Call to Action: GET OUT THE VOTE in Kern County BCSD 3 Special Election, Sat. 4/7 – Tues. 4/10

Call to Action: GET OUT THE VOTE in Kern County BCSD 3 Special Election, Sat. 4/7 – Tues. 4/10

The Bakersfield City School District 3 Special Election is on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018. We are calling on supporters, their families, friends and neighbors to join us in our efforts to increase voter turnout by educating and encouraging local voters to cast their ballots through door-to-door canvassing and phone banking.

WHEN:
Phone bank – Saturday 4/7, 10am – 4pm
Walk – Sunday 4/8, 11am – 5pm
Phone bank – Monday 4/9, 3pm – 8pm
Phone bank – Tuesday 4/10, 10am -7pm

Any amount of volunteer time is appreciated and makes a difference.

WHERE:
1527 19th Street , 4th Floor, Suite 422, Bakersfield, CA 93301

Please contact Gaby Fernandez (661) 304-2086
gfernandez@doloreshuerta.org

Training and food will be provided.

#GETLOUD #VOTA

 

Call to Action: VOTE in BCSD 3 Special Election, Tues. 4/10/18

Call to Action: VOTE in BCSD 3 Special Election, Tues. 4/10/18

Get out to VOTE on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 for the Special Election for Bakersfield City School District 3

Salgan a VOTAR! Martes 10 de Abril en la Elección Especial del Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Bakersfield #3

Poll Site Listing for the April 10, 2018 Special Election / Lista de sitios de votación para la Elección Especial del 10 de abril de 2018

Church Of The Brethren
327 A St
Bakersfield Elementary Teachers Assn
837 H St
Bakersfield Family Apartments
710 Brundage Ln
Bakersfield Racquet Club
1660 Pine St California Ave
Church Of Christ
1020 E California Ave
Compassion Christian Center
1030 4th St
Kern County Fair Grounds Harvest Hall
1142 S P St
Park Place Senior Apartments
2250 R St
Royal Palms Mobile Estates
608 Clubhouse Dr
Southeast Bakersfield Community Serv Center
1600 E Belle Ter
Stella Hills Elementary School
3800 Jewett Ave

Open from 7 am to 8 pm on Election Day / Abiertos desde las  7 am hasta las 8 pm

Find out your exact polling site online at / Descubra su sitio de votación exacto en elections.co.kern.ca.us/elections

*Spanish language assistance is available at all poll sites. / *La asistencia en el idioma español está disponible en todos los sitios.

For information contact / Para mas información contacte a Gaby Fernandez, 661-304-2086, gfernandez@doloreshuerta.org

URGENT Call to Action: Kern County Board of Supervisors Meeting, Mon. 3/26/18, 1pm

URGENT Call to Action: Kern County Board of Supervisors Meeting, Mon. 3/26/18, 1pm

URGENT Call to Action Show up Monday afternoon to let the Kern County Board of Supervisors know that we have waited long enough for justice and won’t be denied any longer! BOS must produce fair and just redistricting maps for Kern County!

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – COUNTY OF KERN

1115 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, California

Special Meeting Monday, March 26, 2018 1:00 P.M.

In 2011, the Kern County Board of Supervisors drew up a redistricting plan that was struck down in a recent decision. According to U.S. District Judge Dale Drozd, it was not “equally open to participation by Latino voters,” as mandated by the Voting Rights Act.

We are concerned that the board will fail to act quickly on this judgment, in an effort to delay implementation until 2020. We need the community to come out strong at tomorrow’s board meeting to voice support for immediate implementation.

Please read more about the court case in the following article Judge: California county’s redistricting diluted Latino vote by Sudhin Thanawala Associated Press Feb 23, 2018

JUSTICE DELAYED, IS JUSTICE DENIED!

Call to Action: KHSD Redistricting Meeting, Mon. 3/19/18, 6:30pm

Call to Action: KHSD Redistricting Meeting, Mon. 3/19/18, 6:30pm

Join DHF and make your voice heard at a Kern High School District Board of Trustees Redistricting Meeting!

