2022 Spring Vecinos Unidos® Newsletter

2022 Spring Vecinos Unidos® Newsletter

Please check out the latest issue of the Dolores Huerta Foundation’s Vecinos Unidos® Newsletter to learn more about the important gains and accomplishments that DHF Vecinos made this year. Big thanks to all of the esteemed volunteers and generous community members who make this work possible!

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Letter from the Executive Director

The San Joaquin Valley has seen many injustices within the past few years, which is why we continue to mobilize and empower communities with COVD-19 resources and services, health equity education, and tools to combat systemic racism. Through it all, we triumph working with community members like you. Throughout the last year, we continued to fight against COVID-19 and together with our partners we have provided direct assistance to our communities and administered over 7,000 vaccinations. The effort against COVID-19 continues and we ask that if you or someone you know needs assistance in finding a vaccination site or registering for an appointment, please call us at: 661-383-2588.  

As we look forward to the coming months and all the work that is yet to be done, we are strengthened by the knowledge that together we’ll continue to make important changes in our communities. We look forward to organizing alongside you for the upcoming elections on Tuesday, June 7th (primary election) and Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (general election). Holding elected officials accountable is our right and responsibility. If you are eligible to vote, please make sure to register and visit www.sos.ca.gov to update your information and learn more about how you can get involved.  Even if you can’t vote, you can help educate voters in your neighborhood.

Finally, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you. Our solidarity is our strength.  Si Se Puede!

NOW HIRING: Door-to-door Canvassers in Kern, Antelope Valley, Sanger & Tulare

NOW HIRING: Door-to-door Canvassers in Kern, Antelope Valley, Sanger & Tulare

Dolores Huerta Foundation Background
Established in 2003, the DHF’s mission is to inspire and organize communities to establish volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. DHF conducts movement-building at the intersection of race, class, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status to address the harmful and discriminatory practices and abuses faced by marginalized individuals and families in the San Joaquin Valley. The DHF uses a multi-pronged approach – grassroots organizing, advocacy, leadership development, and a public relations strategy to inform narrative change.

Door-to-door Canvassers: The Dolores Huerta Foundation seeks Door-to-door Canvassers to work as part of a seasonal campaign team engaging in door to door canvassing in Antelope Valley, Sanger & Fresno County Canvassers will target neighborhoods most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to provide information and resources as well as assist community members by conveniently scheduling online vaccination appointments for those who need them.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Basic tech skills, understanding how to navigate cellular apps and browse web, ability to read and use maps to follow directions
  • Must be prepared to work in all types of weather, ability to stand and walk for long periods of time, ability to lift up to 10 pounds
  • Punctuality, arrive to canvassing location on designated dates and times ready to canvas
  • Strong verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal communication skills
  • Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude, Strong team player
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English
  • Bilingual English/Spanish (preferred)
  • Experience in community outreach and canvassing (preferred)
  • Reliable transportation (preferred)
  • Must reside in the respected regions you are applying for.

TO APPLY: 

1. Complete this Screening Survey > https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YyMgP4LFhivy5jof8iE0z8SpKuJjJkK7jGs5GN0oiAs/viewform?edit_requested=true

2. Send Resume and 3 References (names and phone numbers) to Kelley Herrera, HR Manager: Humanresources@doloreshuerta.org Email subject: “[County/Region] Canvasser”

End the pandemic in your community now. Be part of the change!!

Unidos Contra COVID-19

Cualquier persona de 5 años o más puede recibir la vacuna COVID-19, independientemente de su seguro o estado migratorio. Registrarse para su vacuna COVID-19 para volver a hacer las cosas que amas con las personas que amas. Visite myturn.ca.gov para obtener más información.

Covid-19 + Flu Vaccines Public Service Announcement

Covid-19 + Flu Vaccines Public Service Announcement

#Influenza & #COVID19 can be life threatening to people with preexisting consequences. According to WHO the new #Covid-19 #omicron variant is spreading faster than any previous strain. We care about the community which is why we encourage you to get #vaccinated against #COVID19 and #influenza this season. If you are a vulnerable group, please get educated, get informed, get #vaccinated. Find a #Vaccine near you at: myturn.ca.gov

MIS-C: Multisystemic Inflammation Syndrome in Children – One Family’s Story

MIS-C is affecting children and youth who have been around people with Coronavirus. MIS-C stands for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and it can affect the heart and arteries, causing permanent damage, or in some cases, death. This video can help you to spot the symptoms for MIS-C and learn what to do if your child is affected.

