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!
Dolores Huerta Foundation has partnered with local organizations in Kern County to host a Community Town Hall focusing on Kern County’s needs for the Homeless, Protecting the Vulnerable and Reshaping Public Safety
Monday, February 24th 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Mill Creek Christian Church 1660 S Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Come celebrate 2019’s big End Child Poverty California wins, and help us get the rest of the plan passed in 2020! Our families work hard every day. The time to end extreme child poverty is NOW. #EndChildPovertyCA
Join civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, Senator Holly Mitchell, and others. ALL our children deserve to be healthy, fed, and housed. We’re proud to announce that in collaboration with the Dolores Huerta Foundation, the primary sponsors of this event are our partners St. John’s Well Child and Family Center and Crystal Stairs.
St. John’s Well Child and Family Center (Rolland Curtis), 1060 Exposition Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90007
***This is a free event. Please register using the link below.***
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
Every ten years, after the federal census, California must re-establish the boundaries of its Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly, and State Board of Equalization districts to reflect new population data and shifting populations. The Voters FIRST Act gave this power to California citizens ensuring that new and fair political boundaries are drawn without special interests, politics and political influence.
This is your chance to become a part of creating fair and transparent district boundaries that serve the best interests of the people of California. You can help ensure fair representation for all Californians and make sure your community’s voice is heard. If you have a passion for civic engagement, apply to become one of 14 new 2020 commissioners.
California citizens who are eligible may submit an online application to the California State Auditor’s Office during the initial 60-day application period from June 10, 2019, to August 9, 2019.
According to the California State Auditor, of the 6,700 initial applications submitted as of July 22, 2019, here is a breakdown by gender, ethnicity and region.
Will you and your community be fairly represented?
The Dolores Huerta Foundation is looking for volunteers for Voter Registration and to gather signatures for the Schools and Communities First Campaign to close California’s commercial property tax loophole and invest more than $68 million our local communities.
Voters in California have the chance to join together and make sure that by having everyone contribute their fair share, we can have the schools & community services all our families need to thrive.
We’re joining together, going all in for all of us, to stop big corporations from cheating our communities while they rake in record profits.
WALK AND PHONE BANKS HAPPENING
Saturday 6/22 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday 6/29 10 am – 2 pm
Volunteer shifts are 3-4 hours long. Volunteers are welcome to do more than one shift
Meet at the Brower Building, 1527 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301 in the 4th Floor Conference Room
For more information, contact DHF Civic Engagement Coordinators Jess Contreras at (661) 421-3424, firstname.lastname@example.org or Eliana Honeycutt at (661) 527-3898, email@example.com
If you’re not available on the weekend, there are many other opportunities available.
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!
ARVIN NEIGHBORS UNITED INVITES YOU TO JOIN US FOR A TOWN HALL
Wednesday April 24, 2019 6-8
at the Veteran’s Hall 414 4th St. Arvin, CA 93203
Let AUSD know we want…More Counselors! More Nurses! Less Suspensions! Less Expulsions!
Find out how YOU have a voice in how the Arvin Unified School District is spending our money! Join parents, community activists, and school representatives to talk about what we need to make our schools succeed!
Raffle Prizes. Food. Music!
For more information contact: Timoteo Prado 661-669-6597
VECINOS UNIDOS de ARVIN TE INVITA A PARTICIPAR EN UNFORO COMUNITARIO
Miércoles 24 de abril 2019 6-8 pm
en el salon de los Veteranos ubicado en 414 4th St Arvin, CA 93203
AUSD…Queremos Más Consejeros! Menos Suspensiones! Menos Expulsiones! Más Enfermeras!
Su opinión es muy importante en decidir cómo el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Arvin está usando nuestro dinero. Acompañe a padres, líderes activistas, y representantes del distrito escolar para hablar sobre qué se necesita para que nuestro distrito sea el mejor!
Habrá comida, música y rifas.
Para más información contacte a: Timoteo Prado 661-669-6597
Help make a strong impact! The November 6th, 2018 elections are just around the corner and there is so much at stake for our communities. Dolores Huerta Foundation is calling on all of our supporters, their families, friends and neighbors to join us in educating and motivating Central Valley voters to get out to the polls.
For more information , please contact DHF Civic Engagement Coordinator, Jess Contreras (661) 421-3424, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for door-to-door canvassing in Woodlake!
Sunday, October 21st, 4 pm – 7 pm
Sunday, October 28th, 4 pm – 7 pm
Sunday, November 4th, 3 pm – 7 pm
Monday, November 5th, 4 pm – 7 pm
Join us for door-to-door canvassing in Lindsay!
