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ICE Out of Alameda County
On April 23rd, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will introduce a resolution to limit the county's reponse to ICE "holds". We want to send a strong unified message from community and allies that immigrant communities should have equal treatment under the law and the right to due process, a right denied under the "Secure Communities" program. Join us at 10 am for a light breakfast, 11 am for a press conference and rally and 12 pm for the Hearing. We encourage people to share your stories during the public comment period during the hearing so the Board of Supervisors understands why YOU want ICE out of ALAMEDA. (Administration Building, Board Chambers 1221 Oak Street, 5th Floor Rm 512 Oakland , 94607)
Domestic Worker Bill of Rights in Assembly Labor
On April 24th, MUA members and our allies will head to Sacramento for the first time this year to testify in front of the Assembly Labor Community in support of AB 241, the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. Join Us! Buses leave the Bay Area at 7:30 am. RSVP here!
Support MUA Leaders
Maria Luna, a MUA member since 1992, is a leader of our Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Campaign. Hear her story and support her leadership of our historic campaign to win labor protections for domestic workers.
Watch more inspiring stories of MUA's leaders at our youtube page!
Give to MUA's On-line
Kent L. has been a MUA Donor and Sustainer for the past four years. MUA Sustainers give monthly donations on-line that help ensure we have resources we need to keep our work moving forward. Hear Kent explain why he supports MUA's work and Campaign for a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. Help us raise the money we need to mobilize to Sacramento by donating today!
MUA Releases 5 Year Strategic Vision
MUA is excited to share the release of our 5 year Strategic Vision which outlines our plans to deepen opportunities for leadership development for veteran and new members within and beyond our organization, improve and expand our direct services, build immigrant women's power, and promote a sustainable and autonomous organization. We are deeply appreciative of the time taken by our staff, Board, and member leaders to shape this vision and their continued efforts to make our plan a success. If you would like to receive a hard copy of our Strategic Vision in Spanish or English - please contact Andrea Lee at 415-621-8140x302 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MUA 20th Anniversary Video
MUA is proud of our history and excited for our future. Watch our 20th Anniversary video.
ALMA Sexual Assault Crisis Line (415-431-ALMA)
Mujeres Unidas y Activas ALMA Sexual Assault Crisis hotline is open Monday through Saturday 9am-7pm. If you are someone you know has experienced sexual assault or is in crisis, please call 415-431-2562 (ALMA). For more information contact Juana Flores al 415-621-8140 or email@example.com
MUA releases "Echoes from the Silence: Raising Our Voices"
On Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) will release a new bilingual report, “Echoes from the Silence: Raising Our Voices,” that shares the results from a 2008 study conducted by MUA members to understand the experiences of Latina immigrant survivors of domestic violence in the Bay Area, explore the types of domestic violence services currently offered, and evaluate the barriers that impede Latina survivors from accessing these services. The report also offers recommendations on how to improve services for Latina immigrant survivors of family violence. To request a hard copy or to schedule a presentation by MUA members and staff of the report's findings, please call Ariana at 415-621-8140.
Research Finds Household Workers Earn Poverty Wages, Lack Access to Basic Health Care
Household workers work in private homes performing in-home child, patient, and elder care, housework, and cooking. The release of Behind Closed Doors, a report analysing the household work industry in California, shows workers are primarily female immigrants. While supporting their employers' homes and families, findings show household workers work in substandard and often exploitative conditions, earn poverty wages too low to support their own families, and lack access to basic health care. A participatory research project conducted by members of Mujeres Unidas y Activas and Day Labor Program Women's Collective of La Raza Centro Legal, and the DataCenter.