During this next legislative cycle, CHIRLA will be advocating and sponsoring a number of California bills to support the integration of immigrants and their families.
The ongoing fight to win immigration reform depends on the leadership of those directly impacted by our broken immigration system. For this reason, CHIRLA members organize their communities to harness the power of their collective voices. Over the course of many years, our Organizing Department has applied the principles of community organizing leadership development models, strategies and tactics. WIth a robust and broad spectrum of our organized membership, CHIRLA is able to coordinate actions across the state to win pro-immigrant policies that make a difference in the lives of our members.
At the moment, CHIRLA's organizing bases are concentrated in the Antelope Valley, Central Valley, Downtown Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and San Fernando Valley. Our Youth Organizing focuses on high school students through the Wise Up Program and on college students through the California Dream Network. Our capacity to bring the stories of immigrants of all ages up to the forefront of the immigrant rights movement exemplifies our commitment for true grassroots organizing to win.