Saturday, October 20th, 10am – 1pm
Saturday, October 27th, 10am – 1pm
Saturday, November 3rd, 10am – 1pm
Monday, November 5th, 4 pm – 7 pm
For more information about Lindsay and Woodlake please contact Irlanda Ramirez, Community Organizer-Tulare, (559) 553-5713, email@example.com
Join us for door-to-door canvassing in Arvin, Lamont, Sanger, and Parlier!
Saturday, October 13th
Sunday, October 14th
Saturday, October 20th
Sunday, October 21st
Saturday, October 27th
Sunday, October 28th
Saturday, November 3rd
Sunday, November 4th
For more information about Arvin and Lamont, please contact Timo Prado, Community Organizer-South Kern, (661) 699-6597, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Sanger and Parlier, please contact Lourdes Oliva, Community Organizer-Parlier, (559) 908-4692, email@example.com
Join us for door-to-door canvassing in California City!
Saturday, October 20th
Saturday, October 27th
Saturday, November 3rd
For more information about California City, please contact Carol Watkins, Community Organizer-California City, firstname.lastname@example.org.
#GetCivic #Vote #CivicUp #GetLoud
¡Sacar el VOTO!
Ayuda a hacer un impacto fuerte! Las elecciones del 6 de noviembre de 2018 están a la vuelta de la esquina y hay mucho en juego para nuestras comunidades. La Fundación Dolores Huerta invita a todos nuestros simpatizantes, sus familias, amigos y vecinos para que se unan a nosotros para educar y motivar a los votantes en el Valle Central para que acudan a las urnas.
DHF has recently expanded our partnership with the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center based in Oakland. Throughout the summer, students underwent an intense bootcamp based on the nonviolent teachings of MLK Jr. that included hands-on civic engagement opportunities, such as door-to-door voter registration in cities throughout the Pacific Coast.
July 8th though the 14th, 2018, about 30 MLK Jr. students stayed at the Cesar Chavez National Monument in Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz and went door-to-door to register voters in Bakersfield. Dolores Huerta visited La Paz to talk to the group about the importance and challenges of organizing. Afterwards, Camila Chavez gave the MLK Jr. students a tour and detailed her childhood experiences growing up in La Paz before it became a national monument.
Please join DHF and local leaders for a press conference to announce a nationwide fast in support of the more than 2,400 children and their families detained in immigration centers and to urge Kevin McCarthy to support the Keep Families Together Act!
WHEN: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:00 A.M.
WHERE: Congressman McCarthy’s Office 4100 Empire Drive, Suite 150 Bakersfield, CA 93309
DETAILS: Dolores Huerta participated in a nationwide fast in support of the more than 2,400 children in immigration centers. Kerry Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, passed the fast on to Dolores. After fasting for 24 hours, Dolores passed the fast on to Randi Weingarten, president American Federation of Teachers.
Dolores is calling on Kern County leaders to join the fast for 24 hours each, for a total of 24 days, to support families that have been separated from their children. Participating fasters are encouraged to send their 24 hour food savings to breakbreadnotfamilies.org to be distributed to organizations supporting and providing legal counsel to the families at border seeking refuge in the United States.
The community will call on Congressman Kevin McCarthy to use his role as majority leader to support the Keep Families Together Act and ensure that a fair immigration bill is voted on in the House of Representatives: a bill that will protect the DACA students, refugee families, and guarantee the unification of children and families that have been separated at the US-Mexico Border.
In an effort to register all eligible voters and increase voter turnout in the November elections we plan to train volunteers to talk to thousands of low propensity voters through door to door canvassing in CD 21 and Bakersfield City School District 3.
In addition, The Schools and Communities First coalition, led by Advancement Project California, California Calls, Common Sense Kids Action, Evolve California, League of Women Voters of California, and PICO California, will begin their signature gathering campaign in Bakersfield. With launches across the state, the coalition plans to recruit and train volunteers to collect the 584,407 signatures needed to place the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act on the November ballot. The Act would close Proposition 13’s corporate property tax loophole, which deprives Californians of over $11 billion in revenue every year.
Grace Parra, Latina comedian, host, writer,and actress, graciously gave a welcoming and praising shout out to Dolores Huerta and the DHF. Parra is most recently starring in documentary “Salud! Yes Please.”, where she embarks on a both educational and comedic journey to illuminate the importance of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). She meets with lawmakers, activists, and average Americans who have benefitted from the ACA, and what they stand to lose with the repealing of the act. Parra sheds light on the current detrimental issue of health care, while infusing a comedic twist that makes the experience enjoyable, yet preserving the seriousness of the situation.
We thank Grace Parra for her service to the community, as well as her kind words toward the foundation!
Donald Trump is planning to give big tax cuts to wealthy corporations and his billionaire friends. What’s worse is that he plans to pay for them with massive budget cuts to essential services— taking away healthcare, education, environmental protections, job training and even Meals on Wheels from millions of Americans.
