October 10,  2018
Dear Friends,

Do you want to get involved in your community.  We have many opportunities for you to be involved with ACT this month including voter outreach, canvassing, phone banking and a candidates' forum.  If you want to fight for youth services, quality education, police accountability, environmental justice, affordable housing and justice for immigrants, please join us!

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Support for Measure U
We stand in support of Measure U as an opportunity to invest and reinvest in neighborhood services and programs. Many impacted neighborhoods of Sacramento suffer greatly from severe gaps in social services of employment, housing and accessible programs for youth and the elderly. Sacramento ACT believes that Measure U offers a reasonable revenue approach for our city to address service gaps and uplift the living status of the most vulnerable among us.
Fall Canvasses:  Join Us!!
ACT will be hosting 3 canvasses on October 13th, October 20th at UUSS (see below), October 27th (location TBD), and November 3rd at Mutual Housing River View. On October 13th we will start at South Sacramento Christian Center and canvass in memory of Stephon Clark. Next locations are TBA.

We will also have phone banks at the office from 6:30-8:30pm on October 15, October 29th, and all day on November 6th (last day of the election). 



ACT Environmental Justice Canvassing, October 20th
Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT) Environmental Justice Committee 
and UUSS Interfaith Earth Justice

Join us to have first hand experience with the diverse people in the neighborhood of West Arden Arcade and to help raise their voices by hearing their concerns and getting out the vote.

Wednesday, October 10 @ UUSS @ 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Join us to learn more about this work and to participate in the planning. We've got a great group and our meetings are fun! Newcomer orientation at 6:30.

Saturday, October 20 @ UUSS @ 9:00 a.m. We will canvass in West Arden Arcade with two purposes:
  • Get out the vote and voter registration
  • Listen to people's concerns about their community, especially related to environmental health
We will meet at UUSS at 9:00 for an hour of coffee, snacks and training. We will learn about some of the specific environmental hazards facing the neighborhood we canvass. Gabby Trejo, Executive Director of Sacramento ACT, will train us on how to canvas including some role playing, and answer any questions.

In addition, we are talking with Black Child Legacy and faith leaders in West Arden Arcade to join with others to address environmental racism and hazards in this area.

If you would like to know more come to our October 10 meeting or contact interfaithearth@uuss.org 
SCUSD School Board Candidates Forum, October 23rd
Foro de Candidatos Para La Mesa Directiva de SCUSD


"Public Charge" Proposed Federal Rule
The news is dominated by the Supreme Court nomination and the midterm elections but the administration continues with its vast policy shifts in the immigration system and pursuing a nativist agenda.
 
In a proposed new rule , known as "public charge"-- striking in scope and rooted in a history of xenophobia and racism -- the administration announced that immigrants who utilize virtually all public benefits risk jeopardizing their ability to stay in the country.  If adopted the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will take into account a number of additional factors in considering applications for immigration visas (like work visas or family-based visas) or green cards (permanent residency) .
 
The proposed rule is unprecedented in the history of the country. The Migration Policy Institute predicts millions of immigrants could be affected.  Also, by including programs like Medicaid and food stamps, which are much wider in scope, it would more likely hit working people - the majority of people on Medicaid are themselves employed, and almost 80 percent live in families with at least one working member.  Read more here.
Congratulations, Safe Black Space Circle Keepers!!
On Sunday, October 7th a ceremony was held for 32 EEC (sm) Circle Keepers to signify to community, family and friends and community their successful completion of training as Emotional Emancipation Facilitators. Today, they are assuming the work of healing themselves and the Black Sacramento communities from historical trauma stemming from anti-Black racism. For dates, location and other information on upcoming Community Circles visit our website at: safeblackspace.org

Congratulations, Safe Black Space Circle Keepers!!



Upcoming LOC Meetings
Education, C ontact Tere Flores at tere@sacact.org for location and more information on September meeting

Environmental Justice, Second Wednesdays (next on October 10), at 7pm at Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento, Newcomers Orientation at 6:30 pm, contact Gabby Trejo at gabby@sacact.org for more information

Homelessness & Housing, 3rd Fridays,10 am to 12 pm, contact Carlos Montes-Ponce at
carlos@sacact.org  for location and more information

Live Free, Third Thursdays, 6:30 pm, contact Ryan McClinton at ryan@sacact.org for location and more information

Reinvestment, 1st and 3rd Thursday  at 2:30,  contact Ryan McClinton at  ryan@sacact.org  for location and more information

Youth Justice, every other Thursday, 5 pm to 7 pm, contact Tere Flores at tere@sacact.org for location and more information
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Thank you to all our donors who enable ACT's work to transform our community!

Can you donate $25 to support our work with youth to transform the juvenile justice system?  Donate here.

If you prefer, you can mail a check to Sacramento ACT, 2409 15th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818.
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Join us to transform Sacramento!

Sincerely,

Gabby Trejo
Executive Director

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