OC Human Relations Honoring Sheriff Hutchens is a Slap in the Face to All Who Believe in Justice

I thought it was April Fools again when I learned that OC Human Relations will honor Orange County Sheriff, Sandra Hutchens, at its Annual AWARDS Celebration and Fundraiser.   Unfortunately this isn’t an elaborate practical joke. On May 3rd, OC Human Relations will really honor a Sheriff whose greatest claims to fame are running an […]

Liberal Cities Must Respond to Attacks Against Sanctuary by Defending and Strengthening It

Last week, the City of Los Alamitos in Orange County took the first step in passing an ordinance to exempt itself from the California Values Act, the state’s sanctuary law. The council also lent its support to Jeff Sessions’ lawsuit against California with an amicus brief, a legal document designed to offer additional information for […]

The Supreme Court Just Sided With Trump to Take Away Rights from Immigrants

On Monday February 27th, the Supreme Court handed ICE and the Trump Administration a powerful tool to continue their attacks on immigrant communities.  In Jennings v. Rodriguez the Court ruled that ICE can detain immigrants indefinitely, withdrawing the right to due process for millions. The decision ensures that people held in immigrant detention facilities no […]

PRESS CONFERENCE: Santa Ana Demands Tenant Protections Ordinance, Closing of City Jail

In a city with a housing crisis, community members demand City Council invest in community, not jails   Santa Ana, CA – This Tuesday the Santa Ana City Council will hold a Work Study Session on Rent Control/Stabilization to learn about potential policies designed to protect tenants in the city. In February the Council will […]