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Das Williams to speak on April 20 in Santa Paula

Das Williams to speak on April 20 in Santa Paula

Assemblymember Das Williams, D-35th, will speak on his “Save Public Libraries” bill at a no-host dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 at Vince’s Coffee Shop, 827 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 805.525.0314. Presented by the Santa Clara Valley Democratic Club, the bill is critical in the wake of the decision by Camarillo and...
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‘Oxnard March for Rights’ set for April 10

‘Oxnard March for Rights’ set for April 10

The “Oxnard March for Rights” begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 10 at Del Sol Park, corner of Rose and Camino del Sol avenues, in La Colonia neighborhood of Oxnard. Organizers said the event features the United Farm Workers union and other organizations seeking better law protection for farm workers, supporting the California Dream Act,...
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Williams takes part in Dolores Huerta Foundation fundraiser

Williams takes part in Dolores Huerta Foundation fundraiser

Assemblymember Das Williams, (D-CA 35th District), took part in a fundraiser for the Dolores Huerta Foundation held March 15 in Sacramento. *** Asambleísta Das Williams, fotografiado aquí con la destacada activista Dolores Huerta, donde compartió el foro y algunas palabras junto con varios oficiales electos incluyendo el gobernador Jerry Brown. Williams, nuestro representante en la Asamblea Estatal...
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Healthcare Reform celebrates one-year anniversary

Healthcare Reform celebrates one-year anniversary

Attendees celebrate the one-year anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act during a presentation held March 28 at the Oxnard Public Library in Oxnard. “The health care law has provided critical benefits for families, seniors, and small businesses in its first year of implementation. The Patient’s Bill of Rights—a key component of...
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CAUSE reports library services bill gains supporters

CAUSE reports library services bill gains supporters

The Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) is a sponsor for a bill introduced by Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) that would give communities a voice on how their public libraries are run, the organization reported this week in a media release. AB 438, would require cities or library districts to...
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Immigration panel discussion set for March 9 in Thousand Oaks

The Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley will present a moderator-led immigration forum beginning with a reception at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 at the Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Confirmed speakers include immigration attorney Gabriella Navarro-Busch; ESL educator Betty Empol; Beatriz Garcia of CAUSE (Coastal Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy),...
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Lois Capps: House budget bad for California’s security

Lois Capps: House budget bad for California’s security

Cuts to port and border security endanger safety and hurt economy The seven month spending bill passed by the House last month would weaken California’s security by reducing funding for critical security grant programs, Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, stated in a media release on March 2.  Capps voted against the spending bill. These...
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Das Williams: Help me balance the budget

Das Williams: Help me balance the budget

Dear Friends, Last weekend we held our first town hall meeting in Ventura concerning the budget. The nonprofit, Next 10, demonstrated their California Budget Challenge, which allowed attendees to vote on Governor Brown’s proposals to balance the budget. The Ventura and Oxnard community members in attendance voted to extend the current tax rates and...
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Latino Links: Political Trends

Latino Links: Political Trends

By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805.com While the DREAM Act failed to gain approval from the U.S. Congress, Latinos going to the polls in 2012 are expected to remember the failed proposal and the inability by both parties to achieve immigration reform. Meanwhile, the growing U.S.-born Latino population is giving Republicans a challenge as...
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Public continues to oppose changing ‘Birthright Citizenship’

Public continues to oppose changing ‘Birthright Citizenship’

By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 While Arizona Republican lawmakers ponder a variety of legislative bills aimed at cracking down on undocumented immigration in the state, a Pew Research Center Poll released Feb. 24 continues to show the American public is still opposed to changing the U.S. Constitution to prevent so-called “Birthright Citizenship.” However,...
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Latino Links: Political Trends

Latino Links: Political Trends

By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805.com The economy, immigration and other hot button issues continue to impact the perceptions Latinos have when supporting Republicans or Democrats, according to a recent poll. Meanwhile, in a demographic trend that could be repeated nationwide, a recent U.S. Census report shows the impact a growing Latino population is...
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Board of Supervisors make history with appointment

Board of Supervisors make history with appointment

For the first time in about 100 years, a Latino citizen, John Zaragoza, was appointed vice chair of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. The appointment was made at the Jan. 11 Board of Supervisors meeting. Adolfo Camarillo, the only previous Latino to serve on the board of supervisors, was a county supervisor from...
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Das Williams holding swearing-in dinner Jan. 16

Das Williams holding swearing-in dinner Jan. 16

The Das Williams campaign will hold a celebratory dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 at Casa Lopez Mexican Restaurant & Banquet Hall, 325 So. A St., Oxnard. Sponsored by the Ventura County Firefighters, Williams said the swearing-in dinner will also serve as a fundraiser to help pull together resources for the...
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Latinos gaining in political power nationwide

Latinos gaining in political power nationwide

Key swing states seeing growth of Latino population By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 Latino voters are playing a big role in states that gained congressional seats and Electorial College votes, according to a report released this week by the Pew Hispanic Center. The report is based on an analysis of the recent U.S. Census...
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Commentary: Time for Latino voters to get motivated

Commentary: Time for Latino voters to get motivated

By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 Mid-term elections are usually pretty dull affairs compared to national presidential campaigns. Most voters tend to believe that it’s politics as usual, their vote will really not make a difference and they would rather save their energy and head to the polls at the end of the presidential...
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