The San José Peace and Justice Center joins in solidarity with the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations as they urge the Commonwealth Club to cancel an upcoming event featuring two speakers who both have "a shameful track record of propagating Islamophobia, which exacerbates ongoing intolerance and hate towards Muslims, immigrants, and others."
Yesterday I attended the Inauguration Day Citizenship for All rally at San José City Hall. Organized by Decolonial ActionLab, there was a car caravan action that ended at City Hall where the rally was held. A number of powerful speakers addressed a socially distanced crowd in both English and Spanish.…
Any day now the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision on the future of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that will profoundly affect the legal status of some 650,000 DACA recipients, including some 23,000 in Santa Clara County. The decision could either reaffirm the constitutionality of the DACA program or allow the Trump administration to proceed with rescinding the program.
The Rapid Response Network of both Santa Clara County and Monterey County are sending a letter to Congress members Lofgren and Panetta urging them to support immediate government action to release people from immigration detention facilities.