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Governor Candidate Forum was hosted by the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) yesterday. NUHW endorsed shortly after the forum. ...

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A fundraiser for the UndocuFund to help the undocumented immigrants who suffered a loss from the firestorm. Undocumented immigrants do not qualify for federal aid. ...

Love and Justice 2017!

October 28, 2017, 6:00pm - October 28, 2017, 10:00pm

Love and Justice 2017 A benefit for the UndocuFund for Fire Relief in Sonoma County and the Graton Day Labor Center's Reconstruction Works Program Shone Farm Pavilion, Saturday, October 28, 2017, 6 to 10 p.m. Ticket prices have been reduced to $40-100. 50% of proceeds from Love and Justice 2017 will be donated to the UndocuFund for Fire Relief in Sonoma County: Launched by a coalition of immigrant service providers and advocates, the UndocuFund for Fire Relief in Sonoma County will provide direct assistance to undocumented victims of the Northern California fires. One hundred percent of all donations to the UndocuFund will go to victim support. To donate directly to the UndocuFund, or to learn more, visit: An estimated 28,000 undocumented immigrants live and work in Sonoma County. Unlike other victims of the fires that have devastated Sonoma County, undocumented immigrants do not qualify for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Lack of immigration status, limited English proficiency, and fear of immigration enforcement will also impede their access to disaster-relief services, even when they are eligible. Lack of familiarity or comfort with law enforcement, county departments, and financial institutions present additional barriers. Consequently, the fire victims will face significant challenges in meeting urgent needs and rebuilding their lives here in Sonoma County where the cost of living is very high. The UndocuFund will ensure that undocumented families displaced by the fires will have the support and resources they need to recover and rebuild. In addition, 50% of proceeds from Love and Justice 2017 will go to the Graton Day Labor Center’s Reconstruction Works Program to train and support day laborers and domestic workers who will offer essential services in the clean-up and re-building efforts. Centro Laboral de Graton (CLG) is a worker-led center that is on the front lines of the immigrant and workers’ rights movement in Sonoma County. Its mission is to advance and protect the human, labor, and civil rights of day laborers, domestic workers, and their families by promoting participatory democratic leadership and worker solidarity. CLG will play a vital role in assuring workers who assist in the rebuilding efforts post-fires will have access to vocational and workplace safety training, and be prepared to advocate for labor standards protections and living wages. Keynote speaker Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, will share what issues and challenges most affect day laborers and immigrant workers in the current political and disaster climate. He will also report on the important role day laborers have played in recent hurricane disasters throughout the country. The evening will also feature live music with Dr. Loco’s Rockin’ Jalapeño Band, playing everyone's favorite R&B, Oldies, Cumbias, Salsa, and Norteño classics with that special movimiento twist that only Dr. Loco has! The live auction will be led by local philanthropist and entrepreneur Tara Jasper. There will also be a raffle featuring gift baskets stocked full of Sonoma County bounty. Local food, beer, cider, and wine is included in the ticket price. Let's come together to support immigrant families in this time of crisis and strengthen the Graton Day Labor Center's capacity to remain on the front lines of the movement for rights and dignity of immigrants and workers in Sonoma County! Become a sponsor, donate to our raffle or live auction, or purchase your tickets online today! Shone Farm Pavilion is located at 7450 Steve Olsen Lane, near Forestville.

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Art Show benefit for Fire Relief Victims on Tues night. ...

Art Show Fundraiser for North Bay Fire Relief

October 24, 2017, 7:00pm - October 24, 2017, 10:00pm

After hours on Tuesday, October 24th, we'll be hosting an art show fundraiser at Comics FTW, showcasing work from our friends, family, and customers. We'll have original painted and drawn pieces, prints, sculptures, cross-stitched and sewn items, and all manner of crafted things from the many talented and creative folks around our community. All pieces on display will be made available for sale, with all sales going to Redwood Credit Union's North Bay Fire Relief fund (unless another charity/fund is specified by the contributing artist). We'll have snacks, baked goods, beverages, and other refreshments for sale, with those dollars also being donated. We'll also have cash donation boxes for those that would like to contribute that way. We hope that you'll come out, relax a bit, check out some great pieces from local talent, meet some of the artists, share some laughs with us, and maybe throw down a few dollars in the name of relief for our community in the North Bay. See you all there!

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