2021 January Weaving Movements Newsletter (WMNL)

2021 January Weaving Movements Newsletter (WMNL)

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://doloreshuerta.org/2021-january-wmnl-youth-leaders-rising/

To read more about the Census 2020 article, visit: https://doloreshuerta.org/wmnl-winter-2021-census-continued/

To read more about the Proposition 15 and GOTV article, visit: https://doloreshuerta.org/wmnl-winter-defenders-of-democracy-article-continued/

To read more about the Vecinos Unidos Surviving & Thriving article, visit: https://doloreshuerta.org/wmnl-winter-2021-vecinos-movement-growth-continued

\To read more about the Vecino Spotlights, visit: https://doloreshuerta.org/2021-january-wmnl-vecinos-spotlight/

To read more about Education Equity In The Time of COVID, visit: https://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://doloreshuerta.org/2021-january-wmnl-strides-towards-ending-child-poverty-in-california/

To read more about Mapping for Social Justice, visit: https://doloreshuerta.org/2021-january-wmnl-mapping-for-social-justice/

PRESIDENT’S NOTE

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

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2021 January WMNL: Census 2020 Continued

Census 2020

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In the fall of 2019, the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) Civic Engagement Department launched our Census 2020 outreach campaign. DHF Organizers and volunteers participated in text and phone banking and Covid-safe door-to-door canvassing, in partnership with the Sierra Health Foundation and the Kern Complete Count Committee. Despite challenges ranging from fear tactics by the opposition, a worldwide pandemic, triple-digit heat, poor air quality caused by catastrophic fires, and a constantly changing deadline, DHF teams informed 73,776 hard-to-count community members about the importance of census participation. They obtained pledges to complete the census from 48,633 individuals and collected over 2,980 surveys at doors in Kern, Tulare, Fresno Counties and the Antelope Valley.

Our Census journey began over a year ago, with DHF collecting pledge cards from our Hard To Count community members at our many community & outreach events. The lines were drawn early, with an attempt to add the citizenship question to the Census survey stoking fears in our communities already facing the constant threat of getting separated from their family, getting detained in Detention Centers, or worse, under horrific conditions of detention camps. Cruelty & the dehumanization of our Latino & immigrant communities is very much the point. This attempt was clearly meant to instill fear and discourage many Latinos from participating in the Census, but we leaned into the thought “To Resist, You Must Exist” and to exist you have to get counted in the Census. The Census comes every 10 years, and determines where funding will go for generations to come, this administration by contrast, will only see four years.

The 2020 Census outreach we did in Kern, Tulare & Fresno county allowed us to reach the self-response rates of 2010 in Kern County thanks to Paola Fernandez and surpass the 2010  rate in Tulare & Fresno, Thanks to Angel Ruiz and Dayana Lopez, our Civic Engagement Coordinators and team leads in these counties.  In Kern & Tulare we were able to both phonebank & do door-to-door canvassing, while in Fresno we stuck to just canvassing. At the beginning of the lockdown, we continued our Census outreach via phone banking into Tulare & Kern county, while also getting community members a DHF Resource Guide for those affected by the pandemic. While in the Central Valley we are used to bad air days, with climate change exacerbating and lengthening our wildfire season, we had an exceptionally high number of bad air days, combined with the sometimes triple-digit heat, causing us to cancel several walks (canvasses). We also prioritized safety and made sure to follow covid safety protocols and CDC guidelines: temperature checks at the door, face shields were available, new masks every day, encouraging hand washing and sanitizing our work stations between shifts. So what do you do when people are on lockdown during a pandemic, and may not want to come to their doors? You make them come out of their homes! The Census team got creative, hired DJ’s for a Census caravan, started giving away hand sanitizer and PPE to get folks to come and fill out their Census Survey. Despite these challenges, we contacted 73,776 hard to count community members and 48,633  pledged to get counted in the census. 

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2021 January WMNL: Vecinos Unidos® Surviving & Thriving Continued

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DHF Vecinos Unidos® and Youth focused heavily on the 2020 Census and civic engagement work, while establishing 3 new chapters in northern Los Angeles County’s Antelope Valley: Palmdale, Lancaster, and Rosamond. In addition they organized and volunteered at DHF hosted food banks – holding them during hours more accessible to working families. They distributed food to 3,449 families hard hit by the pandemic. DHF Organizers provided support and resources to help Vecinos avoid foreclosures and evictions and access to other forms of financial assistance. In partnership with local, state and national charitable organizations, DHF distributed more than $250,000 financial assistance to families that were excluded from the Economic Impact Payments provided by the federal government due to legal status. Many of these individuals serve the larger community daily as essential workers.

