We look forward to seeing on Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm (program starts promptly at 5:45)
Location: East Bay Community Foundation, 353 Frank Ogawa Plaza (near Oakland City Hall)
BART: 12th Street BART station (1 block away)
Parking: There are several public parking garages, nearby. Be sure to check closing times.
Refreshments will be served.
You will hear from the trusted and influential DHF organizers that live and work in communities in the southern Central Valley. Learn how they have organized neighbors throughout the region and plans for expanding their connections and reach to increase political power.
With the invaluable support of donors like you, the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) has made great strides in recruiting, training, and developing grassroots volunteers to engage in voter outreach and education efforts. You can read more about it here Dolores Huerta Foundation Civic Engagement Program.
The stakes are incredibly high, this election year. Every vote will matter and every eligible voter must be given the opportunity to vote.
Latinos in three critical Central Valley counties — Kern, Tulare and Fresno — have, historically been left out of conventional voter outreach efforts. They represent tens of thousands of potential votes, but are often overlooked because they live in more rural areas.
With your help, the Dolores Huerta Foundation will educate and mobilize these voters! Proceeds from this timely event will enable much-needed expansion and acceleration of the important work of the Foundation’s Integrated Voter Engagement (IVE) project.
Since 2003, the Dolores Huerta Foundation [a 501(c)3] has been organizing at the grassroots level to develop natural leaders as community organizers, establish Vecinos Unidos (United Neighbors) chapters, and inspire communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice.
IVE enables them to engage and educate underserved prospective voters in their own neighborhoods through a variety of tactics, including door-to-door canvassing, phone banking, texting, social media, and public forums. With your support, they will leverage the organizing framework they have already built by implementing IVE in Arvin, Lamont, Bakersfield, California City, Lindsay, Woodlake, Sanger and Parlier.
We believe you will leave this event understanding that the Central Valley is on the move and that you can help accelerate their progress!
Please share this invitation with your family, friends and employers!
5:30 to 8:30 PM
Panel Discussion (with audience participation)
National and state leaders have abdicated their roles, so local leaders are taking on the challenges. Central Valley community leaders discuss the region’s evolving political landscape. Our goal is to elevate their solutions.
Fred Ross, Jr., Moderator (Community Organizer and Son of Fred Ross, Sr.)
Camila Chavez, Executive Director, Dolores Huerta Foundation
Pam Whalen, Organizing Director, Dolores Huerta Foundation
Timoteo Prado, South Kern Organizer, Dolores Huerta Foundation
Followed by a Special Screening of “DOLORES”, a documentary film about Dolores Huerta’s life as a community organizer and labor leader.
This inspiring film presents an instructive view of her ongoing strategy for building leadership and empowering people. More information is available here.