When: Monday, March 19th 2018, 6:30 pm

Where: 5801 Sundale Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93309

Express public support for the adoption of criteria which will lead to the the redrawing of district boundaries which safeguard electoral fairness.

Your voice is needed to help us put an end to gerrymandering which dilutes the political influence of underrepresented minority communities especially in the areas of South Kern. Arvin and Lamont deserve representation on the KHSD Board of Trustees!

The following topics will be covered:

1) Demographics of School District under 2010 Census and most recent estimates from American Community Survey

2) Update on legal criteria applicable to adjusting trustee area boundaries

3) Procedures for adjusting trustee area boundaries. Public hearing on criteria.

Through this process, the KHSD Board of Trustees will adopt resolutions specifying criteria to guide adjusting trustee area boundaries and provide instruction to demographic consultant on formulation of trustee area boundary adjustments based on criteria.

This is the first of five meetings in the redistricting process. The KHSD Board will vote on the new districts at the final meeting on May 14, 2018.

For more information contact Dr. Gerald Cantu, DHF Education Policy Director, gcantu@doloreshuerta.org, 661-249-0219

Llamada a la acción: Reunión de Redistribución de Distritos de KHSD, lunes. 19/03/18, 6:30 p.m.

Únase a la FDH y haga que se escuche su voz, en una reunión de redistribución de distritos de la Junta Directiva de Kern High School District.

Cuándo: Lunes, 19 de marzo de 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Dónde: 5801 Sundale Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93309

Expresar apoyo público para la adopción de criterios que conduzcan al rediseño de los límites del distrito que salvaguarden la equidad electoral.

Su voz es necesaria para ayudarnos a poner fin al gerrymandering, lo que diluye la influencia política de comunidades minoritarias subrepresentadas, especialmente en las áreas de South Kern. ¡Arvin y Lamont merecen ser representados en la Junta de Fideicomisarios de KHSD!

Los siguientes temas serán cubiertos:
1) Datos demográficos del distrito escolar según el censo de 2010 y las estimaciones más recientes de la Encuesta de la Comunidad Estadounidense

2) Actualización sobre los criterios legales aplicables para ajustar los límites del área de custodios

3) Procedimientos para ajustar los límites del área del fiduciario. Audiencia pública sobre los criterios.

A través de este proceso, la Junta de Fiduciarios de KHSD adoptará resoluciones que especifiquen criterios para guiar el ajuste de los límites del área de custodios y proporcionará instrucciones al consultor demográfico sobre la formulación de ajustes de límites del área de fiduciarios según los criterios.

Esta es la primera de cinco reuniones en el proceso de redistribución de distritos. La Junta de KHSD votará sobre los nuevos distritos en la reunión final el 14 de mayo de 2018.

Para obtener más información, comuníquese con el Dr. Gerald Cantu, Director de Políticas de Educación de DHF, gcantu@doloreshuerta.org, 661-249-0219

Call to Action: KHSD Community Meeting, Tues. 1/30, 6pm

Call to Action: KHSD Community Meeting, Tues. 1/30, 6pm

YOUR VOICE MATTERS! LET’S ALL STAND WITH ALL OF OUR STUDENTS!

KHSD COMMUNITY MEETING

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018
6-8 PM
KHSD OFFICES
5801 SUNDALE AVE., BAKERSFIELD, CA

This is our chance to ensure all students are treated fairly and get the education they deserve. Together, we can hold the school board accountable regarding student suspensions and expulsions, making sure students feel safe at school, and hiring and training diverse teachers who can manage a classroom and treat all students equally.

Teleconferencing sites at Shafter High, Arvin High & Kern Valley High Translation available.

Educating and caring for all students is one way to create a #HealthySouthKern

JOIN US FOR A For more information, please contact Gloria Garcia, ggarcia@crla.org | 661-725-4350, ext 302

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¡TU VOZ IMPORTA! ¡VAMOS A ALZAR CON TODOS NUESTROS ESTUDIANTES!

