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WEEKLY UPDATE: Chapter One – Angels

WEEKLY UPDATE: Chapter One – Angels

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Donald Trump launched his campaign for president by calling Mexicans criminals and rapists.

When Antonio launched his media campaign a few weeks ago, he did so with a video that captures the moment he leaves life-saving water along the California-Mexico border.

There couldn’t be a clearer contrast between these two world views. Our “launch” video has now been seen hundreds of thousands of times, but we wanted to make sure even more people can see it by breaking it down into easy to watch chapters.

We are releasing Chapter 1 today and you can watch it here:

After you watch, please make sure to Like and Share so we can make sure this powerful story is seen by all our friends and neighbors. 

In the News

Los Angeles Times: “It’s a tightening race for governor…” According to the Los Angeles Times, “Voters are more divided in the governor’s race, creating a closer contest between Democrats Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa.” [Los Angeles Times, 11/09/17]

USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Poll

Los Angeles Times: “Villaraigosa: ‘There’s not enough concern about the environmental impacts of climate change on the poor’” According to the Los Angeles Times, “Gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa said Wednesday that Democratic wins in Virginia and New Jersey are clear signs that voters across the United States want to elect leaders who have a vision of uniting the nation. That vision, Villaraigosa said, should include a focus on creating clean energy jobs and job training, especially for low-income residents.” [Los Angeles Times, 11/08/17]

L.A. Weekly: Villaraigosa Was First Latino to Take Los Angeles Mayor’s Office Since 1872 and “Won Big.” According to the L.A. Weekly, “Twelve years ago, when Antonio Villaraigosa became the first Latino to take the mayor’s office since 1872, his victory over the incumbent, political scion James K. Hahn, was a sensational masterstroke of coalition building. ‘Villaraigosa won big,’ gushed the Washington Post on May 19, 2005. ‘He won the Latino vote — and the black vote, and the white vote. He won the working-class neighborhoods, and the prosperous San Fernando Valley. The longtime liberal even captured much of the Republican vote.’” [L.A. Weekly, 11/10/17]

EdSource: Villaraigosa Passionate About Doing More to Ensure Success of Low-Income Students.According to EdSource, “Villaraigosa was especially passionate about doing more to ensure the success of low-income students. ‘Kids who grew up the way I did, those kids need more than my kids,’ he said. ‘We’re going to have to build on what we’ve done with the Local Control Funding Formula, to make sure that those kids have the resources that they need so that they can compete with the kids who grow up in the more affluent homes.’” [EdSource, 11/07/17]

Voice of the Week

MARIA CALDERON, LAKE FOREST
My family (parents & sister) and I moved to the United States in 1994, 4 weeks before my 10th birthday with my younger sister (7 years old), and my mom who was pregnant at the time with our youngest sister.

I am now a mommy and a step-mommy myself, a college student at CSUF working on my Psychology degree part-time, and a full-time working single mom.

Read more at https://antonioforcalifornia.com/voices/maria-calderon/ 

Call for Volunteers

Are you in the San Francisco Bay Area and want to volunteer on the Antonio for California campaign? The campaign is looking for volunteers to show support for the campaign and staff our table at the Winter 2017 Executive Board Meeting.

If you are available 11/17 and 11/18, please sign up at antonioforcalifornia.com/volunteer.