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2021 January WMNL: Proposition 15 and GOTV Article Continued

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In partnership with Cali Calls, DHF Vecinos, Youth and staff gathered 2,500 signatures statewide to qualify the Schools & Communities First Initiative (later known as Proposition 15). The initiative aimed to address California’s most pressing challenges and inequities by investing more tax dollars in education, public services and infrastructure. A total of 268 volunteers were mobilized from across the nation. They completed a total of 1,962 volunteer shifts that included 1,420 phone banking shifts and 542 textbanking shifts, greatly exceeding volunteer recruitment goals.

Over 4,000 voters were contacted and identified as supporters of Prop 15. The Vecinos Unidos completed more than 1,000 volunteer shifts in support of DHF get out the vote (GOTV) efforts. Although results showed that there is strong public demand for closing the corporate tax loopholes which cost our local communities billions every year, the initiative fell short of the votes needed to pass. Most recently, DHF’s Ballot Curing Team helped 75 voters in Kern, Tulare & Fresno counties correct their ballots and submit them to their local elections offices before the deadline.

This pandemic has highlighted the socio-economic disparities in our communities, those that would have benefited the most had Prop 15 passed. We finished an historic campaign a few points shy of what we needed to win. What an enormous injustice that wealth grows for billionaires while the rest of us fight for basic resources. Regardless of the outcome, our opposition raised nearly $75 million to defeat us for a reason. We are a force to be reckoned with. Undaunted in our efforts this setback will not stop us from pursuing additional tax equity initiatives.

Like many, we had to be flexible with how we were organizing. While we are typically reliant on in-person door-to-door interaction with voters, due to the virus, this election cycle for our Prop 15 outreach, we had to rely entirely on online, virtual & relational organizing. In partnership with Cali Calls, starting in DHF hosted weekly phone banking and text banking volunteer events in support of Prop 15 as well as hosting weekly voter registration trainings which turned into Election Protection trainings during GOTV (Get Out The Vote). Our outreach was a combination of gathering support for Prop 15, educating voters on voting and mail-in ballots, and inviting them to our virtual events & recruiting volunteers.

Our IVE Coordinators (Team Leads), Lori Pesante and Eliana Honeycutt & [IVE] Organizer, Joanna Mendoza mobilized 22 DHF Staff and our 268 volunteers completed a total of 1,962 volunteers shifts ranging from DHF youth, DHF Vecinos, and volunteers from communities all over the U.S. Our volunteers hailed from all over the state, from the Bay Area, the Central Valley, and states like New York, Texas, & Oregon who all contributed 1,420 phone banking volunteer shifts, and 542 textbanking volunteers shifts, surpassing many of our goals. We are proud to have clenched the third rail of politics and shaken it fearlessly. Onward.

DHF Covid-19 Holiday PSA Video

DHF Covid-19 Holiday PSA Video

We are excited to launch our first in a series of three Covid-19 Educational PSA’s targeting the Latino community. This video series is a part of a larger effort, in conjuction with the United Against Covid19 Coalition and with financial support from the Patel Foundation, to address the need for Latino families to stay informed about best practices to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

As you may know, the Latino community has been disproportionately ravaged by the pandemic. The vulnerability of Latino communities to COVID-19 can arise from many factors, including differential exposure, susceptibility, and access to health care. Many Latino people work in frontline jobs in grocery stores, waste management, cleaning and sanitation services, and food delivery, putting them at constant exposure to people or materials that may be infected with COVID-19. 

The series of Educational Covid 19 videos in Spanish will be used to disseminate information about COVID-19 through social media and traditional media platforms. 

We all have a part in helping to promote fair access to health. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we must work together to ensure that people have resources to maintain and manage their physical and mental health, including easy access to information, affordable testing, and medical and mental health care. We need programs and practices that fit the communities where racial and minority groups live, learn, work, play, and worship.

Please share this video message with your friends, family, and loved ones this holiday season.

Celebrate the holidays with the family you live with.
Celebra las fiestas de Navidad con quien vives. 

Coronavirus is impacting our communities. We can stop it. Help us get the word out that “We are safer at home.” 
La Coronavirus esta afectando la gente. Si, podemos pararla. Para que la gente saben que “En Casa Estamos Más Seguros.” 

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This video is a product of the United Against Covid Coalition, with support from the Ravi & Naina Patel Foundation. https://www.rnpfoundation.org 
Featuring the work of Daniel Gozalez, Printgonzalez and Dawn Valadez CB Smith-Dahl, TogetherPix

We wish you a very safe and joyful holiday season! We are forever grateful for you and your continued support.

