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WEEKLY UPDATE: Speak Out

WEEKLY UPDATE: Speak Out

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We have so may politicians who want to speak to us, speak for us, speak about us and even speak over us.

Antonio is dedicated to making sure this campaign is powerfully different—he wants to make sure that we can speak for ourselves.

Will you take a moment to share your California story?

From powerful community leaders like Cruz Reynoso to young Dreamers, hundreds of Californians are using our web tool to speak out. Please speak up and speak out by sharing your story today.

ICYMI: Antonio’s Online Town Hall on California’s Future

In case you missed it, Antonio held an Online Town Hall on California’s future last week—thank you to everyone who logged on! From the housing crisis to job growth, it’s important that we continue to have real conversations about the most pressing issues facing our state.

If we couldn’t answer your question, please send it to us at [email protected]. Make sure to stay tuned for our next Online Town Hall by following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

DACA Renewal Deadline

If you or someone you know is a DACA recipient, the deadline to renew your paperwork is October 5, 2017. No new applications will be accepted, but documents will remain valid until its expiration date.

The National Immigration Law Center has released helpful information for anyone who needs to renew their paperwork before the deadline. Learn more about the process here: www.nilc.org/issues/daca.

Voice Submission of the Week

“California leads the nation in every way because we are the most inclusive and diverse state. We lead the world in science, technology, engineering, the arts, agriculture and math. I am a Vietnam veteran who has lived his entire life in California. Antonio is the best person to keep us together working for the future of our state and the well-being of all its people including my children, their spouses and my grandchildren.”—Arturo Aleman, Sacramento

Share your story today!

On the Road

It has been a busy month on the campaign trail. Last week, Antonio visited Riverside, joining SEIU Local 121RN and fighting for better patient care. He also traveled to the Bay Area for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Game Changers 2017 event, where he spoke on a panel with other community, business and technology leaders about the issues facing Californians and how he will address them as governor. Thank you to the Laguna Beach Democratic Club, which hosted Antonio at their monthly meeting last week.

In the News

“Villaraigosa said the state has a ‘broken regulatory framework.’ In Los Angeles, for example, a developer needed to go to a dozen departments to get a permit—the former mayor said he reduced that to one. He supports streamlining processes and creating a housing trust fund to leverage tax credits and ‘reward’ cities that are building homes for all income-levels.”—Mercury News, 9/14/17

“A lot of people in Riverside and San Bernardino, they don’t agree with me on everything. I think they watch me and say, ‘This is a guy who rolls up his sleeves,’ he said. ‘There’s a reason why I’m coming out to Moreno Valley, Riverside, Fontana, San Bernardino…I’ve got a lot of respect for the people out here,’ Villaraigosa added.”—The Press Enterprise, 9/12/17

“Among Villaraigosa’s plans are encouraging cities and counties to pass spending measures on affordable housing and public transportation that can then be supported through state funding. His plan is modeled after Measure R, a 2008 referendum in Los Angeles that targeted $40 billion in new sales taxes for a dozen light-rail and other transportation projects. Villaraigosa later lobbied Congress to lend against that revenue to accelerate the construction.”—Bloomberg Politics, 9/15/17

“La decisión del presidente Donald Trump de poner fin a DACA en seis meses si el Congreso no actúa es parte de sus ataques contra la comunidad latina en particular, pero francamente contra todas las comunidades de inmigrantes y comunidades de color.”—La Opinion, 9/12/17