“OUR STANDING ON CURRENT ISSUES”
Latino Community Roundtable Events & Our Standing On Current Issues
1) "Renaming Mellis Park and King Kennedy Memorial Center to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Park and Center"
LCR’s Board of Directors supports the efforts being made by The Committee to Change the Name of Mellis Park to Reverend Martin Luther King Jr Park, and King Kennedy Center to Reverend Martin Luther King Jr Center, in working collaboratively with the City of Modesto to make such changes.
The Board recognizes that Reverend King fought for the civil rights of African-Americans just as Cesar Chavez fought for the rights of the Latino community.
2) "National High School Walkout in Protest of Ongoing Gun Violence in Schools."
The Latino Community Roundtable of Stanislaus County (LCR) Board of Directors supports the National High School Walkout on April 20th (the 19th Anniversary of the Columbine shooting) in protest of ongoing gun violence in schools.
LCR’s Board also supports DACA.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an American immigration policy that allows some individuals, under restrictive conditions, who entered the country as minors, and had either entered or remained in the country without legal permission to do so, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and to be eligible for a work permit.
4) "Bail Reform"
LCR supports Bail Reform, Senate Bill 10, now pending in the legislature. The Eighth amendment of the constitution prohibits excessive bail. All Californians should have the right to bail without experiencing financial hardship that affects minorities and low income people in our state, excluding defendants charged with violent crime, sex offenses, or when the court finds that defendant's release will be a danger to society.
5) "Universal Healthcare"
LCR supports Universal Healthcare for all Californians. Healthcare should not only be affordable to high income earners, but to everybody regardless of income. The free market should not dictate who stays healthy or who does not.
SAVE THE DATES:
•Thursday, January 17th, 2019, LCR will have its monthly luncheon to welcome and recognize our newly elected officials. I am sure we are all anxious to see who wins in some of those tough, competitive races and congratulate him/her.
Regardless of who prevails in the election, LCR wants to welcome and recognize whoever is elected so he/she can also be part of the discussion on issues that affect the Latino community in this County, such as social justice, including the education of our children, the homeless, and the illegally dumped trash in the Westside and the Airport District’s county pockets, which makes our City and County less pleasing and dangerous to the children that live and play in those areas.
• LCR BLACK HISTORY MONTH RECOGNITION/ VALENTINE'S MONTHLY LUNCHEON
Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
In February, we celebrate Black History Month with our friends and supporters of the African-American community’s organizations, and we title our luncheon the Black and Brown Mixer. This year’s luncheon was a success, a 100 attended, featuring two local attorneys, one Black and the other Latina, who talked about their life experiences, professional upbringing and how they connected with the rest of our local community.
Latino Community Roundtable
PO Box 4203
Modesto CA 95352-4203
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