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Afro-Centric Convo Series, Round 2

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.

Now is the time

Now is the time

Join us in marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day this Monday.                                                                                                                                                                         


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As we commemorate Dr. King’s birthday this Monday, we recommit ourselves to the hard work of building a California where all people are treated with dignity and respect — both in our relations with one another and in the policies that shape our world.


Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Dr. King laid the foundation for much of the work California Democrats are able to do today, from strengthening civil rights protections for the historically marginalized to providing a sanctuary for people coming to the United States for the first time, hoping that, maybe here, they can achieve lives of peace and dignity.

Throughout California, there are opportunities to build community and mark this special day. Click here to find one in your area.

May this holiday remind us of our duty to build a party that fully reflects the diversity of California — and of the importance of electing Democrats who will work to fulfill the dream of Dr. King.


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Coalition Will Join Forces to Raise Awareness Against Human Trafficking

Coalition Will Join Forces to Raise Awareness Against Human Trafficking


Contact: Tiffany Apodaca
(559) 321-4312




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
21 E Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710


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,
Lifestyle Furniture

Volunteers from Fresno Monsters

Volunteers from Fresno State Hockey Team


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.

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Help us help your community – your feedback is important!

Help us help your community – your feedback is important!

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

For more information, please visit For questions or accommodations, please email or call 559-621-8512.

Housing and Community Development Division
City of Fresno Planning and Development Department
2600 Fresno Street ▪ Fresno CA 93721