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June 2019


Congress Passes the American Dream & Promise Act

Dreamers and recipients of Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure deserve the certainty of the future they continue to work towards. Your calls and emails made a difference.

This legislation would protect millions of immigrants across the country - including those that work, study and contribute at UCSF - by allowing them to earn lawful permanent residence and eventually American citizenship. Without this legislation, our friends and colleagues face the real possibility of being deported to a country they hardly know.

Statement from UC President Janet Napolitano on American Dream and Promise Act
The University of California applauds the House of Representatives for passage of the American Dream and Promise Act and urges the U.S. Senate to swiftly take up the legislation and send it to the president for his signature. UC is home to thousands of undocumented students who are preparing to be the next generation of standout teachers, medical professionals, engineers, lawyers and other important contributors to our country. California has already made a big investment in these students, who have spent the better part of their lives in the U.S. It is now time for them to have a path to permanent residence and citizenship through the American Dream and Promise Act. In challenging the rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in federal court within days of its announcement, UC was an early and vocal advocate for these young people and the university continues to stand with them.

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Support our LGBTQ Community 

Join UCSF Advocates in standing up with our LGBTQ community and walk with us at AIDS Walk SF. 

Participating in community-building events reaffirms and demonstrates our collective commitment to protect the fundamental rights of our LGBTQ community. This is especially critical today as recent federal actions aim to roll back basic human rights for the LGBTQ community, such as access to health care and homeless shelters.

Let's unite together in support of our PRIDE Values and our LGBTQ community!

Sunday, July 14

Join our UCSF Advocates team during AIDS Walk San Francisco and raise money for vital HIV programs and services, including Ward 86 at Zuckerberg San Francisco General, a major beneficiary this year.

Ward 86’s POP-UP (Positive-health Onsite Program for Unstably-housed Populations) is a new program that provides flexible, comprehensive medical care designed to reduce health disparities among homeless and unstably housed individuals living with HIV in San Francisco. 

Raise or donate $25 and get free breakfast, lunch and UCSF T-shirt! 

Join the UCSF Advocates AIDS Walk Team 

Join UCSF Advocates for a fun celebratory event at Soda Popinski's to raise money post-AIDS Walk