Following an annual tradition going back over a decade, the Dolores Huerta Foundation plans to provide holiday meals for DHF Vecinos Unidos (Neighbors United) Families. Many of these Vecinos are frontline essential workers who labor daily to keep our families fed and cared for, sometimes at great personal risk to themselves and their own families. Many have experienced financial hardship as a direct result of the Covid 19 pandemic. Yet, continued to give their personal time volunteering to make a difference and bring about positive change in their communities.
Throughout the pandemic, the Vecinos Unidos have been active in:
· Distributing food to families in need.
· Advocating for just and equitable education policies in response to the Covid19 pandemic.
· Promoting robust participation in the 2020 Census by reaching out to neighbors and hard-to-count communities to ensure a full count.
· Educating voters and encouraging participation in the critical recent elections.
Join us in thanking the Vecinos Unidos members and showing our appreciation for all they do to improve the neighborhoods and towns they live in!
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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
¡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.
Join us, alongside the Million Voters Project as Dolores Huerta rallies for YES on Prop 15. More info: https://bit.ly/mvpparty RSVP AT: https://bit.ly/mvpparty Fill out your ballot whiling vibing to the sounds of DJ Rony G & Las Cafeteras. Únase a nosotros, junto con Million Voters Project, mientras Dolores Huerta se moviliza por SÍ a la Proposición 15. Más información: https://bit.ly/mvpparty. Regístrese AHORA en: https://bit.ly/mvpparty Complete su boleta mientras baila con la música de DJ Rony G & Las Cafeteras.
UNTIL BALLOTS DROP ON OCTOBER 5TH & UNTIL WE CAN VOTE YES ON 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:
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!
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.
La colaborativa de justicia educativa del condado de Kern (KEJC): ¡Todos O Nadie, Construyendo Comunidades Saludables Sur de Kern, La Fundación Dolores Huerta, Fe en Vallé, Primero y Siempre Melanina, y El Movimiento Jakara, solicitan su apoyo para pedirle al distrito que recorte fondos del departamento policial del distrito de las Preparatorias de Kern (KHSD) para invertir en los estudiantes! Los departamentos de policía del condado de Kern tienen una historia larga de violencia y estos son los mismos oficiales que siempre acaban en el departamento de policía de KHSD y en nuestras escuelas.
Es hora de reinventar la seguridad escolar y poner fin a la criminalización de los estudiantes Afroamericanos y estudiantes Latinos en el condado de Kern.
¡Necesitamos su ayuda! El Distrito Escolar de las preparatorias de Kern adoptará su presupuesto el lunes 29 de junio de 2020.
3. Envíe un comentario público al Distrito Escolar de las Preparatorias de Kern para la reunión de la junta de la mesa directiva del 29 de junio.
4. Comparta cualquier gráfico en sus redes sociales utilizando nuestro kit para redes sociales: AQUÍ
DÍA DE PLAZO ES 29 DE JUNIO DE 2020 a las 12:00 p.m.
Cómo enviar comentarios públicos:
Envíe un correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org o llame al (833) 827-3708 para dejar un correo de voz no más de 3 minutos.
Muestra de Comentario público
Comentario público para la reunión de la Junta del 29 de junio de 2020 sobre el “presupuesto 2020-21”
Hola mi nombre es ________. Yo soy un [estudiante, padre, miembro de la comunidad, parent,etc] del Distrito de las Preparatorias en Kern. Yo estoy urgiendo que los miembros de la mesa directiva adopten un presupuesto para el año 2020-21 que recorte los fondos del departamento de policía de las Preparatorias en Kern y inverta en los jóvenes. POLICÍAS NO PERTENECEN EN LAS ESCUELAS. Es tiempo de reimaginar la seguridad escolar, despenalizar estudiantes Afroamericanos y Latinos, y invertir aproximadamente $4 millones para:
Contratar consejeros, trabajadores sociales, psicólogos, médicos de salud mental y enfermeras adicionales.
Contratar maestros de varias etnicidades que reflejen la población estudiantil.
