Placer County Elections Office is looking for bilingual Spanish-speaking precinct workers for the cities of Auburn, Lincoln and Roseville. Continue reading Poll Workers Needed
The Placer County Democratic Party is holding the Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner 2014 on Friday May 16, 2014 at 6 PM. The dinner will be held at the Orchard Creek Lodge Ballroom, 965 Orchard Creek Lane, Lincoln, California.
This is going to be a great event!
The keynote speaker will be Daraka Larimore-Hall, Secretary of the California Democratic Party. The featured speaker will be Raquel Simental, Public Affairs Director, Planned Parenthood.
This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow Democrats and discuss current topics, old topics, upcoming topics or no topics at all!
You may purchase your tickets online or by mail.
Please consult the attached flyer for all the details!
Recently a local television station ran the story of Aaron Negrete. Aaron has Tetra Amelia Syndrome, a rare disorder where people are born without limbs. Here’s a link to the story on the News10 website.
Aaron is in a contest to win a new wheelchair-accessible van to help him get around. Although this young man was born with challenges the like most of us will never face, he has persevered, and appears to be a wonderful young man. He is an inspiration to all who know him / of him.
But, health care should not be a competition. Continue reading Healthcare should not be a competition
Today (March 31, 2014) is the last day for people to Get Covered under the Affordable Care Act and avoid penalties in 2014.
Some people have never had health insurance before. This happens for various reasons. But the result can be disastrous. Simple checkup can help detect conditions such as high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes and the list goes on.
These conditions, although common, can lead to death if they are not addresses. Unfortunately, I know this first hand.
So if you need coverage, or know someone who needs coverage, reach out to them today. Don’t wait. Do it now.
It could be a matter of life or death.
One big problem in the Latino community is that Latino’s don’t vote.
Many Latinos are registered and don’t vote. While many others aren’t even registered to vote in the first place.
As we’ve pointed out here (and elsewhere), there are many faction furtively working to keep Latinos, and minority voters in general from voting altogether. From laws designed to make it difficult to register, to county Registrars simply “un-registering” entire precincts that voted Democratic in the last Presidential election, there is an effort to suppress the voting power of minorities.
Here are numbers courtesy of the US Census we have some insight into the reasons Latinos and other minorities did not vote in the 2012 Presidential election.
Of 2365 Latinos polled, 22.9% of respondents indicated that they were too busy or had conflicting schedules.
With the advent of absentee voting, this should not be a reason for casting a ballot. Every registered voter can request an absentee ballot from their county Registrar of voters. Of course procedures vary from county to county. Nonetheless, the option is there. We should encourage all working men and women to request an absentee ballot.
The next most common reason for not voting is lack of interest. 15.1% of respondents reported that they were not interested in voting.
People who are not interested in voting do not understand just how important their vote is for their own well being and benefit. I met a young woman recently who did not vote due to a lack of interest. She had a child with her. I asked whether she had an interest in her child’s future. She, of course, said “yes.” Yet she had never equated her voting with affecting her child future and well-being. Once I discussed this with her, she became more interested in what I had to say (we were doing a community outreach/ welcome event). Although I hope that she will vote in the next election, there’s a possibility that she will go back to her “not really interested in it” position.
So we urge you to help spread the word so that our voices are heard through the ballot box. Make sure that you and your friends and loved ones are registered (absentee voters) and that you get out and vote.
¡Su voz es su voto!
And remember: Together, We Can!
We will be participating in La Semana Latina at Sierra College during the week of March 24-27, 2014.
This will be an excellent opportunity to get out and meet college students and let me know about our club, our values, and why it is important for young adults to be active participants in our democratic process.
The events/ schedule are as follows:
Come out and help the next generation of leaders get started!
We have TWO events going on this Saturday March 15, 2014 and we will need EVERYONE‘s help and support!
First, we will continue to canvass the Weber Park neighborhood, informing residents about our club, registering voters, and informing residents of the ACA information event that will be happening at the North Roseville REC Center, that same day.
We will meet at 10 AM at the REC Center (313 High Street Roseville, CA MAP ) and go out into the neighborhood to meet with the residents.
Next, at 12 Noon, we will meet at the REC center to meet the families coming to the REC center. There, we will provide (with the generous help of the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities) information regarding the Affordable Care Act to people visiting the REC center. This event will take place from 12 Noon until 2:30 PM.
These are two important event and we will need everyone to COME OUT and SUPPORT the community.
Saturday March 1, 2014 UC Davis Center For Reducing Health Disparities and the Placer County Latino Democratic Club will be getting to know our neighbors in Roseville, CA.
We will be meeting at the North Roseville REC Center (313 High Street, Roseville, CA) at 10 AM to canvass the adjacent neighborhood to provide information regarding Covered California and to introduce our club to our neighbors.
Please join us in helping people take advantage of services available to them.
On Saturday, February 15, 2014 the Placer County Latino Democratic Club and UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities are sponsoring a free workshop on the Afdordable Care Act at the North Roseville Recreation Center, 313 High St, Roseville, California.
The workshop starts and 10 AM.
Representatives from UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities will be on-hand to answer questions. They will be able to provide services in English and Spanish.
We hope to see you all there!