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Policy Campaigns 2019

ON Apr 05, 2019

2018 was a big year for Community Water Center. Our very own Laurel Firestone is now a Board Member of the State Water Resources Control Board, Monterey County became the first county in the US to declare that water is a “human right”, and Governor Newsom proposed a Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund in the 2019/2020 budget.

March 2019 eNews

ON Mar 29, 2019

AGUA Member Josie Nieto Selected as Award Winner for Women’s History Month in Tulare County

ON Mar 27, 2019

Long-time AGUA member and Community Activist Josie Nieto was selected as an award winner for Women’s History Month by Tulare County Supervisor Eddie Valero! She is being honored for her activism, organizing her community towards long-term safe and affordable drinking water solutions.

Water Advocates, Communities Living with Toxic Water Praise Passage of Safe Water Funding Bill from Asm. Environmental Safety Committee

ON Mar 27, 2019

A coalition of advocates for communities living with contaminated drinking water today praised the passage of AB 217 (E. Garcia) from the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Waste Committee. The bill would provide the ongoing funding needed to deliver safe water to California children and families through a small fee on water users.

Febrero 2019 eNews

ON Mar 07, 2019

February 2019 eNews

ON Mar 01, 2019

Newsom to Legislature: "Medical Emergency" of Contaminated Drinking Water Demands Political Will

ON Feb 14, 2019

Today the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund Coalition released the following statement from Phoebe Seaton, Co-Director, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s State of the State Address.

Governor Newsom Appoints Joaquin Esquivel as Chair of the State Water Board

ON Feb 12, 2019

Congratulations to Joaquin Esquivel on his appointment as Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board! He has been and will continue to be an ally to the movement for safe and affordable drinking water.

El Gobernador Newsom nombra a Laurel Firestone del Centro Comunitario por el Agua para ser parte de la Mesa Estatal del Control de Recursos Hídricos

ON Feb 12, 2019

Estamos muy contentos de anunciar que la Co-Fundadora y Co-Directora Laurel Firestone fue nombrada hoy por el Gobernador Gavin Newsom para formar parte de la Mesa Estatal del Control de Recursos Hídricos. La Mesa Directiva supervisa ampliamente y administra importantes recursos económicos relacionados con el agua en California, incluyendo el acceso al agua potable, limpia y económica.

Governor Newsom Appoints CWC’s Laurel Firestone to State Water Board

ON Feb 12, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Community Water Center’s Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director Laurel Firestone was appointed today by Governor Gavin Newsom as a Board Member of the State Water Resources Control Board. The Board has broad regulatory oversight and administers significant funding resources impacting California’s water, including access to safe and affordable drinking water.

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