Implementar estudios étnicos.
Contratar practicantes de justicia restaurativa y eliminar a todos los policías de los modelos de justicia restaurativa e intervención y apoyo de comportamiento positivo. [agregar cualquier otra sugerencia para el presupuesto]
Por favor, ayúdenos a correr la voz y mandar esta información a otras personas.
Síganos en instagram @KernEducationJusticeCollab y Facebook KernEducationJusticeCollaborative
Join on the fun and celebrate with @DoloresHuerta and friends for her 90th Online Birthday Fiesta on May 30th @ 5pm PDT. We’re counting down with a series of online activations. How would like to enjoy a “Cafecito con Conchas” with Dolores? Here’s your chance! Donate $9 and you will be entered into a drawing for a virtual meet up with Dolores.
On April 10th, we celebrated Dolores Huerta’s 90th birthday from a distance. We had in-person celebrations planned in different cities around the nation. However, due to the pandemic we had to cancel or postpone these events. Instead, we’re throwing an online birthday fiesta and fundraiser for the Dolores Huerta Foundation which will stream across multiple social media platforms.
Please spread the word and join us for ¡Si Se Puede! at 90: Dolores Huerta’s 90th Birthday Celebration Saturday, May 30th, 2020 5 to 7 PM PDT
Let’s celebrate activism with a special night infused with art, music and humor that will bring people joy and light in these challenging times.
Mark your calendars and join Dolores and friends Cristela Alonzo, Ed Begley Jr., Gina Belafonte, Joe & Jill Biden, Benjamin Bratt, Kate del Castillo, Bill & Hillary Clinton, Patrisse Cullors, Shelia E., America Ferrera, Flor de Toloache, Jane Fonda, Danny Glover, Mark Hamill, DL Hugley, Kerry Kennedy, Alicia Keys, John Leguizamo, Eva Longoria, George Lopez, Cheech Marin, Matt McGorry, Richard Montoya, Edward James Olmos, Ozomatli, Nancy Pelosi, Tim Robbins, Zoe Saldana, Carlos Santana, Ellie Smeal, Gloria Steinem, Maxine Waters, the cast of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful City of Angels and more to participate in this celebratory and meaningful live streamed event.
The proceeds will benefit the Dolores Huerta Foundation. We are working in California’s Central and Antelope Valleys with politically underrepresented, low income, farmworker and immigrant (many undocumented) families who have been disproportionately impacted by this pandemic. DHF is uniquely positioned to address the needs of these communities highly impacted by COVID-19 as we have been organizing in these communities for over 15 years and have a respected and proven track record of affecting policy and achieiving structural transformation that builds power and improves daily lives.
Donate $9 to support this work and be entered into a drawing to enjoy a virtual “Cafecito con Conchas” meet up with Dolores.
More Contest Information: Donate $9.00. Each $9 donated = 1 contest entry. Multiple entries allowed per person. Contest Timeline: 05/17/2020 – 05/29/2020 11:59 pm PT Winner Announced: 05/30/2020 at 4 pm PT Employees of the Dolores Huerta Foundation are not eligible to participate.
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For our California folks…
Help us gather and amplify stories about what’s happening to our families and communities right now in the COVID-19 crisis: https://www.endchildpovertyca.org/stories/. We are hearing from policymakers that they need more on-the-ground data from families and communities about how the coronavirus crisis is impacting people. Together we can impact and transform policies.
The Census is HERE! Check your mail boxes for your invitation to participate in an important and heroic act of solidarity. Counting everyone in our community is urgent and extremely necessary. For every person not counted in the Census, we could lose $20,000 over the 10 years. Critical health services like responses to the Coronavirus, not to mention childcare, housing, education programs and political representation depend on Census funding.
We’ll all need to do our part to adapt and adjust accordingly as our community grapples with this unprecedented public health emergency. For the first time, the U.S. Census questionnaires will be available by phone or online. It has never been easier to respond on your own. Avoid having a Census enumerator visit your home by responding TODAY! Tell and remind your neighbors. We are all in this together. If your family and neighbors don’t participate, we all lose out.
