Alliance for Boys and Men of Color Policy Priorities

Act Now for Boys and Men of Color!

Several ABMoC priority bills need your support! Your calls, letters and voices are needed to send messages to your elected officials that these bills are crucial to ensuring the health and strength of our communities.

Protecting the Safety and Sanctity of Youth in Schools

  • AB 699 (O’Donnell): Establishes guidelines for visits by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents at K-12 school sites and provides protection and support to immigrant students and their families. AB 699 will be heard in the Senate Education Committee at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12 in room 4203.

 

  • SB 607 (Skinner) is a bill that would end “willful defiance” in schools across California for students K-12. Join us in our campaign to show the importance of ending willful defiance, by watching and sharing this video testimony.

Supporting and Expanding Community-based Trauma and Healing Models

  • AB 1639 (E. Garcia): The Healing for All Act of 2017 prohibits denials of claims for certain status, such as gang affiliation, documentation, or immigration. This bill is headed to the Senate Floor for a full vote. Send a letter of support to Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon by clicking here.

Reinvesting in Community and Divesting from the Criminal and Juvenile Justice and Deportation Systems

  • AB 90 (Weber): Imposes a moratorium on the use of CalGang and other shared gang databases, changes oversight of the databases to the Department of Justice, and makes other changes recommended by the California State Auditor’s report on the CalGang database. AB 90 will be heard in Senate Public Safety at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11 in room 3191. Please attend and testify in support of this bill at the hearing.

 

We are asking that you stand with us in opposing AB 1298  

  • AB 1298 (Santiago): To find a police officer guilty of false statements, departments must show that an officer intentionally lied. This bill raises the burden of proof to "clear and convincing evidence" – an unreasonable standard that is out of line with what is granted to other public employees, and far beyond what is provided to any member of the public under investigation by law enforcement. AB 1298 will be heard in Senate Public Safety at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11 in room 3191. Please attend and testify in opposition of this bill at the hearing.

Removing Barriers and Expanding Employment Opportunities for BMoC

  • (No action this week.)

Increasing High Quality Family and Community Placements for Youth in the Child Welfare System

  • AB 507 (Rubio): Requires the annual resource family caregiver training to be based upon a collaborative plan developed by the child and family team. AB 507 will be heard in Senate Human Services at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11 in room 3191. Please attend and testify in support of this bill at the hearing.