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

  • (No action this week.)

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

  • (No action this week.)

Removing Barriers and Expanding Employment Opportunities for BMoC

  • AB 1111 (E. Garcia): Invests in partnerships between community-based organizations and workforce development boards to prepare individuals with barriers to employment to successfully enter and complete post-secondary training programs and access jobs. AB 1111 will be heard in Senate Labor and Industrial Relations on Wednesday, June 28. Please send in a letter of support by this Tuesday, June 21 by clicking here. Attend and testify at the hearing on June 28.

 

  • AB 1008 (McCarty): Extends ban the box law to the private sector by prohibiting employers from asking job applicants about previous convictions until the applicant has received a conditional offer. AB 1008 will be heard in Senate Labor and Industrial Relations on Wednesday, June 28. Please send in a letter of support by this Tuesday, June 21 by clicking here. Attend and testify at the hearing on June 28.

 

  • AB 450 (Chiu): Protects workers from worksite raids. AB 450 will be heard Senate Labor and Industrial Relations on Wednesday, June 28. Please send in a letter of support by this Tuesday, June 21 by clicking here. Attend and testify at the hearing on June 28

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

  • AB 1384 (Weber): Requires among other things, the Victims Compensation board to use the evidence-based Integrated Trauma Recovery Services model developed by the State Pilot Trauma Recovery Center when it provides grants to trauma recovery centers. AB 1384 will be heard in Senate Public Safety on Tuesday, June 27. Please send in a letter of support by June 20 by clicking here.

 

  • AB 1164 (Thurmond): Establishes the Child Care Bridge Program for foster children. AB 1164 will be heard in Senate Education on Wednesday, June 28. Please send in a letter of support by June 21 by clicking here.

 

  • 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 on Tuesday, July 11. Please send in a letter of support by July 3 by clicking here.