Event – Evento: Public Safety Town Hall Meeting, Sun. 6/4/17, 2pm – Foro de Seguridad Pública, Dom. 4/6/17, 2pm

Event – Evento: Public Safety Town Hall Meeting, Sun. 6/4/17, 2pm – Foro de Seguridad Pública, Dom. 4/6/17, 2pm

Public Safety Town Hall Meeting / Foro de Seguridad Pública


2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Haven Drive Middle School
341 Haven Dr.
Arvin, CA

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


Call to Action: VOLUNTEER for MAKE IT FAIR! Sat. 6/3/17, 9:30 am

Call to Action: VOLUNTEER for MAKE IT FAIR! Sat. 6/3/17, 9:30 am

It’s time to fight back. Make it Fair will return billions of dollars to California that wealthy corporations have been keeping out of the system thanks to a loophole in the tax code. Knock on doors with us!

Saturday June 3, 2017
9:30 am – 1:30pm

Sunday June 4, 2017

Meet at 1527 19th Street
4th Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301

For more information contact Jess Contreras, DHF Civic Engagement Coordinator at (661) 421-3424, ycontreras@doloreshuerta.org

Tell CA Legislators to Make It Fair!

Donald Trump’s election has cast a shadow over everything we have been fighting for. He is working to give countless billions of dollars in tax cuts to wealthy corporations while slashing funding for schools, healthcare, and other vital services.

It’s time to fight back. Make it Fair will return billions of dollars to California that wealthy corporations have been keeping out of the system thanks to a loophole in the tax code.

Sign a petition to support Make It Fair http://www.makeitfairca.com/join/

Alerta Comunitaria: Agentes de inmigración pidieron a los detenidos que firmaran documentos renunciando su residencia legal

Alerta Comunitaria: Agentes de inmigración pidieron a los detenidos que firmaran documentos renunciando su residencia legal

Alerta Comunitaria: Los agentes de inmigración del aeropuerto de LAX pidieron a los detenidos, con tarjeta de residencia permanente, que firmaran documentos para renunciar su residencia legal. El CENTRO NACIONAL DE DERECHOS DE INMIGRACIÓN aconsejan: No firmar ningún documento sin antes consultar a su abogado.

Community Alert: LAX immigration agents asked detainees to sign away their legal residency status. The NATIONAL IMMIGRATION LAW CENTER advises: Do not sign any documents without first speaking with a lawyer.

Read the article here http://www.scpr.org/…/lax-immigration-agents-asked-detaine…/

Conozca sus derechos! Como prepararse para una redada de inmigración https://www.nilc.org/…/know-you…/preppararedadas_2007-03-27/

Conozca sus derechos en caso de incursión de inmigración o policial / Know Your Rights In Case of Immigration or Police Raid

Conozca sus derechos en caso de incursión de inmigración o policial / Know Your Rights In Case of Immigration or Police Raid

Todas las personas en los Estados Unidos, independientemente de su estatus migratorio, tienen ciertos derechos y protecciones bajo la Constitución de los Estados Unidos. Las Tarjetas Rojas fueron creadas para ayudar a la gente a hacer valer sus derechos y defenderse de violaciones constitucionales. Conocer y afirmar los derechos puede hacer una gran diferencia en muchas situaciones, como cuando los agentes ICE ir a una casa. Las tarjetas rojas proporcionan información crítica sobre cómo afirmar estos derechos, junto con una explicación a los agentes ICE de que el individuo está de hecho afirmando sus derechos.

All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. The Red Cards were created to help people assert their rights and defend themselves against constitutional violations. Knowing and asserting rights can make a huge difference in many situations, such as when ICE agents go to a home. Red cards provide critical information on how to assert these rights, along with an explanation to ICE agents that the individual is indeed asserting their rights.



Call to Action: Collect Signatures for Petition Calling on KHSD Trustees to Undo Guns in Schools Policy, Sat. 2/4, 2/5 at 9am

Call to Action: Collect Signatures for Petition Calling on KHSD Trustees to Undo Guns in Schools Policy, Sat. 2/4, 2/5 at 9am

Join efforts to overturn dangerous gun policies approved by Kern High School District Board of Trustees.

Volunteer to go out in the community and collect signatures for a petition Calling on KHSD to Rescind Policies Allowing Concealed Weapons in Schools!

Sat Feb 4, 2017 9am – 2pm
Sun Feb 5, 2017 9am – 2pm

Meet at 141 N. A St, Ste J
Arvin, CA 93203

Lunch and training will be provided.

Permitting more guns on high school campuses increases dangers for both high school students and staff members alike. 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. This policy will increase liability costs. Increased liability will likely take general funds away from classroom instruction.

Sign the petition here tinyurl.com/stopKHSDguns

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

Call to Action: Inaugurate Compassion, Sat. 1/14/17, 2:30pm

Call to Action: Inaugurate Compassion, Sat. 1/14/17, 2:30pm

Join the community, in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., for a peaceful action, in solidarity with causes and communities under duress due to the emerging political climate.

Meet on the corner of 21st and L Street in Bakersfield, CA
March to the Liberty Bell at 1415 Truxtun Ave.
Rally to Follow

In the first hundred days of the new administration, pledge or renew your commitment to support organizations that advocate, advance, and protect the rights of the most vulnerable members of our community by making substantial contributions of financial resources and/or volunteer hours.

