Oppose unjust asylum regulations

By Dean Gloster Deadline: Comments due January 13, 2020 - It’s the law: Refugees are legally entitled to asylum in the U.S. if they have a well-founded fear of persecution in their home country for specific reasons. Unfortunately, there’s law and there’s enforcement policy - and the chief architect of the Trump administration’s immigration policy … Continue reading Oppose unjust asylum regulations

Newest food aid attack – making cold people go hungry

By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: comments due December 2 - If it feels like you’ve read something here before about the Grinch-in-Chief trying to cut back on food aid to this nation’s needy … it’s because you have. We’ve been writing about this time and time and time and time again, because they keep trying. … Continue reading Newest food aid attack – making cold people go hungry

Fight forced DNA collection

By Heidi Rand; Ann G. Daniels contributed to this article Deadline: Submit your comment by November 12, 2019 - The Trump Department of (In)justice has unveiled yet another plan that targets the vulnerable immigrant community: this time, a rule to require the Department of Homeland Security to forcibly take DNA from immigrants in detention centers. … Continue reading Fight forced DNA collection

Fight DHS expanded “expedited removal” program

By Sylvia Chi Deadline: Submit comment by September 23, 2019 - In July 2019 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it would expand the expedited removal program. Expedited removal is a fast track process that allows low-level immigration officers to quickly deport certain non citizens who are undocumented or have committed fraud or misrepresentation. The expansion … Continue reading Fight DHS expanded “expedited removal” program

Oh SNAP – yes, again

Deadline: September 23 - On July 24, 2019, the administration announced plans to disqualify three million Americans from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP, informally known as food stamps) by taking away states' ability to expand eligibility rules beyond Federal limits. SNAP is a crucial form of anti-poverty assistance here in California. The proposed rule … Continue reading Oh SNAP – yes, again

Don’t let them make the poor poorer

Action deadline: June 21, 2019 - Scroogy McScroogeface never gets tired of thinking of ways to make the poor more miserable, more hungry, or just plain poorer. The latest from the Administration That Decency Forgot: changing the way the poverty line - which is used to determine who qualifies for benefits like food aid, health … Continue reading Don’t let them make the poor poorer

No Drilling on Mt. Diablo

Action deadline: Comments on Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final EIS due June 9, 2019 - This administration has a track record of sacrificing priceless public lands for the benefit of private oil and gas extraction, as shown by their efforts around the country and in California. They’re at it again — and this time, … Continue reading No Drilling on Mt. Diablo

Save California from fracking

Action deadline: comments on Draft Supplemental EIS due June 10, 2019 - “Land management”: the words have such a nice ring to them, as if nice things will happen to, you know, the land. But if the Despoiler-in-Chief gets his way, more than a million acres of California lands could soon be subject to oil … Continue reading Save California from fracking

Protest proposed rule limiting food aid

Action Deadline: April 2 - The war against people who need help getting food on the table never ends. We fought for a 2018 Farm Bill that didn't cut aid or impose harsh time limits for millions of SNAP/CalFresh (food stamp) recipients, and we won in a bipartisan victory! But now Trump's Department of Agriculture (USDA) … Continue reading Protest proposed rule limiting food aid

Protect the payday lending rule

By Sylvia Chi Action deadline: May 15, 2019, 9 PM Pacific time - GET CASH NOW! The payday lending industry is getting its money’s worth from the Trump Administration: after they invested heavily in Trump’s inauguration and re-election committees, as well as Republican lawmakers and organizations, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced its … Continue reading Protect the payday lending rule