Canvasser

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Cause Justa :: Just Cause (CJJC) is a multi-racial, grassroots organization

building community leadership to achieve justice for low-income Oakland and San Francisco residents.

CJJC is currently seeking individuals who want to work in our paid canvass program.

Canvassers will be responsible for contacting Oakland residents

by phone and door-to-door contact to pre-screen low-income residents and families

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Congresswoman calls for investigation of enforcement program

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April 22, 2011

A California congresswoman Friday called for an investigation into the actions of federal immigration officials, saying they lied about whether counties and states had the right to opt out of a controversial nationwide enforcement program that screens for illegal immigrants in local jails.

"It is inescapable that the [Department of Homeland Security] was not honest with the...

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Noncriminals swept up in federal deportation program

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Noncriminals swept up in federal deportation program.

Secure Communities, a federal program launched in 2008 with the stated goal of identifying and deporting more undocumented immigrants' convicted of serious crimes,' has netted many noncriminals or those who committed misdemeanors.

By Lee Romney and Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times
April 25, 2011
Reporting from San Francisco and...

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The Legacy of Manning Marable: 1950-2011

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Two decades in the making, Manning Marable’s nearly 600-page biography, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, is described as a reevaluation of Malcolm X’s life, providing new insights into the circumstances of his assassination, as well as raising questions about Malcolm X’s autobiography. Manning passed away on Friday, April 1, just days before his life’s work was published.

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On Katrina's 5th Anniversary The Struggle for a Just Reconstruction Continues

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The ongoing reconstruction of New Orleans has laid bare key urban issues, including affordable housing, immigration, urban redevelopment and economic displacement. Causa Justa :: Just Cause is partnering with PolicyLink, The National Radio Project/Making Contact, and the Land of Opportunity Project to present an evening that explores the meaning of home and community in an age of displacement and migration, and connects struggles around housing and immigration in New Orleans to what is happening here in Oakland.

What: Free sneak preview of the new film about New Orleans, Land of Opportunity

When: Friday, September 10, 5:30-9pm

Where: East Side Arts Alliance, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland

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Oscar Grant: A Verdict Against Racism and Towards Liberation

oscar_grant_posterby Sanyika Bryant, Robbie Clark, Vanessa Moses, and Dawn Phillips (Poster by Paul Barron)

There has been much thoughtful, passionate, and critical dialogue as many of us await the verdict in the Johannes Mehserle trial. The execution of an innocent and unarmed Black man, the subsequent investigation and arrest, and the current trial have exposed the structural racism inherent in our criminal injustice system. This tragedy has provoked a level of political discussion that we deeply appreciate and to which we want to respectfully contribute.

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