#Compassion4 #InSolidarity #Jan14th #InaugurateCompassion #WhyIMarch





KNOW YOUR VOTING RIGHTS!!! We’ve gotten word that some people in Kern County were told they couldn’t vote if they didn’t have a valid state issued form of identification…NOT TRUE!

Know your voting rights!

Every citizen has a right to vote, and there are no conditions under which anyone should be turned away from the polls without the opportunity to cast a ballot. If poll workers are unable to determine your eligibility on the spot, the last resort is to cast a provisional ballot, which the elections office will then vet to establish eligibility.

Election law is complex. Poll workers are human beings and are liable to make mistakes regarding protocol on when they can ask for ID.

Here are some guidelines as to when you may be asked for ID:
If you have voted before, then you can cast a ballot without showing ID. (Ca. Secretary of State Regulation 2 CCR Sec. 20108.38)

If it is your first time voting and you registered to vote by mail or online without providing ID at that time, you’ll need to show one of the many kinds of ID listed below.

If you do not have an ID, you can vote provisionally. (Cal. Elec. Code Sec. 14310)

Acceptable forms of ID include the following current and valid photo ID cards:

• Driver’s license or ID card of any state
• Passport
• Employee ID card
• Credit or debit card
• Military ID card
• Student ID card
• Health club ID card
• Public housing ID card

Voters can also use any of the following documents that include their name and address as long as it is dated after Noc 4, 2014 per California Secretary of State Regulation @ CCR 20107:

• Utility bill
• Bank statement
• Check or paycheck from the government
• Vehicle registration
• Document from government agency
• Sample ballot or other official elections document
• Student ID card or tuition statement or bill issued by a governmental agency
• Insurance plan card or drug discount card issued by a governmental agency
• Government documents issued in connection with the resolution of a criminal case, indictment, or sentence
• Senior citizen and disabled discount cards issued by a governmental agency
• ID documents issued by governmental disability agencies
• ID documents issued by government homeless shelters and other temporary or transitional facilities

Vote by Mail Ballot Guide / Guía del Balota por Correo – Seal It! Sign It! Stamp It! Send It! ¡Séllela! / ¡Fímela! ¡Ponle Estampilla! ¡Envíela!

Vote by Mail Ballot Guide / Guía del Balota por Correo – Seal It! Sign It! Stamp It! Send It! ¡Séllela! / ¡Fímela! ¡Ponle Estampilla! ¡Envíela!

Seal It! Sign It! Stamp It! Send It! 

Thousand of votes go uncounted in Kern County every election cycle because voters don’t sign their Vote by Mail envelope. Please share this information to educate other voters.

Now that Vote By Mail Ballots are arriving in mailboxes across Kern County, it’s time for a quick review of proper voting procedures.

¡Séllela! ¡Fímela! ¡Ponle Estampilla! ¡Envíela!

Cada ciclo de elecciones, miles de votos del condado de Kern no cuentan porque los votantes no firman su balota del correo. Por favor, comparta esta información para educar a otros votantes.

Ahora que balotas de ausencia están llegando en los buzones a través del Condado de Kern, es el momento para un recordatorio de los procedimientos adecuados de votación.




After you have VOTED:

Get it in the mail on or before TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH 2016!


  • Polling places open at 7:00 am and close at 8:00 pm.
  • Your polling place is printed on your Sample Ballot.
  • Your VOTE BY MAIL ballot can be dropped at any polling place.


CALL (661) 322-3033

Después de votar:

¡Envíela por correo antes de


  • Los lugares de votación abren a las 7:00 am y cierran a las 8:00 pm.
  • Su lugar de votación está impreso en su balota de muestra.
  • Su balota por correo podrá ser devuelta a cualquier lugar de votación.

¿Necesita ayuda de votación? ¿Usted no recibió su balota? ¿Usted tiene preguntas?

 LLAME AL (661) 322-3033

Call to Action: Get Out the Vote in Kern County!

Call to Action: Get Out the Vote in Kern County!

Get Out the Vote! Help make a strong impact!

The November 8th,2016 election is just around the corner!!! The Dolores Huerta Foundation is calling on all of our supporters, their families, friends and neighbors to join us in educating local voters through door-to-door canvassing.


Saturday, October 22nd, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday, October 29th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday, November 5th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Tuesday, November 8th (Election Day) 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm

*Community Service Hours available. If you prefer to volunteer on another day, we will be doing GOTV every day, except Fridays.

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

Please contact Jess Contreras (661) 421-3424, ycontreras@doloreshuerta.org

Training and food will be provided.


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Evento: Foro de Candidatos, Mar. 11/10/16, 5:30pm

Evento: Foro de Candidatos, Mar. 11/10/16, 5:30pm

Martes, 11 de Octubre del 2016

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Friendship House Community Center
2424 Cottonwood Road
Bakersfield, CA 93307

  • Conoce a tus candidatos que quieren representarte en el gobierno.
  • Pregunta cómo las propuestas beneficiarán a tu comunidad.
  • Entender mejor las propuestas en la boleta.

