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Merced Youth, Community Responds to Election Results

Posted  November 13, 2014  by  We'Ced

Since the War on Drugs started in the early 70’s our communities have been hurting and punished through incarceration, with no real rehabilitation opportunities. For several years my older brother was caught up in a vicious cycle of addiction and incarceration. To me the passage of Prop 47 meant offering him a second opportunity. It was about sending the message that black and brown lives matter!

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Merced Youth: #2Young2Vote But Not Too Young To Care

Posted  November 3, 2014  by  We'Ced

If I could vote this election I would vote for Prop 1 because it saves our water and our marine animals. I would also vote for Measure T because all sections of Merced should have a say in this city. As of now, everything is one sided because the city council are all from the non-ghetto side of Merced.

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Voters to Decide if the City of Merced Should Change its Voting System

Posted  November 1, 2014  by  We'Ced

Changing the single-member district system would mean that Merced would be split into six districts and each district would elect one representative to sit on the city council. Each district would have about an equal proportion of voters and candidates would only have to campaign in their district, which could mean candidates would pursue a pool of 13,500 residents instead of 81,000, according to proponents.

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Why I Decided to Phone Bank for Prop. 47

Posted  October 30, 2014  by  We'Ced

I’ve seen people that have been to prison or have been in jail and they come out, turn their life around but they can’t find jobs. They can’t get financial aid for school because they have a felony, so they can’t get an education. I don’t think it’s fair, especially for minor things which is what Prop 47 will turn around.

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Prop 47: Central Valley Youth Weigh In On Incarceration — When is it Appropriate?

Posted  October 30, 2014  by  We'Ced

On November 4th, Californians will cast their votes on Proposition 47. The prop, also called The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, would reclassify six non-violent crimes currently charged as felonies — including drug possession and shoplifting — as misdemeanors. We’Ced Youth Media and The kNOw Youth Media asked teenagers in Merced and in Fresno, Calfornia: When is incarceration a just punishment? And how should society deal with non-violent offenses and petty crimes?

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Merced Youth, Community Responds to Election Results

Since the War on Drugs started in the early 70’s our communities have been hurting and punished through incarceration, with no real rehabilitation opportunities. For several years my older brother was caught up in a vicious ...
by We'Ced
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Merced Youth: #2Young2Vote But Not Too Young To Care

If I could vote this election I would vote for Prop 1 because it saves our water and our marine animals. I would also vote for Measure T because all sections of Merced should have a say in this city. As of now, everything is on...
by We'Ced
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Screen Shot 2014-11-01 at 6.56.10 AM

Voters to Decide if the City of Merced Should Change its Voting System

Changing the single-member district system would mean that Merced would be split into six districts and each district would elect one representative to sit on the city council. Each district would have about an equal proportion...
by We'Ced
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Why I Decided to Phone Bank for Prop. 47

I’ve seen people that have been to prison or have been in jail and they come out, turn their life around but they can’t find jobs. They can’t get financial aid for school because they have a felony, so they can’t get an...
by We'Ced
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RazorWire_HannesASchwetz-720x340

Prop 47: Central Valley Youth Weigh In On Incarceration — When is it Appropriate?

On November 4th, Californians will cast their votes on Proposition 47. The prop, also called The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, would reclassify six non-violent crimes currently charged as felonies -- including drug posse...
by We'Ced
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