Press & Accomplishments


Santa Cruz Sentinel, Santa Cruz County housing advocates seek state eviction moratorium extension  (see PDF article here:

The Pajaronian, Hundreds of advocates urge Gov. Newsom to expand SB91

GoodTimes, Hundreds of Advocates Urge Gov. Newsom to Expand SB91

Santa Cruz Sentinel - Editorial Opinion, With assistance lagging, state must extend rental eviction moratorium (see PDF article here:

YouTube, California IAF Action June 3 2021 Renter Protection



The Santa Cruz Local, Watsonville, Santa Cruz to start police reform committees 

The Pajaronian, Watsonville police oversight committees in the works

GoodTimes, Watsonville Police Oversight committees in the works

GoodTimes, Faith, Community Leaders Praise Tax Break for Undocumented Workers

Monterey County Weekly, California approves a tax credit to more low-income families, including undocumented workers 

KAZU, The Fight To Shore Up The Safety Net For Undocumented Workers

Monterey County Weekly NOW, Esperanza Care renewed by the Board of Sup budget

Telemundo Bay Area, Líderes religiosos piden más apoyo para la comunidad inmigrante, [VIDEO]

America Magazine, Immigrant Workers Face Economic Uncertainty During Covid-19 Shutdown

The Pajaronian, Faith leaders call on state to support undocumented immigrants

The Pajaronian, Líderes religiosos piden al estado que apoye a los inmigrantes indocumentados

Monterey County Weekly, Newsom announces Covid-19 relief for undocumented workers; advocates say it's inadequate



The Pajaronian, COPA celebrates 15th anniversary with convention

Voices of Monterey Bay, COPA schedules 15th Anniversary Convention in Salinas

The Salinas Californian, COPA celebrates 15 years of work on immigration, healthcare, housing and more

GoodTimes, County Board Approves Affordable Housing Measure for Ballot

IAF, Op-Ed, Religious Leaders to Congress: Show some Courage and Vote on the DREAM Act

America, How Catholics are helping immigrant children separated from their parents 

Monterey County Weekly, Business and religious leaders meet in Salinas to talk about immigration reform

The Salinas Californian, Area faith and business leaders gather to discuss immigration reform

KION, Meeting in Salinas puts immigration reform at forefront



The Salinas Californian, Esperanza Care expands health care for Monterey County undocumented immigrants 

The Monterey Herald, Expanded health coverage program for uninsured backed by supervisors



Santa Cruz Sentinel, Ken Smith: Immigration advocates deliver the will to fight Trump

El Sol de Salinas, Aprueban supervisores estudio sobre seguros médicos 

Entravision, VIDEO: Agencias realizarán plan de estudio que busca Medical para indocumentados 

Community Health Reporting Project, UPDATE: Supes to study medically uninsured 

KION, Condado de Monterey busca proveer seguro médico completo para indocumentados 

The Monterey Herald, County will pursue health care program for remaining uninsured, to convene panel

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Ken Smith: Celebrating our shared democratic tradition 

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Ground broken for St. Stephens Senior Housing in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Bud Colligan, Monica Martinez and Rabbi Rick Litvak: Housing is a matter of social justice

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Proposition 74 fair attracts 150 in Aptos

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Commentary: Proposition 47 has the ability to save lives



Santa Cruz Sentinel, Proposition 47 event aims to help ex-offenders in Santa Cruz County

The Monterey Herald, Pilot uninsured health coverage program ready for supervisors 

The Salinas Californian, Monterey County's uninsured focus health project 

KION, Monterey County supports new program to help uninsured 

The Salinas Californian, Supervisors launch pilot program to aid uninsured 

Entravision, Programa piloto de Salud, Salinas, CA.

The Monterey Herald, Health Care Program

New American Media, The Monterey Herald, Health Program

Monterey County Weekly, County Oks plan to pay for health services for uninsured

Monterey County Weekly, County prepares to launch a pilot covering gap in health services for undocumented

The Monterey Herald, Pilot health program for undocumented gets support 



The Monterey Herald, Salinas seniors organize to improve crosswalk

The Monterey Herald, Acosta Plaza will have new basketball court

August 2014-In gun-plagued Acosta Plaza, new hope rises with basketball court

KION, New basketball court breaks ground at Acosta Plaza in Salinas 

Joining Forces in Acosta Plaza 

KSBW8, Group Cleans up Acosta Plaza in Salinas 

Media Advisory, Alvarez Youth Leadership Spearheads Acosta Plaza Cleanup



Santa Cruz Sentinel, Sheriff Addresses Immigrant Community's Fears 

The Patch, Sheriff to Speak on Immigration

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Community Seeks Solutions to Watsonville Gang Violence

ViaCare Low-income health program starts taking applications Monday

Signups begin for low income health program

The Monterey Herald, Signups begin for low income health program 

The Salinas Californian, Bridge to Obamacare Opens in County 

Media Advisory, Monterey Kicks Off Enrollment for Obamacare Low-income Health Plans

Press Release, Peace Power and Youth: A Community Conversation 



COPA Press Release, Making Our Democracy Work 

Stand Up For Peace 2012

Register Pajaronian, Supervisor candidates address community group

Santa Cruz Weekly, Supe Candidates Agree to COPA Agenda 

Santa Cruz Weekly, COPA plans to fight foreclosure

Santa Cruz Sentinel, COPA in 2012, Taking it to the Polls with Stand up and Take Charge

The Californian, Community alliance revs up for June 5

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Campaign seeks to enlist voters in support of social change: COPA sets agenda for host issues including housing, immigration

Monterey County Weekly, Strength in Numbers 



KAZU, Community Organizes Against Foreclosures

Santa Cruz Weekly, Power to the People 

The Salinas Californian, COPA engages Sam Farr

Santa Cruz Sentinel, COPA Convention pushes 'shared prosperity'

Santa Cruz Sentinel, COPA coming together to claim our politicalness

Media Advisory, COPA Convention to Negotiate 'Shared Prosperity'Agenda with Congressman Farr 

Monterey County Weekly, Salinas Blues

Observer, COPA Negotiates 'Shared Prosperity'Agenda with County Supervisor Candidates 

Mid County Post, Election Time Again

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Feds arrest 7 county residents in Bay Area immigration sweep

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Supervisor Candidates Flash Community Credentials 

The Salinas Californian, Tax up to Voters 

The Herald, Victory in Salinas Services Campaign 



The Herald, A Pact for Change 

COPA Keynote Address by Bishop Ryan (Spanish)

Key Issue in Region Targeted by COPA Funding Assembly 

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Power to the People 


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