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Honoring Teresa De Anda

ON Oct 31, 2014

With heavy hearts, we share news that Teresa De Anda, a founding AGUA member from Earlimart, passed away last weekend. Teresa De Anda was a longtime organizer, advocate, leader, mentor, mother, and loving friend to many in our movement.

Susana De Anda Receives the Mark Dubois Award

ON Oct 25, 2014

Congratulations to CWC Co-Director Susana De Anda for being honored with Friends of the River’s Mark Dubois Award for her leadership in building the grassroots movement for water justice!

Laurel Firestone Speaks at International Law Conference

ON Oct 20, 2014

Laurel Firestone joined other environmental law scholars and advocates, policymakers, NGO leaders, and scholars at an international conference on "Human Rights and the Environment: Interdisciplinary Approaches."

CWC Presents at UN Universal Periodic Review

ON Oct 16, 2014

CWC Policy Analyst Omar Carrillo spoke about the fight for the Human Right to Water at the Berkeley International Human Rights Law Clinic last week! Onward to water justice!

Oil companies’ fracking fines go to Visalia-based water center

ON Oct 13, 2014

The State of California just took strong action against oil companies involved with fracking, and it resulted in funding for a project through CWC! CWC will receive approximately $200,000 in funding from a settlement.

Jerry Brown, Smart and Prepared, Responds to California’s Drought Emergency

ON Oct 12, 2014

By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue. Three straight years of desperately dry conditions in California are igniting hills in towering orange flames, turning reservoirs to sandpits, and causing residents across America’s most populous state to clamor for water.

With Dry Taps and Toilets, California Drought Turns Desperate

ON Oct 03, 2014

By Jennifer Medina, The New York Times. After a nine-hour day working at a citrus packing plant, her body covered in a sheen of fruit wax and dust, there is nothing Angelica Gallegos wants more than a hot shower, with steam to help clear her throat and lungs.

Drought-Impacted Communities Get National Spotlight on NBC Nightly News

ON Sep 24, 2014

CWC community partner Gladys Colunga and CWC Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director Laurel Firestone shared stories about the drought’s impact on NBC Nightly News with Al Roker!

When The Water Runs Out

ON Sep 20, 2014

By Joaquin Palomino, East Bay Express. When Loralyn Sanchez turned on her kitchen faucet one morning last February, chocolate-colored sludge came out.

'Hi, Do you have water?' In Central Calif., the answer is often no

ON Sep 20, 2014

By Diana Marcum, The LA Times. The grandmother sat outside in her Sunday best next to a house with peeling paint, her canned iced tea resting on top of a washing machine that didn't work. She'd been without running water for four months.

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