PARA MÁS INFORMACIÓN PARA RESERVAR SU ESPACIO (Favor de hacernos saber si asistirá para reservar su cena)

Llame a Mari Lopez (213) 700-5356 https://goo.gl/2xzaJp o llame al (213) 613-0630



Weaving Movements Newsletter 2016: Civic Engagement

Weaving Movements Newsletter 2016: Civic Engagement

In July, DHF launched the “ Si Se Puede, If You Vote!” Campaign, a massive coordinated non-partisan civic engagement effort targeting youth, new citizens, and low propensity voters in Kern and Tulare Counties for voter registration, education, turn out, and voter protection. Over 200 volunteers joined the DHF’s civic engagement efforts leading up to the general election.

California Calls

Working in collaboration with Latino Interactive Voter Education (LIVE) Project and California Calls, a statewide alliance of 15 organizations, DHF hired 32 canvassers for a 7 week phone banking and door to door canvassing campaign in Kern County and recruited 90 volunteers who educated voters on key local and statewide propositions. DHF Civic Engagement Coordinator, Jess Contreras, oversaw the campaign which contributed to the passage of the following initiatives: Measure J, a community college bond for facility development projects, including $25 million allocation for a new Arvin facility; Proposition 55 raised taxes on the wealthiest Californians to fund education and health care; Proposition 56 increased taxes on cigarette and tobacco related products to fund healthcare and smoking prevention for children and seniors; and Proposition 57, The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act protects minors as young as 14 from being tried as adults and provides incentives for incarcerated people to complete rehabilitative programs inside. People who avoid disciplinary write-ups, maintain positive behavior, and complete rehabilitative programs, such as counseling, education and job training, can now earn additional credits toward their release.

The Cali Calls team exceeded voter engagement goals, registering over 900 eligible voters, contacting 17,700 registered voters, and identifying 12,000 supporters who pledged to turn out to the polls.

Young Voter Empowerment Project (YVOTE)

In May 2016, DHF signed on with the Young Voter Empowerment Project (YVOTE), a statewide coalition focused on making millennial voters (ages 18-34) into a permanent voting bloc in California in order to reshape the electorate to be more reflective of the actual population. Under the direction of DHF Civic Engagement Director, Gerald Cantu, Ph.D. in Kern County and DHF Organizer, Irlanda Ramirez in Tulare County, outreach efforts included a mix of canvassing, phone banking, and text-messaging. DHF youth organizers used the Hustle mobile app to create one-on-one relationships with supporters through text messaging, bringing the power of old-fashioned in-person organizing to an easy-to-use SMS platform. This was part of a pilot experiment to determine whether contact through text increases likelihood of turn out.

The canvassers on the YVOTE Team registered over 100 eligible voters and exceeded their goal by contacting over 5,000 eligible voters, more than 3,500 pledged to vote in the 2016 General Election.

Poll Monitoring

In partnership with Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ), DHF participated in a poll monitoring project to ensure that county registrars were in compliance with state and federal laws protecting voters’ rights, and providing language assistance, specifically, to population areas with Spanish, Tagalog, and Hindi speakers. Twenty poll monitors visited 40 polling sites on Election Day to ensure that the county registrar was in compliance with relevant protocols. DHF recruited the poll monitors, coordinated polling sites, and acted as the hub of communication for any issues. Local efforts were documented and will be incorporated into AAAJ’s statewide report. After which, AAAJ and DHF will meet with county registrars and provide recommendations.


During the months of March and April DHF worked with Building Healthy Communities partners on the #Health4All campaign in an effort to educate undocumented and mixed immigration-status families in California about a Medi-Cal expansion. A team of 12 canvassers went door to door to encourage families to pre-enroll and provide information on how families could enroll at certified local enrollment agencies. The team contacted 6,100 people in Kern and Tulare counties and made 371 referrals for enrollment.

Call to Action: ‘Election Day is the Most Important Day of Your Life!’ Video Contest

Call to Action: ‘Election Day is the Most Important Day of Your Life!’ Video Contest

Tell the World Why Voting Matters With DHF’s ‘Election Day is the Most Important Day of Your Life!’ Video Contest

The Dolores Huerta Foundation has an important challenge for you: Do you have a message to share that would help young people, your friends, your family, and your community understand why voting is so important?

Enter your creative, mind-blowing and catchy message idea in DHF’s “Election Day is the Most Important Day of Your Life” video contest from September 27th – October, 10th 2016, and you could win the chance to win cash prizes of up to $300. And even if you don’t win that grand prize, we’ll showcase your video on DHF’s YouTube Channel and on Facebook.

Maybe you have a very personal reason for why voting is so important. Maybe you have a touching story related to voting. Maybe you’ve identified an important (non-partisan) issue on the ballot that you really care about. Or maybe your family stands to gain or lose something important in these upcoming elections.

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to have a good idea. You don’t have to be a cinematographer to come up with a visually appealing video.

Make a video sharing your message about why it is so important for our communities to get out and vote and send it to us.

What’s in it for you? Well, we’ll help your message get some traction by posting some of the best videos on DHF’s YouTube channel. We’ll also promote them on the DHF website and Facebook. Who knows? Maybe your video will go viral!

We’ve designed this video contest for people ages 13 to 25, because we know you connect best with the segment of our population we’re trying to reach. You can make the video by yourself, or as a team of up to three people. It doesn’t have to be fancy. But it does have to be no more than 1 minute long or less, and follow the official rules.