REUNIÓN COMUNITARIA KHSD

MARTES, 30 DE ENERO, 2018 | 6-8 PM

OFICINAS DE KHSD
5801 SUNDALE AVE., BAKERSFIELD, CA

Esta es nuestra oportunidad de garantizar que todos los estudiantes reciban un trato justo y reciban la educación que merecen. Juntos, podemos hacer responsable a la junta directiva escolar por las suspensiones y expulsiones, por asegurar que los estudiantes se sientan seguros en la escuela, por contratar y capacitar a maestros que reflejen la diversidad del alumnado y que puedan gestionar un aula, y por asegurar que los maestros traten a todos los estudiantes de manera igual.

Educar y cuidar a todos los estudiantes es una forma de crear un #SurKernSaludable

Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con Gloria Garcia ggarcia@crla.org | 661-725-4350, ext 302

 

Call to Action: DHF Joy to the World Toy Drive

Call to Action: DHF Joy to the World Toy Drive

DHF is collecting toys to distribute to families in need. Last year, thanks to our generous community, we gave out 1,500 toys.

Our goal this year is to collect 2,000 toys for infants to fourteen years old.

For information contact Paul Kelley at (661) 376-1601, pkelley@doloreshuerta.org

We have drop boxes set up in the following locations. More locations will be added daily. Please check with each location for hours of business.

Bakersfield

Airport Valet Express
201 New Stine Road, Suite 120
Bakersfield, CA 93309
AirportValetExpress.com
(661) 363-5000

Maya Cinemas Bakersfield 16
1000 California Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93304
mayacinemas.com/theaters/bakersfield-16
(661) 636-0484

Coconut Joe’s Beach Grill
4158 California Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93309
coconutjoes.com
(661) 327-1378

Bakersfield Acura
4625 Wible Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93313
bakersfieldacura.com
(661) 398-4260

Family Volkswagen
6000 Wible Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93313
familyvw.com
(661) 617-6200

Bakersfield Audi
6000 Wible Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93313
bakersfieldaudica.com
(661) 617-6200

Porsche of Bakersfield
6000 Wible Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93313
porscheofbakersfield.com
(661) 617-6200

Delano

Delano Chevrolet Buick GMC
600 First Avenue
Delano, CA 93215
www.delanochevybuickgmc.com
(844) 737-8609

Fresno

Fresno Buick GMC
5515 N. Blackstone
Fresno, CA 93710
www.fresnobuickgmc.com
(559) 431-2020

Maya Cinemas Fresno 16
3090 E. Campus Pointe Dr.
Fresno, CA 93710
mayacinemas.com/theaters/fresno-16
(559) 549-0005

Hanford

Hanford Hyundai
1990 Glendale Ave.
Hanford, CA 93230
www.hanfordhyundai.com
(559) 582-2277

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

We hope you will consider supporting the Dolores Huerta Foundation for #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, to empower farmworker and low-income families in rural parts of the Central Valley to become thier own advocates in improving their lives and the lives of their children.

Donate today to support the community organizing work of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

Your generous #GivingTuesday donations will strengthen our programs: making a real impact and transforming our communities.

For example, for only $5 a month you can provide nutritious meals for 10 parents (and their children) attending an organizing training. 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.

A donation of $10 a month pays the rental costs for a hall where we hold community forums to educate the public on critical issues such as DACA, immigrant rights, public safety, education and health policy and much more. Elected officials are often invited to hear directly from their constituents. DHF hosts these gatherings monthly in five rural communities: Arvin, Lamont, Woodlake, Lindsay, and Sanger.

A generous gift of $25 a month covers travel expenses for group of 10 to 15 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.

Call to Action: Join Forces with DHF and Dignity in Schools Campaign California to End Student Push Out

Call to Action: Join Forces with DHF and Dignity in Schools Campaign California to End Student Push Out

Join KEJC and Dignity in Schools Campaign California October 21st to 29th to call on schools and districts across the nation to end the pushout of students of color. This week’s theme is: “Education is a human right! We will not give up the fight!”

#DSCCalifornia
#EdIsAHumanRight
#RethinkSchoolSafety
#MoveTheNeedle

Although suspensions and expulsions have gradually gone down for all groups since 2009-10, there is more work to do. Racial inequities persist. At KHSD in 2016-17 the suspension rate among African-Americans was 22.4% as compared with 8.5% for Whites. African-American youth represented 23% of all expulsions even though they only made up 5.9% of enrollment. When students are suspended and expelled it increases the likelihood that they will drop out, enter the juvenile justice system, and become imprisoned as adults.

