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Merced #Health4All Dialogue Draws Hundreds, But No State Officials

Posted  May 16, 2015  by  Claudia Gonzalez

Over 270 people packed into the May 8 event, representing a diverse array of ethnic communities in the area. Many offered personal testimony about how they had been affected by the exclusion of undocumented immigrants from the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Prop 47’s Second Battle — Getting The Word Out

Posted  May 12, 2015  by  We'Ced

The Public Defender’s Office began meeting with potential applicants as early as December of last year. “I see around 10 people every week,” said Andrade. “The application process is long and takes time because it’s on a case by case basis.”

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#ManifestJustice: A Photo Essay

Posted  May 11, 2015  by  We'Ced

Photos and story by Alyssa Castro Last weekend, I took a trip to Los Angeles, CA to serve as a docent for Manifest Justice. Manifest Justice is a pop-up art exhibition in LA, put on by The California Endowment and Amnesty International, that uses art to highlight the inequities of the society we live in, while […]

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#MercedToBaltimore: May Day Demonstration Shows Solidarity

Posted  May 11, 2015  by  We'Ced

A prayer and final act of solidarity. The group held hands as they shouted Assata Shakur’s famous social justice rallying call: “It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and protect each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.”

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Merced’s Fight for #Health4all

Posted  April 27, 2015  by  We'Ced

Hundreds of organizers, activists, and advocates rallied last week at the Capitol in a show of support for SB 4, otherwise known as the Health 4 All. The bill, which passed the Senate Health Committee in a unanimous vote last week, would provide health insurance to all Californians, including undocumented residents.

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