As we celebrate the legacy of César Chávez this month on his birthday, I am thankful that Mr. Chávez was not only a transformative figure in the state, national, and global landscape, changing forever the treatment of farmworkers and redefining the Labor and Civil Rights Movements as we know them, but that he was a transformative figure in my own life.
Now, as the first and only Filipino American elected to the California State Legislature, I am excited to seize critical opportunities to advance and provide a voice for the Filipino American community - a community whose contributions have been often overlooked in most historical accounts and underemphasized in the story of our state.
In an effort to do this, I have introduced Assembly Bill 7 to honor Filipino American farm labor leader and California hero Larry Itliong with a state day of recognition.
As leaders, César Chávez and Larry Itliong taught collaboration. It is this collaboration which informs how I go about my responsibilities as a legislator. And collaboration will maintain California as a progressive and effective force in the struggles for justice that we continue to engage in today. Thank you, César Chávez and Larry Itliong, for leading the way.
I invite you to the Xi Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s 5th Annual Community Health Fair, featuring a Mobile Eye Clinic for free eye exams and glasses for those who qualify.
Saturday, March 28th
Mobile Eye Clinic
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School
960 10th Street
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Schedule an appointment for an eye exam today.
Participants in the Mobile Eye Clinic must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, low-income, and not enrolled in Medi-Cal or any other vision insurance.
The Health Fair will feature additional health screenings for diabetes, stress, prostate health, and blood pressure, workshops on financial literacy, improving health, and helping your children in school, and information on the health care law in California.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call Jacqueline Orpilla in my district office at (510) 286-1670.
During Neighborhood Office Hours, constituents will have the opportunity to meet with Assemblymember Bonta's staff to access legislative information or to receive assistance with a state-related matter.
San Leandro Main Library
300 Estudillo Avenue, Conference Room B
San Leandro, CA 94577
BY APPOINTMENT EVERY FIRST TUESDAY, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
(Se habla Español)
Ayuda con servicios del Gobierno de California
César E. Chávez Library
3301 East 12th Street, Meeting Room
Oakland, CA 94601
EVERY FIRST WEDNESDAY, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cada primer Miercoles, 10 a.m. a 12 p.m.
7200 Bancroft, Suite 211, Meeting Room
Oakland, CA 94605
BY APPOINTMENT EVERY SECOND THURSDAY, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Alameda Main Library
1550 Oak Street, Administration Conference Room
Alameda, CA 94501
BY APPOINTMENT EVERY FOURTH THURSDAY, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.