Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Culver City Council’s passage of a Sanctuary City resolution. Culver City Action Network (CCAN) led the campaign for sanctuary and has pressed for full implementation since then. This includes helping to defeat the CCPD’s recent proposal for an automated- license-plate reader contract with a private vendor that collaborates with federal immigration enforcers.

There is much more work to do, and CCAN has developed a Sanctuary 2.0 proposal to chart a path forward. This proposal builds on what we have learned this past year, which we summarize in our Sanctuary Report Card.

We are grateful that City Council candidates Alex Fisch and Daniel Lee have declared their support for Sanctuary 2.0. We welcome support from all candidates and from throughout the community. We look forward to working with the next Council to do everything in our power to support immigrants in our community, and to avoid endangering them in this time of vicious attacks from the Trump Administration.

Proud that Culver City declared itself a sanctuary city in March 2017? Curious how that’s gone in practice? Interested in where to go next? Check out our just-released report & proposal “Sanctuary One Year In: A Culver City Report Card” (web version here, full report in PDF here). Included is our vision for Sanctuary 2.0. One immediate test is for the City Council to reject the Culver City Police Department’s pending proposal for an Automated License Plate Reader system using a vendor that shares its data with ICE. Learn more here!

Help Shape the Future of Culver City

When it comes to your daily life nothing affects it more than your local government.

From the air you breathe, to the rent you pay, the schools your kids attend, the kinds of businesses springing-up in your neighborhood, community policing, and more, your day-to-day life is determined by the City Council here in Culver City.

The Culver City Action Network (CCAN) is proud to invite you to the 2018 Culver City City Council Candidate’s Forum.

Please join us March 3rd, 2018, at the Sepulveda Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, for a Q&A forum with the four certified candidates for City Council, Alex Fisch, Daniel Lee, Marcus Tiggs and Albert Vera.

The Forum will run from 12pm to 2pm. All are encouraged to join. We ask that you arrive early and take your seats by 11:45am.

The Forum will be moderated by CCAN member Anne Diga Jacobsen, and will cover questions solicited from CCAN members, emphasizing issues that matter to all citizens of Culver City.

For further information please visit www.facebook.com/CulverCityAction/ or email CulverCityAction@gmail.com.

Anne Diga Jacobsen serves as Associate General Counsel for the Los Angeles Community College District and formerly served as in-house counsel for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, having been in the practice of public school law for 21 years. She is a former Culver City Foundation Board Member and has served on the CCUSD Budget Advisory Committee, CCUSD Bond Oversight Committee and CCUSD Inclusion, Respect and Diversity Task Force.

Culver City Action Network is a coalition of neighbors, colleagues, friends and families who are dedicated to building a resilient community through participatory democracy.

This week will be an important week for DACA families in Culver City. We are asking our community to come out and support the efforts to protect our students, friends, neighbors and colleagues. Here’s what you can do:

Support our Resolution in Support Of and Protection Of DACA Recipients at the Tuesday, Sept. 26th School Board meeting at 7pm. Come to the meeting to show solidarity and if you would like to speak in support of the resolution, please RSVP by replying to this email.

Donate what you can to cover the filing fee costs of DACA renewal. Each application costs $495 plus overnight shipping. The Fineshriber Family Foundation has offered a $10,000 matching grant to any donations from the community. You can make a donation here: https://www.razoo.com/story/Ghetof

Thank you for your support! Please spread the word.


Esta semana será una semana importante para las familias de DACA en Culver City. Estamos pidiendo a nuestra comunidad que salgan y apoyen los esfuerzos para proteger a nuestros amigos, vecinos y colegas. Lo que pueden hacer:

Apoyen esta Resolución en Apoyo y Protección de los recibidores de DACA en la reunión del Consejo Escolar del martes, 26 de septiembre a las 7pm. Venga a la reunión para mostrar solidaridad y si desean hablar en apoyo de la resolución, por favor RSVP respondiendo a este correo electrónico.

Done lo que pueda para cubrir los costos del registro de la renovación de DACA. Cada solicitud cuesta $ 495 más el envío. Fineshriber Family Foundation ha ofrecido una donación maxima de $10,000 al igual para cualquiera donación que haga la comunidad. Pueden hacer una donación aquí:  https://www.razoo.com/story/Ghetof

¡Gracias por su apoyo! Por favor de compartir esta información.

California lawmakers approve landmark ‘sanctuary state’ bill to expand protections for immigrants.

Immigration Rally

Immigration activists at a January rally outside City Hall in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)