August 29,  2018
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VIctory! City Council Establishes a Community Workforce Training Program
The Sacramento City Council voted last week to establish a Community Workforce Training Program that will provide a direct public benefit for the investment of public funds here in Sacramento.  Modeled upon the Community Benefit Agreement ACT help create for the Kings Arena, the new ordinance requires the hiring of Priority Apprentices from designated Zip Codes in the City for all publicly funded construction projects over $1 million.
This means targeted hiring for those who now have a criminal record, for veterans, youth emancipated from Foster care and many others who now are often left behind when the hiring call is made.  This important victory means we are now able to use public investment to transform our communities and offer hope to young people where little hope or opportunity currently exists.
ACT Leader Assembly Report
ACT Leaders gathered at Capitol City Seventh Day Adventist Church on August 21. Pastor Damian Chandler, Senior Pastor and Pastor Chanda Nunes, Associate Pastor welcomed the Sacramento ACT Leader Assembly.  Leaders arrived and had dinner while meeting new people and catching up with each other.  The meeting began with a reflection from ACT Board Member Maheen Ahmed who spoke about the importance of August 21, 2018, the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, and explained how it relates to ACT's work. Board member Fernando Cibrian led the discussion on ACT's current bylaws and introduced the changes for a vote. After some discussion and new ideas leaders approved the current changes. The bylaws committee will be meeting again to discuss ideas that were raised and will bring it to the larger group at a later time.  Maheen Ahmed begam a 5-year goal setting segment by asking leaders to first discuss the world as it is and then to discuss the world as we want it to be. Donielle Price and Pastor Joy Johnson presented the data findings from our Theory of Change interviews, which we will use to inform our 5-year goals.

Leaders gathered at the State Capital on Monday and each spoke about the importance of AB931.  After splitting into two group, one group divided delivered a poster handout to remind assembly members and senators to vote yes on AB931 while another group walked around with a casket as visual reminder of our brothers and sisters who no longer have a voice.

Attention State Workers!
TODAY Sacramento ACT will be tabling at the Our Promise California State Employees Campaign. Stop by our booth and say hello and take one of our freebies. 

Event: Our Promise 2018 Statewide Kick-Off Event 
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Date & Time: Aug 29, 2018 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Location: North Steps, State Capitol
1315 10th Street, Sacramento California USA 95814 

March for Climate Justice
The Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice march on September 8 in San Francisco is expected to be the biggest climate march ever on the west coast. 350 Sacramento is organizing a bus to take people to San Francisco. In addition, they will have an art build on August 25 @350 Sac office, 909 12th St to create awesome materials for the march. The march begins at 11 am, and we will walk 1.6 miles to Civic Center Plaza. A link to sign up for the bus will soon be available at 350 Sacramento. Cost is still to be determined but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Can't make it to SF? The Sacramento Climate Coalition is organizing an action from 10 am-1 pm @McClatchy Park (Oak Park) . This event will include bicycle-powered sound by Clan Dyken, speakers, and booths. It is being held in cooperation with the Oak Park Farmer's Market with locally sourced and organic food.

These events are part of the lead-up to the Governor's Global Climate Action Summit (Sept 11-14). The goal is to encourage Governor Brown to live up to his reputation as a climate leader. If you would like to help with event planning and/or participate in the art build, contact Laurie.
Upcoming LOC Meetings
Education, C ontact Tere Flores at for location and more information on Septemeber meeting

Environmental Justice, Second Wednesdays, (next September 12) at 7pm at Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento

Homelessness & Housing, 3rd Fridays (next on September 21), 10 am to 12 pm, contact Carlos Montes-Ponce at  for location and more information

Live Free, Third Thursdays, 6:30 pm, contact Ryan McClinton at for location and more information

Reinvestment, 1st and 3rd Thursday  at 2:30,  contact Ryan McClinton at  for location and more information

Youth Justice, every other Thursday, 5 pm to 7 pm, contact Tere Flores at for location and more information
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If you prefer, you can mail a check to Sacramento ACT, 2409 15th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818.
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