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18th Annual Cesar E. Chavez “SI SE PUEDE” Empowerment Luncheon

Dear LCR Members, Friends and Supporters,

The Latino Community Roundtable (LCR), an IRC 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, cordially invites you to attend our next luncheon in celebration of Cesar Chavez Legacy.

Our LCR’s 18th Annual Cesar E. Chavez “SI SE PUEDE” Empowerment Luncheon will take place on Thursday, March 28th, 2019, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., at the Red Event Center, located at 921 8th Street, Modesto, CA.  (Please see attached flyer.) 

We also invite you to listen to our distinguished guest speaker: Our newly-elected Latina Senator, Anna Caballerothat represents our 12th District.  She will speak about Cesar Chavez’s civil rights legacy and comment on current issues facing The Valley: Water, the high-speed rail, affordable housing, the homeless, health, and immigration—followed by a question and answer session from the floor.

Senator Anna M. Caballero is a woman of firsts. She was not only the first female Mayor elected in the 126-year history of the City of Salinas, but the first Latina elected to represent the 28th Assembly District in 2006. In 2011 she was hired by Governor Edmund G. Brown to serve as a member of his cabinet where she served as the Secretary of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Caballero served as a member of the California State Assembly for four years and Mayor of Salinas and council member for fifteen years. In 2016 she ran for and won once again the position of Assemblymember representing the 30th Assembly District. In 2018, Ms. Caballero became the first Democrat to win election in State Senate District 12 in 24 years.

Born to a family of copper miners from Arizona, Caballero has dedicated her working life to empower working families and to create opportunities for them and their children to be successful. Senator Caballero is a graduate of UCLA Law School and UC San Diego–she has dedicated her professional life to families in rural California. She first put her legal acumen to work representing farm workers as an attorney for California Rural Legal Assistance. She and two colleagues formed the law firm of Caballero, Matcham and McCarthy, opening offices in Salinas and Hollister dedicated to representing working families at a price they could afford. The firm received numerous awards for excellence during its 25-year history.

Ms. Caballero personally received the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce’s most distinguished award, the Athena, for Entrepreneurial Excellence and commitment to the community. And while in the Assembly, she received numerous awards for her workings in youth violence prevention, protection of local government, support for public school construction, and water reliability and sustainability. Prior to her election to the Assembly, Caballero established a non-profit organization dedicated to youth violence prevention, Partners for Peace (PFP), that helped parents and youth develop stronger family bonds and encourage healthy behavior. PFP focused on supporting literacy, after school activities, early childhood development, youth employment and high school dropout prevention strategies in partnership with other organizations. Anna Caballero is a wife, mother of three adult children and grandmother of six. She is married to Attorney Juan Uranga who is currently enjoying retirement after representing farmworkers for over 30 years.

***Special Thanks: Maria Juarez Moss from Custom Casino Events has donated 4 tickets to sponsor 4 college students.

As always, a delicious Mexican buffet meal will be served at this luncheon.  Food is available before 12:00 p.m., and the program will start at 12:00. Cost is $30 per ticket. Table reservations and sponsorships are also available.  For more info., contact Amanda Duran at 209-287-9347, or me at 209-567-1040. 

Thank you for supporting LCR, a full volunteer organization with non-paid staff.

Sincerely, 

AARON O. ANGUIANO, 

LCR PRESIDENT

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