Aimee

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Organizations call to defund police in schools, reallocate funds to provide more mental health services

June 19, 2020 / By

In the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement, cities across the nation are calling to defund the police, and for many advocates, this call goes beyond city and county police departments.

Dolores Huerta Foundation calls to de-fund police in schools, supports Black Lives Matter movement

June 9, 2020 / By

Timoteo Prado, an organizer for the Dolores Huerta Foundation, had left the store when he was stopped by police officers and detained in 1992.

COMMENTARY: Losing employment during a pandemic is more than being jobless

May 27, 2020 / By
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Because of this pandemic, many people across the nation have lost work and many are struggling with the prospect of being laid off from work.

COMMENTARY: My new neighbor will be an immigration detention facility, and we won’t get along

May 13, 2020 / By

Last month, the McFarland City Council voted to allow the GEO Group to open and operate Immigration Detention facilities in my hometown, and as a member of this community, I feel utterly betrayed knowing there will be not just one, but two immigration detention centers in my front yard. 

Children of essential farmworkers worry about their parents’ health and safety during pandemic

May 6, 2020 / By

Essential workers are a necessity in keeping the economy afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because essential workers risk their lives every day, it’s clear why essential workers like first responders and medical personnel have received preferential treatment with special discounts and early access into places like grocery stores.