events & campaigns,
and other items of interest
3:00 - 6:00 pm
Coalition For World Peace Rally
Peace and Justice
Another World Is Possible!
is the problem--not the solution!
Sunday September 15, 2002
at 8:00 am
Silent Sacred Walk
in Silver Lake
Meet at 1850 Silver Lake Drive
please see the Silent
website for more information
Promote Tax Equity
- Welfare Legislation Update
State Budget Stalemate Continues;
Welfare Bills Advance to Floor;
Reaches Critical Stage
The 2001-2002 legislative session
is winding to a close. It is scheduled to end on August
31, assuming the state budget is passed by that date.
The Senate returned from a summer recess on August 5
for the final four weeks; the Assembly had remained
in session throughout the recess because it had not
passed the budget and trailer bills sent by the Senate
before the upper house recessed in late June.
see more on TANF here:
summer Welfare Reform legislation will be renewed.
We must make our voices heard so that more families
are not harmed by welfare reform.
We demand EDUCATION AND TRAINING,
CHILD CARE, JOBS, BENEFITS FOR IMMIGRANTS, and
A STRONG SAFETY NET.
For more information
call Shane Goldsmith at:
Sponsored by the
For Jobs and Income Support
the California Immigrant
Support Senate Bill 1959
Please take the time to call
and fax the State Senate
$300 million Industry Opposes
for Justice in Hawaiian Gardens and Jerusalem
This bill addresses abuses of
the charitable bingo operations in the State of California.
The exploitation of labor under
the ruse of violating 'volunteer' and 'membership' criteria
as normally understood falls on the least protected
members of our society who are often undocumented workers
with few legal protections. On 3/19/02, MALDEF has brought
suit against one bingo operator, The Irving Moskowitz
Foundation. The Moskowitz foundation funds extreme right
wing settlers in the occupied territories especially
in Jeruslam. This bill is co-sponsored with other groups
including United Cerebral Palsey Association.
Interfaith Communities United for Justice Peace urges
its 60 constituent member organizations to immediately
fax (on letterhead) a letter of support for Senate Bill
by California State Senate
Majority Leader Richard Polanco
A bill to protect peaceful protest and
to distinguish it from harmful acts of crime. The bill,
SB 1680 (Polanco) caps the penalties for nonviolent
civil disobedience that is political expression at $100
and 2 days in custody.
Pleasae see the ICUJP's Floor Letter
in support of this bill on our home page.
To support this bill, use the information
below and contact the Senate.
Assembly Public Safety Committe
There are 7 members of
5 Democrats and 2 Republicans.
Bills need 4 votes to pass.
1. Fax a letter
of support on behalf of your organization, your
business or yourself to the Assembly members below and
to your own Assembly member.
2. Send an
email to all the members of the Assembly Public
Please note that not all members list
their email address.
Carl Washington (D-Compton)
Fax (916) 319-2152
KEY VOTE € Email
Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles)
Fax (916) 319-2146
Manny Diaz (D-San Jose)
Fax (916) 319-2123
Jackie Goldberg (D-Los Angeles)
Fax (916) 319-2145
Fred Keeley (D-Santa Cruz)
Fax (916) 319-2127
Jay La Suer (R-La Mesa)
Committee Vice Chair
Fax (916) 319-2177
Richard Dickerson (R-Redding)
Fax (916) 319-2102
Download the ICUJP PeaceMaker Action
flyer with sample letter:
LAPD and the INS:
Defend Human Rights
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