Other Issues & Campaigns




Americans Need a Real Jobs Solution


When is $100 Billion not enough? When the economy is a mess like it is today. 16 million unemployed Americans. Another 9.3 million underemployed. We need more than $100 billion to take a comprehensive approach fixing the job crisis. http://bit.ly/100billionhuffpo

Community Jobs Proposal

Putting People Back to Work to Revitalize our Communities

The labor market is bleak: though job losses last month were lower than anticipated, unemployment remains at its highest levels in 60 years, with
15.4 million people officially counted as unemployed, millions more underemployed or too discouraged to look for work, and very high unemployment expected to persist through 2010. Families and communities are being devastated by its effects: family incomes are at their lowest levels in a decade; one of every eight mortgages is in foreclosure; and one of every four children in the United States now receives food assistance. Once thriving neighborhoods are now riddled with vacant and abandoned homes, and storefronts once occupied by small businesses lie empty. Just as importantly, people—even those with jobs—have lost confidence in our economy, in our safety net, and in a positive future for themselves and their children.

A new, federally-funded community jobs program could put millions of people to work over the next several years to provide for their families, improve their communities, and generate income to help our economy grow. The Center for Community Change and partner organizations have developed a proposal to address the current crisis of unemployment immediately, as well as the longer term crisis of joblessness, crumbling infrastructure and disinvestment in vulnerable communities. California Partnership is a partner organization working particularly in the state of California to ensure that any jobs proposal can put Californians to work even in the worst state budget crisis with record high unemployment rates. Congressman Ellison (MN-05) has introduced HR 4268, the “Put America To Work Act of 2009” that would create a Community Jobs program to reduce unemployment and help revitalize our communities.


Special thanks to Center for Community Change for updated information.

For more information please see below.

Center for Community Change Jobs Proposal

Fact Sheet on HR 4268


Comprehensive Immigration Reform


California Partnership
is working with state and national partners to ensure comprehensive immigration to fix our broken immigration system and ensure fundamental rights for all. We are working with community organizations and partners through the Reform Immigration for America Campaign’s (RIFA) California Table particularly in the active Chapter areas of San Diego and San Bernardino.

What is the Campaign to Reform Immigration for America?
The Campaign to Reform Immigration for America is a united national effort that brings together individuals and grassroots organizations with the mission to build support for workable comprehensive immigration reform. The Campaign to Reform Immigration for America is, in part, a project of the Tides Advocacy Fund.

The campaign connects people from communities across the country who are ready to work together towards achieving the 279 votes needed to win just and humane comprehensive immigration reform legislation: 218 votes in the House of Representatives, 60 votes in the Senate, and one signature from the President.

We will be working especially hard with advocates and leaders from faith communities, small business owners, unions and labor advocates; and community-based civil rights, human rights, and immigrant-serving groups.

Our vision of reform includes immigrants and native-born U.S. citizens working shoulder to shoulder to achieve better wages, working conditions, and labor protections—making sure everyone is playing by the same set of rules so that it is harder for unscrupulous employers to cheat immigrants and therefore harder for everyone to be cheated. We need to build faith in our immigration system so that people respect the process and so that the process respects them. That’s our vision for a stronger America.

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