The Impact Fund and Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability hosted their 3rd annual Clean Water Forum in Bakersfield on April 1-2. The free two-day conference brought together practitioners, experts, and community groups to engage in strategic conversations regarding the state of water litigation, with a particular focus on work that can affect communities in California’s Central Valley. Dolores Huerta sent this greeting and call to action for those attending.
Who: Dolores Huerta Foundation along with HAZMAT America and local Bakersfield, CA activists When: TOMORROW, Thursday, Jan 6, 4-6pm PT Where: 4100 Empire Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93309, right outside Kevin McCarthy’s office What: Press Conference followed by a community vigil to CALL OUT Kevin McCarthy and DEMAND accountability, as part of the nationwide January 6 Vigil for Democracy Day of Action. The day will start with a press conference outside McCarthy’s office featuring the Sedition Petition billboard truck to make our message heard all across McCarthy’s district. Mobilize link here.
Masks and social distancing will be required. DHF encourages only those fully vaccinated to attend. January 6 was a violent and deadly attack against all Americans – against our country, our democracy, and our freedom as voters to choose the leaders that represent us so that we have a government of, by, and for the people. One year later, the same faction that attacked our country on January 6th is hard at work silencing our voices by restricting our freedom to vote, attacking fair voting districts, and quietly preparing future attempts to sabotage free and fair elections and with it our democracy.
Masks and social distancing will be required. DHF encourages only those fully vaccinated to attend. January 6 was a violent and deadly attack against all Americans – against our country, our democracy, and our freedom as voters to choose the leaders that represent us so that we have a government of, by, and for the people. One year later, the same faction that attacked our country on January 6th is hard at work silencing our voices by restricting our freedom to vote, attacking fair voting districts, and quietly preparing future attempts to sabotage free and fair elections and with it our democracy. This January 6, exactly one year later, Americans across race, place, party, and background are holding candlelight vigils to say: In America, the voters decide the outcome of elections. The promise of democracy is not a partisan issue but a calling that unites us as Americans. To prevent this kind of attack from happening again, our elected leaders must pass urgent legislation that will protect this country from anti-democratic forces who are continuing their efforts to destroy it. Coming together, we can prevent another January 6th attack and realize the promise of democracy for all of us – no matter our color, zip code, or income – so we all have an equal say in the decisions that shape our daily lives and futures. Have accessibility questions? Reply to your registration email to confirm your requirements or request more information.
This January 6, exactly one year later, Americans across race, place, party, and background are holding candlelight vigils to say: In America, the voters decide the outcome of elections. The promise of democracy is not a partisan issue but a calling that unites us as Americans. To prevent this kind of attack from happening again, our elected leaders must pass urgent legislation that will protect this country from anti-democratic forces who are continuing their efforts to destroy it. Coming together, we can prevent another January 6th attack and realize the promise of democracy for all of us – no matter our color, zip code, or income – so we all have an equal say in the decisions that shape our daily lives and futures. Have accessibility questions? Reply to your registration email to confirm your requirements or request more information.
Creating fair district lines is the most important way to reclaim the voting power that’s been taken from us. It’s very likely that if you live in the Central Valley, elected representatives are being allowed to choose the voters in their district, rather than allowing the voters to elect their representatives in a fair & lawful election. This unlawful practice of gerrymandering has disenfranchised underrepresented communities and diluted our voting power.
We stress the importance of voting as it is the grand equalizer, but when Gerrymandering is involved your vote is suppressed. Gerrymandering in combination with voter suppression laws have silenced the voices of disenfranchised communities.
The situation is dire. Redistricting happens every 10 years after the census, where officials adjust district lines to ensure fair representation for federal, state, and local areas. No matter what, where or who, we all want what’s best for all communities.
The Dolores Huerta Foundation, in partnership with community leaders and other organizations, has come together to form the Equitable Maps Coalition and have painstakingly created Equitable Maps and districts that comply with the Voting Rights Act.
Join us in DEMANDING redistricting commissions adopt the Equitable Coalition Map throughout the Central Valley, especially in Kern, Fresno, Tulare & Kings County. Demand that your elected representatives know where your community is and what is important to you and those in your community by giving public comments at your local redistricting hearing.
Are you interested in helping your community? You can: Complete the Community of Interest Surveys Help us collect Community of Interest Surveys Provide public comment to support your communities
For more information, please contact Eliana at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit doloreshuerta.org
“(This is an opportunity to) determine what kind of care we want, whether we want life-extending measures depending on our condition, and who will speak for us in case we get a life-threatening illness and cannot communicate our wishes for end of life care,” Huerta says in the video. “This is a great opportunity for us to reach out to our loved ones and start having those difficult but necessary conversations about advanced care planning.”