Entering is simple: First, upload your video to YouTube. Then, fill out the registration form below.

Make sure your entries are in by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, October, 10th!

REGISTRATION FORM LINK https://goo.gl/forms/XyoLuHeP4f5LRd6v2




Entering The ‘Election Day is the Most Important Day of My Life’ Video Contest – Know The Rules

OFFICIAL RULES for Dolores Huerta Foundation’s ‘Election Day is the Most Important Day of My Life’ Video Contest

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Must be 13-25 years of age to enter.

The ‘Election Day is the Most Important Day of My Life’ Video Contest is designed to give people ages 13 to 25 the chance to explain their non-partisan reasons for voting. Contest entrants are asked to creatively share their non-partisan ideas about the importance of voting in a video (no longer than 1 minute in length,) while encouraging other young people to register and vote in the upcoming general election as well as get involved in civic engagement by educating their friends, family, and community about the importance of voting.

Contest Entrants will explain why ‘Election Day is the Most Important Day’ in a video (no longer than 1 minute in length.) The winners will have their “Election Day” videos featured on the Dolores Huerta Foundation website www.doloreshuerta.org, and on DHFs Facebook page. The First Place Winner will get a $300 cash prize. The Second Place Winner will get a $200 cash prize. The Third Place Winner will get a $100 cash prize.

You can enter the contest as an individual or as a team of up to three (3) members. All team members must be in the 13-25 years age group at time of entry. Teams with individuals who do not meet those age requirements will be disqualified, and their Submissions will be void. For purposes of these Official Rules, Individuals and Teams shall collectively be known as “Entrants”.

Your video can be as simple as a shot of you explaining why ‘Election Day is the Most Important Day’ a, or as elaborate as an animation showing why voting is so important for our communities. It’s up to you! But the video must be produced by you, the Entrant, and be about why ‘Election Day is the Most Important Day.’ The video must be no longer than one minute in length. The video must be non-partisan in that it may not directly or indirectly represent any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office.

Here’s how it works:

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The ‘Election Day is the Most Important Day of Your Life’ Video Contest is designed to give people ages 13 to 25 the chance to explain their non-partisan reasons for voting. Contest entrants are asked to creatively share their non-partisan ideas about the importance of voting in a video (no longer than 1 minute in length,) while encouraging other young people to register and vote in the upcoming general election as well as get involved in civic engagement by educating their friends, family, and community about the importance of voting. Contest Entrants will explain why ‘Election Day is the Most Important Day of Your Life’ in a video (no longer than 1 minute in length.) The Top 10 Finalists will have their “Election Day” videos featured on the Dolores Huerta Foundation website www.doloreshuerta.org, and on DHFs Facebook page. The First Place Winner will get a $300 cash prize. The Second Place Winner will get a $200 cash prize. The Third Place Winner will get a $100 cash prize.

By participating in this Contest, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest. The Contest submission period begins at 12:00 a.m. P.S.T. on September 21, 2016, and ends at 12:00 a.m. P.S.T. on September 30, 2016 (the “Submission Period”). The Sponsor of this Contest is Dolores Huerta Foundation, P.O. Box 2087, Bakersfield, CA 93303. The Contest will operate as described below, on or about the stated dates:

Submission Period (9/27/16 – 10/10/16): Videos are submitted according to the “How to Enter” description in Section 3 of the Official Rules.

Top Three (3) Finalist Videos will be announced on or about October 24, 2016

Judging Period: (10/11/16 – 10/17/16): Finalist videos will be viewed by a panel of judges who are staff, volunteers, and supporters of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. They will be selected in the sole discretion of the Sponsor and will be judged according to the criteria described in Section 5 of the Official Rules. One Grand Prize Winner will be selected.

Notification Period: (10/18/16 – 10/21/16): Sponsor shall attempt to contact Grand Prize Winner, or an alternate, if necessary, as described in Section 6 of the Official Rules.

One Grand Prize Winner announced on or about 10/24/16, 10:00am P.S.T.

2. ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to entrants (“Entrants”) who are residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C. Void outside of the 50 United States, Washington, D.C., and where prohibited. Entrants must be between 13 and 25 years of age and have Internet access, as of the date of submission. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, members of their immediate families, and those living in the same household, are ineligible. Each Entrant must be the rightful owner of the E-mail address registered with the YouTube account used to log in and upload the Video Submission (as described in Section 3, below). If Entrants enter as a team, one team member must be the rightful owner of the E-mail address associated with the YouTube account used to upload the video. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the winner will be deemed to be the natural person in whose name the E-mail account is registered with YouTube. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the E-mail address is assigned by an Internet service provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning E-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted E-mail address. Entry constitutes Entrant’s certification that he/she meets the eligibility requirements set forth in these official rules. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility of any potential winner. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

  1. HOW TO ENTER: To enter, sign in to YouTube and upload your video contest entry based on this theme: ‘Election Day is the Most Important Day of Your Life’. The idea must be based on the idea that voting is of great importance for our families and communities. The video can be no more than 1 minute long. If you do not already have a YouTube account, you will be required to create one.

