We appreciate all you do to work for justice. We are proud to stand with you in expanding the organizing power of our communities to make real and lasting change. We hope you’ll take a moment to read our Weaving Movements Newsletter and find out about all the gains the Vecinos Unidos (Neighbors United) have made by engaging with school boards to push for education reform to achieve better academic outcomes for their children, in advocating to local elected boards to demand fair and just representation, and increasing voter participation in the 2018 Midterm Elections. We held our first Annual Vecinos Unidos Leadership Conference, bringing together youth and adult leaders from the nine Vecinos Unidoschapters in Kern, Tulare, and Fresno counties.
We are pleased to share the launch of our Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative (YFCEI) in partnership with Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center. We are developing the leaders of the future. These young people are learning about civic institutions, public speaking, and developing an understanding of meaningful leadership and self-expression through art and poetry and hands on civic engagement opportunities.
Governor Brown has declared April 10th Dolores Huerta in the state of California. We hope we can count on you to help us make this a day that extends beyond California to inspire people to learn more about the power of grassroots community organizing and to volunteer in service of their local communities.
We share our excitement and gratitude with you as we celebrate 15 years of organizing communities to pursue justice and look hopefully towards the future!
¡Si Se Puede!