Please check out the latest issue of the Dolores Huerta Foundation’s Weaving Movements Newsletter to learn more about the important gains and accomplishments we made this year. Big thanks to all of our esteemed volunteers and generous donors who make this work possible!
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To read more about Youth Leaders Rising, visit: https://www.doloreshuerta.org/2021-january-wmnl-youth-leaders-rising/
To read more about the Census 2020 article, visit: https://www.doloreshuerta.org/wmnl-winter-2021-census-continued/
To read more about the Proposition 15 and GOTV article, visit: https://www.doloreshuerta.org/wmnl-winter-defenders-of-democracy-article-continued/
To read more about the Vecinos Unidos Surviving & Thriving article, visit: https://www.doloreshuerta.org/wmnl-winter-2021-vecinos-movement-growth-continued
\To read more about the Vecino Spotlights, visit: https://www.doloreshuerta.org/2021-january-wmnl-vecinos-spotlight/
To read more about Education Equity In The Time of COVID, visit: https://www.doloreshuerta.org/2021-january-wmnl-education-equity-in-the-time-of-covid/
To read more about Strides Towards Ending Child Poverty in California, visit: https://www.doloreshuerta.org/2021-january-wmnl-strides-towards-ending-child-poverty-in-california/
To read more about Mapping for Social Justice, visit: https://www.doloreshuerta.org/2021-january-wmnl-mapping-for-social-justice/
I hope you had a safe and joyful holiday season. We are grateful to all of the donors and volunteers who helped us provide critical resources for families hit hard by the pandemic in Kern, Tulare, Fresno counties and the Antelope Valley. This newsletter shows just some of the huge volume of work that DHF Vecinos and Youth, staff and volunteers were able to achieve this year.
We mobilized thousands of staff and volunteers to do census and voter outreach. Unfortunately, the loss of Prop 22 (denying gig workers coverage under CA labor laws) and Prop 16 (for affirmative action) were a blow to labor rights. The loss of Prop 15 (to bring more funding to our schools and communities) and Prop 21 (for rent control) shows a need to expand our grassroots organizing model.
The pandemic made it clear that community based organizations are best positioned to serve in times of crises. We hope we can count on your continued support which allows DHF to have a strong presence in the community and host more food banks, provide additional financial assistance, important information and resources to families hit hard by the pandemic.
As we move into 2021 we are compelled to educate folks on the fundamentals of democracy and stress the importance of strong and capable leadership. The events of 2020 and January 6th, 2021 have shown that these issues are truly a matter of life and death. We must protect our democracy & ensure that our government is fairly elected by the people and works for the people. It all begins with education. Our goal is to gain social justice for low income communities. Together we will inform, educate, and empower people to form a just and equitable society.
¡Sí Se Puede! – Dolores Huerta