By using the unique code, given in your invitation, you can fill out the 9-question survey.
You have the power to shape your community!
The 2020 Census will count everyone, including children, in the country by April 1st, your confidential response to the Census questionnaire will help ensure funding and fair representation. Reclaim your power!
The Dolores Huerta Foundation and Vecinos Unidos call all parents, students, teachers, and community members to join us in marching for educational justice.We must demand that the Kern High School district faithfully implement the agreed upon practices that will create a positive school environment and will improve academic outcomes for black and brown students
Six years ago, parents and students along with civil rights lawyers with support from community organizations like the Dolores Huerta Foundation, filed a lawsuit against the Kern High School District to force the district to end their discriminatory discipline practices that deprived black and brown students of their right to an education.
KHSD has failed to hire diverse teachers with only 3% black teachers, 17% latino, and 63% white.
While suspensions and expulsions have gone significantly down, students are being pushed into continuation schools at alarming rates. Continuation schools don’t have the same types of supports and services that comprehensive schools have.
Although African American students only make up 8% of the KHSD population, they have high rates of assistance at continuation schools. Example: Vista Continuation School has 14% African American students and only has a 36% graduation rate.
In 2018-19 At the continuation school Vista West, there were 21 Special education students, with only one special education teacher.
Bottom line: Black students continue to have disproportionate rates for voluntary transfers, involuntary transfers, and are still being suspended at 2-3 more times than their white peers.
The DHF’s #BeDownWithTheCount Campaign will educate hard-to-count communities about the financial and political benefits of being counted. Therefore, Dolores Huerta Foundation invites YOU to join us for our Census 2020 Town Halls during the month of January!
Childcare, Food & Translation will be provided.
Claim YOUR power! Find out how YOUR count matters in the 2020 Census and about how $20,000 can help our neighborhood build schools, health centers, and housing!
Everyone COUNTS! Everyone of us must ensure we get counted. The Census counts each living person. Your “count” helps schools, housing and healthcare over 10 years!
Fair Representation! By participating, our data will represent our political power in Congress and State Legislature.
Confidentiality! You are protected. Your responses cannot be used against you or anyone in your household. It is against the law!
How It BENEFITS our community: Build Schools, Health Centers & Hospitals. Funds Housing, Roads & Community Programs. Creates JOBS!
Find a Census 2020 Town Hall near YOU!
Caruthers, California: January 8th, 2019 at Caruthers District Fair, 13599 S. Raider Ave. 93609 For more information: Maria Galvan – (559) 864-2040
Lindsay, California: January 14, 2020 at 755 N Elmwood Ave, Lindsay, CA 93247, United States Organizer: Pam Whalen (559) 994-9390
Fresno, California: January 16, 2020 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1343 E. Barstow Ave. 93710 Organizer: Dayana Lopez – (559) 328-9635
Parlier, California: January 18, 2020 at Parlier Junior High School, 1200 E. Parlier Ave. 93648 Organizer: Lourdes Medina – (559) 908-4692
Woodlake, California: January 21, 2020 at Woodlake Veterans Memorial, 355 Acacia St, 93286 Organizer: Pam Whalen – (559) 994-9390
Sanger, California: January 23, 2020 at DHF Sanger Office, 1446 7th St. Sanger, CA 93657 Organizer: Lourdes Medina – (559) 908-4692
For more information: Pam Whalen (559) 994-9390 or email@example.com
The DHF counts on your support to continue the grassroots community organizing and leadership development that improves neighborhoods and transforms lives. This takes a huge amount of resources. Your donation helps continue our work and organize new communities.Your generous #GivingTuesday donations will strengthen our programs: making a real impact and transforming our communities.
Help with the costs of meals and childcare for trainings where parents gain the skills necessary to navigate the school system, challenge proven discriminatory discipline practices, and advocate for their children to ensure they receive the quality education all children deserve.
