The community continues to support comprehensive immigration reform! As part of a national day of action upholding the urgency of immigration reform, CBC leaders rallied in Modesto on Crowslanding Rd. “Stop Separating Families” was the message leaders sent out on June 28th, informing and reminding the community of the destructive consequences of our current immigration system. The Modesto Bee covered the story in a video. http://www.modbee.com/2014/06/28/3415508/immigration-rally.html Read More →
Primary Elections in are extremely important. In California after January 2011, with the implementation of the Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act, all candidates for voter-nominated offices are listed on one ballot but only the top two vote-getters get listed in the primary election. In addition, during primary elections local offices are filled. However, the turnout for primary elections is very low. In Stanislaus County there are 211,277 registered voters but in this past June 3rd Gubernatorial Primary Election only 26.4% of registered voters turned out to vote.
In order to better this disparity and to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities, CBC Youth Leaders spent the entire month of May canvassing and encouraging registered voters in Stanislaus County, in the communities of West Modesto and Ceres, to Get Out The Vote on June 3rd. These young leaders knocked on doors and engaged community members in conversations about why its important to vote during primary elections. Read More →
This past April 29th and May 20th, CBC leaders traveled to Sacramento and lobbied their state legislators on a number of bills to speak on behalf of those who may be voiceless. Leaders engaged in meetings with their legislators and discussed bills such as SB1005, which expands healthcare access to all Californians regardless of immigration status. At these meetings CBC’s leaders shared their testimonies and stories. Participating in lobbying empowers leaders to have a voice in issues directly affecting them.
Let’s work together to build a better community!
CBC will be attending the Stanislaus Council of Governments Sustainable Community Strategy and the Modesto General Plan Update Community Information Meeting!
Join us @ Community Information Meeting
When: Thursday, May 8th @ 6:30 pm
Where: The Carpenter’s House Church
1105 South Carpenter Rd
Modesto, CA 95351
Come find out what the StanCOG Sustainable Community Strategy (SCS) planning efforts mean to your family’s housing and transportation options, neighborhood character, business and employment opportunities, open space, air quality in the future!!
For more information take a look at the event flyer below!
In celebration of ACA’s anniversary, CBC is having 3 Health Care Enrollment events this week!
We will be at:
*Hanshaw Middle School in Modesto this Thursday, March 20th from 3:30pm – 8:00 pm
*St. Francis of Rome Catholic Church in Riverbank this Sunday, March 23rd from 9:00am – 3:00 pm
*St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Modesto this Sunday, March 23rd from 9:00am- 12:30 pm
We are expecting to help over 100 people enroll in Medi-Cal or Covered CA but would love to help out more!!
For more information you can contact Victoria Romo at (209)872-1045
A group of Californians walking from Sacramento to Bakersfield to shed light on immigration reform made passionate pleas to legalize some 11 million undocumented people in the United States to U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock and Patterson residents Friday Aug. 16 at Sacred Heart Church at 520 I St.
The Pilgrimage for a Pathway to Citizenship is composed of a group of 11 people making a 285-mile foot trek from Sacramento to Bakersfield. Each one represents the 11 million undocumented residents of the United States sponsored by PICO, a statewide faith-based organizing effort to unite 450 congregations to work on issues for low income and working class families in California. PICO sponsors the Campaign for Citizenship, representing immigrant families and people of faith working together to win citizenship for the 11 million undocumented U.S. residents.
credited to www.pattersonirrigator.com
Huge step forward for the movement to keep families united as the California State Assembly passing the “Trust Act” this morning which would limit local police agencies cooperation with federal immigration authorities. We want to recognize and thank the Contra Costa Assembly members Buchanan, Frazier, Skinner and Bonilla who all voted unanimously in favor of the “Trust Act.
Over 75 leaders travel to Bakersfield sat 11. We are continuously praying for our families and for an immigration reform .