Census 2020 will move forward with no citizenship question

Community members have shared their fears of participation in a census with a citizenship question, the inclusion of which was intended to terrorize, undercount, underrepresent and underfunded Latinx and other immigrant communities and people of color.

The 2020 census will be printed without the citizenship question, because it will ensure all that Californians feel safer as they participate in this important civic ritual of affirmation.

View link for more information – Find census resources on The Center web site.

There is still much we must do together to ensure a fair and complete count of all California residents. At stake is not only political power and funding for vital community supports ranging from education to infrastructure, but our identity as a nation. When we deny someone’s place in our present, we deny their place in our history and in our future. We tell them something important about who we are and what we value.

This decision tells a different story: It is a win for inclusion, an invitation for everyone to be heard and to know that their contributions make their communities – and our state – a better place.

NorCal Resist- Lights for Liberty

In an effort of helping those who need rides. We want to encourage all of those who either need a ride, or can provide a ride to the event to please fill out the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgeCneHAP_7qnaxcJ0PWIVh1Sl-2Iebdds0BwSZn-7D69IcA/viewform

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Gathering around the country to say no to migrant detention. Please join us at the Yuba County Jail, which is contracted with ICE to detain approximately 170 immigrants, and is the last remaining detention center in Northern California.

Bring a sign or an electric candle, and come meet advocates and organizers from a number of local organizations engaged in the fight for migrants rights.


On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.

El Paso, Texas, where migrants are being housed in outdoor conditions under a bridge with no running water for months at a time, is the anticipated site of the main Lights for Liberty vigil. Legislators, activists, organizers, and members of impacted communities are expected to speak.

Co-sponsors include:

Abuelas Responden/Grannies Respond Sacramento

Coalition of Labor Union Women, Capital Chapter

The Decolonization Project

Elk Grove United Church of Christ

Indivisible Sacramento

LCLAA- Sacramento AFL-CIO

Nevada County Immigration Action Alliance

NLG Sacramento

NorCal Resist

Peace & Justice Center of Nevada County

Poor Peoples’ Campaign, Yolo County

PSL Sacramento

Rural SURJ of NorCal

Safe Yolo

SURJ Sacramento

Women’s March Chico

Chico Natural’s Round UP Program

Support CPJC by participating in Chico Natural’s Round Up Program for the entire month of JULY!!!

For more than 40 years, the Chico Natural Foods Cooperative has been giving back to our community. In 2017 we introduced Register Round Up: a new way for customers to participate in this commitment. This simple yet powerful community giving program allows customers to “round-up” their grocery bill for recipient organizations that share our commitment to a healthy community.

Our Front End clerks at the Co-op ask shoppers if they would like to round each transaction up to the next even dollar. The difference between the original purchase and the rounded up amount is donated to our partner organization. For example, if a purchase is $9.75, a Co-op clerk would ask the customer if they wanted to round up to $10.00. The remaining $0.25 would be donated to the partner organization. These small donations can add up to a major donation over the course of a year!

Chico Natural Foods is located at 818 Main Street, Chico, CA

Call to Action- Win Without War!

Call Congress: No War with Iran!

We’ve never been closer to a full-scale war with Iran as we are right now.

Trump is going back and forth on whether to take military action in reaction to the Iranian government shooting down a U.S. drone in the Gulf of Oman yesterday. This comes on the heels of months of escalation and provocation by Trump’s war cabinet.

And the Trump-Bolton-Pompeo cabinet could race us toward war at any moment.

There has never been a more important time to contact your representative than this week. If Congress doesn’t hear from us right now, when we’re at the brink of a U.S.-Iran war, how are they going to know how badly we don’t want this war?!

Can you call your representative and demand speak out NOW and say NO WAR WITH IRAN?

Simplicity Village Fundraiser- CHAT

Join us to make Simplicity Village happen! CHAT is raising $100,000 to build a tiny house village for seniors in Chico, California.

The Problem: A Severe Housing Crisis. In many areas across the country, there is little to no housing available that lower income people can afford. This problem is now worse than ever in Butte County, since the disastrous Camp Fire. Many vulnerable people, including senior citizens, find themselves without any housing options.

