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Statewide Leaders and Advocates Call on Californians to Vote “NO” on the September 14 Recall
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Angela Chavez [email protected]    Statewide Leaders and Advocates Call on Californians to Vote “NO” on the September 14 Recall  California leaders share what is at stake for our communities, state, and nation – should the unnecessary recall of Governor Newsom succeed  WATCH: No to the...
California Leaders and Advocates Unite: Call on Voters to Stop Recall of Governor Newsom
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Karina Martinez at [email protected] / 858-752-1262 Angela Chavez [email protected]  MEDIA ADVISORY: VIRTUAL PRESSER California Leaders and Advocates Unite: Call on Voters to Stop Recall of Governor Newsom Los Angeles, Calif., – In response to the September 14, 2021 California recall election and announcement of recall...
Californians on the Recall Election: “Wait, What?”
Roughly eight weeks away, California’s recall election of Governor Gavin Newsom will take place on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. In response to the recall election, most Californians have looked up from their phone screens for long enough to collectively ask, “wait, what?”
Fresno Redistricting Coalition Sounds the Alarm on Fresno City Council and County Supervisors
Fresno Redistricting Coalition Sounds the Alarm on Fresno City Council and County Supervisors  Community Coalition says Local Leadership is Failing to Ensure Fair Redistricting Process with Controversial Consultant    Fresno, CA — The City of Fresno and Fresno County hired a demographer who has been on the wrong side of key civil rights fights...
Communities for a New California Action Fund Aims to Ramp Up Recall Election Engagement Across California
July 14, 2021 Press Statement  CONTACT: Karina Martinez 858/752-1262 or [email protected] Communities for a New California Action Fund Aims to Ramp Up Recall Election Engagement Across California Employing manifold strategies and uniting a diversity of community stakeholders, CNC will embolden voters to protect California values  Sacramento, CA —  Communities for...
Local Conservative Reluctantly Admits Free Healthcare Kind of Nice
  Staunch Central Valley conservative Billy Murica recently received his COVID-19 vaccination and has a lot to say about the momentous event. As a diabetic, not getting the vaccination was not an option for Billy. Ultimately, he knew that if he wanted to keep his family safe and get back...
Latest Teen Craze: Redistricting
BREAKING: An exciting new craze has swept over Central Valley teens and it has taken over faster than you can say “Tik Tok!” Ha ha! The craze in question is what teens are calling “redistricting” and it’s reportedly “really interesting and important, actually,” and is what one local teen described...
DIY Climate Change Hacks: Stay Cool This Summer!
Sure, this summer is the hottest summer you’ve ever experienced living on this planet, but try to stay positive! This summer is also the coldest summer of the rest of your life. Climate change has been the talk of deniers and tree-huggers alike for the last decade, but who needs...
Restaurant Workers Really Excited for Public to Yell in Their Faces Again
Rejoice, fellow Californians, for restaurants that have been open for an entire year are now open a little more!  Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom reopened the State of California, ending a majority of the COVID-19 safety restrictions that have been in place since March 2020. While the state is still undergoing...
Local Government’s Response to Housing Crisis: Aww
Local Government’s Response to Housing Crisis: Aww :'( The official press release was signed "HAGS," which is an acronym that stands for "Have A Great Summer." This is often used by students signing the yearbooks of classmates who they do not like and have no intention of hanging out with...
CNC Changemakers Improving California Vaccination by Vaccination!
Don’t you just love being vaccinated against COVID-19? Wouldn’t it be great if everyone in your neighborhood knew how safe, effective, easy it is to get protected against the virus? Well, worry no more! CNC has got your neighborhood covered with our extensive COVID-19 vaccination outreach and education program, and we’re...
CNC Partners with Univision to Uplift California Latino Pandemic Stories
The storytelling Facebook live series uncovers how the COVID-19 vaccine has been a resource for the Latino community Fresno, CA —  Communities for a New California (CNC) is diversifying COVID-19 vaccination outreach efforts through community voices through a storytelling series of Facebook lives produced in partnership with Univision Fresno. 
Canvassers Fried to Delicious Perfection in Blistering California Heat
California is no stranger to the sun, but with increasing temperatures every year as a result of climate change, many residents are spending their summer leisure time indoors instead of out. While that may be a solution for some, not everybody has the option to beat the heat indoors. There...
CNC Welcomes a Healthy Summer with Vaccination Outreach
CNC is kicking off June the best way we know how: by celebrating the start of Pride Month! We are proud of who we are today and every day, and we are ecstatic to be highlighting our LGBTQ+ community all month long. We have so much to celebrate, and one...
Merced Needs Streetlights!
Since the inception of UC Merced, the city of Merced has been on the rise in almost every way. In every way except for streetlights and fair housing, that is. Lack of adequate street lights across the city has increasingly become a safety issue local government has refused to address,...
CNC Launches Weekly Satirical “Side Eye” Blog to Address Community Issues
Making neighborhood issues inclusive through attitude  Communities for a New California (CNC) is launching a new weekly satirical blog, aptly titled Side Eye, which aims to highlight local issues throughout the San Joaquin, Central, and Coachella Valleys. Looking through a lens of humor and adding a touch of mischief, the...
