Your vote is your voice, so let your voice be heard this primary election June 3rd. Together we can raise awareness about the importance of choosing candidates that understand and reflect our values. Help us encourage faith voters to participate in the democratic process.
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Join Lifelines to Healing congregations as they lift up our faith values in a discussion of criminal justice in Sacramento with the frontrunners for District Attorney. This is the first time in 20 years that Sacramento is electing a new District Attorney who make policy decisions impact individual cases, impact our communities, county and the state budget. Lifelines to Healing Leaders will discuss a variety of issues with the candidates, including juvenile justice, sentencing reform and rehabilitation and reentry.
On Thursday, May 22nd congregations from across Sacramento Area Congregations Together will come together to discuss our concerns for health, social services, and housing with candidates for County Supervisor.
Democracy in Action – ACT Contact Person: Gabby Trejo, firstname.lastname@example.org, 916.955.6264
Sacramento ACT believes in a vibrant democracy. As a non-partisan organization we will be registering people to vote and engaging 50,000 voters in the Greater Sacramento Area to engage in the democratic process by registering to vote, voting on Election Day and being informed about issues on the ballot. Sacramento ACT will be hosting 2 Candidate Forums so voters may learn more about the candidates running for District Attorney and the County Board of Supervisors.
Closing the Achievement Gap – ACT Contact Person: Annie Fox, email@example.com, 916.740.9472
Sacramento ACT led the first school bond measure in the Sacramento City Unified School District and founded the Parent Teacher Home Visit Project, which is now a national program.
Healthcare Access for All – ACT Contact Person: Annie Fox, firstname.lastname@example.org, 916.740.9472
In 2000, ACT received a commitment from the Sacramento County Supervisors to dedicate $2 million from the national tobacco settlement dollars into a trust fund for uninsured adults. An additional $100,00 was spent for the development of a long-range strategic plan to address the future needs of primary care clinics. In 2002, ACT helped launch a new health care coverage pilot project funded with the tobacco settlement money set aside in 2000. In 2008, ACT gathered over 7,000 volunteer signatures in support of a statewide ballot initiative to fund children's healthcare coverage. From 2007-2009, ACT grassroots community leaders participated as the primary community voice for the Sacramento Health Improvement Project (SHIP).
Lifelines to Healing – ACT Contact Person: Danielle Williams, email@example.com, 916.834.9137
The Lifelines to Healing Campaign is a national movement of the PICO National Network, which Sacramento ACT is a member of. This movement is committed to addressing the causes of pervasive violence and crime in our communities. We believe that the criminalization and mass incarceration of people of color, coupled with the lack of meaningful and quality opportunities, have contributed to a state of crisis in our country.
Immigration Reform – ACT Contact Person: Gabby Trejo, firstname.lastname@example.org, 916.955.6264
Sacramento ACT has been working on the Campaign for Citizenship since January of 2013. The Campaign for Citizenship advocates for a national legislative solution to what President Obama refers to as our “broken immigration system,”. Points of advocacy include a roadmap to citizenship, ensuring that the 11 million aspiring Americans who already live, work, raise their families and pay their taxes in the United States can become American citizens. We are committed to full citizenship for all Americans regardless of race, income or immigration status.
Housing and Homelessness – ACT Contact Person: Gabby Trejo, email@example.com, 916.955.6264
Sacramento ACT was influential in the creation and passage of the Affordable Housing Ordinance the City Council adopted years ago. This ordinance is currently under threat. Due to a decline of development in Sacramento the City Council is considering eliminating, or greatly diminishing, the Affordable Housing Ordinance. It is the opinion of some City Council members that removing or reducing this Ordinance will attract more developers. ACT leaders testified at City Council that a stakeholder group be convened to review alternatives and make recommendations to the Council before a vote was taken to reduce or diminish the current Ordinance. This request was granted and ACT is currently on this stakeholders group. ACT leaders are continuing to advocate for progressive Affordable Housing Ordinances in both the City and County of Sacramento. ACT also worked to lift the cap on private funds that could be used for affordable housing in Sacramento County.
Over 200 members of Congregation Beth Shalom and other local Sacramento congregations gathered in May to demonstrate broad support for improving the foster care youth system and urge Sen. Darrell Steinberg to take action on two key strategies.
In April over 200 parent and student community leaders working with Sacramento ACT organized a forum to report out the results of a year-long, community-wide planning process on increasing high school graduation rates.
ACT is organizing in several ways to make quality, affordable health care accessible to all.
ACT is currently steering a region-wide effort to bring a youth violence reduction strategy into Sacramento based on the Boston Ceasefire Project. This model is a data-driven approach to reducing youth homicides and gang-related violence that has been replicated in six cities over the last ten years...
On any given night in Sacramento, according to this year’s Homeless Count, 2,700 people are on the streets. This troublesome data has called members of St. John’s Lutheran Church to action. In July they convened over 160 community members at the church to ask City Councilmember Steve Cohn to lead the way in providing more affordable housing for Sacramento’s most vulnerable populations...
Saturday March 28, over 100 parents, teachers, students, community members, school and city officials gathered at All Nations Church to pledge their public commitment to work together and increase graduation rates in Sacramento County...
Research shows that a strong connection between home and school can lead to increased academic performance, a boost in attendance, and improved behavior. At many low-income schools around Sacramento, however, strong relationships with parents are often lacking. That’s why Sacramento ACT continues to develop its innovative Parent Teacher Home Visit project in new directions...
Regina Farinas, a sophomore at the Met High School in Sacramento, thinks small high schools are a crucial part of Sacramento’s education...
Since the opening of the School Attendance Center on October 10th, more than 200 truant students have been provided with support. Volunteers from local community organizations, partnering with school district personnel, met with students and parents; of those 200 students, 61% have since been attending school on a daily basis...
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