Education is a human right. When we push youth out of school, this takes away their rights and it is detrimental to our community’s well-being. Preparing our youth for college and careers benefits us all. They become adults that are productive members of society with  jobs, which is increases our tax base, decreases crime rates, and leads to greater overall economic growth.

When the community comes together and demands change it works. When parents and community organizations came together to demand that KHSD stop pushing out  Black and Latino students, eventually pursuing justice through the legal system, KHSD was forced to reform their discipline practices. The result is a historic civil rights victory for African American to and Latino youth achieved through the lawsuit settlement. In another victory for school climate, a bill was passed in Sacramento which prohibits a school from permitting  teachers and parents to carry concealed weapons on campus. Sacramento responded to the community’s actions in opposition to KHSD’s attempt to allow staff to carry concealed weapons at schools.  

To bring about further change at KHSD and to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline once and for all, now more than ever the community needs to stay engaged. Here are some of the following ways you can get involved to make a difference:

  •         Attend KHSD’s semi-annual community forums on school climate as required by the settlement, and provide your feedback during the input session.
  •         Attend your school district’s LCAP public hearings, and let officials know you want to see state funds earmarked for low-income students used to close the achievement gap.
  •         Attend monthly district board meetings, and during public to comment demand that your trustee, who represents you as an elected official, dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.
  •         Vote every two years to hold your district trustee accountable for their actions.
Call to Action: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Voter Registration and Make It Fair Petition

Call to Action: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Voter Registration and Make It Fair Petition

The Dolores Huerta Foundation is looking for volunteers for Voter Registration and to gather signatures for the Make It Fair Campaign to close California’s commercial property tax loophole and invest more than $68 million our local communities.

Our big walks are happening for the next two weekends:

Friday October 20, 3:30-8:30pm Voter Registration Volunteer Walk.
Saturday October 21, 9am-2pm Make it Fair Petition Gathering
Sunday October 22, 2pm-7pm Make it Fair Petition Gathering
Friday October 27, 3:30-8:30pm Voter Registration Volunteer Walk.
Saturday October 28, 9am-2pm Make it Fair Petition Gathering
Sunday October 29, 2pm-7pm Make it Fair Petition Gathering

Meet at the Brower Building, 1527 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301 in the 4th Floor Conference Room

For more information, contact Jess Contreras, DHF Civic Engagement Coordinator (661) 421-3424

If you’re not available on the weekend, there are many other opportunities available.

Please sign up using the following Google Form link CIVIC ENGAGEMENT VOLUNTEER SIGN UP.

Join the DHF in promoting CIVIC ENGAGEMENT and STRENGTHENING OUR DEMOCRACY! With your participation, we could have a tremendous impact that would lead to better schools and healthier neighborhoods. Make a difference in your community by registering and educating voters!

Meals and training provided.

Call or email Jess Contreras at (661) 421-3424, ycontreras@doloreshuerta.org to sign up for a volunteer shift, or for more information.

*Community service hours available. Please sign up using the following Google Form link CIVIC ENGAGEMENT VOLUNTEER SIGN UP.

 

Call to Action: Call on Rudy Salas to vote YES on SB 54 – The California Values Act

Call to Action: Call on Rudy Salas to vote YES on SB 54 – The California Values Act

Join us to gather signatures to encourage Rudy to vote yes on this issue!!

Please click on the link, sign, and forward this online petition.

Petition to Call on Rudy Salas to vote YES on SB 54 – The California Values Act

SB 54 “The California Values Act” successfully passed the Senate moving California to become a sanctuary state for immigrant families.

We need Our Assemblymember Rudy Salas to vote yes on this issue to make it the law!!!

For more information, contact Gaby Fernandez, DHF Kern Organizer, gfernandez@doloreshuerta.org (661) 304-2086

We know that when local law enforcement agencies cooperate with immigration enforcement, there is a tremendous cost to public safety. It hinders the ability of local law enforcement to build the strong relationships necessary to public safety and community well-being. Victims and witnesses are less likely to report crime, if they fear that police officers will use this interaction as an opportunity to inquire about their immigration status or that of people they know.

