Since President Trump’s inauguration, California has been leading the battle against the xenophobic, racist, and anti-Muslim policies of his administration. Asian Americans Advancing Justice - California has been working closely with other organizations and state legislators in Sacramento to ensure that all of our vulnerable communities remain protected from bigoted and hateful federal policies.
Tell your representative that you want California to lead the resistance.
Time and time again, President Trump has not only spoken of implementing a Muslim registry, but has also attempted to ban Muslims from entering our country -- twice. Not even a hundred days into the presidency, Trump sanctioned mass deportations, lied about alleged rampant voter fraud, and rolled back protections for transgender students. Such rhetoric and policies have fueled the rise in hate incidents across the United States.
We cannot stand for this. That’s why we’re championing the following state legislation in California:
The California Values Act (SB 54, De León): Makes certain that CA’s state and local resources are not used to fuel mass deportations and ensures that schools, courthouses, and health facilities remain safe zones.
California Religious Freedom Act (SB 31, Lara): This ensures that CA does not engage or participate in any registry targeting Muslim Americans.
California Voting for All Act (AB 918, Bonta): Paves the way for CA to become a nationwide leader in providing language assistance to limited-English proficient voters through the use of translated ballots and bilingual poll workers.
Safe Place to Learn Act (AB 1318, Chiu): Provides enhanced tools, training, and reporting in schools to address bullying and intergroup conflict and to promote positive intergroup relations.
Safe Schools for Immigrant Students (AB 699, O’Donnell and Chiu): Upholds the constitutional right to a public education by establishing important protections for undocumented immigrant students in K-12 schools.
These bills show that California continues to be the vanguard of progress. As the most populous state in the country and the sixth largest economy in the world, our demands for justice can and will be heard.
We’re proud to be part of the California resistance. Join us and tell your representatives to vote "Yes" on these bills.
California Policy Manager
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - California