SAJE statement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

We at Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE) believe that the repeal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by the Department of Justice is a regressive and detrimental action against the very communities that continue to make our nation great . We are outraged, upset, and disappointed at the shortsightedness of this decision from Washington. More than 800,000 DACA recipients face an uncertain future as their ability to support themselves and their families is taken away. Many residents across Los Angeles are recipients of DACA which has enabled them to build a solid foundation for themselves and their families.  That foundation is now threatened.

At SAJE, our mission is to change corporate and public policy in ways that improve the economic rights of working class people. Being deprived of the ability to work in the formal economy strips workers of important rights and negates the investment we as a society have made in their training and education. The decision to repeal DACA is a public policy blunder that is as boneheaded as it is heartless.

We are committed to shift power and change lives through healthy housing and community-oriented land use policies. We will continue to empower tenants, advocate for affordable housing, and create economic opportunities where they are needed the most for low-income residents in a way that acknowledges and supports the realities of Los Angeles. We will continue to build better neighborhoods with our same neighbors.

Stand with us in building a better tomorrow for all of Los Angeles families.

Here’s what you can do to ask Congress to act:Contact your member of congress by using this link to find your representative:

https://whoismyrepresentative.com/

Ask them to support the DREAM ACT  or HOPE ACT

To learn more about your rights please contact the following organizations:

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA):  www.chirla.org

Central American Resource Center Los Angeles (CARECEN):  http://www.carecen-la.org/

Mayors Office of Immigrant Affairs: https://www.lamayor.org/KnowYourRights

SAJE BowLAthon is back in 2017, & we’re going to raise a cool $40,000!

Lucky Strike LA Live

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

11:00am to 3:00pm

Are you ready for some fun?  At the BowLAthon – SAJE’s annual fundraising event – teams of 5 to 10 gather for good times and camaraderie while helping raise funds for SAJE!

There is a $40.oo per bowler registration fee (additional donations appreciated!) that includes bowling shoes, bowling games, and appetizers.  Many of our partners and friends put together a team. All pledges are tax deductible.

We’ll have prizes at the alley too!  Prizes will be given out for:

Top Fundraising Team

Highest Score

Top Fundraising Individual

Silent Auction

All you have to do now is get your friends, family or co-workers to join a team.  Start spreading the word and begin fundraising for a great cause!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

SAJEPIN $15,000

KINGPIN $10,000

QUEENPIN $5,000

STRIKE $2,500

SPARE $1.000

SPLIT $500

ALLEY CAT $150

Here’s what you can do:

Form your team

Pick a name for your team

Register by sending us an email at info@saje.net

If you can’t make it to the BowLAthon but would like to make a donation, just click on the donate button and make a donation!  Any amount is welcome.

Together, we’re going to raise a ton of money for a great cause.

We believe that development should benefit all.

The fate of neighborhoods should be decided by the people who live there. We’re working with South Central LA residents to build better neighborhoods for the same neighbors.


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Empowering Tenants

We work with over 1,600 tenants to fight for safe, healthy housing each year.

Creating Economic Opportunities

We’ve helped over 2,500 workers find good jobs through the Jobs Coalition.

Advocating for Affordable Housing

We’ve helped to secure 400 units of affordable housing for low-income Los Angeles residents.

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