Latina action day Advocacy hub & Materials

Session 1

California’s Budget Crisis

Session 2

The Future of Latina Education

Session 3

California’s Economic & Workforce Recovery

Session 1: California’s Budget Crisis

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The California state budget has been significantly impacted by COVID-19.  Experts estimate a budget deficit that will transform previous priorities and present unprecedented challenges to all Californians.   A panel of experts discuss these challenges and the path towards solving California’s budget crisis. 

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KEY ACTION ITEMS SUGGESTED BY PANELISTS

 

RESOURCES

 

BILLS MENTIONED

 
 

Session 2: The Future of Latina Education

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Schools across California closed and transitioned to distance learning in March in response to COVID-19, leaving students and educators grappling to adapt and significantly impacting the state budget. Learn from leading experts about how the pandemic has underlined and amplified educational inequities for English Language Learners in our state, and how they are working to close the opportunity gap.

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KEY ACTION ITEMS SUGGESTED BY PANELISTS

  • Contact your representatives and advocate:

    • Ask the Governor and Legislature to establish standards around distance learning; inclusive of data collection regarding attendance and number of hours of direct teacher instruction.  

    • Advocate against budget cuts at the local and state level that will negatively impact low income student and English Learners.

    • Demand that your school district and school boards provide updates to the budget and hold them accountable.

  • Attend virtual school board meetings, and demand to know how they are responding to our low-income communities, English learners, etc. - you can register on your school board's website.

  • Understand the California Budget - The California Budget & Policy Center is a good place to start.

 

RESOURCES

 

BILLS MENTIONED

  • AB 2478 (Carrillo with AltaMed) – International Medical Graduates: Study - students that speak Spanish and are culturally sensitive.

  • The California Legislative Black Caucus has put forward a package of bills that address social justice priorities including AB 1994 (ensures that juveniles have uninterrupted access to health care services upon release from a public institution) and  AB 2054 (establishes the Community Response Initiative to Strengthen Emergency Systems (C.R.I.S.E.S.) Act pilot grant program, promoting community-based responses to local emergencies). Learn more about their priority bills HERE.

Session 3: California’s Economic & Workforce Recovery

Friday, June 12, 2020

Key members of the Governor’s task force and legislators discuss California’s economic recovery.  The discussion focuses on strategies to support homeowners, renters, small business owners, and workers during these difficult times. 

​WATCH THE FULL WEBINAR

KEY ACTION ITEMS SUGGESTED BY PANELISTS

 

RESOURCES

 

BILLS MENTIONED

 

NO MATTER WHICH OF THE ABOVE ACTIONS YOU TAKE, WE MUST:​

VOTE!

Register to Vote HERE and be sure to vote this November.

 

COMPLETE THE 2020 CENSUS! 

Respond here and make sure your friends and family do so as well! 

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