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Hi everyone. Here’s some actions and events for Thursday!


Volunteer to help DACA recipients fill out their paperwork online!

While our free monthly citizenship fair is on hold until Oxnard College reopens their weekend marketplace, here’s another way to assist those in the community who need to get paperwork done. Please share this information with anyone who might be interested, both as a DACA recipient and as a volunteer, OR BOTH!
From: NLG-LA Immigration Committee <>To: “” <>Sent: Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 05:42:52 PM PSTSubject: Call for Volunteers! Virtual DACA Clinic for SMC Students with NLG-LA Immigration Committee
Dear colleagues,
This is a call for legal support. DACA is back and Santa Monica College believes that we have the ability to make a difference in our community by ensuring students have access to education and stability in the country they call home. 
For this reason, we are mobilizing to support the Dreamers at SMC by providing free virtual appointments to help them with initial or renewal DACA applications. Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, we are unable to provide in-person clinics at this time, which has created a service gap for this necessary support.
How can you participate? We will have two virtual clinic days: March 20 and March 27, 2021.  Please sign up to volunteer by clicking the link below and choosing the shift you would like to take.   You can take one or multiple shifts of two to three hours or you can volunteer with us for a full-day shift. 
Volunteer Registration link:
For March 20th, we are seeking 20 volunteers who can aid students with completing their Initial DACA and DACA Renewal applications and possibly organizing their supporting documents. Volunteers (whether they are attorneys, paralegals, accredited representatives, or students) must watch a 1.5-hour training online. We will track who views the training before March 20th. The Volunteer Training link will be sent to volunteers after they have registered at the link below. That training will include information about putting together a DACA packet, as well as information about the clinic process, so it will be imperative that volunteers review that training beforehand. After watching the video, volunteers can send questions to
For March 27th, we are seeking 10 to 15 attorneys or accredited representatives who have DACA experience to assist with FINAL REVIEW of the Initial DACA application packet, including reviewing the application, supporting documents, and completing a brief screening for other immigration relief. 
Volunteer Registration link:
Your generous contribution of time and energy to this volunteer work is immensely appreciated. We are so much stronger together, and we can achieve great things if each of us steps forward.  This planning committee consists of CARECEN, the NLG-LA Immigration Committee, Clark Hill, and the Law Offices of Emily Robinson. 
Volunteer Registration link:
If you have any questions or issues, please contact
In solidarity,
The NLG-LA Immigration Committee Steering Committee

The “H.R. 1/S.1 – For the People Act” is now in the Senate! Call your senators and join in the outreach campaigns!

According to the Brennan Center, “state lawmakers have carried over, prefiled, or introduced 253 bills with provisions that restrict voting access in 43 states.” The GOP has openly admitted they can’t win if they play fair with voters, and even if they squeal “states’ rights”, we know from their lawsuits and electoral vote shenanigans on Jan. 6, that GOP senators don’t care about those either. We need a level playing field and real guardrails against another corrupt leader, and that’s H.R.1/S.1 – For the People Act. Keep calling your senators, ask your friends and family to call theirs, and join in the listed campaigns to get this bill through the Senate.

Senator Feinstein, Please Vote to End this Filibuster! – Petition

Tell your legislators to remove Trump’s harmful last-minute rules.

We got more cleanup we need to do from the last administration. Rule reversals seems like a dull, dry subject, but look at the “More information” on each of the three rules featured in today’s action and imagine how much harm each one of them could do to people and our environment.

H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446 – Gun background check bills – vote possible tomorrow – Friday. “YES” on both – Call your legislators!

UPDATE – The House just passed both bills! CALL YOUR SENATORS! (
We are NOT the only people calling our legislators about guns! In researching this action, we’ve seen a lot of organized and disturbing phone-in campaigns to counter these sensible gun-sale background check bills. H.R.8 and H.R.1446 are supported by the majority of both parties, even by those who own guns. Make your legislators brave by asking them to vote to truly represent the bipartisan majority of Americans.

“This is a democracy issue!” Call out corporations who fund voter suppression.

