Immediate Action

If there is a petition you think we should know about, please send links and information to Immediate_Action@pitzer.edu

Petitions and Campaigns

Petitions and CampaignsOrganized ByBrief Description and Statement of Urgency
Help pay our friends mother’s funeral expenses– GoFundMeNatalia Ayala“I know this is a hard time for everyone, but our friend Gianni Martinez (Pitzer College c/o 2021) recently lost her mother and her family is reaching out to the community to ask for help during this incredibly difficult time. The service and arrangements plans are very expensive, and any amount is helpful. We ask that you donate and share this post widely. 

Her mother was an essential government worker, working as a nurse in San Francisco throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Her mother is survived by two daughters and her husband.”
#SafetyNet4AllofUs
City Equity CommitteeFTP
Make Ethnic Studies A PUSD GraduationPetition to integrate Ethnic Studies into the curriculum and as a graduation requirement at Pomona Unified School District.
AB1460Petition to Governor Newsom to sign AB1460 which would require the California State University to make Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement.
CSWA- Worker Mutual AidClaremont Student-Worker AllianceThe Claremont Student-Worker Alliance is organizing a mutual aid fund to support workers at the 5Cs experiencing financial insecurity at this time.

If possible, they encourage donations to Venmo (@CWSA-WorkerMutualAid) as GoFundMe charges an additional fee.

Phone Banking

TopicWho to Call + Contact InfoBrief Description and State of Urgency
Ethic StudiesLatino Roundtable, College for All Coalition
Defund the PoliceRiverside All of Us or None, Stariting Over, Inc., Justice Education Proarters
City Equity Committees(Cities of Hesperia, Victorville, Adelanto, and Apple Valley)FTP

Requested Donations

What?Who?How?
MasksPomona Valley Hospital, Prototypes
GlovesPomona Valley Hospital, Prototypes
BooksPrototypes
ClothesStarting Over, Inc.
Baby SuppliesPrototypes
Toys/Games/PuzzlesPrototypes
FoodPepo Melo/Huerta del Valle
Art SuppliesPrototypes
School SuppliesPomona Public Library Foundation
Petition (hyperlinked)Organized byBrief Description & Statement of Urgency
Voting Rights Advancement Act (Honoring John Lewis)Ime UmosenTell the Senate: Pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act aka the John Lewis Act. In December of 2019, the House of Representatives passed the Voting Rights Advancement Act to protect the rights of American citizens and their participation in our democracy. Following John Lewis’ death, Ime started this petition to keep his legacy top of mind.
Justice for Elijah McClainColor of ChangeElijah McClain from Aurora, Colorado was murdered at the hands of police nearly a year ago with still no justice. Sign this petition to call on Attorney General Phil Weiser to file criminal charges against the officers who murdered Elijah McClain.
Justice for Breonna TaylorLoralei HoJayBreonna Taylor’s life mattered. Regardless of committing no crime, she was criminalized and killed and her perpetrators are facing no charges (now nearly four months since the incident). Sign this petition to demand Justice for Breonna’s life.
Drop All Charges Against Incarcerated Trafficking Survivor Chrystul Kizer#FreeChrystul Defense CommitteeChystul Kizer is an incarcerated trafficking survivor who is being charged with life in prison for acting in self-defense against her trafficker. The petition is urging Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley to drop all charges against Chrystul immediately so that she may heal by being with her family and her community.
Black Trans Lives Matter Petition List!Various OrganizersThis is a growing list of petitions demanding justice for Black trans lives. Take a minute to add your names and send a message to fight for a wold where Black trans folks are safe from bigoted violence.
Tell Congress: Pass the COVID-19 and Martha Wright Prison Phone Justice ActColor of ChangePrisons and jails have banned in-person visits to stop the spread of infection, therefore the only way that families may stay in touch with their incarcerated loved ones is through phone calls. However, prison telecom operations are charging families up to $25 for a 15 minute phone call. The COVID-19 Compassion and Martha Wright Prison Phone Justice Act will bring phone justice for millions of families. Your voice is crucial in fighting to keep families connected, especially during these unprecedented times.
STOP jail construction project in Los Angeles CountySign the petition to stop the $3.4 jail construction project in Los Angeles county that already has the largest jail system in the country.
ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER Petitions