Then go to this link on the DOLORES HUERTA FOUNDATION website to register your submission: http://www.Dolores Huerta foundation.org/electionday. You must completely and accurately submit all required information to enter. If Entrants are working as a team, each Entrant must register separately and be sure to fill in the section with the names of other team members so that entries can be cross-referenced. Entrants under age 18 (minors) need parental permission to enter the contest. Parents must complete the registration form on Dolores Huerta foundation.org (at the foregoing link) for a minor’s entry to be valid. If minors are working as a team, the parents for each member of the team must complete a registration form and give permission for the entry to be valid. Once we verify all necessary information, the video submitted on YouTube will be added to a playlist on DOLORES HUERTA FOUNDATION’s YouTube Channel.

All Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. P.D.T. on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. Sponsor is not responsible for late or unsuccessful attempts to enter. Sponsor reserves the right to allow for minor fluctuations between the Entrant’s timing device and the actual runtime of the Submission on the Contest Homepage, based on clear intent to comply with the Official Rules, as determined in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Entrant should be able to provide on request all appropriate clearances, permissions and releases for the Video Submission, including releases from the submitting Entrant and any third parties appearing in the Submission. Incomplete, corrupted, untimely, or unintelligible entries will be disqualified. If for any reason an Entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, Entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right to determine in its sole discretion which entries have satisfied the entry requirements. Entrants may enter more than once, as long as all entries comply with these Official Rules, including without limitation the Video Submission Requirements. ELIGIBLE ENTRANTS MUST SUBMIT EACH ENTRY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES. NO OTHER METHOD OF SUBMISSION WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Video Submission Requirements

So what’s in this video? It must:

Be a maximum of one (1) minute in length;

Be submitted in one the formats that YouTube accepts. Any other formats submitted and/or exceeding the time limit will be disqualified.

Be the Entrant’s original idea (modification of an previously published work shall not be considered an original idea). Entrants should not knowingly copy another’s idea, but entries will not be excluded merely because another Entrant has a similar idea.

Comply with YouTube terms of service and specifications for user submissions and/or video uploads, located at http://www.youtube.com/t/terms and as may otherwise be posted on the YouTube website.

Videos must NOT:

Exceed one (1) minute in play time;

Contain material which is (or promotes activities which are) sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent, self-mutilating (e.g., relating to murder, the sales of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (e.g. underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.), offensive, threatening, profane, or harassing;

Include mention or performance of any copyrighted media production including but not limited to music, films, books, television programming, etc., or identifying descriptions of any media property.

Contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to material that violates privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement. Without limiting the foregoing, Video Submissions must not include third party trademarks, logos, insignia, location signage, photographs, artwork, or sculptures. Use music that isn’t originally written, performed and produced by you, the Entrant. We’re not saying this because we don’t love music; we do we really do! It’s because we don’t want to violate the copyright of musicians and artists. All music featured in any video must be available to publicize and broadcast on a license-free, no compensation basis.

Include third parties, including but not limited to minors, celebrities and friends who have not expressly authorized Entrants to display their image, likeness or voice in any submitted video or otherwise use such image, likeness or voice in accordance with these Official Rules.

By entering, each Entrant represents and warrants that his or her entry (and Sponsor’s and its designees’ use thereof) does not and will not defame or otherwise violate the rights of any third party and does not and will not violate any federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Entrant further represents and warrants that he or she has secured the requisite consent from any third party referenced or appearing in their entries. To the extent that anyone under the age of 18 appears in a video, Entrant represents and warrants that the minor’s parents consented to the minor’s appearance in the video and the public display of the video on YouTube. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry that it believes violates any of the Video Submission Requirements, does not otherwise comply with these Official Rules, or that is not consistent with the spirit and theme of the Contest. Entrants will retain copyright in their work, but each Entrant grants to DOLORES HUERTA FOUNDATION a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, assignable, royalty-free license to publish, reproduce, distribute, display, perform, create derivative works, transmit or disseminate the Works in all media or platforms whether now known or hereafter invented. Entrant also waives any and all moral rights in the Works with respect to any use by DOLORES HUERTA FOUNDATION, its member organizations, sub-licensees, or assigns. Sponsor and its designees shall have the perpetual, worldwide right to publish and use the entries in any way, and in any media for trade, advertising, promotional, and/or other purposes as Sponsor and/or its designees may determine without further consideration to Entrant or any third party.

  1. JUDGING PERIOD: The Judging Period begins (10/11/16 – 10/17/16). A panel of judges (“Judges”) selected by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will judge the video entries and select a Grand Prize Winner based on the following criteria:

40% Originality and creativity of the idea proposed in the video

30% Practicality of the idea (in the sense of being scientifically possible)

30% Effectiveness and clarity of communication and mode of presentation

5. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND ANNOUNCEMENT: The potential Grand Prize Winner, as determined by the Judges, will be notified by E-mail (via the E-mail account used to sign in to YouTube) on or about October 18, 2016, and will be required to respond (as directed) to the notification attempt. The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of participation in the Contest and, in such case, Sponsor will select an alternate Grand Prize Winner according to the Judges’ results. The potential Grand Prize Winner will be required to execute and return a notarized affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (where legally permissible) and other documents required by the Sponsor within a reasonable amount of time, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. If a potential Grand Prize Winner cannot be contacted by E-mail after the first attempt to contact him or her, or if he or she fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period (if applicable), or if he or she is unavailable to participate in the Grand Prize meeting, the potential Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified and an alternate entry will be selected in his or her place from all eligible entries received according to the judging criteria described above. Only one alternate winner selection will be made, after which any remaining prizes will remain unawarded.