¡Si Se Puede!
Dolores Huerta Foundation

Información importante para el votante


Recursos Generales para Votantes
Pagína del Secretario de Estado de CA  vote.ca.gov y Líneas de asistencia sobre información general para votantes del Secretario de Estado de CA(800) 345-VOTE (8683) – inglés (800) 232-VOTA (8682) – españolInformación para votantes en otros idiomas: EspañolChinoHindiJaponésKhmerCoreanoTagaloTailandés o Vietnamita 
Obteniendo su BoletaSitio de registración de votantes Sitio de búsqueda de estado de registro como votante Información cómo registrarse el mismo día Preguntas frecuentes sobre la registración de votante Notificaciones y seguimiento de su Boleta
¿Qué se encuentra en mi boleta?Sitio de web para seguimiento a su Boleta- inglés y español Guía de votantes de la Fundación Dolores Huerta  Guía de votantes de MVP Voter Guide
¿Cómo y dónde voto? Localizando lugares oficiales de votaciónTextea la palabra “Vote” a GOVOTE (468683) Para localizar lugares oficiales de votación sobre la red visite la página del Secretario de Estado al  (entre su dirección y elige español en su búsqueda) Volante de cómo votar por correoCómo designar que alguien entregue su boleta
¿Se contó mi voto?Verificación y seguimiento de su Boleta: https://california.ballottrax.net/voter/ Como Hacer Seguimiento de su boleta: Guión en espanol 
Protegiendo su votoLínea de Asistencia Protecciones para votantes, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) en inglés. 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-939-8682) en español .  Derechos de votantes en CA
Recursos en el condado de KernRecursos en el condado de Fresno
Recursos en el condado de TulareRecursos en el condado de Los Angeles/ Antelope Valley
Defensores de la democracia: Elecciónes 2020

Defensores de la democracia: Elecciónes 2020

CUENTA AL DÍA DE ELECCIONES

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¿Tienes preguntas? ¿Necesitas ayuda para votar? ¿Quieres conocer las fechas importantes de esta elección? ¡HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA OBTENER INFORMACIÓN IMPORTANTE PARA EL VOTANTE!

¿Quieres participar? ¡Ofrézcase como voluntario para asegurarse de que todos en nuestra comunidad salgan a VOTAR! ¡HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA UNIRSE AL MOVIMIENTO!

¿Está tratando de decidir cómo debe votar sobre las iniciativas de votación de California? ¡HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA OBTENER LA GUÍA OFICIAL DEL VOTANTE DEL DHF!

¡SI EN PROP 15!

¡SI EN PROP 16!

¡SI EN PROP 21!

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 votación es importante. Dolores Huerta dice: “¡El día de las elecciones es el día más importante de tu vida!” y “Deberías votar como si tu vida dependiera de ello, ¡porque así es!” ¡HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA RAZONES SÓLIDAS PARA VOTAR!

¡¡¡Por qué TIENES que VOTAR !!!

¡¡¡Por qué TIENES que VOTAR !!!

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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. ¡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.

Asegúrese de que se escuche su voz – VOTAR

¿TA COntad@? The Big Census 2020 Taco Give Away

¿TA COntad@? The Big Census 2020 Taco Give Away

Good news! The deadline for the 2020 U.S. census survey has been extended to

Saturday, Oct 31st 2020!!!

In an effort to get everyone in our communities counted, the Dolores Huerta Foundation is hosting a huge

TACO GIVEAWAY WEEKEND!!!

Come on down and fill out your 2020 Census online and get a FREE TACO!

My2020Census.org

Sat. 10/3 in Weedpatch at the parking lot of the Weedpatch Market from 11 am – 2pm (or until tacos run out)

Sat. 10/3 at the Bakersfield Swap Meet at the Kern County Fairgrounds entrance on Union from 10am to 2pm (or until tacos run out)

Sun. 10/4 in Arvin at the Corner of Bear Mountain Blvd and South Comanche (caddy corner from the 7-11) from 11 am – 2pm (or until tacos run out)

Anyone who has questions or needs assistance completing their 2020 Census survey can call the DHF helpline at 1-833-564-6343 or 1-833-JOIN-DHF.

WE COUNT! WE VOTE! WE WIN!

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¡Buenas noticias! La fecha límite para la encuesta del Censo de 2020 se extendió hasta el 31 de octubre.

Sábado 31 de Octubre de 2020!!!

Para ayudar a que todos en nuestras comunidades sean contados, la Fundación Dolores Huerta está organizando una gran

FIN DE SEMANA REGALO DE TACOS !!!

