GLIDE on the Move: A Sacramento Day of Action

Last Wednesday, GLIDE joined over a thousand Californians gathered at the state’s capitol to support the passage of SB 54, “The California Values Act.” The bill was introduced by State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León in December, and if passed, the law would extend “Sanctuary City”-style protections to the entire state, prohibiting local law enforcement agencies from sharing information with federal immigration officials.


Chanting “One People, One Fight,” those at the rally lent their voices to the call for the bill to pass without further amendments.

Ben Lintschinger, from GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice and part of the busload of GLIDE staff and volunteers who had made the journey from San Francisco, said the bill echoes GLIDE’s emphasis on radical inclusion.

“The children and families living and working in our state and county should be treated as the community members that they have always been. We are all immigrants and we all deserve to be with our families, to have our contributions honored and to live free from fear.”

The rally, which came with lots of networking, high spirits and the singing of resistance songs in English and Spanish, was spearheaded by the multidenominational, multicultural, and nonpartisan group PICO. Marchers allied themselves with two other bills making their way through the Senate process: SB 31, “The California Religious Freedom Act,” which would prevent local officials from disclosing personal religious information to federal  government agents or compiling a database of individuals’ based on religious belief; and SB 6, which supports funding for legal services for immigrants.

Senator de León, who spoke at the rally, has stated that the Executive Order on Interior Immigration “confirms some of our worst fears” and “will be a dragnet for thousands if not millions of hard-working immigrants.”

It’s crucial we continue to stand up for one another and resist this heartless and destructive threat to our communities. March 15 was an important day. But we have many more such days ahead, in which to come together in solidarity and peaceful resistance to oppression, so that we can realize a better future for us all.

Call your state representative and ask their support!

Find out how else to get involved and take action for social justice at


GLIDE Advocacy Manager Ben Lintschinger and congregant Curtis Bradford demonstrating in Sacramento on March 15.

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GLIDE Church invites you to stand up for smart, sensible gun control laws at the San Francisco March For Our Lives Rally on Saturday, March 24!
WHO: GLIDE Church. And YOU!
WHAT: SF March For Our Lives
WHERE: We will meet at GLIDE at noon and then walk over to Civic Center Plaza together as a group.
WHY: Our children should not have to live in fear of gun violence AT ALL, much less at school. Our teachers should not have to add "taking a bullet" to their job descriptions. We raise our voices in solidarity and demand a safer, more peaceful future for our children, our teachers and our country.
WHEN: Saturday, March 24. The rally starts at 1:00 pm, but we will meet at GLIDE at noon!
Additionally, we will make posters for the rally THIS SUNDAY on March 18 after the 11:00 am Celebration.
If you have any questions, please contact our beloved Rev. Angela Brown at
#ENOUGH #Guncontrol #gunsense #safeschools #parkland #columbine #LasVegas #marchforourlives  @womensmarch @womensmarchbayarea @momsdemand @gabbygiffords @100daysaction @bayresistance @glidefycc @kaye_foster @everytown On Wednesday, the children & teachers from GLIDE's Family, Youth & Childcare Center (FYCC) joined thousands of other students across the nation in the #NationalSchoolWalkout. Our FYCC teachers stress the importance of being community-minded thinkers and global citizens. Demanding #GunControlNow and safety in our schools is an important lesson for our kids, as well as a compassionate and powerful act of solidarity with the #Parklandhighschool students & all victims of school shootings.
Gun control is also a crucial advocacy issue for GLIDE — fighting for our children's education, well-being and their very lives is a direct application of our values and one of the most meaningful efforts to get involved in today.

Much love and support to FYCC and to all the young people across the country who raised their fists in defiance, resistance and mourning. We are with you.
@glidefycc @bayresistance @momsdemand @cityhallsf @100daysaction #keepchildrensafe #safeschools #banassaultweapons #forthekids #ENOUGH Children and teachers from GLIDE's Family, Youth & Childcare Center getting ready for a photo at today's #NationalSchoolWalkout. Our teachers stress the importance of being community-minded thinkers and global citizens. Demanding #guncontrolnow and safety in our educational institutions is an important lesson for our kids, as well as a demonstration of solidarity with the #parklandhighschool students and all victims of school shootings.
#enough #safeschools @janekim @momsdemand @kaye_foster @everytown @kamalaharris @wkamaubell @mchammer @feliciahorowitz @glidefycc kids and teachers on there way to City Hall for #nationalschoolwalkout to demand #guncontrolnow! @momsdemand @janetector @kaye_foster @everytown @janekim @andthelma @alissagrier @angelabrown17 @theonj3 @kamalaharris @nancypelosi

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