the dark history of Confederate symbols and monuments across our country, and outline what each of us can do to better learn from our history.
Share that you are watching the stream on social media by using #PeoplePower!
– The People Power Team
Action #2 – Write
As if it wasn’t already too easy for dangerous people to get their hands on guns — now a new app for iPhone and Android users makes it even easier.
TacSwipe is designed to let people buy and sell guns and gun accessories to strangers in their area — no questions asked.
The app provides no information for getting background checks — leaving it up to buyers and sellers to do the right thing. In fact, they don’t even mention background checks at all – not even in the terms and conditions where the developers try to absolve themselves from anything that happens with items sold on the app. And, while the app recommends that you don’t download it unless you are 17 or older, there is no way to prevent this – and in most areas, you need to be 18 to buy a gun.
Apple and Android have rejected many apps before because of simulated violence. Click here to contact Apple and Android to tell them to reject this app.
Contact Info for Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence:
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
840 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
How can we keep guns away from most of the violent people?
Action #3 – Write
Dear CAUSE friends,
After the election, California’s leaders made grand promises about doing everything in our power to defend our immigrant community from mass deportation.
When SB54 cleared the State Senate in an overwhelming vote, California was on track to become the first sanctuary state in the nation. But since then, it seems like our elected leaders have lost their nerve under the heated anti-sanctuary rhetoric coming from the Trump administration, news media, and California’s sheriffs association. For all his speeches, Governor Brown says he may not support the bill.
Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean published yet another column in this weekend’s Ventura County Star warning of “dangerous or violent criminals roaming our streets” if SB54 passes.
Most people know that immigrants are no more likely to be “dangerous or violent criminals” than any other members of our community. (In fact, statistics show immigrants are significantly less likely to commit crimes.) The research is also clear that sanctuary policies make communities safer by building trust between the police and immigrants.
We need your help countering messages that criminalize immigrants in our local media and supporting strong action to defend our immigrant communities.
Letters to the editor are easy to write and are often published. Simply email a couple short paragraphs to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please take a moment to make your voice heard.
If you’re in Santa Barbara County you can submit a letter to the Santa Barbara Independent. SB County Sheriff Bill Brown as the new president of the CA Sheriffs Association has become the state’s most prominent voice against SB54. He needs to hear from local voters that this doesn’t reflect our community’s values.
Maricela Morales, CAUSE