Join us as we urge Gov. Newsom, Speaker Anthony Rendon & President Pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins to pass AB4 to extend health care coverage to our undocumented community. Providing health care is a human right. For more information & how to get involved, please contact Lori Pesante at Lpesante@doloreshuerta.org
The Dolores Huerta Foundation is very proud in supporting this end-of-life legislation [SB 380]. It is very important that we keep it in California. Please urge your lawmakers to pass end-of-life options by visiting http://compassionchoices.org
DHF Vecinos Unidos, Voluntarios, Partidarios y Personal están trabajando arduamente para asegurarse de que todos los votantes elegibles estén registrados, tengan toda la información que necesitan y un plan para votar en las elecciones generales. ¡Esta puede ser la elección más importante de nuestras vidas! ¡Únase a nosotros en DEFENDIENDO LA DEMOCRACIA y haciendo una gran diferencia este noviembre!
La elección de este año va más allá de quién será presidente. Su voto es su voz en temas que afectan la vivienda, la educación, el empleo y la atención médica.
Ayude a hacer una diferencia en su comunidad durante estas elecciones generales y únase a nosotros para defender nuestra democracia.
Aquí hay algunas razones por las que debe registrarse y votar:
Las elecciones tienen consecuencias. Tiene el poder de decidir la calidad de vida que desea para usted y las generaciones futuras. Votar es su oportunidad de defender los problemas que le interesan, como el transporte público, el aumento del salario mínimo o la financiación de las escuelas locales. Esta es tu vida: tómate el tiempo para ayudar a decidir qué es lo mejor.
No votar es renunciar a la voz. Las elecciones las decide la gente que sale a votar. Tómese su tiempo para conocer las medidas y los candidatos. Si no vota, otra persona tomará la decisión por usted. Tu poder está en tu voto.
Es tu dinero. Paga impuestos, pero ¿sabe cómo se utiliza ese dinero? La mayoría de la gente no lo hace. La votación es su oportunidad de elegir cómo se gastan los dólares de sus impuestos, como los fondos para la atención médica y los servicios sociales.
Votar es una oportunidad de cambio. ¿Quieres generar un impacto positivo? ¡Votar te da esa oportunidad! Apoye a los candidatos y las medidas electorales que pueden ayudar a su comunidad, estado e incluso a la nación para un bien mayor. Haga oír su voz en estas elecciones.
¡La comunidad depende de ti! Nuestras comunidades están formadas por amigos, seres queridos, vecinos y niños. Es posible que algunos no sepan lo importante que es votar, mientras que otros no tienen el privilegio. Tome la decisión de votar por usted mismo y los que le rodean.
Join us, alongside the Million Voters Project as Dolores Huerta rallies for YES on Prop 15. More info: https://bit.ly/mvpparty RSVP AT: https://bit.ly/mvpparty Fill out your ballot whiling vibing to the sounds of DJ Rony G & Las Cafeteras. Únase a nosotros, junto con Million Voters Project, mientras Dolores Huerta se moviliza por SÍ a la Proposición 15. Más información: https://bit.ly/mvpparty. Regístrese AHORA en: https://bit.ly/mvpparty Complete su boleta mientras baila con la música de DJ Rony G & Las Cafeteras.
Vote Safe California: a conversation with Dolores Huerta, CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla, America Ferrera & Cristela Alonzo about the 2020 Elections, California mail in ballots & voter resources!
Vote Safe California: una conversación con Dolores Huerta, Secretaria de Estado de CA Alex Padilla, America Ferrera y Cristela Alonzo sobre las elecciones de 2020, boletas de California por correo y recursos para votantes.
¡Conozca a los candidatos que quieren representarlo en Sanger!
LUNES, 5 DE OCTUBRE DE LAS 6:00 PM A LAS 7:30 PM
Presentado por la Fundación Dolores Huerta
El foro será transmitido por vía Zoom y teléfono. A los candidatos se les harán preguntas sobre los planes que tienen para SANGER. Queremos saber qué harán para prevenir más casos de COVID-19, qué harán para buscar más fondos para el desarrollo de los jóvenes y un regreso a clases seguro. Ademas que plan habrá para mantener en orden y seguridad de Sanger.
Para más información: Lulu Oliva (559) 343-6721 email@example.com
Se enviará un enlace de Zoom al correo electrónico que usó al registrarse en Eventbrite.
¡CONTAMOS, VOTAMOS, GANAMOS!
