Holiday Meals for Vecinos Unidos & DHF Youth Families

Holiday Meals for Vecinos Unidos & DHF Youth Families

Help provide Holiday Meals for Vecinos Unidos & DHF Youth Families!

Show gratitude & support here: https://bit.ly/2020DHFHolidayMeals4Families

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!

!Si Se Puede! 

Show gratitude & support here: https://bit.ly/2020DHFHolidayMeals4Families

Desembolsar a la Policía del Distrito Escolar Kern High e invertir en la juventud!

Desembolsar a la Policía del Distrito Escolar Kern High e invertir en la juventud!

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.

Como apoyar la campaña:

1. Firma nuestra petición para recortar fondos de la policía de KHSD y comprométete a enviarla a 5 amigos o familiares. Lenguaje de petición en español aquí Peticion: bit.ly/Sign2DefundKernHighPolice

2. Firme nuestra carta de apoyo organizacional 

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 publiccomment@kernhigh.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

Donate to Win Cafecito con Conchas with Dolores

Donate to Win Cafecito con Conchas with Dolores

Give2DHF.org

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.

$9 for 900K
Donate to win Cafecito con Conchas with Dolores

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.

¡Vamos, Gente, Sí Se Puede!

$9 for 900K
Donate to win Cafecito con Conchas with Dolores

#90for90 #SiSePuede #DHF #SiSePuede90

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.

Dolores Huerta Birthday Calls to Action!

For our California folks, you can also…

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. 
  • Learn about and Vote YES for the Schools and Communities First Initiative on the November Ballot https://www.schoolsandcommunitiesfirst.org/
  • Urge Governor Newsom to order a moratorium on expulsions in K-12. Letter Here
  • Sign petition to qualify the California Stem Cell Research, Treatment, and Cures Initiative of 2020 in California. Learn more and sign the petition here caforcures.org
  • Share the Kern County COVID-19 resource guides at this link https://doloreshuerta.org/dhf-kern-covid-19-resource-list/

Call to Action: Join DHF in Community Outreach, Sat. Feb. 29, 9:30am

Call to Action: Join DHF in Community Outreach, Sat. Feb. 29, 9:30am

Join DHF in raising awareness of CENSUS 2020, the March Primary Elections, and the importance of tax-equity/investing in our neighborhoods.

Saturday, February 29th, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

BAKERSFIELD- Brower Building, 1527 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301, Suite 422. For more information contact, Eliana Jimenez Honeycutt, Civic Engagement Coordinator, (661) 322-3033 ext. 504, ehoneycutt@doloreshuerta.org

TULARE – DHF Office, 197 N. K St, Tulare, CA 93274. For more information contact Angel Ruiz, Civic Engagement Coordinator-Tulare, (818) 209-7268, aruiz@doloreshuerta.org

FRESNO – Sanger DHF Office, 1446 7th Street, Sanger, CA 93657. For more information contact Dayana Lopez- Fresno Organizer, (559) 328-9635, dlopez@doloreshuerta.org

Please remember to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Consider a hat as protection from the sun. Water and lunch will be provided.

RSVP at this link COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND AWARENESS

Or, feel free to just show up!

March for Educational Justice, Thurs. 1/30, 5:30pm

March for Educational Justice, Thurs. 1/30, 5:30pm

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

.March for Educational Justice
Thursday, January 30th at 5:30 pm 
Meeting at Ross

3761 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309 
Marching to West High School
1200 New Stine Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93309 
Click this link to share Facebook invite to march.

6:30 pm Press Conference at West High School
7:00pm KHSD FINAL Community Forum * As mandated by the lawsuit settlement KHSD is required to provide a progress report to the community.

Are you a Kern High School District parent or student? We want to hear from you! Please click on the links to fill out this quick survey and tell us about your experience in your school! 

YOUTH SURVEY

PARENTS/GUARDIANS SURVEY 

 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.

For more info please follow us
Instagram  @KernEducationJusticeCollab
Facebook.com/KernEducationJusticeCollaborative

URGENT COMMUNITY ACTION IS CRITICAL

  • 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. 

Call to Action: !Si Se Puede! on #GivingTuesday

Call to Action: !Si Se Puede! on #GivingTuesday

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.

Disarm Hate! Press Conference to Object to  Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s Response to Recent Mass Shootings, 8/8/19, 10:30 am

Disarm Hate! Press Conference to Object to Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s Response to Recent Mass Shootings, 8/8/19, 10:30 am

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

10:30 am

 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.