This video is a product of the United Against Covid Coalition, with support from the Ravi & Naina Patel Foundation. Featuring the work of Print Gonzalez, Together Pictures, Dawn Valadez and CB Smith-Dahl 

MIS-C está afectando a nuestros niños y jóvenes. MIS-C es Syndrome Multisystemica Inflammatorio de Niños. Puede afectar el corazón y los arterios, causar daño permanente o grave. Este video muestra los signos de MIS-C y que debes hacer si están afectados.

Este video es un producto de United Against Covid Coalition, con el apoyo de Ravi & Naina Fundación Patel. Presenta el trabajo de Print Gonzalez, Together Pictures, Dawn Valadez y CB Smith-Dahl

“Mask Up!” – Dolores Huerta Foundation PSA

Vaccine distribution in California is ramping up and more folks are receiving their doses. While we are well on our way to #EndThePandemic, we must still keep our distance, wash our hands and wear a mask until health professionals tell us we’re in the clear! Flex your defense when it is your turn. #EndThePandemic #VaccinateCalifornia

Learn more at covid19.ca.gov/vaccines.

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Provide KN95 Masks for Central Valley Essential Workers

Provide KN95 Masks for Central Valley Essential Workers

Donate Here

We’re collecting funds to purchase KN95 particulate and 3ply masks to distribute to Central Valley essential workers – farmworkers, janitors, grocery store employees – on the front lines. They are often working outdoors in conditions of poor air quality – and are statistically most likely to be working alongside someone with COVID-19.

These vulnerable professionals are not likely to receive PPE from employers. Access to these masks will save lives.

Western Gravel & Roofing Supply, which has already donated over 30,000 of these life-saving masks, can sell us KN95 and 3ply masks at cost. These masks are crucial right now because of rapid spread COVID-19.

As we gather with friends and family this holiday season (safely, of course), please consider how your food got to your table – by the fortitude and dedication of California essential workers – and give thanks to them by donating to this fundraiser.

The livelihoods of these essential workers – grocery store employees, janitors, farmworkers, & more – depend on them showing up in person to do this demanding work even in the face of rapid rise in COVID-19 cases.

No matter how difficult its been working from home or sheltering in place, it does not compare to how brutal it has been for California farm workers. Covid 19 has devastated the farm worker community. The back breaking work in close proximity to each other and inadequate safety equipment has been a deadly combination. We need to assist with what we can. We can supply them with these lifesaving PPEs.

We all depend on them. Let’s join together and show our gratitude to these essential workers. Help us protect their health, because we count on them daily. Please donate what you can.

DHF Covid-19 Holiday PSA Video

DHF Covid-19 Holiday PSA Video

We are excited to launch our first in a series of three Covid-19 Educational PSA’s targeting the Latino community. This video series is a part of a larger effort, in conjuction with the United Against Covid19 Coalition and with financial support from the Patel Foundation, to address the need for Latino families to stay informed about best practices to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

As you may know, the Latino community has been disproportionately ravaged by the pandemic. The vulnerability of Latino communities to COVID-19 can arise from many factors, including differential exposure, susceptibility, and access to health care. Many Latino people work in frontline jobs in grocery stores, waste management, cleaning and sanitation services, and food delivery, putting them at constant exposure to people or materials that may be infected with COVID-19. 

The series of Educational Covid 19 videos in Spanish will be used to disseminate information about COVID-19 through social media and traditional media platforms. 

We all have a part in helping to promote fair access to health. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we must work together to ensure that people have resources to maintain and manage their physical and mental health, including easy access to information, affordable testing, and medical and mental health care. We need programs and practices that fit the communities where racial and minority groups live, learn, work, play, and worship.

Please share this video message with your friends, family, and loved ones this holiday season.

Celebrate the holidays with the family you live with.
Celebra las fiestas de Navidad con quien vives. 

Coronavirus is impacting our communities. We can stop it. Help us get the word out that “We are safer at home.” 
La Coronavirus esta afectando la gente. Si, podemos pararla. Para que la gente saben que “En Casa Estamos Más Seguros.” 

https://fb.watch/2y2cJzLxqt/

This video is a product of the United Against Covid Coalition, with support from the Ravi & Naina Patel Foundation. https://www.rnpfoundation.org 
Featuring the work of Daniel Gozalez, Printgonzalez and Dawn Valadez CB Smith-Dahl, TogetherPix

We wish you a very safe and joyful holiday season! We are forever grateful for you and your continued support.

¡Si Se Puede!
Dolores Huerta Foundation

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