Sanger Candidate Forum
Learn more about the candidates who want to represent you and the City of Sanger as Mayor, City Council Members and School Board Trustees
Monday, October 5th, 2020 at 6:00 PM PST
Presented by the Dolores Huerta Foundation
Join us via Zoom as Candidates will be asked to describe how they will address issues important to the constituents in Sanger, such as Prevention of COVID-19 cases, Funding for Youth programs and job training, housing, and police accountability. We will have both City and School board candidates participate.
UNTIL BALLOTS DROP ON OCTOBER 5TH & UNTIL WE CAN VOTE YES ON PROP 15
The Schools & Communities First initiative will be key to California’s recovery and reinvestment strategy, and the investments generated by this initiative represent vital resources that will go towards how California rebuilds after this crisis The initiative will generate $12 billion every year for local governments and schools by closing corporate tax loopholes benefitting a fraction of those at the top, not nickel and diming Californians.
Schools & Communities First PROTECTS homeowners and renters, small businesses, and agriculture from any changes.
We simply can’t afford corporate tax loopholes at the expense of essential workers, critical local services, and schools. ESPECIALLY NOT NOW.
OUR OPPOSITION MIGHT BE ABLE TO OUTSPEND US, BUT THEY CAN’T OUTWORK US. NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT.THEY WILL SPEND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON AN AD CAMPAIGN TO DECEIVE CALIFORNIA VOTERS. FEEL FREE TO CHECK OUT THE BEST WAYS TO DEBUNK THE LIES HERE: Yes On 15 Debunking The Scare Tactics
WE HAVE THE PEOPLE ON OUR SIDE.
NOW is the time to ORGANIZE.NOW is the time to MOBILIZE.
PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR NETWORKS & POTENTIAL VOLUNTEERS: HERE’S HOW YOU CAN TAKE ACTION NOW:
DHF Vecinos Unidos, Volunteers, Supporters and Staff are working hard to make sure every eligible voter is registered, has all the information they need and a plan to vote in the general elections. This may be the most important election of our lives! Join us in DEFENDING DEMOCRACY and making a big difference this November!
Voting matters. Dolores Huerta says, “Election Day is the most important day of your life!” and “You should vote like your life depends on it, because it does!” CLICK HERE FOR SOLID REASONS TO VOTE!
This year’s election goes beyond who will be president. Your vote is your voice on issues affecting housing, education, employment and healthcare.
Help make a difference in your community during this general election and join us in defending our democracy.
Here are just a few reasons why you should get registered and vote:
1. Elections have consequences.
You have the power to decide on the quality of life you want for yourself and future generations. Voting is your chance to stand up for the issues you care about like public transportation, raising minimum wage, or funding local schools. This is your life: take the time to help decide what’s best.
2. Not voting is giving up your voice.
Elections are decided by the people who go out and vote. Take some time and learn about the measures and the candidates. If you don’t vote, someone else will make the decision for you. Your power is in your vote.
3. It’s your money.
You pay taxes, but do you know how that money is being used? Most people don’t. Voting is your chance to choose how your tax dollars are spent – such as funding for health care and social services.
4. Voting is an opportunity for change.
Do you want to make a positive impact? Voting gives you that chance! Support the candidates and ballot measures that can help your community, state, and even the nation for the greater good. Make your voice heard in these elections.
5. The community depends on you!
Our communities are made up of friends, loved ones, neighbors, and children. Some may not know how important voting is, while others don’t have the privilege. Make the decision to vote for yourself and those around you.
Foro de Candidatos del Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Bakersfield
¡Conozca a los candidatos que quieren representarlo en el Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Bakersfield!
miércoles el 30 de septiembre de 2020 a las 6:00 PM PST
Patrocinado por la Fundación Dolores Huerta y asociación de maestros de primaria de Bakersfield.
Únase a nosotros a través de Zoom mientras los candidatos abordan temas escolares importantes para los padres y la comunidad de Bakersfield. ¡Aproveche la oportunidad de escuchar a los candidatos y hacer preguntas!
Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Fernando Torres, (661) 387-5495, firstname.lastname@example.org
¡CONTAMOS, VOTAMOS, GANAMOS!
Bakersfield City School District Candidate Forum
Meet the candidates who want to represent you on the Bakersfield City School District Board of Trustees!
Wednesday, September 30th 2020 at 6:00 PM PST
Sponsored by Dolores Huerta Foundation and the Bakersfield Elementary Teacher Association.
Join us via Zoom as candidates address important education issues and answer questions from the parents and community members of the Bakersfield City School District. Take advantage of the opportunity to listen to candidates and ask questions!
For more Information, please contact Fernando Torres at (661) 387-5495, email@example.com