Archive for March, 2017

Wednesday – 03/08/17 – Coalition Meeting to Challenge Gang Databases that Prioritize People for Deportation

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

JOIN US TODAY, WEDNESDAY, 3/08/17:

TO CONTINUE TO MAKE AB2298 AND SB458 REAL, TO PUSH FOR ADDITIONAL LEGISLATIVE VICTORIES THIS YEAR, TO BUILD A STATEWIDE COALITION TO CHALLENGE GANG DATABASES, GANG INJUNCTIONS, GANG ENHANCEMENTS, AND DEPORTATION/CRIMMIGRATION AND TO PROTECT AGAINST FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ACCESSING LOCAL GANG DATABASES.     

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017, 3-5PM
NATIONAL IMMIGRATION LAW CENTER
3435 Wilshire Blvd #1600, Los Angeles, CA 90010

IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE MEETING,
PLEASE CALL IN:
(712) 770-4010 / Access Code – 435-742

Meeting Agenda

1. Continued work on legislation for 2017

A. Sharing final language and support letter template for AB 90 to push for a moratorium on the use of CalGang until concerns raised by the audit are addressed; to push for DOJ oversight of shared gang databases inclusing CalGang; and to strengthen the purge process

B. Building a strategy to challenge SB 505, a watered down gang database administration bill introduced by the statewide association of Police Chiefs and authored by Senator Mendoza to compete with AB 90.

C. Updates on changes to SB 54 that requires that prison and jail administrators (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and County Sheriff’s as well as those local …

2017 March 4 Respect: Tuesday, 3/7/17

Monday, March 6th, 2017
Join us March 7th as we march for Youth in the City of Los Angeles.
We will be marching for the #LAForYouth Campaign, which seeks to create a Youth Development Department in the city of L.A. to create TRUE public safety for youth, NOT more police and prisons.
 
This includes Re-Directing 5% of LAPD City Budget to create:
15,000 youth jobs
30 comprehensive youth centers
350 intervention/peace builders.
 
JOIN THE L.A. FOR YOUTH CAMPAIGN: www.laforyouth.org
 
THERE WILL BE TWO MORNING MARCHES AT 9:00AM LEADING INTO DOWNTOWN L.A. CITY HALL:
 
1. LAPD Newton Station: 3400 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90011. MEET AT 8:30AM. We will go to Downtown LA by 12:00PM for a rally at City Hall!
 
2. L.E.A.D. Youthbuild High: 2310 Pasadena Ave Suite #202 Los Angeles, CA 90031. MEET AT 8:30AM.
 
3. Both Marches will convene at L.A. City Hall at 12:00PM!
 
The Youth Development Department will oversee the creation and strengthening of existing youth serviing agencies and projects.
The Department will also manage exisiting youth develpment programs in order to broaden their impact.
 
The L.A City Youth Development Department will recruit, train, and support a Youth Board that will provide a youth voice and oversight.
 
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Services for Juana Sandoval of the YJC Family

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Tomorrow and Friday, join Maritza and Herminia Galvez
to honor the life of their mother, Juana Sandoval:

Wake/Viewing – Thursday, March 2, 5-9PM
Allen-English & Estrada
6435 South Eastern Avenue, Bell Gardens, CA
90201

Service – Friday, March 3, 10-11AM
Allen-English & Estrada
6435 South Eastern Avenue, Bell Gardens, CA 90201

Burial – Friday, March 3, Approximately 11:30AM
Inglewood Park Cemetery
720 East Florence Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301
Pine Crest Lot 803

On February 17, 2017, Juana Sandoval, mother of Youth Justice Coalition members Maritza and Herminia Galvez, was murdered in the parking lot outside her home at Mar Vista Gardens Housing Development.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the fund for mortuary, funeral and burial costs. It means so much to the Galvez family that they are able to honor and care for their mom.

The world is so lucky that Juana Galvez blessed us with her brilliant and wise daughters. Across LA and throughout the nation, people know and love the Galvez sisters for all they have done to fight for youth and community justice. For twelve years they have been active leaders in the Youth Justice Coalition – working to pass sentencing laws to end Life