recap of the 18th celebration of immigrant day!
May 19, 2014 - This year's event One CA marked the 18th anniversary of the celebration and advocacy for various CA immigrant communities! Over 350 participants from all over California traveled to Sacramento to advocate for the One CA 2014 Policy Platform by participating in over 100 visits with their state representatives at the State Capitol.
Thank you to all the community members, leaders, and activists for your commitment to advancing fair policies that support immigrant communities and move our state forward towards prosperity as One California!
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.
thank you to immigrant day Donors
California Community Foundation
Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation
Teamsters Joint Council 7
Immigrant Day 2014 was kicked off by morning activities and an interfaith ceremony followed by powerful testimony and speeches from community members and legislators.
IMMIGRANT DAY SPEAKERS
Immigrant Day MC
Jirayut New Latthivongskorn
Immigrant Day - Spanish Interpreter
Causa Justa :: Just Cause
(pictured left to right)
Binh Nguyen (Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network) speaks about the importance of the Naturalization Services Program.
Cinthya Muñoz (Causa Justa:: Just Cause) addresses the need for AB 1876 (Quirk)
Juan Carlos (California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation) makes the case for Health4All - SB 1005 (Lara)
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins
Senator Ricardo Lara
Chair of the Latino Legislative Caucus & author of priority item SB 1005
Assemblymember Bill Quirk,
Author of priority item AB 1876
Immigrant Day attendees participated in over 100 legislative visits with their state representatives. For many this is their first time visiting Sacramento and engaging in the legislative process.
Participants prep for legislative visits in the State Capitol.
This year the Immigrant Day Planning Committe worked with CIPC to finalize the policy platform and elements of the Unity Program. We thank them for their engagment and work on the planning of this great day!
AAAJ-LA, ACLU NC, Asian Law Caucus, BAJI, CAIR, CAUSE , CJJC, Canal Alliance, California Partnership, CBDIO/Coalicion Primero de Mayo, CHIRLA, CLUE CA, CNC, CPEHN, CRLAF, CIYJA, Dream Team LA, Foundation for Change, ICWJ, JFIC, KRC, LBIRC, MALDEF, MUA, Our Family Coalition, Pueblo de Fe, SDIRC, SFILEN, SIREN, Teamsters Joint Council 7, UUJM CA, Worksafe
CIPC is committed to continue gathering support for the One CA platform. Please stay posted to our CIPC updates for more information.
Thank you to all our participants, we hope to see you next year!
- CIPC Staff & Immigrant Day Volunteers -