August 17th, 2017 | Action Alerts, Events, News

Understanding Putin’s Russia

August 17th, 2017 | Action Alerts, Events

C.O.O.L. Meeting Notice – Friday, August 25, 2017


Labor Friends,

You are invited to attend this month’s meeting of the Fresno Area Coalition of Organized Labor on Friday, August 25, 2017. The meeting starts at noon at Pardini’s located at 2257 West Shaw Avenue.  The meeting notice is attached.

Our August guest speaker will be Mike Rhodes, author of “Dispatches from the War Zone.”  Mike is a community activist and former editor of the Community Alliance newspaper and his book details his coverage of homelessness in Fresno from 2002 – 2015. .

Please RSVP to Cori at or by phone (559) 307-6826 no later than Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

** Please note that you must RSVP  to guarantee your spot for lunch. Without an RSVP, you will be placed on a waiting list. If you RSVP and do not cancel by the deadline, you will be billed for the cost of lunch if there is no waiting list.

Please plan to attend the 2017 Labor Day Family Pancake Breakfast on Monday, September 4that the Fresno Fairgrounds. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 – 10:00 AM with Activities from 8:00 AM till noon. Please see attached flyer for details. Tickets will be available at the COOL Luncheon. 

August 17th, 2017 | Action Alerts, Events

Save the Date: El Concilio de Fresno Community Meeting/Luncheon Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Chicano Youth Center

El Concilio de Fresno, Inc.

Office:  1515 E. Divisidero Street, Suite 107

Mail:  P.O. Box 4236

Fresno, CA 93744-4236

Phone:  559-486-5350 – Fax:  559-486-5350


– Join Us! –


Hello everyone! Please mark your calendar and save Friday, August 25, 2017 for our upcoming El Concilio community meeting/luncheon.   The meeting will be held in the conference room of the Chicano Youth Center located in the Alfonso Hernandez Jr. Youth and Community Center, 1515 E Divisadero St., Fresno, CA 93721.  The meeting will start promptly at 12 Noon. Our special guest speakers are:

Mr. Tou Mou, Program Coordinator &
Mr. Daniel Gonzalez, Outreach Specialist

Topic:  Lock It Up Project

Your support and participation make a difference to better serve our community.  Should you have an announcement to share with our members, please send me an email with brief details and I will list you on the agenda.  Please invite interested guests and potential new members. I Look forward to welcoming everyone on the 25th!

Eddie Varela, President
El Concilio de Fresno, Inc.
Phone:  559-360-9797

AJUA! –  Community Events Calendar
Date Event
2017 Email your event info and I will post here.  Let’s keep our community informed.
30 >Negociantes Unidos Breakfast Meeting.  Join the Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation and the Fresno Grizzlies at Chukchansi Park for this informative breakfast meeting.  See attached event flyer for more information and RSVO at 559-222-8705 or email
29 El Concilio Community Meeting/luncheon.  The meeting will be held at the Chicano Youth Center located in the Alfonso Hernandez Jr. Youth and Community Center, 1515 E Divisadero St. Fresno, CA 93721.  Meeting starts promptly at 12 Noon.  See you there!
30 Join Arte Americas 30th Anniversary Celebration. 6pm – 10pm.  See attached event flyer for more information.


August 15th, 2017 | Action Alerts, Events

YOU’RE INVITED: September 12th Summer Networking Reception

Dear Friend!

Mark your calendars for our the League of CA Cities Latino Caucus’ Summer Networking Reception! At this event we will be recognizing college students doing great work in our community.

There is NO COST to attend the event, however, there is an opportunity to sponsor the event. No small amount is too small, all the sponsorships will go towards scholarships for students attending FSU. Please let me know if you would like to contribute.

See you there!


Esmeralda Soria

August 15th, 2017 | Action Alerts, Events

Wed, August 16, 3pm Ray McGovern

Wednesday August 16 – 3 to 3:30 p.m.

Speaking Truth to Empire on KFCF 88.1 Free Speech Radio for Central California. Dan Yaseen interviews Ray McGovern. Ray is a veteran CIA officer turned political activist. Ray was a CIA analyst for 27 years, from the administration of John F. Kennedy to that of George H. W. Bush. Ray’s duties included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the President’s Daily Brief. In January 2003, Ray co-created Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) to expose how intelligence was being falsified to “justify” war on Iraq. VIPS has continued to issue memorandums when it notices the falsification and misuse of intelligence by the intelligence agencies. Topics include the recent VIPS memorandum about Russiagate.

His website is

Tune in to 88.1 FM or log in at:

August 13th, 2017 | Action Alerts, Events

Faith in Fresno announcement

Faith in Fresno is holding its second Employment & Policies meeting Thursday, August 17, from 6pm to 8pm at Carter Memorial AME Church, 940 Waterman Ave in West Fresno. We will be planning for a press conference Thursday, Aug 24, kicking off our campaign for better employment policies from the city government, policies that guarantee resources are made available to all who have a need for them throughout our city. We will also be challenging Amazon, which is planning an e-commerce fulfillment center for SW Fresno, to become a good partner in promoting wellness of community, giving back to the neighborhoods of West Fresno some of what they saved from the twenty years of tax freedom given to them by the city. Participants at our first meeting included Taymah Jahsi, JePaul White, Aaron Foster, and Thomas Weiler. Please join us to help make our message as effective as possible.

Bob Turner


August 12th, 2017 | Action Alerts, Events

CD21 TownHall

August 11th, 2017 | Action Alerts, Events

CA Organizer/Activist Resistance & Campaign Training

SAVE THE DATE!! The focus of the training will be turning California’s 4th Congressional District BLUE! Pre-registration is required. The meeting and…

August 9th, 2017 | Action Alerts, Events

This Friday – The Battle for Matheny Tract Film Screening & Panel

From: Ashley Werner []
Sent: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 9:51 PM
Subject: This Friday – The Battle for Matheny Tract Film Screening & Panel

Hi friends, allies, and colleagues!

Please join us this Friday, August 11th at Fres.Co for a community film screening of the documentary, “The Battle for Matheny,” followed by a panel discussion with community leaders featured in the film, Reinelda Palma and Hugo Trujillo, along with the filmmaker Samuel Contreras and myself.  The film features the persevering and ultimately successful efforts of residents of Matheny Tract, Tulare County, to secure their community’s right to safe and affordable drinking water.  The discussion will include current efforts to ensure that the human right to water is realized for all communities across California.

Here are the details:

Where: Fres.Co, 1918 Fresno Street, Fresno, CA, 93721

What & When: Doors Open – 6; Reception – 6:30; Film Start -7:00; Discussion – 7:30-8:00

Please share this invitation with others who may be interested!  Hope to see you there!



















Ashley Werner
Senior Attorney
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability
764 P Street, Suite 012, Fresno, CA 93721
Direct: (559) 369-2786
Cell: (415) 686-1368
Twitter: @LCJandA

August 8th, 2017 | Action Alerts, Events, News

Lt. Governor and Candidate for Governor Gavin Newsom Meet & Greet