For a list of the bills we’ve taken action on in these areas and others, please see here.
Treatment of Immigrants
In 2011, FCLCA advocated for Assembly Bill 131 and Assembly Bill 130, the DREAM Act, which was signed into law by Governor Brown. This legislation allowed undocumented students who have attended a California high school for three years or who have graduated from a California high school to receive financial aid and exempts them from paying non-resident tuition.
FCLCA, along with CIVIC and CIPC is co-sponsoring AB 1876, which will give immigrants detained in county jails reasonable access to phone calls. Read more.
The Friends Committee on Legislation believes that respect for fundamental human rights must be a primary foundation for all governments.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly, is the most complete affirmation of civil liberties for all persons, and should be a foundation for all governments. Read More.
All persons are entitled to the opportunities and resources necessary for them to realize their full potential. These opportunities and resources include housing, employment, child care, health care, education, job training, assistance in business, and consumer education, credit and insurance.
FCLCA supports equality of civil marriage for all. Read More.
The Friends Committee on Legislation strongly affirms the value of all who work in food production…we support legislation which provides protection for farm workers, whether citizens, immigrants, or here under special arrangements. Read More.