Free Our Dreams
Free Our Dreams: Summit and Advocacy Day
From Friday, August 5 - Monday, August 8, over 400 youth of color from across the state will convene in Sacramento for the Free Our Dreams Youth Organizing Summit and Advocacy Day. Organized by the Movement Strategy Center, PolicyLink, and the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, this event will strengthen youth leadership and advocacy skills, build power for a movement led by youth of color, and engage statewide decision makers on key legislative priorities for some of California’s most vulnerable communities.
If you’re in Sacramento on Monday, please join them on the west-steps of the Capitol from 12:00pm – 1:00pm for the Free Our Dreams Rally. If not, you can stay informed of both weekend activities and Monday’s events through the hashtags below. Also included are sample tweets, based on priority bills, which we hope you will share with your network to help us amplify this important advocacy event.
We need to close loopholes in the TRUTH Act and hold police accountable, vote yes on AB2792 #freeourdreams
Youth need legal counsel to ensure they understand their Miranda rights, vote yes on SB1052 #freeourdreams
No youth should have a criminal record because they can't pay a transit fare. Decriminalize fare evasion, vote yes on SB882 #freeourdreams
Secret police databases of alleged "gang members" violate due process & criminalize POC youth. AB2298 brings transparency & oversight
For-profit immigration detention facilities are known to abuse detainees. SB1289 will stop police dept from using tax $ to hire them
- Solitary confinement is no way to deal with kids. Vote yes on SB1143 to limit its use on juveniles #freeourdreams