Erica joined us this week as our new Director of Organizing! She brings years of experience working with low-income, rural communities on environmental justice issues, and we are so excited to be working with her.
SACRAMENTO -- Supporters of a statewide Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund today applauded the commitment by Governor Jerry Brown, Legislative leadership and a bipartisan group of legislators to continue to craft a solution to the state’s drinking water crisis.
Our Civic Engagement Project team spent the past few weeks contacting thousands of Tulare County Latino voters! They talked to voters about water in their community and reminded them to vote. See pictures of the team below!
On May 12th, we hosted our first fundraiser in the Bay Area - “An Evening of Art of Justice.” Over 50 people joined us for this special event to learn more about California’s drinking water crisis and Community Water Center’s work.
On Friday of National Drinking Water Week, more than 60 people, including Dolores Huerta, came out to simultaneous rallies in Merced and Bakersfield to push for the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund. The San Joaquin Valley is hard hit by toxic tap water, and residents spoke out for change.
Last week, we launched our second civic engagement program (CEP)! This Spring, we have the chance to connect with thousands of voters, to discuss drinking water issues and remind them to vote on June 5th.
This week, San Joaquin Valley residents traveled to Sacramento for the third time this year to urge their legislators to prioritize safe and affordable drinking water for ALL Californians by supporting the Governor's Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund. In addition to meeting with legislators, residents attended an Assembly budget hearing to share their experience with unsafe and unaffordable water and urged the committee members to support the Fund.
CWC contacted 2,122 voters in Tulare County last fall to ask them about their drinking water!
Estamos a punto de que se vote a favor del Fondo económico para tener agua sana, limpia y económica, gracias a que el gobernador lo considera una prioridad y lo ha incluído en su presupuesto del 2018-2019. También más de 100 organizaciones lo apoyan y los residentes de distintas comunidades continúan presionando a los legisladores para que apoyen este importante Fondo y darle una solución a la crisis del agua. Los siguientes tres meses serán cruciales para ganar esta campaña. Manténgase en contacto con su legislador para pedirle que apoye y sea una prioridad para que todos tengan acceso al agua sana, limpia y económica. ¡Para apoyar y tomar acción oprima aquí!