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- Tell Congress: Help Grow Dual Language Programs in Your Community
This National Action comes from MomsRising.org.
Research shows that dual language programs are the best way to increase student achievement for English Language Learners (ELL) and improve educational outcomes for native English-speaking students. Moreover, students with multiple languages have exhibited increased emotional intelligence, stronger problem-solving skills, and improved academic outcomes.
Furthermore, creating a bilingual and biliterate workforce will give the country a competitive advantage to thrive in a global economy! Dual Language programs are critical to ensuring all our littlest learners and the economy thrive.
Please join by signing the open letter to your legislator urging them to help bridge the opportunity gap by supporting dual language programs. Take action by signing up today!
2. Tell the Federal Trade Commission: Stop the Kroger-Albertsons Mega-Merger Now
This National Action comes from LAANE.
In a mega-deal that would have a massive impact on food prices nationwide, Kroger and Albertsons have announced plans to merge. If approved by the Federal Trade Commission, the nearly $25 billion deal would be one of the biggest in U.S. retail history.
It could also lead to store closures, worsen food deserts, increase consumer prices, and destroy thousands of unionized grocery jobs.
If this mega-merger goes through, Safeway, Ralphs, Smiths, Harris Teeter, Shaws, Kings, Randalls, and about 25 other brands, will all be owned by a single company.
To put it bluntly, this deal is an antitrust travesty and must be stopped.
3. Support Feminist California Bills
This State Action comes from the InnerCity Struggle.
Help give these Senate bills an extra boost to get them through the Appropriations Committee by calling or writing a letter of support. Feel free to use the "draft script" below to make your voice heard.
SB 474: Basic, Affordable Supplies for Incarcerated Californians (BASICS) – Criminal Justice Reform
Will require the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation to maintain active canteens at all facilities and sell all goods at the original price paid to vendors, creating more equity and access to basic needs.
SB 521: CalWorks: Pregnancy or Parenting – Economic Security
Will protect pregnant, parenting, and lactating students from potential penalties by adding destabilizing events and violations of Title IX protections to the lists of acceptable reasons for not meeting satisfactory progress requirements.
4. Volunteer Canvassing Days
This National and State Action comes from MomsRising.org.
Join AHORA at InnerCity Struggle as we work to shed light on the ongoing housing crisis. AHORA stands for Awareness, Housing, Outreach, and Resident Action. In collaboration with California Calls, we strive to build sustainable systems centered around leadership development as part of the "We Are California" movement. This movement seeks to transform California's electorate to value all constituents' lives rather than cater to wealthy corporations and individuals with immense political influence.
- Sat, May 20, 10 am–2 pm PDT
- Sat, May 27, 10 am–2 pm PDT
- Fri, Jun 2, 5 pm–7:30 pm PDT
5. Kaiser Permanente Women's Fitness Festival
This State Action comes from WEAVE.
This is a one-of-a-kind all-women's event on Saturday, June 4, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and produced by Fleet Feet. WEAVE is proud to be the event's beneficiary again and to gather volunteers to help make the event a success. After the event, participants will head to the breakfast tent to celebrate with their friends.