Tell our Senators: Keep ICE’s hands out of the cookie jar

UPDATED September 5, 2019 Under the US Constitution and federal law, it’s the responsibility of Congress and the President to create a federal budget and spending bills. The process is complex, but one thing is clear: federal agencies shouldn’t be able to decide, on their own, how federal funds get spent, or to take money … Continue reading Tell our Senators: Keep ICE’s hands out of the cookie jar

No Boots No Beds No Wall

Action Deadline - ASAP: Tell Your MoCs to Reject a Budget Deal that Expands ICE and Funds Trump's Border Wall As the clock ticks down to another government shutdown, negotiations on the federal budget funding deal continue, with Senate leaders saying on February 11 that they reached a tentative agreement including $1.375 billion for border "barriers," … Continue reading No Boots No Beds No Wall

Temporary Housing Assistance

FEMA offers Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) to applicants who are unable to return to their pre-disaster, primary residence because their home is either uninhabitable or inaccessible due to the wildfires. TSA is intended to reduce the number of disaster survivors in shelters by transitioning survivors into short-term accommodations. Eligible individuals have registered for federal disaster … Continue reading Temporary Housing Assistance

List of Phone Numbers

FEMA Disaster Assistance: 800-621-3362 —(TTY) 800-462-7585—711 or Video Relay Service 800-621-3362 SAMHSA Helpline (trained crisis counselor): 800-985-5990 California’s CalFresh (also known as SNAP/Food Stamps/EBT):  to replace EBT card, call 877-328-9677 or contact your local county social services worker. Health Care Help Center (DMHC): 888-466-2219—877-688-9891 TDD Free Legal Assistance Hotline: 415-575-3120 Advice for Renters: CA Department of … Continue reading List of Phone Numbers

Don’t Forget Puerto Rico!

The administration throws paper towels, says that loss of life and infrastructure isn't really a crisis, and then makes a jaw-dropping attempt to simply remove unflattering statistics from the FEMA website about the lack of access to water and electricity in Puerto Rico. The territory is still in the grip of a humanitarian crisis. The … Continue reading Don’t Forget Puerto Rico!