In California, thanks to a 40 year old loophole, these same wealthy corporations pocket $9 billion a year in property tax breaks, cheating our communities out of billions in investments.
Make It Fair is a bold plan to close Proposition 13’s commercial property tax loophole for the biggest corporations and recover those funds for California.
Will you sign a petition asking state representatives to help make CA more self-reliant under the Trump administration by supporting Make It Fair now? Make It Fair Petition
Throughout the state, We Are California Action Team members are working to make sure corporations pay their fair share but big corporations and the wealthy are already gearing up to spend hundreds of millions to keep the system broken.
We need to let our elected leaders know that we need to Make it Fair so that California becomes more self-reliant in the face of Trump’s attacks.
It’s time to fight back and protect our state by closing this corporate loophole.
Can you take two minutes to sign the petition today? Together we can stop corporations from cheating California. Make It Fair Petition
Call to Action: PHONE BANK to Encourage Assemblymember Salas and Governor Brown to vote YES on SB 54 – The California Values Act!
Join us on the phones to connect community members directly with Assemblymember Rudy Salas and Governor Jerry Brown to encourage a YES vote for immigrant families!!
Wednesday, June 21st and Friday, June 23rd
12pm to 5pm
Meet at 1527 19th Street, Bakersfield CA 93301, 4th Floor
Lunch and training will be provided.
For more information, contact
Jess Contreras, DHF Civic Engagement Coordinator
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.
Please help us encourage our elected officials 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
Public Safety Town Hall Meeting / Foro de Seguridad Pública
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017 / DOMINGO, 4 DE JUNIO DE 2017
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Haven Drive Middle School
341 Haven Dr.
Dolores Huerta Foundation, in partnership with Assemblymember Rudy Salas, County Supervisor Leticia Perez, Arvin Union School District, the California Highway Patrol, the Arvin Police Department and the Arvin Chamber of Commerce
INVITES YOU to come and learn about:
How to create Neighborhood Watch or Business Watch.
Current crime trends.
Upcoming community events.
Discuss current state legislatins.
Sessions on safety topics.
→ Drunk Driving, Seat Belt and State Patrol Programs
→ Business and Neighborhood Watch
→ Safe School Ambassadors
→ Bicycle Safety
Refreshments, Child Care and Transportation Provided
For more informa on please contact: (661) 335-0302 or visit website: asmdc.org/cz
Transportation provided to and from Haven Middle School
Pick-Up: Sunset Middle School, 8301 Sunset Blvd., Bakersfield, CA 93307 – Bus Departs at 1:15 pm
Bear Mountain Recreation, 10300 San Diego Street, Lamont, CA 93241 – Bus Departs at 1:30pm
ARRIVE at Haven Drive Middle School by 1:50pm
DEPART Haven Drive Middle School by 5:15pm
ARRIVE at Bear Mountain Recrea on, 10300 San Diego Street, Lamont, CA 93241 by 5:35pm
ARRIVE at Sunset Middle School, 8301 Sunset
Blvd., Bakersfield, CA 93307 by 5:45pm
Fundación Dolores Huerta, en asociación con el asambleísta Rudy Salas, la supervisora del condado Leticia Pérez, el Distrito Escolar Union Arvin, la Patrulla de Carreteras de California, el Departamento de Policía de Arvin y la Cámara de Comercio Arvin
LE INVITA a venir y aprender sobre:
Cómo crear Neighborhood Watch o Business Watch.
Tendencias actuales del crimen.
Próximos eventos comunitarios.
Discutir las legislaciones actuales del estado.
Sesiones sobre temas de seguridad.
→ Conducción en estado de ebriedad, cinturón de seguridad y programas estatales de patrulla
→ Negocios y vigilancia del vecindario
→ Embajadores de la Escuela Segura
→ Seguridad en bicicleta
Refrescos, cuidado de niños y transporte proporcionado
Para más información por favor comuníquese con: (661) 335-0302 o visite el sitio web: asmdc.org/cz
Transporte proporcionado desde y hacia Haven Middle School
Recogida: Escuela Intermedia Sunset, 8301 Sunset Blvd., Bakersfield, CA 93307 – El autobús sale a la 1:15 pm
Bear Mountain Recreation, 10300 San Diego Street, Lamont, CA 93241 – El autobús sale a la 1:30 pm
LLEGUE a la Escuela Intermedia Haven Drive a la 1:50 pm
Escuela Primaria DEPART Haven Drive hacia las 5:15 pm
LLEGUE a Bear Mountain Recreation, 10300 San Diego Street, Lamont, CA 93241 por 5:35 pm
LLEGUE en Sunset Middle School, 8301 Sunset Blvd., Bakersfield, CA 93307 por 5:45 pm