By Gene Roza
Constituents and friends held a Day of Action on Feb. 20 in Clovis in front of Rep. Devin Nunes’ office for a verified appointment with his district director, Rudy Mendoza, to address concerns on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Nunes (R–Tulare) represents Congressional District 22, which includes northern Fresno, Clovis and most of Tulare County.
Guess what? We showed up but neither Mendoza nor his field representative, Anthony Ratekin, would meet with the three constituents designated for the meeting.
Nunes has been an advocate for privatizing Medicare/Medicaid and cutting Social Security to help the federal deficit. …[Read the details]
By Michael D. Evans
Holding the “Ashley Let the People Vote” sign is Gloria Hernandez. That was the primary message from the community and labor groups opposed to the privatization of the City of Fresno’s sanitation department. Photo by Howard Watkins
At the time of our press deadline, opponents of Mayor Ashley Swearengin’s plan to privatize the City of Fresno’s residential sanitation service had just delivered about 40,000 signatures to City Hall in a Referendum Against Fresno City Ordinance #2012-26. The number of signatures was almost twice the nearly 22,000 required to force a referendum on the …[Read the details]
By Pam Whalen
Voting pattern in the City of Fresno Blue = Precincts voting for Barack Obama Red = Precincts voting for Mitt Romney
Many people believe that Fresno is a conservative community. To help dispel that myth, the Community Alliance newspaper has produced this map that illustrates voting patterns in the City of Fresno.
This map not only shows overwhelming support for the more progressive candidate in the race but also shows what many refer to as the “Tale of Two Cities.” The affluent north Fresno precincts voted for Mitt Romney and the rest of the …[Read the details]
Fresno County Democratic Headquarters, February 2013
By Mike Rhodes
These signs, carried by sanitation workers in the 2012 Martin Luther King Day march, are a reminder of the ongoing struggle for economic justice in this city.
The conservative right-wing majority of the Fresno City Council (Andrea Borgeas, Lee Brand, Clint Olivier and Larry Westerlund) voted on Dec. 20 to privatize another essential government service. As a result, about 100 residential sanitation workers will lose jobs where they earned a living wage and received decent benefits.
There were more than 20 speakers from the public at the Dec. 20 meeting and they …[Read the details]