What we’re doing about it. The solution to homelessness is housing. Chico Housing Action Team has been sheltering and housing people in Chico for almost six years, first with the SafeSpace Winter Shelter, and then with our Housing Now program. Now CHAT is moving forward to create a tiny house village for seniors who have lost their housing. We have the land (2.5 acres), the engineering plans, the City’s approval, and lots of volunteers to help with building. But we need your help.

Click Here to Donate

Who is CHAT? The Chico Housing Action Team (CHAT) is a grass-roots 501c3 non-profit organization of concerned citizens formed in Chico, California, in 2013, with the goal of ending homelessness in our community. Our funding comes from charitable grants, fundraising events, and generous community support. CHAT already houses about 100 formerly homeless people in rental housing and small trailers throughout our community, provides food deliveries and furniture, and has engaged dozens of volunteers in our many projects.


On Easter, Sunday, April 21, 2019, the Chico Peace and Justice Center (CPJC) will be hosting its 38th Annual Pancakes for Peace Fundraiser from 8 AM-1 PM, at the CARD Community Center on 545 Vallombrosa Ave Chico, CA 95926.


Bid on unique silent auction items from 8 AM-12 PM.

Enjoy a healthy pancake breakfast (vegan and gluten-free pancake options available) made with all natural ingredients from 8 AM-12 PM.

Musical entertainment will be provided by the Chico Saxophone Quartet at 10 AM.

Easter Egg Hunt starts at 11 AM.


Event tickets at the door are $15 for adults, $12 for teens, and $6 for children under the age of 12.

Buy tickets online with Eventbrite. Buy discount presale tickets with this link.

Purchase tickets at the Chico Peace and Justice Center, 526 Broadway, Wednesday through Friday from 12-4 PM.


Contact CPJC to volunteer at the event – (530) 893-9078.
Connect with Wayne Crooks, board member, at wccrooks@yahoo.com.

Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to this important community event!

Camp Fire Donations

The Camp Fire has burned thousands of acres and has forced the evacuation of thousands of community members. You can donate by sending either a check or money order to the Chico Peace & Justice Center, 526 Broadway, Chico CA 95928

For more information, call (530) 893-9078 or email Office@chicopeace.org

Also, for information about the Camp Fire, giving donations, and finding assistance, check out these Facebook groups:

General Camp Fire information: CAMP FIRE – Information & Updates (Paradise, CA)

Give/Receive donations: NeedHub

Animal Reunification: Camp Fire Pet Rescue and Reunification


Thank you, from the Chico Peace & Justice team.

CPJC’s 38th Annual Dinner Celebration & Fundraiser (Buy tickets online)

     Click here to purchase online tickets.

All are invited to the Chico Peace and Justice Center’s 38th Annual Dinner Celebration and Fundraiser. This year’s theme is Honoring Indigenous People with keynote speaker Ali Meders-Knight of the Mechoopda Maidu Tribe. Chico is on occupied Mechoopda land. We will be honoring the Mechoopda Maidu Tribe and other community members who work for Peace and Justice.

This event is planned for the day before Indigenous People’s Day and CPJC will be making a declaration in support of IPD. For the last 26 years, Cities and States around the U.S. have moved to replace “Columbus Day” with a recognition of Indigenous People. The holiday was first instituted in Berkeley, California in 1992, coinciding with the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas. As we strive to end wars and create peace abroad, we must also recognize that we live on stolen land and must seek reconciliation with the Original Peoples at home and abroad.
Community Awards, Raffle, Dinner, and Dance music. Sunday, October 7th at the Chico Masonic Family Center 1110 W. East Ave. Doors open at 5:00pm, program starts at 6:00pm.
Tickets are $40 or $45 at the door. Low-income tickets available for $20. Become a sustaining member of CPJC and get $5 off your ticket. Tickets will be available online or at Stonewall Alliance Center starting the first week of September. More info coming soon. Click this link to purchase online tickets.
Volunteers are needed for the event. For more info or to volunteer call CPJC at (530)893-9078

The Thursday Night Market is Back!

Thursday Night Market- Starting back up this week!

April 5 – September 27, 2018 | 6-9 pm

Come support and explore Chico’s local vendors & restaurants! There will be over 100 popular vendors with booths that have authentic crafts and homemade items. Head over to the food trucks when you’re hungry to grab a bite while watching local talent! Come and bring your family, rain or shine!