  1. PRIZES: The First Place Winner will get a $300 cash prize. The Second Place Winner will get a $200 cash prize. The Third Place Winner will get a $100 cash prize.

Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. In no event will more than one (1) First Place Prize, (1) Second Place Prize, (1) Third Place Prize be awarded.

Sponsor makes no representations or warranties with respect to the potential benefits or outcomes to Winner with respect to the advice or commentary provided.

Prize Restrictions: Winner cannot assign or transfer the prize to another person. No prize substitution or changes are allowed except at the discretion of Sponsor. Prize cannot be substituted or redeemed for cash. All prizes are subject to availability. If a prize or any portion of a prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of Sponsor, a substitute prize may be awarded; provided, however, that if prizes are awarded but unclaimed/forfeited by recipient, prize may not be re-awarded in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Other restrictions may apply. Limit one prize per person, per household. Prize is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. Winner is responsible for any loss of prize or portion of prize after it has been delivered.

7. RIGHTS IN SUBMISSIONS: In consideration of Entrant’s Video being reviewed and evaluated for this Contest, each Entrant hereby grants to the Sponsor, its members stations and assignees, the exclusive, irrevocable, fully paid, universal license to use, copy, sublicense, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, publish, delete or display such Video, or any portion thereof, in any media now known or hereafter devised including, but not limited to all forms of television and all forms of Internet and wireless protocol. Each Entrant authorizes the Sponsor and any entities affiliated or in privity with the Sponsor to utilize, for eternity and in any manner they see fit, the Video submitted to Sponsor, and to make derivative works from such materials solely in connection with the Contest (i.e., to create promotional materials). Each Entrant releases the Sponsor, and their assignees and licensees, from any and all claims or liability (now known or hereafter arising), including but not limited to any claims for defense and/or indemnity, in connection therewith. Each Entrant agrees and acknowledges that participation in the Contest, including, without limitation, the Entrant’s decision to provide the Entrant’s submission to Sponsor for purposes of the Contest, shall not give rise to any confidential, fiduciary, implied-in-fact, implied-in-law, or other special relationship between Sponsor and Entrant, does not place the Sponsor in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the Entrant’s video submission, and that the only contracts, express or implied, between the Sponsor and Entrant are as set forth in these Official Rules and the release forms. The Grand Prize Winner may be required to complete and execute additional documents and have third parties execute Sponsor’s documents in connection with the rights granted to Sponsor as a condition of prize acceptance. In addition, by participating in the Contest and submitting a Video, each Entrant hereby grants permission (except where prohibited by law) for the Sponsor to use Entrant’s Video, name, likeness, voice, quotes, comments, biographical information, photograph and/or image for the purpose of advertising, trade, or promotion without further notice, permission, compensation or consideration in any and all media now known or hereafter developed throughout the universe, unless prohibited by law. Except as required by law or permitted pursuant to these Contest Official Rules, the Sponsor will not share an Entrant’s information with any third parties.

8. NATURE OF RELATIONSHIP/WAIVER OF EQUITABLE RELIEF: Each Entrant understands and acknowledges that the Sponsor has wide access to ideas, stories, designs, and other literary materials, and that new ideas are constantly being submitted to it or being developed by their own employees. Each Entrant also acknowledges that many ideas or stories may be competitive with, similar or identical to the Submission and/or each other in theme, idea, plot, format or other respects. Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that such Entrant will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of Sponsor’s use of any such similar or identical material. Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor does not now and shall not have in the future any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of the copyright in and to the Submission. Finally, each Entrant acknowledges that, with respect to any claim by Entrant relating to or arising out of Sponsor’s actual or alleged exploitation or use of any Submission or other material submitted in connection with the Contest, the damage, if any, thereby caused to the applicable Entrant will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle such Entrant to seek injunctive or other equitable relief or in any way enjoin the production, distribution, exhibition or other exploitation of the Video or any other production based on or allegedly based on the Submission, and the Entrant’s rights and remedies in any such event shall be strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.

9. RIGHTS OF SPONSOR / DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY: Sponsor shall have the right and sole discretion to edit, to refuse to air or transmit, or cease to air or transmit any Video whatsoever which it finds to be in violation of these Official Rules, or which it finds in its sole discretion to be otherwise objectionable for any reason, including with respect to Sponsor’s standards and practices and other policies. Sponsor also reserves the right to replace the Grand Prize Winner’s Video with the Video of an alternate eligible Entrant in accordance with these Official Rules if such Video and/or Entrant is withdrawn from or removed from the Contest for any reason, including without limitation, Entrant’s failure to have Sponsor’s documents executed by third parties. Sponsor also reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to terminate the Contest for any reason in the event that there is an error, malfunction, problem or other cause which impacts the operation, administration or security of the Contest or the Sponsor and, in such situation, to select the winner(s) from the eligible Entries received prior to the action taken or in such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. The opinions expressed in the Videos are not necessarily (and in some cases not at all) those of the Sponsor. The Sponsor is not responsible for any materials provided by Entrants which are deemed harmful or offensive to others or for any harm incurred as a result of the Video’s creation. The Sponsor is not responsible in any way for any injury, loss or damage which occurs as a result of an opinion expressed or information provided in the Videos transmitted on the website or on television. The Sponsor makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the content or the accuracy or reliability of any information or statements contained in the Videos. All statements and opinions made by Entrants are those of such Entrants only, and the Sponsor neither endorses nor shall be held responsible for the reliability or accuracy of same. Sponsor is not responsible for the content or practices of You Tube or other third party websites that may be linked to the Contest Homepage. This site may also be linked to websites operated by companies affiliated with Sponsor. Visitors to those sites should refer to each site’s separate privacy policies and practices.

