UPDATE (5/14/19)

In our latest update on ACR50, on May 14th, the state resolution on workforce development just passed off the Assembly Floor, and is now moving through the senate which will be a new opportunity for our community members to testify on ACR50.

This past Wednesday, April 24th, CAA’s program team joined our Sacramento office to testify in support of State Resolution ACR50. Introduced by Assembly Members David Chiu and Eduardo Garcia, the measure calls on California’s workforce systems to broaden access to good jobs for immigrants, communities of color and Limited English Proficient (LEP) communities.

One of our Outreach Specialists, Ivy, took the opportunity to deliver testimony during the hearing. In her testimony, she shared her experience navigating the California workforce development system, and the cultural, linguistic, and systematic barriers she faced as an LEP immigrant.

As part of our work with parent leaders, the outreach specialist curriculum involves multiple opportunities to participate in CAA’s local and state advocacy work. It’s important to intentionally uplift our community’s voices, and allow them to speak out on issues that matter to them.

Our community education and outreach efforts have shown that the directly impacted community members are their own best representatives since the issues affect themselves, their families, and their community.

For more, please see posts from our live tweets below: