District 1

San Diego County

San Diego council race headed for runoff

U-T San Diego, March 26, 2013 SAN DIEGO — Labor advocate Myrtle Cole and LGBT leader Dwayne Crenshaw are headed for a runoff for the vacant District 4 City Council seat after topping a crowded field in Tuesday’s special election. They are vying to succeed Tony Young as the representative for the neighborhoods of southeastern San Diego. Young resigned Jan. 1 to head the local American Red Cross. Read more # # # # Myrtle Cole works for home care providers as UDW Regional Coordinator.  Thousands of UDW members in San Diego are supporting her campaign to make sure that working […]

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UDW providers rally for immigration reform in San Diego

By Cynthia McCabe, AFSCME International March 16, 2013 SAN DIEGO – Workers tired of the nation’s 11 million immigrants being exploited for labor then left out of the American Dream came from across Southern California to raise their voices and call for comprehensive immigration reform. “The time is now to fix our broken immigration system,” Pres. Lee Saunders told the cheering crowd gathered outside a local church for an afternoon of activism and testimonials from immigrant workers and students. Joining him were Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois and Rep. Juan Vargas of California. Saunders urged the hundreds in attendance Saturday […]

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21-year-old San Diego Community College student with severe muscular dystrophy fights Brown adminstration for right to remain in his own home with family

CDCAN DISABILITY RIGHTS REPORT  CALIFORNIA DISABILITY COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK #175-2012 – December 4, 2012 – Tuesday Night California Budget Crisis: 20121204 – Pablo Carranza v Toby Douglas Dept of Health Care Services (24 Pages – Filed Dec 04 2012).pdf 21 YEAR OLD SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT WITH SEVERE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY FIGHTS BROWN ADMINISTRATION FOR RIGHT TO REMAIN IN HIS OWN HOME WITH FAMILY Disability Rights California Files Lawsuit in Federal Court on Behalf of Pablo Carranza to Require State to Continue to Provide Level of Medi-Cal Funded Supports Carranza Is A Big Denver Broncos Fan – Wants To Live […]

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Brooks Ashby on caregivers, working families, and the 2012 elections

This Election the American Working Class spoke and we spoke loudly! I campaigned from precinct to precinct, and phone banked as well.  We won the Presidency of the United States, State Legislative Offices, important propositions 32 and 30, and Mayor of San Diego.  Winning this election will help the future of UDW’s homecare.  This was the most important election I had the privilege of working on.  I feel a strength of character, strength of organizing, strength of Union. I’m so excited for our future this is one election I’ll never ever forget in my lifetime.  God bless America, God bless our Union….U Go 3930!” […]

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