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March IHSS News You Can Use

March IHSS News You Can Use

Protect Our Care This year UDW caregivers have vowed to fight, protect, and win for our clients and each other. Congress is threatening to make cuts to our health care and home care while anti-home care groups like the Freedom Foundation are trying to weaken our union. But we will not back down, because we know we are stronger together. Click here to read UDW member Terry Walker-Dampier’s moving story about the importance of protecting our care. Join us on March 28th at 3 pm for a special telephone town hall to discuss these issues and more! RSVP today at […]

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Constituents Hold Candlelight Vigil at Congressman Issa’s House

Constituents Hold Candlelight Vigil at Congressman Issa's House

About 200 residents held a candlelight vigil at CA Republican Congressman Darrell Issa’s house in Vista, CA

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Why I Marched – UDW caregivers attend the Women’s March

Why I Marched – UDW caregivers attend the Women’s March

On Saturday, January 21st, millions of women, men, and children in hundreds of cities around the world stood together in unity as part of the Women’s March on Washington. In California, it is estimated that 880,000 or 1 in every 45 residents attended a local march in dozens of cities across the state. For UDW members, the reasons to march were as diverse as the nearly 98,000 IHSS providers our union represents, but a sense of urgency and a passion to fight for our rights united us all. We were among the huge crowds of people standing up for the […]

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King Day celebrated with fiery speech, volunteerism

King Day celebrated with fiery speech, volunteerism

By Joshua Emerson Smith, San Diego Union Tribune, January 16th, 2017 The rising activist Rev. William J. Barber II on Monday headlined the 29th annual “All Peoples” celebration in San Diego, which honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Addressing a rapt audience, the fiery pastor from North Carolina delivered the keynote speech that repeatedly brought a sold-out crowd at the Balboa Park Activity Center to its feet. Barber took the stage and began delivering what would be an hour-long sermon addressing everything from gender equality to health care to minimum wage to voting rights, as well as myriad issues surrounding race and poverty. His recurring theme was […]

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Obamacare Supporters Protest At Issa’s North County Office

Obamacare Supporters Protest At Issa’s North County Office

By Kenny Goldberg, KPBS, January 12th, 2017 Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) is a staunch opponent of the Affordable Care Act and wants to repeal it as soon as possible. About 30 people who disagree with his position protested in front of his Vista office on Thursday. And while some simply held signs declaring their support for Obamacare, others, like Vista resident Marjorie Bramwell, didn’t mince her words. “I think his position is weak,” she said. “And he does not have evidence that it is not working. It is working.” About 20 million Americans have health insurance under Obamacare. Bramwell said […]

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