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12 Sep
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A blow to the American Dream and its Economy


The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


 

America will not be the place where dreams come to die.

This great nation was built on the dreams of immigrants who came here looking for a better way of life and in doing so ​have shaped our culture and our daily lives.

In the midst of an administration already marked as the most shameful in modern history, yesterday’s announcement is​ ​​one of ​ Trump’s most shortsighted​ ​​​​actions yet. ​

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With his decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Trump has snuffed out hope for nearly 800,000 undocumented young men and women, “Dreamers” who were brought to this country as children and have grown to embrace th​is nation as their own​. A decision that is drawing rebuke from both Republicans and Democrats alike.

Nearly one third of all Dreamers call California home and they, along with their parents, have helped make our state’s economy the 6th largest in the world. According to the CATO Institute, by terminating DACA and deporting the 800,000 people currently in the program, the immediate fiscal cost would be over $60 billion to the federal government along with a $280 billion reduction in economic growthover the next decade.

For California alone, this could cost our great economy an $11 billion loss. Not only is this a fight for the soul of our country, it is also an economic blow.

For the White House to reject their right to pursue​ the​ir​ ​dreams is one of greatest betrayals of American values I can think of.

It is now incumbent upon us to do everything in our power to protect the community vital to the Californian spirit and determined way of life so that they can flourish and pursue the American Dream.

ADD YOUR NAME NEXT TO MINE AND STAND WITH OUR 800,000 DREAMERS

In solidarity,
Kevin

Kevin de León

President of the California State Senate

 

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12 Sep
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Southeast Fresno Must Be a Higher Priority in Education, Job Training and Green Space.

Dear Friends:

-Whatever happened to plans to build a community college campus  and career technical center (vocational center) in Southeast Fresno?

-Where did the Bond E proceeds that were supposed to go to Southeast Fresno go? How will the remaining $30 million of unexpended funds be allocated?

-How much of the Bond E funds earmarked for Southeast Fresno go for creation of the Clovis Community College Campus?

-Where will the new Bond C money ($531 million) be spent?

-Why is SE Fresno a low priority when it comes to the investment of financial resources that can improve the quality of life of residents like in the areas of  education, training and green space?

-The idea of using the 49-acre park site to build a vocational training center is again being discussed by City officials. Thanks to the great support and leadership of Trustee John Leal, Miguel Arias, and Eric Payne this proposal did not go anywhere.  SE Fresno organizations support construction of a vocational training center but not on a site donated by the National Park Service that has been designated to be used as a park. The State Center Community College District purchased 120 acres at Clovis and  North that should be used for the construction of the facility needs of the SCCCD. We support the construction of a vocational training center on the SCCCD’s 120-acre site or any other site in Southeast Fresno.

TO MAKE THE NEEDS OF SE FRESNO A HIGHER PRIORITY WE ALL MUST PARTICIPATE AS THESE DECISIONS ARE BEING MADE BY GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE OFFICIALS.

Please join us for an excellent opportunity to present your ideas on how  to spend the $531 million Measure C Bonds proceeds to improve education and training facilities in our community at an upcoming community forum. (Please mark your calendars and plan to attend). This event is scheduled as follows:

EVENT: SE FRESNO COMMUNITY FORUM HOSTED BY FRESNO CITY COLLEGE OFFICIALS

TIME AND DATE:  5:30 PM On Tuesday, September 26, 2017

LOCATION:  Sunnyside High School

1019 S. Peach Ave.

Fresno, CA  93727

Our sincere thanks to Mr. John Leal, President of the SCCCD Board and Dr. Carole Goldsmith, President of Fresno City College for providing this opportunity to provide input on this important  matter  to the residents of SE Fresno.

 

MESSAGE ON PARKS AND SOCCER COMPLEX:

We are currently in negotiations with the Mayor’s Office and the National Park Service about the use of the entire 49-acre site for the construction of a regional park and soccer complex facility. More than 20 community organizations support our application to make this a community-funded and operated project. Supporters of this project are also encouraged to attend this important community forum.

Please let me know if you are planning to attend this important event.

Jose Leon-Barraza, Chairman

SEFCEDA Board

CEO

Southeast Fresno Regional Park and Soccer Complex Authority

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