We ask Rudy Salas to vote YES on SB 54 and protect the safety and well-being of all Californians by ensuring that state and local resources are not used to fuel mass deportations, separate families, or terrorize our communities.

Please click on the link, sign, and forward this online petition.

Petition to Call on Rudy Salas to vote YES on SB 54 – The California Values Act

Call to Action: Signature gathering to encourage Assemblyman Rudy Salas to vote yes on SB 54 for immigrant families, 5/7/17, 3pm

Call to Action: Signature gathering to encourage Assemblyman Rudy Salas to vote yes on SB 54 for immigrant families, 5/7/17, 3pm

Join us to gather signatures to encourage Rudy to vote yes on this issue!!

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 3pm to 7pm

1527 19th Street
Suite 422
Bakersfield, CA 93301

SB54 The California Values Act successfully passed the Senate moving California to become a sanctuary state for immigrant families.

We need Our Assemblymember Rudy Salas to vote yes on this issue to make it the law!!!

For more information, contact Gaby Fernandez, DHF Kern Organizer, gfernandez@doloreshuerta.org (661) 304-2086

Please click on the link below, sign and forward this online petition.

Petition to Call on Rudy Salas to vote YES on SB 54 – The California Values Act

 

Call to Action: Challenge Policies Allowing Weapons on Campus at KHSD Board Meeting, Mon. 2/6/17, 6pm

Call to Action: Challenge Policies Allowing Weapons on Campus at KHSD Board Meeting, Mon. 2/6/17, 6pm

Join the Kern Education Justice Collaborative, the Dolores Huerta Foundation, and Faith in the Valley Kern in calling on KHSD Board of Trustees to overturn policies allowing select CCW permit-holding teachers and non-staff to carry firearms on high school campuses.

Where: Kern High School District Board Meeting
5801 Sundale Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93309

When: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 6:00 pm

For more information, contact
Gaby Fernandez, DHF Youth Organizer
(661) 304-2086 gfernandez@doloreshuerta.org

Call on KHSD Trustees to Rescind Policies Allowing Concealed Weapons in Schools

As community members who care deeply about the safety of our youth, we are calling on KHSD Board of Trustees to rescind policies allowing select CCW permit-holding teachers and non-staff to carry firearms on high school campuses.

KHSD Trustees first voted to allow non-staff CCW permit holders, including parents, to carry guns on campus on June 27th. Then on November 17, 2016 they called together a special meeting under outrageous circumstances, where they approved a proposal allowing teachers and other school personnel to carry arms on campus. The public was given a mere 24-hour notice and the meeting was held at an hour which made it difficult for parents, teachers, and other community members to attend.

Over the past few months, the public—including teachers, school administrators, parents, elected officials and retired law enforcement officers—have come out strongly in overwhelming opposition to these dangerous policies which threaten to harm children and add more lawsuits to the many the district is already facing.

Permitting more guns on high school campuses is dangerous. Having ready access to guns actually increases the risk of homicide. This puts over 37,000 students at risk. Gun violence disproportionately effects students of color. The KHSD is a racially diverse school district with some campuses having ethnic minority populations of 89% or more. Additionally, this policy will increase liability costs. Increased liability will likely take general funds away from classroom instruction.

Sign the petition at tinyurl.com/NoGunsKHSD

Call to Action: Statewide Rally at Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s, Fri. 1/27/16, 1pm

Call to Action: Statewide Rally at Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s, Fri. 1/27/16, 1pm

Join the Dolores Huerta Foundation, other organizations, and concerned citizens!

*** FRIDAY JAN. 27: FIRST CALIFORNIA DAY OF ACTION TO PROTECT, IMPROVE, AND EXPAND MEDICARE & MEDICAID! ***

Statewide rally at Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s Bakersfield office, 1:00PM Yokuts Park, 2:00pm McCarthy’s office.

#Resist #GetLoud #FightBack #Solidarity #ProtectHealthForAll