Important funding is at stake for our City to continue supporting community-based organizations that provide community education and outreach to immigrant families, who recently won a new right to vote through the San Francisco Unified School District’s (SFUSD) School Board elections.
The Immigrant Parent Voting Collaborative (IPVC) is a network of 7 immigrant rights and education equity community-based organizations. CAA played a key role working with IPVC to conduct community education and engage citywide stakeholders to boost civic participation and leadership of immigrant families in their school and neighborhood communities.
It is critical for our City to continue investing in our work to protect immigrant communities who are vulnerable to being targeted by the Trump administration. Our work has enabled us to build trust with immigrant communities and remove barriers to their civic participation.
Since the implementation of non-citizen voting, the IPVC has served over 60,000 San Francisco residents. Immigrant parents who engaged with IPVC activated their civic power, stepped out of the shadows, and transformed their communities as constituents.
Though many key immigrant programs are included in the Mayor’s 2019-2020 budget proposal, this initiative was not.
We need your help to call and urge Mayor London Breed and key members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to restore funding for all immigrant protections in the 2019-2020 budget:
Thank you for helping us protect immigrant rights and keep all immigrant families together.