Welcome to the PolicyLink Action Center!
Your help is to ensure that HFFI can continue to support projects across the nation that are creating jobs and revitalizing communities. The Agriculture Appropriations bill is being debated on both the House and Senate Floor - deciding the fate of HFFI. Senator Gillibrand (D-NY) and Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH) are championing amendments to make sure HFFI is fully included and funded in the appropriations bill.
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule would help people of color, families, and people with disabilities move to communities of opportunity while simultaneously investing in neighborhoods that have been left behind. This rule would build more ladders to opportunity throughout distressed neighborhoods in America, and should be enacted as soon as possible.
We need you to call your Senators and ask them to sign on to the AFFH support letter circulating from Senator Sherrod Brown.
Please support these efforts prioritized by the California Equity Leaders Network:
- AB 1629 (Bonta): Victim Compensation Fund. Supports physical and emotional recovery for Californians injured by gun or other violence by extending peer counseling services and reimbursement through the Victim Compensation Fund.
- SB 1391 (Hancock): Community Colleges/CTE Courses/Inmate Education Programs. Increases job skills and employability of people who were formerly incarcerated by providing educational opportunities and career technical education in prison.
- AB 1451 (Holden): Concurrent Enrollment. Facilitates access to college through partnerships between California Community Colleges and local school districts regarding the concurrent enrollment of high school pupils in college classes.
- AB 2102 (Ting): Health Workforce. Captures more complete and consistent data on California's health-care workforce by requiring various boards, such as Board of Nursing, to report demographic information.
- SB 1111 (Lara): Involuntary Transfers. Protects due-process rights of students involuntarily transferred to county community or community day schools.
- SB 1151 (Canella): Vehicles - School Zone Fines. Funds school zone safety projects within the Active Transportation Fund by imposing an additional fee for violations occurring in school zones.
- SB 1396 (Hancock): School Climate. Creates positive cultures in schools and improves school discipline practices by establishing Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Program (PBIS).
Please support these efforts on behalf of the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color:
SB 1010 (Mitchell) California Fair Sentencing Act
Eliminates unjust sentencing differences between penalties for crack and powder cocaine possession.
AB 2060 (V. Manuel Perez) Post-release Workforce Training
Increases public safety and economic opportunity by allocating Recidivism Reduction Fund resources towards workforce training for the reentry population
For a list of all bills, please visit allianceforbmoc.org