Join DHF’s #GivingTuesday on December 1, 2020

Join DHF’s #GivingTuesday on December 1, 2020

Join DHF’s #GivingTuesday, December 1, 2020, as we launch our giving season.  This year DHF Youth & Vecinos Unidos volunteers helped deliver 86,491 pounds of donated food, serving 3,518 families in the Kern, Tulare, Fresno, and Northern Los Angeles County.  When you give, we act, and communities prosper!  Be a part of inspiring and organizing communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice!

Donate to Support DHF Vecinos and Youth Families

Holiday Meals for Vecinos Unidos & DHF Youth Families

Holiday Meals for Vecinos Unidos & DHF Youth Families

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

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

Following an annual tradition going back over a decade, the Dolores Huerta Foundation plans to provide holiday meals for DHF Vecinos Unidos (Neighbors United) Families. Many of these Vecinos are frontline essential workers who labor daily to keep our families fed and cared for, sometimes at great personal risk to themselves and their own families. Many have experienced financial hardship as a direct result of the Covid 19 pandemic. Yet, continued to give their personal time volunteering to make a difference and bring about positive change in their communities.  

Throughout the pandemic, the Vecinos Unidos have been active in:

· Distributing food to families in need. 

· Advocating for just and equitable education policies in response to the Covid19 pandemic.

 · Promoting robust participation in the 2020 Census by reaching out to neighbors and hard-to-count communities to ensure a full count. 

· Educating voters and encouraging participation in the critical recent elections.

Join us in thanking the Vecinos Unidos members and showing our appreciation for all they do to improve the neighborhoods and towns they live in!

!Si Se Puede! 

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

#GivingTuesday for DHF Coronavirus Relief Fund

#GivingTuesday for DHF Coronavirus Relief Fund

Donate today at our Give Big Kern Donation Page.

With your ongoing support, the Dolores Huerta Foundation has been standing with these communities where they live for over 15 years. Together, we have provided resources and training, developed grassroots leadership and empowered individuals to transform their lives and neigborhoods. These communities are now in an extremely vulnerable position and need our support. Donate today at our Give Big Kern Donation Page.

Join DHF as we… 

  • Idenity families who need financial assistance and will provide $1,000 to each family.
  • Set up food banks with more accessible hours for our working families.
  • Provide food delivery to seniors, vulnerable individuals, and those lacking transportation.
  • Provide access to educational resources to make sure children are receiving an equitable education while out of school.
  • Provide the most updated Covid 19 information, legislative updates, mental health and financial support resources. 

You have always been a strong advocate for our most vulnerable families Today is #GivingTuesday. Join us in this global day of giving and unity. Your gift ensures our communities are prepared and as protected as possible, as we face this pandemic together in social solidarity. Donate today at our Give Big Kern Donation Page.

¡Si Se Puede!
Camila Chavez
Executive Director

P.S. Save the date for ¡Si Se Puede! at 90 Dolores Huerta’s Birthday Celebration Fun(D)aiser for Coronavirus Relief, Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Dolores Huerta Birthday Calls to Action!

For our California folks, you can also…

For our California folks…

  • Help us gather and amplify stories about what’s happening to our families and communities right now in the COVID-19 crisis: https://www.endchildpovertyca.org/stories/. We are hearing from policymakers that they need more on-the-ground data from families and communities about how the coronavirus crisis is impacting people. Together we can impact and transform policies. 
  • Learn about and Vote YES for the Schools and Communities First Initiative on the November Ballot https://www.schoolsandcommunitiesfirst.org/
  • Urge Governor Newsom to order a moratorium on expulsions in K-12. Letter Here
  • Sign petition to qualify the California Stem Cell Research, Treatment, and Cures Initiative of 2020 in California. Learn more and sign the petition here caforcures.org
  • Share the Kern County COVID-19 resource guides at this link https://doloreshuerta.org/dhf-kern-covid-19-resource-list/

Con la solidaridad social sobrevivimos y prosperamos

Con la solidaridad social sobrevivimos y prosperamos

La Fundación Dolores Huerta, con su apoyo, ha luchando más de quince años por nuestra comunidad. Y la orden de tomar refugio en casa, no nos disuadirá de nuestra misión. Aunque estamos trabajando desde casa, nuestra prioridad durante esta pandemia alarmante es asegurarnos de que nuestras familias más vulnerables tengan la capacidad de mantenerse a salvo y que puedan acceder los recursos necesarios disponibles.