Your donation helps cover the rental costs for a hall where we hold community forums to educate the public on critical issues such as the census, Schools and Communities First, and candidate forums where elected officials are invited to hear directly from their constituents. DHF hosts these gatherings monthly in five rural communities: Arvin, Lamont, Woodlake, Lindsay, and Sanger.
Your generous gift contributes to the travel expenses for a group youth to participate in a statewide leadership development camping trip where they connect with other young “changemakers” and strategize, learning how to become their own powerful advocates in advancing youth rights and impacting local and state policies.
It would mean a great deal to me, and the communities we serve, if you could support our DHF #GivingTuesday Campaign.
Thank you for your continued commitment to ensuring that our communities have the skills and support they need to organize for equality and justice.
¡Sí Se Puede! Dolores Huerta President
P.S. Use the hashtag #GivingTuesday to show your support on social media after you make your donation and to encourage your community to do the same.
Join Dolores Huerta Foundation, First and Always Melanin (FAAM) and Women’s March Kern County, Faith in the Valley with other local civil rights organizations and community members at a press conference to address the importance of creating policies that support education and mental health in order to combat violence and discrimination which disproportionately targets communities of color and the LGBTQ+ community.
Thursday, August 8th, 2019
Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s Office
4100 Empire Dr #150
Bakersfield, CA 93309
In the aftermath of two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California’s 23rd congressional district blamed the shootings on video games that “dehumanize individuals” and encourage violence. Research shows there is no correlation between video-game revenue and the number of violent gun deaths.* In fact, the U.S. is the third-leading country in video-game revenue per person, behind Japan and South Korea. Yet, the U.S. has more than four-times the amount of violent gun deaths than the other top nine countries in video-game revenue combined.
We believe the issue is not rooted in video-games but instead stems from white supremacy, racism, and lack of education touted by elected officials such as Rep. McCarthy and President Trump. We are calling on legislators to end gun violence and build safer communities by taking action to pass gun reform laws and implement policies that will save lives by banning assault weapons and requiring universal background checks.
* According to information cross-referencing data provided by both the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation and NewZoo there is no correlation between video-game revenue per person and the number of violent gun deaths per 100,000 people.
ORGANIZATIONS The Dolores Huerta Foundation is a 501 (c)3 organization whose mission is to inspire and organize communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. The foundation organizes at the grassroots level developing natural leaders by establishing Vecinos Unidos (“United Neighbors”) chapters in Kern, Tulare, and Fresno county. We create leadership opportunities for community organizing, leadership development, and civic engagement. Vecinos Unidos chapters work on policy advocacy in health and environment as well as education and youth development. Learn more about the Dolores Huerta Foundation at www.doloreshuerta.org.
Women’s March Kern County has oriented our mission of harnessing the power of diverse women and our communities toward creating transformative social change. We believe our diversity makes us stronger, and that working together sparks change. Women’s March Kern County is committed to pressing forward toward the vision of equity for all. We do not tolerate hate speech, bigotry, white supremacy, racism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, homophobia, islamophobia, transphobia, or any other form of hatred and division.
First And Always Melanin (FAAM) is a grassroots organization set to unite people of indigenous Afrikan origin. We seek to preserve the life of black people in Bakersfield, CA through activism, holistic health, knowledge of self, unity, cooperative sustainable economics, education, and by implementing programs that improve the community’s quality of life. Our main goal is to rebuild the black familial structure and to restore self-love among people of the indigenous Afrikan diaspora.
Faith in the Valley is a new city-, county- and Valley-wide organizing effort comprised of five multiracial, multi-faith PICO federations that are consolidating into one regional organization, building on their work over the past 15 years in five counties: Fresno, Merced, Kern, Stanislaus and San Joaquin. As an anchor member of PICO California, our mission is to unlock the power of people to put faith into action in the public square, and to advance a movement for racial justice and health equity. We seek to build relational power, lift up a new narrative about the lives of people of color, and drive civic engagement efforts that move our community priorities forward. The following are our core campaigns.