Public Witness

Support the HOME Act to end unjust double punishment of immigrants

Allison Tanner

August 18, 2023

Lakeshore has been working for a few years now to pass legislation in California to end the unjust practice of transferring immigrants who have earned release from prison or jail directly into ICE detention centers. These transfers amount to double punishment of people simply because they were born outside of our country. They are also the main way ICE detention centers, run by for-profit companies who are notorious for inhumane conditions, are populated. The HOME Act (AB1306) would end this practice, and you can take action to help ensure this legislation becomes law!

Below are simple ways you can email Governor Newsom and your State Senator to support the HOME Act. You can learn more about the HOME Act at If you would like to join me in Sacramento on August 30 to lobby for the HOME Act, let me know!

Thank you for taking action to end ICE transfers!

Pastor Allison

Send Email to Governor 


  1. Go to website: 
  2. Select “Legislation Issues/Concerns.”
  3. Select “Leave a comment” then click next
  4. Select “Pro.”
  5. Change subject to “AB 1306 Support”
  6. Write message to urge the Governor to support the HOME Act, AB 1306:

Template message: My name is ________.I am a resident of  [name of city you live in] and a member of Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church in Oakland. I urge the Governor to support the HOME Act, AB 1306. The bill is a simple fix that harmonizes broadly-supported, existing reforms to ensure equal application to immigrants and refugees. It will reunite families, strengthen communities, and fulfill the state’s commitment to addressing racial injustice and upholding our values of fairness and equality. 

Send Email to your Senator 

This is especially important if you live in Senator Steve Glazer or Bill Dodd’s district. You can send an email to your Senator in a few minutes: