Friday, March 23, 2012

A Human Agenda for Santa Clara County

From Human Agenda of Santa Clara County, California:

Please join us at our Action Meetings at the Human Agenda Office, 2175 The Alameda,Suite 103, San Jose 95126:

Strategic Initiatives Action Meeting: Saturday, March 31, 4 PM, contact Ana Maria Candela at ana.m.candela@gmail.com;

Vision Action Meeting: Saturday, April 7, 10 AM, contact Arianne Renée at ari.renee@gmail.com;

Food & Water Action Meeting: Contact Elizabeth Sarmiento at es.peace@gmail.com .

A Strategic Weekend for Human Agenda

At the heart of Human Agenda’s vision for a healthy community and a better world are strategic initiatives to meet critical human needs. Nothing is more strategic for human beings than well-paying, sustainable jobs that allow people to have the security, the time, and the resources to meet their other critical needs. At the same time, food and water form the basis of our existence. Please join Human Agenda this weekend to support the San Jose Living Wage Campaign, World Water Day, and campaigns in support of low-income immigrant workers.

Collect Signatures for a Living Wage!

What: Collect Signatures for the San Jose Living Wage Initiative

When: Saturday, March 24, 9 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Meet at Human Agenda office, 2175 The Alameda, Suite 103, San Jose 95126

Who: Led by Board Members Ana Maria Candela, Cesar Juarez, & Richard Hobbs

Human Agenda just voted to contribute $500 to this important campaign to increase wages to $10 per hour in San Jose. We have supported the campaign from the beginning, and this is the last weekend to gather the signatures needed to put the initiative on the November ballot. Join us for a light breakfast and training to collect signatures. Rain or shine!

Canvass for World Water Day!

What: Walk and Poll for World Water Day
When: Sat., March 24, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Willow Glen Neighborhood

Who: Led by Board Members Elizabeth Sarmiento, Pat O’Connell, and Rodrigo Dioso

For World Water Day we will be doing a canvass using a poll to inform people about the state of water in the world, and to promote a Santa Clara Valley Water District program to replace lawns with drought resistant plants they will reimburse up to $2,000 in expenses. This is a tangible act people can take to reduce water use.

Brief Agenda
3:00 p.m. Meet at Elizabeth and Eric's home, 544 Snyder Ave., San José, CA 95125. Drink coffee or tea and have some coffee bread
3:15 p.m. Brief tour of gardens, native garden (front yard) editable garden (back yard)
3:30 p.m. Dos and don'ts about soliciting. Briefing of what we're doing and where we're walking - you'll get copies of the flyer and poll sheets with a clipboard.
5:00 p.m. Meet back at Elizabeth's place and share the results.

Support Low-Wage Immigrant Workers!

What: Panel Presentation and Action Steps to Support Low-Wage Immigrant Workers
When: Sunday, March 25, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: UFCW Local 5 Headquarters, Casa de Pueblo, 240 S. Market St., San Jose 95113

Who: Speakers include Aurelio Lopez, farmworker; Saul Gonzalez, the San Jose Living Wage Coalition; a representative from UniteHere! Local 19; Dr. Ann Lopez, the Center for Farmworker Families; and Richard Hobbs, Human Agenda. Sponsored by AACI, the Interfaith Council, and Human Agenda.

Explore the reality of low-wage immigrant workers and how a low-wage economy impacts us all! In Silicon Valley, immigrants fill the majority of our service, labor, and agricultural jobs. Hear personal testimonies from local immigrants working in low-wage industries and speakers on local and national policy issues, conditions of farmworkers, and environmental impacts. Find out how you can support the San Jose Minimum Wage Campaign and other local movements to improve wages and conditions for workers!

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