State and National Groups Call On Governor Newsom to Reject and Dismantle California’s PVE Program

Today, a statewide coalition of over sixty community, student, and civil rights groups, supported by national organizations throughout the country, issued a letter to the Governor of California demanding that his office reject and dismantle the State of California’s Office of Emergency Services’ (Cal OES) Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) program and all similar Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs throughout the state. 

PVE and CVE are dangerous intelligence-gathering, surveillance, and policing programs, with known links to federal law enforcement agencies, premised on the false assumption that certain communities — including Muslim, refugee, and Black and Brown communities — are more prone to “radicalization” and “violent extremism.” 

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