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Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy

Organization Mission

CAUSE’s mission is to build grassroots power to invoke social, economic and environmental justice for the people of California’s Central Coast Region through policy research, leadership development, organizing, and advocacy.

Social Change Project:

Under the Trump administration, immigration raids have been tearing our families apart. We are building a rapid response network for raids, deportations, and family separations that is connected to similar statewide efforts. We use a hotline for reporting raids and dispatching volunteers to respond to, verify, and witness the presence of ICE throughout our region. We warn our communities of immigration sweeps through a text-alert network of thousands of local residents and inform people of their rights. When local families are impacted by the detention of a loved one, we work to connect them with local support services and court representation. An organized community is a strong community. 805immigrant.org

The 805 Immigrant Rapid Response system allows us to dialogue and connect with those in the immigrant community that need us most Executive Director of the Santa Barbara County Immigrant Legal Defense Center

- Julissa Peña