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Central Valley Partnership January Meeting (Fresno CA22)
January 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
With the election season begun and the stakes so high we are focused on voter engagement strategies and get-out-the-vote opportunities under California’s new Voter’s Choice Act.
In addition, we continue to lift up immigration, refugee and asylum seeker advocacy.
Please see the full agenda below. Snacks – likely pizza this month – will be provided.
6:00pm Migrant Map: The Essential One-Stop Shop for Humanitarian Aid at the US-Mexico Border
The Migri Map is a mobile application and physical map that hosts existing humanitarian, legal and health services and other resources available to migrants, deportees and asylum seekers, in Tijuana. The presentation will provide an overview of the current asylum-seeking process as well as the experience and effects of deportation. Presenters will speak on the need for this resource and the positive impact it will have on the migrant community in Tijuana.
• Camille Kim Cook, Project Lead & Attorney
• Lizbeth De La Cruz, Ph.D. Candidate at UC Davis
• Danilo Castillo, former Al Otro Lado intern & Fresno City College Student
6:20pm Voter’s Choice Act – Getting Out The Vote
Passed in 2016, the Voter’s Choice Act modernizes elections in California by allowing counties to conduct elections under a new model making it more convenient for voters to choose how, when, and where to cast their ballot by: (1) mailing every voter a ballot; (2) expanding in-person early voting; and (3) allowing voters to cast a ballot at any vote center within their county. We will hear how the legislation worked in Madera County in the last election, and ways that its implementation is being considered in Fresno County.
• Rebecca Martinez, Madera County Clerk – Recorder
• Amy Arambula, Fresno Community Leader
6:40pm Your Future, Your Fresno – Mike Rhodes
The 2020 election will have a profound impact on the interests of organized labor, community groups and everyone fighting for social, racial, environmental and economic justice. The valley’s continued movement building requires breaking the stranglehold of developers and agribusiness interests on local politics. Mike Rhodes, a seasoned Fresno progressive leader, discusses recent political history and the promising transformations before us today.