¡Venga y complete su Censo 2020 en línea y obtenga un TACO GRATIS!

My2020Census.org

sábado el 10/3 en Weedpatch en el estacionamiento del Weedpatch Market de 11 am a 2 pm (o hasta que se acaben los tacos)

sábado 10/3 en el Bakersfield Swap Meet en la entrada del recinto ferial del condado de Kern en Union de 10 a.m. a 2 p.m. (o hasta que se acaben los tacos)

domingo el 10/4 en Arvin en la esquina de Bear Mountain Blvd y South Comanche (esquina de caddie del 7-11) de 11 am a 2 pm (o hasta que se acaben los tacos)

Cualquier persona que necesite ayuda para completar su encuesta del Censo de 2020 puede llamar a la línea de ayuda de DHF al 1-833-564-6343

¡CONTAMOS! ¡VOTAMOS! ¡GANAMOS!

Sanger Candidate Forum, Mon. 10/5, 6pm – Foro de Candidatos Sanger, lunes 5/10, 6pm

Sanger Candidate Forum, Mon. 10/5, 6pm – Foro de Candidatos Sanger, lunes 5/10, 6pm

Foro de Candidatos Sanger

¡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 participar visite https://DHFSangerVOTA2020.eventbrite.com

Para más información: Lulu Oliva (559) 343-6721 loliva@doloreshuerta.org

Se enviará un enlace de Zoom al correo electrónico que usó al registrarse en Eventbrite.

¡CONTAMOS, VOTAMOS, GANAMOS!

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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.

To RSVP for this event go to https://DHFSangerVOTA2020.eventbrite.com

For more information: Lulu Oliva (559) 343-6721 loliva@doloreshuerta.org

A Zoom link will be sent the day of the event to the email you used to register on Eventbrite.

WE COUNT, WE VOTE, WE WIN!

PROP 15 CALL TO ACTION

PROP 15 CALL TO ACTION

UNTIL BALLOTS DROP ON OCTOBER 5TH & UNTIL WE CAN VOTE YES ON PROP 15

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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:

Learning about Prop 15:Prop 15 WebsiteFrequently Asked QuestionsProp 15 & Voting FAQ
Sign Up to Phonebank:Sign up for a Phonebank (Sun 12 – 3, Tues, Wed, Thur 4-7)Sign up for our Spanish Phonebanks on Wednesdays!If you are looking to make calls on your own, please reach out to ehoneycutt@doloreshuerta.org 
Text and call your friends/family or others in the Central Valley about Prop 15!Reach out to everyone in your phonebook or get a list from us to build support for Prop 15!Sign up for a training (Mondays 4 – 6)Or get set up on your own to text your family & friends!! 
Find other ways to get involvedSign up here for other ways to get involvedSign up for a Voter Registration Training in English Sundays at 5:30!Sign up for a Voter Registration Training in Spanish Domingos 4 pm!! 


For more information, please contact Eliana Jimenez Honeycutt, Pronouns: She / Her / Hers, Civic Engagement Coordinator, Dolores Huerta Foundation
p: (661) 322-3033 EXT 504 c: (559) 579-2734

DHF Voter Guide General Elections 2020

DHF Voter Guide General Elections 2020

Paid for by the Dolores Huerta Foundation and not authorized by any candidate or committee controlled by a candidate.

For more information call the Official DHF Helpline at 1-833 – Join DHF or 1-833-564 6343

Pagado por la Fundación Dolores Huerta y no autorizado por ningún candidato o comité controlado por un candidato.

Para obtener más información, llame a la línea de ayuda oficial del DHF al 1 (833) 564 6343

Defensores de la democracia: Elecciónes 2020

DHF Defenders of Democracy: 2020 Elections Central

ELECTION DAY COUNTDOWN

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Para leer esta información en Español HAGA CLIC EN ESTE ENLACE

Do you have questions? Need help voting? Want to know the important dates for this election? CLICK HERE FOR IMPORTANT VOTER INFORMATION!

Want to get involved? Volunteer to make sure everyone in our community gets out to VOTE! CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MOVEMENT!

Are you trying to decide how you should vote on California’s ballot initiatives? CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL DHF VOTER GUIDE!

YES ON PROP 15!

YES ON PROP 16!

YES ON PROP 21!

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!

