• Californians Favor Extending Health Care Coverage to All Residents

    Californians Favor Extending Health Care Coverage to All Residents

    [Translate] New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 27, 2015 SACRAMENTO — California voters are embracing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in record numbers, and a growing majority now supports expanding health care coverage to undocumented residents, according to the latest Field Poll, released here in the Capitol August 26. The survey found that sixty-two percent of voters support the law, […]

  • Students Share Their Dreams for the Eastern Coachella Valley

    Students Share Their Dreams for the Eastern Coachella Valley

    [Translate] Editor’s Note: During the summer, Coachella Unincorporated worked with six young people from the eastern Coachella Valley as part of the Coachella Unincorporated Summer 2015 Program.The youth reporters learned how to report, write and produce multi-media journalism, all with the goal of helping to build a healthy eastern Coachella Valley . As part of their training, the youth reporters created this […]

  • A Million Could Benefit From Prop 47 — If They Act Fast

    A Million Could Benefit From Prop 47 — If They Act Fast

    [Translate] CHRISTIAN MENDEZ / Coachella Unincorporated SAN BERNARDINO — The clock is ticking for an estimated 1 million Californians to get their felonies reduced to misdemeanors. Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act, was passed in November 2014. The law allows California residents who have been convicted of simple drug possession, property crime under $950, or other nonviolent offenses […]

  • Call for California Asians and Hispanics to Show United Front on Health4All

    Call for California Asians and Hispanics to Show United Front on Health4All

    [Translate] New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jul 22, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Even as health care advocates are celebrating California’s recent “landmark victory” in getting its undocumented children health care, Latino and Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities should show a united front and make sure that all of the state’s undocumented residents get the same benefit, urged Sen. Ricardo […]

  • Cuentos de Coachella

    Cuentos de Coachella

    [Translate] COACHELLA — Earlier this year, students from the Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) joined the Land Use Planning Awareness (LUPA) Project to learn about the power of land use planning in the eastern Coachella Valley. The students chose to focus their efforts on raising awareness about the need for affordable housing in Coachella. Through the LUPA Project, the students were […]

  • On This DACA Anniversary, Invest in Immigrants

    On This DACA Anniversary, Invest in Immigrants

    [Translate] New America Media, Commentary, Ju Hong, Posted: Jun 15, 2015 As I listened to President Obama’s announcement for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(DACA) in 2012, in that moment I could see the culmination of all the courageous organizing efforts of fellow advocates who pressed our president to provide relief from deportations and advance the inclusion of immigrants, in order to make DACA possible […]

  • Undocumented Kids to Get Health Coverage in State Budget

    Undocumented Kids to Get Health Coverage in State Budget

    [Translate]   New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jun 16, 2015 Sen. Ricardo Lara and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León discuss the state budget that passed this week. (Photo courtesy of Sen. Lara’s office.) Calling it one of the “best” budgets the state has ever had, California Gov. Jerry Brown said the $167.6 billion dollar budget the legislature passed […]