Please join me the next two Friday evening to engage 2020 candidates. The evening is part of a series of conversations regrading African American needs in the Fresno/Central Valley region. Come hear how candidates plan to address homelessness, education, affordable housing, economic development, sidewalks, street lights, and much more.
Friday, Jan. 24 at 5:30 pm- 16th Congressional Candidate- Councilwoman Esmeralda Soria
Friday, Jan. 31st at 6:00 pm- Fresno City Council Candidate- Tyler Maxwell
Both events will be held at the Fresno County Democratic HQ- 1033 U St., Fresno 93721
These events are open to the public, however the conversation will focus on areas directly impacting the African American communities in Fresno and the Central Valley.
These events are being hosted by Dr. Daren Miller and not any of the numerous organizations which he holds membership.
Contact: Tiffany Apodaca
The Pledge to Stop Trafficking Press Conference
FRESNO, CA – Seven (7) area nonprofits and local law enforcement leaders will take over the streets of Fresno to fundraise for The Pledge to Stop Trafficking (PTST) campaign.
WHAT: January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and local law enforcement and a coalition of valley-based nonprofits are joining forces to support to stop human trafficking in the Central Valley at a press conference.
This press conference will include PTST member organizations, volunteers and supporters from Fresno, including the Fresno Monsters and the Fresno State Hockey Team, take to the streets to raise awareness and collect money that will provide direct services to local victims of human trafficking.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 21, 2019 at 11 a.m.
Volunteers will be collecting support starting at 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.
WHERE: Lifestyle Furniture
WHO: Deputy Chief Pat Farmer
Ana Lopez, Beauty for Ashes
Andrea Shabaglian, Made for Them
Sean Biggs, Fresno Police VICE Sargent
Debra Rush, Breaking the Chains
Ed Kaczmarek, Fresno/Madera Youth for Christ
Rodney Lowery, Fresno Police Chaplaincy
Ryan Townsend, Central Valley Justice Coalition
Torella Minor, Mollie’s House
Sarah Johnston Fresno EOC Central Valley Against Human Trafficking,
Volunteers from Fresno Monsters
Volunteers from Fresno State Hockey Team
ABOUT PLEDGE TO STOP TRAFFICKING:
The Pledge to Stop Trafficking (PTST) is a coalition of seven local nonprofits that provide critical services and support to victims of sex trafficking. Money raised for the PTST Fund is distributed to those organizations that are working tirelessly to prevent human trafficking as well as provide direct support to help victims heal.
People may also support by visiting.
Laura Maciel | Communications Manager
5260 North Palm Avenue Suite 122 | Fresno, CA 93704
Dear Fresno Resident,
The City of Fresno receives yearly funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help low and moderate income persons. This funding can be used for affordable housing, homelessness, community services, infrastructure improvements, community facilities, and more. The city has collected feedback from the community using surveys, meetings, and focus groups to help develop a 5-year plan and annual plan.
At our first ten community meetings, we discussed the needs of the community broadly. With the help of members of the community at three follow-up meetings, we discussed the needs that were identified as the most important to receive federal funding. After speaking with residents at these meetings, and getting feedback through surveys and focus groups, we’ve drafted the needs statements for our 5-year plan and annual plan. These statements will inform how federal funds are spent in the City of Fresno over the next five years.
Please join us at one of the upcoming meetings to learn what this could mean for your community, to provide feedback on our priorities, and to learn how you can get involved in the planning process.
- January 21, 2020
- Sal Mosqueda Community Center
- 4670 E Butler Ave, Fresno, CA 93702
- 6:00PM – 8:00PM
- January 22, 2020
- Wesley UMC Fireside Room
- 1343 E Barstow Ave, Fresno, CA 93710
- 6:00PM – 8:00PM
- January 23, 2020
- West Side Seventh Day Adventist Church
- 2750 S M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Fresno, CA 93706
- 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Housing and Community Development Division
City of Fresno Planning and Development Department
2600 Fresno Street ▪ Fresno CA 93721