Updates

Supporting Hunger Strikers at Yuba County Jail

On July 3, Campaign for Immigrant Detention Reform (CIDR) and allies, including the Sacramento Immigration Coalition, held a press conference to lift the voices of immigrants in detention at Yuba County Jail who are on a hunger strike.

Participants read two letters from people detained there about the awful conditions and why a hunger strike was needed.

Watch a live stream of the press conference here.

Speakers in the video, in order, were:

Speakers, in order, were:

  • Kalin Kipling-Mojaddedi, communications manager for Council on American-Islamic Relations, Sacramento Valley/Central California, and part of Campaign for Immigrant Detention Reform (CIDR), which put together the press conference.
  • Regina Banks, director of the Lutheran Office of Public Policy, California
  • Janeth Rodriguez, chair of the Sacramento Immigration Coalition
  • Scott Haskins, member of the Sacramento Immigration Coalition
  • Joe Engle, member of the Sacramento Immigration Coalition
  • Carlos Montes-Ponce, member of the Sacramento Immigration Coalition
  • Rhonda Rios Kravitz, CEO of ALIANZA, a non-profit organization dedicated to building systems of support for DREAMERs, and co-founder of CIDR and the Sacramento Immigration Coalition

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