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General Meeting Implementing the California Values Act (SB 54) – Engaging with Local Government
September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo is cosponsoring a program with the Foster City Library on the California Values Act aka the “Sanctuary State” bill.
When Governor Brown signed SB 54, he said “This bill
strikes a balance that will protect public safety while bringing a measure of comfort to those families who are now living in fear every day.” The question many of us have is what exactly does the controversial California Values Act do to ensure this balance?
Our main speaker, Raquel Ortega from the ACLU in San Francisco will clarify the specifics of this act and provide some context both past and present to understand why we are where we are today. She will also talk about strategies to implement this act on the local level by engaging with local government.
A panel of speakers representing local government will explain what is happening at the local level on immigration.
The speakers include:
Carole Groom, Vice President San Mateo Board of Supervisors, District 2
Ann Schneider, Millbrae City Councilmember
In July 2017, the League of Women Voters of California led an action campaign to support SB 54 to “create landmark
protections for immigrant families living in California.”
This meeting is open to the public.