LCR Events & Standing on Current Issues
Future, Current, and Past Events
LCR Position on Current Issues
1. Renaming Mellis Park and King Kennedy Memorial Center to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Park and Center
LCR’s Board of Directors supports the efforts being made by The Committee to Change the Name of Mellis Park to Reverend Martin Luther King Jr Park, and King Kennedy Center to Reverend Martin Luther King Jr Center, in working collaboratively with the City of Modesto to make such changes.
The Board recognizes that Reverend King fought for the civil rights of African-Americans just as Cesar Chavez fought for the rights of the Latino community.
2. National High School Walkout in Protest of Ongoing Gun Violence in Schools
The Latino Community Roundtable of Stanislaus County (LCR) Board of Directors supports the National High School Walkout on April 20th (the 19th Anniversary of the Columbine shooting) in protest of ongoing gun violence in schools.
LCR’s Board also supports DACA.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an American immigration policy that allows some individuals, under restrictive conditions, who entered the country as minors, and had either entered or remained in the country without legal permission to do so, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and to be eligible for a work permit.
4. Bail Reform
LCR supports Bail Reform, Senate Bill 10, now pending in the legislature. The Eighth amendment of the constitution prohibits excessive bail. All Californians should have the right to bail without experiencing financial hardship that affects minorities and low income people in our state, excluding defendants charged with violent crime, sex offenses, or when the court finds that defendant’s release will be a danger to society.
5. Universal Healthcare
LCR supports Universal Healthcare for all Californians. Healthcare should not only be affordable to high income earners, but to everybody regardless of income. The free market should not dictate who stays healthy or who does not.
6. VOTING RIGHTS
All U.S. citizens should be able to vote.
7. THE SPLIT-ROLL STATE PROPOSITION "SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES fIRST iNITIATIVE"
LCR supports the split-roll state proposition “Schools and Communities First Initiative” that would amend Prop. 13 to tax commercial — not residential — properties at their current market rate instead of the lower formula set by Prop. 13. The increased tax revenue will annually increase funding for schools and local communities in our entire state.
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