Supporting Health Equity One Household at a Time
The future of our health is rooted in our neighborhoods. That’s why we’re working to bring health equity for California families whether it be by supporting vaccination efforts or providing mental health reminders and hotlines. There are so many gaps in our systems, but here’s what we’re doing to support...
Foro de Vivienda: The UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative Provides Comment on California Housing Struggles
Nicholas González, Policy Analyst at the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (LPPI), provided remarkable insights into California’s housing crisis during our virtual COVID-19 housing forum. The research corroborated and supplemented the testimonies of the forum participants who have experienced the brunt of this housing crisis. Featured below are Gonzalez’ full remarks...
Covid-19 in Our Neighborhoods: Israel and Janine
Covid-19 in Our Neighborhoods: Israel and Janine COVID-19 seemingly stopped the world in its tracks, but with over 285 million vaccinations in the United States and counting, many are claiming the long-awaited return to normalcy is finally here, marked by none other than Disneyland’s grand reopening. Despite this progress, the privilege of returned normalcy...
Mid-May Successes with CNC
Communities for a New California organizers continue to surpass their goals in a remarkably speedy and effective fashion. Our COVID-19 education and outreach program is successfully reaching even more residents in our neighborhoods, with organizers working to ensure that every household is vaccinated and informed on the processes to stay...
Vaccinating Our Children Against COVID-19
Living in a three-generation home, Lorena Lopez knows the importance of getting every family member vaccinated against COVID-19 – both young and old alike. “It’s not only adults or the elderly who catch it, it's also children,” Lorena said of the virus. She stressed the importance of not leaving out children...
Hustling Through May with CNC!
The pandemic has changed our lives and increased the inequality in our neighborhoods, and Communities for a new California (CNC) is responding to our needs by ramping up life-saving vaccine outreach. This week, our teams continued our COVID-19 education program and also coordinated a virtual COVID-19 housing forum, giving residents...
CNC Charging Into May!
Communities for a New California (CNC) has been hard at work organizing and educating throughout the Coachella and Central Valleys with our COVID-19 education program, helping to register residents for their COVID-19 vaccination appointments, and working to address local housing concerns in each region. Here’s a closer look at what...
CNC Celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Latino Centered ‘Súbete la Manga’ Challenge
 CNC Celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Latino Centered ‘Súbete la Manga’ Challenge The ‘Súbete la Manga’ challenge relies on community members to encourages COVID-19 vaccination  Sacramento, CA —  Communities for a New California (CNC) is dancing into Cinco de Mayo with a call for eligible Californians to participate in the ‘Súbete...
CNC Launches ‘Súbete la Manga’ Campaign to Spur COVID-19 Vaccinations Among California Latinos
CNC Launches ‘Súbete la Manga’ Campaign to Spur COVID-19 Vaccinations Among California Latinos Súbete la Manga campaign aims to inspire confidence and promote awareness of the COVID-19 vaccine Coachella, CA —  Communities for a New California (CNC) is ramping up COVID-19 vaccine outreach efforts through the ‘Súbete la Manga’ campaign, a...
Earth Day 2021
There is no time to waste on Earth Day platitudes. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the burdens unloaded onto families of color sharply visible, and many of these are intensified by their marginalization into neighborhoods with contaminated water, toxic lands, bad air quality, and no green spaces. Restoring our earth...
CNC Covid-19 Outreach
Communities for a New California (CNC) is committed to ensuring that COVID-19 information, including crucial information about the vaccination process, is accessible to California families from the Coachella Valley to Sacramento.  Throughout the course of the pandemic, we’ve gotten creative with how we’ve done our outreach, and how we’ve gotten...
Fresno Coalition Demands Independent Redistricting Commissions
Fresno, CA — A Fresno coalition representing civic engagement, good government, civil rights, and immigrant rights organizations has been formed to advocate for the establishment of Fresno City and Fresno County’s first-ever independent redistricting commissions. Every ten years, new district boundaries must be drawn at every level of government, including...
CNC Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month with Ramped up Census Latino Outreach Campaign “Tortillas y Más”
WHAT: The California Census Office and CNC’s Cuenta Conmigo program launched “Tortillas y Más” a campaign focused on reaching Latinos in the spaces they most frequent and through the products that are most essential to their households. The name of the campaign references the popular food item that is a...
Marvin Lemus, Celebrity Latinx Director and Co-Creator of Gentefied, Joins CNC EF Census Outreach in the Central Valley
Los Angeles, CA – Communities for a New California Educational Fund (CNC EF) welcomes  Marvin Lemus to help  innervate and empower Californians in Hard-to-Count (HTC) regions with some of the lowest Census completion rates to urgently complete the Census. CNC EF has been providing weekly interactive Census community programs broadcast...
California Community Leaders Denounce Congressmen Complicit in Attempted Insurrections
Sacramento, CA - Statewide progressive allies denounce attempted insurrections at our state and national capitol buildings by MAGA mobs fueled by Trump and several Republicans. Seven California members of Congress are complicit in supporting these concerted efforts to thwart American democracy through violence and unconstitutional means.
Prop 5: A tax-break that could break the bank
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — For decades, longtime homeowners in California have received a break on their property taxes. Proposition 5 is designed to let these home owners keep that benefit, even if they move into a new, more expensive house.
Afraid of rent control? Here’s why you should vote yes on Proposition 10 anyway
Few phrases in California politics are more likely to send people scurrying to their respective corners than “rent control.