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Prevention Institute E-Alert: March 6th, 2017

Tell state lawmakers about your vision for the future, and what matters to you 

Register for ENACT Day – Monday, May 1, 2017!

As we navigate an unfamiliar and threatening national political landscape, it’s critical that our state legislators and leaders hear from us.  California Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon so eloquently stated, “California was not a part of this nation when its history began, but we are clearly now the keeper of its future.” Our policymakers need to hear from us about our vision for the future, what matters in our communities and why. That’s what ENACT Day is all about. 

Mark your calendars – ENACT Day 2017 is on the horizon! ENACT Day is a prime opportunity for Californians of all ages and backgrounds to travel to Sacramento, build leadership and advocacy skills, and connect with legislators about our community’s needs and priorities. Participants will learn about key bills that influence health, safety, and equity in California; network with community leaders and fellow advocates; and meet policymakers to tell them what’s working and what should be working better. We’re still shaping the day’s agenda and want to hear from you about what issues you would like to see included in this year’s ENACT day. Email us at Vanessa@preventioninstitute.org by March 15th to share your community’s health and safety priorities.

Last year’s ENACT Day brought over 200 Californians – including more than 40 youth -- to the capitol, representing more than half of California’s counties. If you’re new to ENACT Day – or just want to revisit last year’s highlights -- check out this Storify compilation of photos and tweets from last year’s event, then sign up to join us this May: 

Monday, May 1, 2017

9:00AM to 4:00PM

St John's Lutheran Church

1701 L St, Sacramento, CA 95811

Register here! 

ENACT Day is FREE to all participants. Spanish interpretation will be provided. 

A limited number of travel scholarships are available this year. We encourage you to apply early to help us fulfill as many requests as possible. Complete the online application HERE by April 2. General registration closes April 17.

If you’re unable to attend the event in person, you can still participate! We’ll keep you in the loop about upcoming advocacy opportunities. You can also follow #ENACT2017 on social media for updates. 

Putting land use policy to work for health equity in Los Angeles

In 2016, LA County voters approved ballot measures to fund parks and open space, expand public transit options and invest in active transportation infrastructure, and create new affordable housing. The city of Los Angeles updated its Quimby policy to fund parks and recreational areas, especially in communities that need these resources the most. Learn more about implementation of these policy changes by reading our latest blog post

Traffic safety and health equity: a critical intersection for physical activity

Vision Zero is a growing movement among US cities to eliminate traffic-related deaths and severe injuries, while investing in safe spaces to walk, bike, and play. Our latest policy brief, Vision Zero: A Health Equity Road Map for Getting to Zero in Every Community, featured in a recent Next City article, makes the case that “getting to zero” requires an explicit focus on health equity. 

Yes on Measure H: Addressing Homelessness in LA 

Los Angeles County faces a pervasive and deepening crisis of homelessness, with 47,000 people homeless in LA County on any given night. We have a moral imperative to act – to reconnect homeless people with housing and the services they need to achieve stability and to address the root causes of homelessness to ensure that more men, women, and children don’t end up on LA streets in the first place. Measure H – on the ballot March 7 – is a big step in the right direction. Learn more on our blog

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