10. WARRANTY: It is an express condition of submission and eligibility that each Entrant warrants and represents that Entrant’s Video is solely owned by Entrant and solely created by Entrant for the purpose of entering this Contest, and that no other party has any rights or interest in the Videos. Entrant further represents and warrants that the Videos and any use thereof by the Sponsor or any partners, subsidiaries and affiliates in connection with programming, advertising, promotion and publicity, shall not infringe upon any statutory or common law intellectual property right (including, without limitation, any copyright) under U.S. and international laws and shall not constitute a defamation, or invasion of the right of privacy or publicity, or infringement of any other right of any kind of any third party.

11. INDEMNITY: The Contest may also be promoted by a third party or parties (each a “Promotional Partner,” collectively “Promotional Partners”). Entrant shall indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, any Promotional Partners, and each of their respective parents, affiliates, successors, assigns and licensees, and each of their respective employees, shareholders, officers, directors, agents and representatives from and against any and all liability, claims, loss, damage, injury or expense, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising in connection with any third party action arising out of a breach or allegation which if true would constitute a breach, of any of Entrant’s representations, warranties or obligations herein.

12. RELEASE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By participating, each Entrant agrees that the

Sponsor, its member stations, and each of their respective agents, representatives, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and legal advisers, and each of their respective employees, shareholders, officers, and directors (“Released Parties”) are not responsible or liable for, and shall be released and held harmless from: (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, misdirected or otherwise undeliverable mail, postage-due notices, release forms, affidavits or other correspondence; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (iii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (iv) any printing, human, typographical or other errors or ambiguities in (or involving) any materials associated with the Contest; (v) any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and action of any kind in connection with or resulting from participation in the Contest; (vi) acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage arising there from; and (vii) claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel the Contest at any time for any reason, including, without limitation, if a computer virus, bug or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper conduct of the Contest, strikes, lock-outs, acts of God, technical difficulties, and other events not within the reasonable control of Sponsor.



13. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: California law governs this Contest. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Contest, or the rights and obligations of Entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of CA or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California. In the event of a claim or dispute, Entrants’ sole remedy shall be limited to their remedy at law for damages, if any, and Entrants shall not have the right to in any way enjoin or restrain the distribution, advertising, publicizing or other exploitation (in any form of media) of the Contest Homepage, the Contest, and/or any intellectual property owned or licensed by the Sponsor or their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, member stations, and affiliated entities. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to prohibit any Entrant from participating in the Contest or to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole determination, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; to be attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor may suspend or discontinue the Contest if, in its sole opinion, there is any actual or suspected tampering of the Contest, or any other malfunction, event or activity that may affect the integrity of the Contest. SPONSOR SHALL NOT BE OBLIGATED TO AWARD ANY PRIZE THAT RELATES TO OR ARISES OUT OF IMPROPER OR MISTAKEN PRIZE NOTIFICATION, OPERATION OR FUNCTION OF THIS CONTEST.

14. PRIVACY POLICY: Any personal information supplied by you to DOLORES HUERTA FOUNDATION will be subject to DOLORES HUERTA FOUNDATION’s privacy policy posted at [INCLUDE LINK] By entering the Contest, you grant DOLORES HUERTA FOUNDATION permission to share your E-mail address and any other personally identifiable information with You Tube or with any co-sponsor solely for the purpose of administration and prize fulfillment. DOLORES HUERTA FOUNDATION will not sell, rent, transfer or otherwise disclose your personal data to any third party other than as described above herein or in the privacy policy.

15.  SPONSOR: DOLORES HUERTA FOUNDATION, P.O. Box 2087, Bakersfield, CA 93303

16. OFFICIAL RULES AND WINNERS LIST: For a copy of the Official Rules, visit [LINK] or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt by October 8th, to: Official Rules, “Election Day is the Most Important Day”, c/o DOLORES HUERTA FOUNDATION, P.O. Box 2087, Bakersfield, CA 93303 For a list of winners, available October 21, 2016, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt by December 31, 2016, to: Winners List, “Election Day is the Most Important Day”, c/o DOLORES HUERTA FOUNDATION, P.O. Box 2087, Bakersfield, CA 93303 Requests received without a self-addressed, stamped envelope will not be fulfilled.

Call to Action: HIPGive “Sí Se Puede, If You Vote!” Online Crowdfunding Campaign

Call to Action: HIPGive “Sí Se Puede, If You Vote!” Online Crowdfunding Campaign


Please Consider contributing to our online fundraising campaign. “Sí Se Puede, If You Vote” hosted by Latinos in Philanthropy to help fund our civic engagement efforts.

