On Monday, May 20th over 500 immigrants and advocates from across California will join together for a day of advocacy, education and unity. Immigrant Day 2013 will bring a unified voice to Sacramento in support of federal immigration reform and positive state policies that advance immigrant integration and prosperity for all Californians.
Monday, May 20th
North Steps (L Street side), State Capitol
The California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus · The California Latino Legislative Caucus · The California Legislative Black Caucus · The California Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Caucus · The California Legislative Women’s Caucus.
immigrant day program
8 to 10 am - Registration*
9:30 to10am - Interfaith Procession
10 to 11am - Rally**
11 to 12pm - Legislative Visits
12 to 12:30pm - Lunch
12:30pm to 3pm - Legislative Visits
*Point persons should, by themselves, check in their group at the registration table.
**CIPC will work with point persons who've requested written materials in other languages to provide live interpretation during the rally.
Assemblymember Paul Fong
Assemblymember V. Manuel Perez
Assemblymember Holly Mitchell
Assemblymember Rob Bonta
Assemblymember Tom Ammiano
Art Pulaski - Executive-Secretary Treasurer, California Labor Federation
Cho Yong Hak - Korean Resource Center
New Latthivonskorn - Asian Law Caucus & ASPIRE
Ana Vilma Sanchez - Mujeres Unidas y Activas,California Domestic Workers Coalition
Moises Escalante - Pueblo de Fe
Rocio Aguilar - May First Coalition for Immigrants Rights
Cindy Wang - Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Information for participants
Registration - Please check in with your point person regarding the details for your organization, including lunch and the legislative visits.
*Walk Ins - Please sign up at the registration table.
Parking - Street parking near the capitol has 1 and 2 hour time limits. We recommend arriving early and parking in one of the garages between 7th -9th on L Street. There is special pricing if you arrive before 9/10am. If you do park on the street the meters surrounding the perimeter of the capitol accept coins and credit cards.
Wireless - There is no wifi connection in the capitol. For nearby hotspots: Click Here
Restrooms - The state capitol has restrooms on several floors including near the cafeterias on the 6th floor and in the basement.
one ca policy platform
The ONE CA policy platform consists of priority issues and a list of specific bills that participants will discuss with legislators on Immigrant Day. Following each visit, we will leave the platform and list of endorsers with legislators. Your organizational endorsement will help build power and a collective voice for immigrant rights in Sacramento.
The deadline to endorse the ONE CA policy platform for Immigrant Day has passed. If you are still interested in endorsing please email Kristine Chong at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note that the current One CA policy platform reflects support for the bills as currently drafted. There is a possibility that amendments to these bills will result in changes to the platform. CIPC will notify endorsers of any changes to the platform before publicizing support.
Guidelines for LEGISLATIVE VISITS
Regional leads will be coordinating the Immigrant Day visits. Interested registrants will participate in visits scheduled for their region. Please consult your regional lead if you have questions about the legislative visits.
Visit Schedule - Please contact your organization's Immigrant Day point person for access to the visits schedule.
Legislative Guidlines Print Out
Please note that CIPC is unable to provide interpreters for the visits. Please pair your group accordingly so that monolingual participants will have an interepreter during visits.
Attending Visits Outside of Your Region
As in previous years, Immigrant Day visits are prioritized for registrants that are constituents from that district.This year visits will be scheduled by regional leads (information below) for participants from their area. If your organization wishes to target an office outside of it's region please contact email@example.com to coordinate. We ask organizations that wish to participate in visits outside of their region to keep their delegation to 1 representative (2 if an interpreter is needed).
Drop - Ins
Registrants are welcome to conduct drop-in visits outside of the scheduled Immigrant Day visit. However, we ask that if possible, the drop-in visits be made after the Immigrant Day-scheduled visit and that the Immigrant Day policy platform is not shared during the drop-in to avoid confusion for the offices. In the past, offices have cancelled Immigrant Day-scheduled visits due to confusions with drop-in visits.
East Bay / San Francisco -
Dalia Rubiano Yedidia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Erika Sarmiento (Erika@dscs.org)
Amparo Cid (email@example.com)
Sabina Gonzalez (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Inland Empire -
Fernando Romero & Gina Da Silva (email@example.com)
Los Angeles / Orange County -
We have several leads for LA visits. To coordinate please contact Gina Da Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sacramento / Yolo County -
Mary Helen Doherty (email@example.com)
Ramon Urbano (firstname.lastname@example.org)
San Diego -
Elizabeth Maldonado Robinson (email@example.com)
San Jose/ Santa Clara -
Zelica Rodriguez - Deams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
make a contribution to support immigrant day
For many grassroots leaders, Immigrant Day is their first opportunity to meet with state representatives to discuss issues that impact their daily lives.
Your contribution at any amount is crucial and will help Immigrant Day be larger and more inclusive. For more information regarding donations please contact Gina Da Silva at email@example.com .