We’ve included CEO contact information and talking points for corporations who fund voter suppression legislation. Email them or write them a postcard! We don’t care what they say on their websites. We don’t care how many get-out-the-vote videos they put out. We don’t care if they encourage their employees to help at polling places. Funding racist legislation and legislators, both in GA and across the country – that is their true face. Call them out.

EVENTS03/11-13/21 – ONLINE – “30th Annual Latina History Day Conference – The Resilience of Hope” Website here. ( Facebook link here. (  HOPE is excited to invite you to the 30th Annual Latina History Day Conference on March 10-13 hosted on the interactive virtual Hopin platform! Latina History Day is going virtual in 2021 to expand our reach to Latinas everywhere. The 4-day event will bring together Latinas from across the United States to celebrate our shared heritage, recognize our communities’ resilience, and set us on a path to build a better future. The conference will feature inspiring keynotes, informative panels, virtual face-to-face networking, access to the Comadre Network Expo, exclusive raffles, special guest appearances y mucho más! Our March 10-12 programming is specifically designed to meet the needs of Latina professionals; offering resources, skill development, and networking opportunities to advance their careers and enrich their lives. On March 13, we’ll dedicate the conference to youth-exclusive programming. This year’s theme – the #RESILIENCEofHOPE – encourages us to reflect on the incredible resilience and leadership of Latinas during the past year, and to embark on a new chapter guided by hope and progress. Join us and get re-charged and resolved for an incredible 2021 with fellow Latina professionals and speakers who are leading the charge in their fields and creating positive change in their communities. Learn more and register here: more here -> Program | March 10-12, 9am-11:30am PST | REGISTER HERE ($35) -> Day | March 13, 9:30am-12:30pm PST | REGISTER HERE (FREE)

Thursday – 3/11/2021 – ONLINE – “What’s Next in the Fight for $15: A Q&A with Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta” (2:30 pm PT)

Facebook link here. ( RSVP today: Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta joins For Our Future PA for a virtual discussion regarding what’s next in the fight for the $15 minimum wage. For working Pennsylvanians a raise to the minimum wage would put an average of $3,700 into the pockets of full-time workers, the bare minimum for quality of life and ability to feed their families. Save your seat today:
During the Q&A, we’ll continue the conversation on the fight for a $15 minimum wage with next steps and actions to take to achieve it. RSVP:

Thursday – 3/11/2021 – ONLINE – “A Conversation on Black Futures with Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham” (5:00 pm PT)

Facebook link here. ( Register: authors Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham in conversation with NMAAHC curator Michelle ​Joan Wilkinson as they discuss their visions for the present and future and the way they see these visions captured ​by artists, activists, and thinkers. Their new book, Black Futures, poses a central pressing question, “What does it mean to be Black and alive right now?” The result is a collection of essays, photography, memes, visual art, tweets, poetry, and more, that place archive, technology, and Afrofuturist ideas in conversation. Kimberly and Jenna will also be joined by Alisha B. Wormsley, whose project, There Are Black People in the Future, is featured in the book.This live discussion will be presented online on YouTube with live closed captioning. Don’t miss this free program! Register:

Thursday – 3/11/2021 – ONLINE – “March Meeting: Leading While Female” (7:00 pm PT)Facebook link here. ( Join us for our March Zoom General Meeting! Two great speakers, Fatima Chavez with Planned Parenthood Raíz Latinx Community-organizing Project, and Dr. Trudy T. Arriaga, author of “Leading While Female” . Meeting-n-greet at 6:30 pm with the meeting starting at 7:00 pm. No cost to attend. Zoom:

Thursday – 3/11/2021 – ONLINE – “This is not a drill – What it can look like to #DefundthePolice” (7:00 pm PT)
Watch at Facebook live. FACEBOOK.COM/BLMLA Thursday, 3/11/2021 7PM – This Is Not a Drill! “What It Can Look Like to – Tune in to a one-on-one conversation with BLMLA member and policy expert LaMikia Castillo and Svante Myrick who is the Mayor of Ithaca, New York. Myrick is one of the youngest mayors in the nation, and is leading work to defund police in Ithaca! You don’t want to miss it!

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