Nuestro personal y los voluntarios se estarán comunicando directamente con miles de miembros de la comunidad por teléfono, redes sociales y correo, para asegurarse de que todos reciban la información oportuna sobre COVID-19, recursos comunitarios y educativos  al igual sobre el censo 2020.

Para asegurar que juntos salgamos de esta crisis, es importante que JUNTOS practiquemos la ¡Solidaridad Social Firme!  Por esto les pedimos que cada unos pongamos de nuestra parte en las siguientes acciones:

✅ ¡Mantente informado y comparte recursos! Todos los días llega más información sobre COVID-19 Manténgase informado con las actualizaciones para mantenerlo a usted y su familia a salvo con las actualizaciones de los CDC.

✅ Apoye a sus vecinos: muchos tienen miedo y están luchando para superar esta crisis. Practique el civismo. No perpetuae la xenofobia. Pero en cambio, fomente una narrativa positiva e informativas.  entre sí de manera inclusiva y genuina. . El distanciamiento social no se trata de aislarnos por completo. . Aún puede comunicarse con por teléfono con alguien para Saludarles con un simple “Hola” y para verificar su bienestar. Ofrezca  ayudar con el ir a conseguir los alimentos y las  cosas necesarias para alguien que se encuentre en una categoría de alto riesgo o mas vulnerable.

✅ La lucha por educación justa: Por ejemplo solo en el condado de Kern el 70% de los estudiantes pertenecen a hogares de bajos ingresos y que dependen de los desayunos y almuerzo gratuitos que reciben en su escuela. . Un 40% de estudiantes no tiene acceso a la tecnología y al internet. Est demuestra las desigualdades que están afectando a nuestras familias en todo el Valle Central todos los días. y aún más grave ahora durante este tiempo de  pandemia. Es extremadamente importante que sigamos abogando para que nuestras estudiantes más vulnerables reciban los recursos y la educación justa que se merecen. Por favor comparta esta página de  recursos educativos y actualizaciones de 17 distritos escolares en Kern, Fresno, Tulare, y el valle de Antelope, con toda familia que lo necesite. 

Responder al Censo: Ya llegó su casa el Censo  2020. Usted puede completar su formulario por internet, por teléfono o por correo. Sus respuestas servirán para determinar nuestro futuro. Un conteo completo y preciso es fundamental porque los resultados del Censo 2020 afectarán la forma en que nuestra comunidad obtiene fondos, representación política, y más. Complete el censo que recibió en su buzón y envíelo por correo, o complétalo usando este enlace en línea, complétalo por teléfono en 1-844-468-2020.

✅ Regístrese para votar:  En noviembre podría será su primera vez para votar, si usted recién se hizo ciudadano, es muy importante que se registre para votar. También si usted se mudo y no cambió su registro es bueno asegurarse que lo actualize.  Ahora es el momento perfecto para asegurarse de que usted y sus seres queridos estén registrados y listos para votar durante las elecciones del 2020.

Inscripción de votante en línea de California

Inscripción de votante en línea fuera de California

Apoye este trabajo: Cuando usted ayuda  nuestra Fundación de Dolores Huerta  usted esta apoyando a nuestras comunidades!  Especialmente en los tiempos cuando más nos necesitan. En estos tiempos inciertos, continuaremos aquí, trabajando con compasión y respeto, pase lo que pase. ¡Gracias!

¡Si Se Puede!
Dolores Huerta

DHF Civic Engagement Amigo Thank You! DHF Civic Engagement Fundraiser, Tues. 10/9, 5:30pm

Thank for your generous tax deductible contribution to the Dolores Huerta Foundation’s Central Valley Integrative Voter Engagement Project!. TAX ID #91-2145992

With the invaluable support of donors like you, the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) has made great strides in recruiting, training, and developing grassroots volunteers to engage in voter outreach and education efforts. You can read more about it here Dolores Huerta Foundation Civic Engagement Program.

