On the Ground

#Not1More Deportation Candle Light VigilNovember 20, 2015

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Join us in our #Not1More National Week of Action in solidarity and resistance against the one-year announcement of PEP that has created an upsurge of deportations within the immigrant community, tearing families apart and fortifying the inhumane profit engine that runs at the expense of detaining immigrants.

1. #ProtectNotDeport Photo Campaign: Starting on Monday 11/16, we encourage community to share your personalized signs with headers “Deportations Affect Me Because…” and footer #ProtectNotDeport in a picture to humanize and illustrate the impact of deportations and detentions in the United States, and the diverse communities that continue to suffer permanent violence from family separation and unfair policing.

2. #Not1More Twitter Storm: On 11/18 from 2-3PM PST we will be using #ProtectNotDeport to extend the conversation, to highlight issues affecting communities of color intersecting at criminal justice and immigrant rights. We will also be sharing stories of community members affected by detention and deportation to shed light on the reality of incarceration, and to disband the myth around “felons not families”.

3. Community Vigil: On 11/20 we hope to memorialize all who are lost to the violence of detention and deportations through our community vigil. Community members are encouraged to share their experiences in a speak out portion of the vigil, and we hope to collectively hold space to uplift the resiliency of undocumented communities as we continue to fight back against PEP. Join us at UC Berkley Lower Sproul Plaza


We are holding a space for those who are survivors of the prison-industrial complex through the candle vigil, for families that are broken apart. All people of color are united in the cause for freedom and the light for justice will never cease. ‪#‎Not1More‬ ‪#‎ProtectNotDeport‬‪#‎ICEOutOfAlameda‬

We Are Not Your Scapegoat — July 30, 2015

After the shooting of Kathryn Steinle by an undocumented immigrant that took place in San Francisco several weeks ago, self-proclaimed immigrant ally Dianne Feinstein has tried to condemn and scapegoat an entire population over a single person’s action. As the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (CIYJA) we feel that those who are most directly affected when it comes to anti-immigrant sentiment should be the ones in the conversations about moving forward with solutions. In reaction to Dianne Feinstein’s anti-immigrant proposals, CIYJA will be hosting a rally and press conference at Feinstein’s San Francisco office.

Not your scapegoat

On 7.30.2015 a coalition of undocumented immigrant groups occupied the lobby in Senator Feinstein’s building in San Francisco to protest her anti-immigrant proposals in support of PEP-Comm. California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance @Napa Valley Dream Team @North Bay Immigrant Youth Union @East Bay Immigrant Youth Coalition and @ASPIRE. ‪#‎Not1More‬ ‪#‎NotYourScapeGoat‬ ‪#‎ICEoutOfCA‬ ‪#‎StopPEP‬




#Health4All SB4 Rally/Lobby Day — April 13, 2015

Everyone should have access to healthcare!

On Monday April 13, 2015 join us in front of the Capitol building to let our representatives know that JUSTICE is Health Care for ALL.


Let us advocate for an inclusive Health for All bill that will expand Medi-Cal to the remaining undocumented & uninsured AND for the right to universal, comprehensive, high quality, and publicly-funded healthcare for everyone.

The event will include:

  • Visits With State Legislators

  • March

  • Rally

  • Demonstration

  • Press Conference at the Capitol 

*Brought to you through a partnership of the Health4All Coalition and the All Care Alliance

P.S. Want to be more involved? Come to the conference the day before- Sunday, April 12, 2015!

For more information, please visit health4all.eventbrite.comIf you’re an ASPIRE member, we can reimburse for your ticket and help coordinate your travel. 

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