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Today, It Is On! Call to Action for AB 1726

Today, It Is On! Call to Action for AB 1726

AB 1726, the AHEAD Act (Bonta), is in the home stretch! It is time for us to show the CA State Legislature and Governor that we mean business. This bill will disaggregate health and educational data to ensure that all AAPI communities receive the support and services they need to thrive. We have until the end of August to ensure that the CA State Legislature approves the bill to get onto Governor Jerry Brown's desk.

In order to ensure the bill passes its final stage in the CA State legislature ―the CA Senate floor ―today CPEHN is joining community members and partner organizations from all over California to lobby at the state capitol in support of AB 1726. We are talking with staff, meeting one on one with legislators, and informing our elected officials why we need data disaggregation! The data will be used to measure existing disparities among the diverse APIA communities.

The opposition claims this bill is divisive and discriminatory, on the contrary, AB 1726 has received bi-partisan support and is a legislative priority for the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus---made up of twelve Senators and Assemblymembers who represent and advocate for the interests of the diverse API communities throughout California. Additionally, over 110 California-based AAPI, civil rights, education, and health organizations are united in support of AB 1726.

AAPIs are made up of 48 diverse groups, and diverse communities have different social, economic and educational outcomes that need to be addressed appropriately. Now is the time to make our communities visible! #AllCACounts

Join the movement today:

  1. Sign 18MillionRising's petition at http://action.18mr.org/AB1726
  2. Take a selfie with the All Californians Count sign and post it on social media with #AllCACounts
  3. Also, SAVE THE DATE for a Rally for Unity and Visibility on the steps of the State Capitol on September 7. Join us in Sacramento for speakers, performances, and a march to the Governor's office to deliver our petition, postcards, photos, letters of support, and ask Governor Brown to sign AB 1726 into law.

    September 7, 2016
    11am - 3pm
    CA State Capitol Building, South Side Steps

Stay tuned for more updates as the bill progresses. 

 

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