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Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Call to Action |

Call to Action: Foot Soldiers Needed in the Central Valley!

The Dolores Huerta Foundation is calling on you, our supporters, and your friends to join us in the Central Valley for voter registration and civic engagement for the crucial six weeks leading up to Election Day!

SIGN UP AND VOLUNTEER TO MAKE AN IMPACT

There are critical issues on the ballot!

Kern High School District is the largest school district in California. For the first time this November, voters have an opportunity to elect someone from their community through district elections.

  • The current KHSD Board of Directors does not reflect the student population which is nearly 75% students of color.
  • Kern County has been called “California’s expulsion capital.” A governmental study* revealed Latinos were expelled at a rate 366% higher than Whites. African-Americans were expelled at a rate 589% higher than Whites.
  • The KHSD recently allocated $2.4 million to School Police (of the $17 million in funds made available through the Local Control Funding Formula.)
  • 84% of KHSD graduates are not ready for college.

Kern County has an opportunity to elect a more representative board to implement alternative discipline policies and positive practices prioritized by parents, students, and educational advocates. Join in the grassroots, non-partisan, organizing effort to educate and mobilize voters.

SIGN UP AND VOLUNTEER TO MAKE AN IMPACT

Proposition 47 – The Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act will:

  • Re-classify low-level crimes into petty theft and misdemeanors – NOT felonies!
  • Permanently reduce the number of people in California’s prison system.
  • Shift up to $125 billion from the prison system to public education (K-12), mental health, and drug treatment programs.

Are you ready to help redirect funds away from the prison system and towards educating California’s youth? Are you committed to ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline? Please consider organizing a delegation to Bakersfield, California.

SIGN UP AND VOLUNTEER TO MAKE AN IMPACT

Can’t join us in person? Please support this effort by donating. Just $5 pays to feed and train a volunteer.

CLICK HERE & DONATE NOW to support the Dolores Huerta Foundation

Please call (661) 322-3033 or email volunteer@doloreshuerta.org

Visit www.doloreshuerta.org to learn more about the Dolores Huerta Foundation

* 2009-2010, US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights