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MFV Applauds Newsom’s California Budget and Vision

01.10.2019

For Immediate Release
Contact: Samuel Molina at samuelm@mifamiliavota.org
Karina Martínez at karinam@mifamiliavota.org / 858-752-1262

MFV Applauds Newsom’s California Budget

Newsom’s budget defends a vision of inclusion

 

Sacramento, CA – California’s newly elect governor, Gavin Newsom, introduced the state’s 2019-2020 spending plan.

Samuel Molina, California state director for Mi Familia Vota, issued the following statement:

“We are greatly pleased that Governor Newsom is committed to creating a “California for All”. The budget announced today reflects a vision for an inclusive and progressive California that is aligned with our community’s values. In particular, we look forward to making headway in education, healthcare, and workers’ rights for all, including our immigrant and undocumented population.

“One of California’s greatest challenges will be the 2020 Census. The Census needs to accurately reflect our population so that we can help our state flourish by allocating appropriate funding for our local needs. Governor Newsom, in contrast to President Trump, has acknowledged the value of our immigrant communities and we will work to ensure that the $50 million allocated for the Census will go towards counting everyone in our state.

“This bold leadership style is what puts California at the forefront of national issues; it’s the type of governorship that our community needs.”

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Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.