The stakes are incredibly high, this election year.  Every vote will matter and every eligible voter must be given the opportunity to vote.

Latinos in three critical Central Valley counties — Kern, Tulare and Fresno — have, historically been left out of conventional voter outreach efforts.  They represent tens of thousands of potential votes, but are often overlooked because they live in more rural areas.

With your help, the Dolores Huerta Foundation will educate and mobilize these voters!  Proceeds from this timely event will enable much-needed expansion and acceleration of the important work of the Foundation’s Integrated Voter Engagement (IVE) project.

Since 2003, the Dolores Huerta Foundation [a 501(c)3] has been organizing at the grassroots level to develop natural leaders as community organizers, establish Vecinos Unidos (United Neighbors) chapters, and inspire communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice.

IVE enables them to engage and educate underserved prospective voters in their own neighborhoods through a variety of tactics, including door-to-door canvassing, phone banking, texting, social media, and public forums.  With your support, they will leverage the organizing framework they have already built by implementing IVE in Arvin, Lamont, Bakersfield, California City, Lindsay, Woodlake, Sanger and Parlier.

Thank You! DHF Civic Engagement Fundraiser, Tues. 10/9, 5:30pm

Thank for your generous tax deductible contribution to the Dolores Huerta Foundation’s Central Valley Integrative Voter Engagement Project!. TAX ID #91-2145992

We look forward to seeing on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Event information:

Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm  (program starts promptly at 5:45)

Location: East Bay Community Foundation, 353 Frank Ogawa Plaza (near Oakland City Hall)

BART: 12th Street BART station (1 block away)

Parking: There are several public parking garages, nearby.  Be sure to check closing times.

Refreshments will be served.

You will hear from the trusted and influential DHF organizers that live and work in communities in the southern Central Valley. Learn how they have organized neighbors throughout the region and plans for expanding their connections and reach to increase political power.

With the invaluable support of donors like you, the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) has made great strides in recruiting, training, and developing grassroots volunteers to engage in voter outreach and education efforts. You can read more about it here Dolores Huerta Foundation Civic Engagement Program.

The stakes are incredibly high, this election year.  Every vote will matter and every eligible voter must be given the opportunity to vote.

Latinos in three critical Central Valley counties — Kern, Tulare and Fresno — have, historically been left out of conventional voter outreach efforts.  They represent tens of thousands of potential votes, but are often overlooked because they live in more rural areas.

With your help, the Dolores Huerta Foundation will educate and mobilize these voters!  Proceeds from this timely event will enable much-needed expansion and acceleration of the important work of the Foundation’s Integrated Voter Engagement (IVE) project.

Since 2003, the Dolores Huerta Foundation [a 501(c)3] has been organizing at the grassroots level to develop natural leaders as community organizers, establish Vecinos Unidos (United Neighbors) chapters, and inspire communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice.

IVE enables them to engage and educate underserved prospective voters in their own neighborhoods through a variety of tactics, including door-to-door canvassing, phone banking, texting, social media, and public forums.  With your support, they will leverage the organizing framework they have already built by implementing IVE in Arvin, Lamont, Bakersfield, California City, Lindsay, Woodlake, Sanger and Parlier.

We believe you will leave this event understanding that the Central Valley is on the move and that you can help accelerate their progress!

Please share this invitation with your family, friends and employers!

Program

5:30 to 8:30 PM

Panel Discussion (with audience participation)

National and state leaders have abdicated their roles, so local leaders are taking on the challenges.  Central Valley community leaders discuss the region’s evolving political landscape. Our goal is to elevate their solutions.  

Fred Ross, Jr., Moderator (Community Organizer and Son of Fred Ross, Sr.)

Camila Chavez, Executive Director, Dolores Huerta Foundation

Pam Whalen, Organizing Director, Dolores Huerta Foundation

Timoteo Prado, South Kern Organizer, Dolores Huerta Foundation

  • Followed by a Special Screening of “DOLORES”, a documentary film about Dolores Huerta’s life as a community organizer and labor leader.

    This inspiring film presents an instructive view of her ongoing strategy for building leadership and empowering people.  More information is available here.