Please forward this link https://hipgive.org/project/si-se-puede-if-you-vote/ to your friends, family and colleagues to help raise money for DHF’s voter outreach efforts. Donations given today will be matched at two times today, at 12 and 4pm! Today is the only day that the funds will be matched.

Getting Latinos in California’s Central Valley to the Polls!

As election day nears, the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) is ramping up their ongoing massive, coordinated non-partisan civic engagement efforts targeting youth, new citizens, and low propensity voters in Kern and Tulare Counties for voter registration, education, turn out, and voter protection.

Efforts have and will include voter education with traditional door-to-door outreach and phone banking by paid canvassers and volunteers. The DHF will also distribute non-partisan voter guides and host candidates forums in Arvin, Bakersfield, Lamont, Lindsay, and Woodlake. In addition, they will provide voter protection information and poll monitoring on Election Day.

The DHF will appeal to young voters through the “Election Day is the Most Important of Your Life” Video Contest for participants from ages 13 to 25. (The details of the contest are online at www.doloreshuerta.org and on the Dolores Huerta Foundation Facebook Page.) In addition, there are plans to commemorate the following important electoral dates with conspicuous visually appealing public announcements designed to grab the attention of large audiences, such as human bill-boarding in high traffic areas: National Voter Registration Day on September 27th, Vote By Mail Ballots Issued on October 10th, and Last Day to Register to Vote on October 24th. DHF will utilize their social media platforms to promote all of these efforts.

Why it Matters

“Election Day is the most important day of your life!” – Dolores C. Huerta

According to the Public Policy Institute of California, Latinos comprise 34% of the adult population in California, but just 18% of likely voters in contrast to their White counterparts who make up only 43% of California’s adult population, but 60% of the state’s likely voters.. Additionally, nearly six in ten unregistered adults are Latino (57%).

DHF is working to shift the tide by making sure thousands of recently naturalized citizens and newly eligilble young and historically infrequent voters, who reside in the agriculture rich Central Valley of California, have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process. DHF’s comprehensive civic engagement efforts register eligible citizens, ensure that prospective voters get the information, electoral education, and the encouragement they need to cast their ballot. They will put voter protection mechanisms in place to ensure that all voters who cast ballots have them counted.

During this election season, DHF has registered 930 voters in Kern County and organized Candidate Forums in Arvin, Lamont, Lindsay and Woodlake. Another is scheduled in Bakersfield. Door to door and phone banking outreach efforts are focused on increasing DHF’s base of 20,000 supportive voters. The goal is to contact a total of 16,268 voters and identify 11,388 supporters, turnout 8,199 voters to the polls on Election Day. DHF created a non-partisan Voter Guide with recommendations on state propositions and local measures for distribution at candidate forums and door to door outreach efforts.

There is work to be done and the efforts of the DHF’s current campaign, “Sí Se Puede, If you Vote!” demonstrate that social justice and sustainable systemic change is achievable through relationship-building with and civically engaged community residents!

How We’ll Put Your Donations to Work

Your donations will allow us to:

  1. Train bilingual Poll Monitors (at least 10 in each county of Kern, Tulare, and Kings) to ensure voting rights are upheld in the Central Valley.
  2. Recruit and train youth volunteers to reach Millennials of Color in the Central Valley to increase voter turn out.
  3. Implement voter registration efforts at high schools in the Central Valley.
Call to Action: Volunteers Needed for the 2016 #GetLoud Voter Registration Drive, NOW – 8/23/16

Call to Action: Volunteers Needed for the 2016 #GetLoud Voter Registration Drive, NOW – 8/23/16

IMG_0175The Dolores Huerta Foundation is looking for volunteers for the #GetLoud Voter Registration Drive. Our next big walks are happening this Saturday, August 13th and next Saturday, August 20th.

However, there are many other opportunities available.  Please sign up using the following Eventbrite link VOTER REG VOLUNTEER SIGN UP.


Free meals and training are provided.

Our communities are often ignored because we don’t demonstrate enough voting power. If all eligible citizens voted, we could have a tremendous impact that would lead to better schools, housing, and healthier neighborhoods.

The upcoming elections are extremely important. Make a difference in your community by registering and educating voters!

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 Eventbrite link  VOTER REG VOLUNTEER SIGN UP.


Saturday, August 13th, 2016
Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: The Brower Building, 1527 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301 in the 4th Floor Conference Room





Call to Action: ‘Election Day is the Most Important Day of Your Life!’ Video Contest

Civic Engagement: DHF Welcomes Youth Volunteers from The MLK Freedom Center, 7/5/16

The Dolores Huerta Foundation is pleased to welcome student volunteers from The MLK Freedom Center founded by Congresswoman Barbara Lee.

Every summer a group of high school and college students from the Odell Center in Washington and the MLK Freedom Center in Oakland, spend time in a targeted location to engage in non-partisan voter outreach and education while receiving daily instruction on civic engagement. This is their 24th year implementing similar mobilizations.

The purpose is to provide classes and rigorous civic engagement experience to students that prepares them for ongoing civic engagement and community organizing, and encourages a life-long commitment to public service and the further development of democracy.

This summer, the group will work with the DHF to register voters in the Central Valley from July 2nd – August 2nd.




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