Important Voter Information

Important Voter Information

General Voter ResourcesCA Secretary of State’s website vote.ca.gov and CA Secretary of State’s General Voter Information Hotlines (800) 345-VOTE (8683) – English (800) 232-VOTA (8682) – español / Spanish Voter Information in other languages: SpanishChineseHindiJapaneseKhmerKoreanTagalogThai or Vietnamese 
Getting a BallotCA Online Voter Registration, CA Voter Registration Status Lookup, Same-Day Voter Registration Info Voter Registration Frequently Asked Questions Ballot Tracker & Notifications: wheresmyballot.sos.ca.gov
What’s on My Ballot?Ballot Look-up Tool- EnglishBallot Look-up Tool- Spanish Dolores Huerta Foundation Voter Guide  MVP Voter Guide
How & Where do I Vote?Find a Voting LocationText the word “Vote” to GOVOTE (468683) Visit the Secretary of State’s online Polling Location finder https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place/Vote By Mail Explained FlyerHow to Have Someone Else Return Your Ballot
Was My Vote Counted?Ballot Tracker/ Verification: https://california.ballottrax.net/voter/ Como Hacer Seguimiento de su boleta: Guion en espanol 
Voter ProtectionVoter Protection Hotline, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) in English 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-939-8682) en español. CA Voters Bill of Rights
Kern County ResourcesFresno County Resources
Tulare County ResourcesLos Angeles County/ Antelope Valley Resources

¡¡¡Por qué TIENES que VOTAR !!!

Why you HAVE 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. 

Make sure your voice is heard – VOTE

Sanger Candidate Forum, Mon. 10/5, 6pm – Foro de Candidatos Sanger, lunes 5/10, 6pm

Bakersfield City School District Candidate Forum, 9/30, 6pm – Foro de Candidatos del Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Bakersfield, 30/9, 6pm

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, ftorres@doloreshuerta.org

¡CONTAMOS, VOTAMOS, GANAMOS!

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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, ftorres@doloreshuerta.org

WE COUNT, WE VOTE, WE WIN!

Arvin Mayoral Candidate Forum, 9/29, 6pm / Foro de Candidatos a la Alcaldía de Arvin 29/9, 6pm

Arvin Mayoral Candidate Forum, 9/29, 6pm / Foro de Candidatos a la Alcaldía de Arvin 29/9, 6pm

Foro de Candidatos a la Alcaldía de Arvin

¡Conozca a los candidatos que quieren representarlo a la alcaldía de Arvin!

martes, 29 de septiembre de 2020 

6:00 PM PST

Patrocinado por la Fundación Dolores Huerta

Únase a nosotros a través de Zoom mientras los candidatos abordan temas importantes para los residentes de Arvin. ¡Aproveche la oportunidad de escuchar a los candidatos y hacer preguntas!

Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Cecilia Delgado (661) 558-2041, cdelgado@doloreshuerta.org

¡CONTAMOS, VOTAMOS, GANAMOS!

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Arvin Mayoral Candidate Forum

Meet the candidates who want to represent you as the Mayor of Arvin!

Tuesday, September 29th 2020

6:00 PM PST

Sponsored by Dolores Huerta Foundation

Join us via Zoom as candidates address issues important to the residents of Arvin. Take advantage of the opportunity to listen to candidates and ask questions!

For more Information, please contact Cecilia Delgado (661) 558-2041, cdelgado@doloreshuerta.org

WE COUNT, WE VOTE, WE WIN!

Woodlake City Council Candidate Forum – Foro de Candidatos al Ayuntamiento de Woodlake, Fri./vier. 9/25

Woodlake City Council Candidate Forum – Foro de Candidatos al Ayuntamiento de Woodlake, Fri./vier. 9/25

Foro de Candidatos al Ayuntamiento de Woodlake

¡Conozca a los candidatos que quieren representarlo en el Ayuntamiento de Woodlake!

Viernes, 25 de septiembre de 2020 

6:00 PM PST

Patrocinado por la Fundación Dolores Huerta

Únase a nosotros a través de Zoom mientras los candidatos abordan temas importantes para los residentes de Woodlake. ¡Aproveche la oportunidad de escuchar a los candidatos y hacer preguntas!

Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Luisa Quezada (559) 271-6807, lquezada@doloreshuerta.org

¡CONTAMOS, VOTAMOS, GANAMOS!

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Woodlake City Council Candidate Forum

Meet the candidates who want to represent you on the Woodlake City Council!

Friday, September 25th 2020 6:00 PM PST

Sponsored by Dolores Huerta Foundation

Join us via Zoom as candidates address issues important to the residents of Woodlake. Take advantage of the opportunity to listen to candidates and ask questions!

For more Information, please contact Luisa Quezada (559) 271-6807, lquezada@doloreshuerta.org

WE COUNT, WE VOTE, WE WIN!

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