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Invitation to rally at Cerda Park and Caravan to Chicano Moratorium Commemoration in East L. A.

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Join the Pomona delegation of the 50th Annual Chicano Moratorium. The Chicano Moratorium we will be commemorating took place on August 29, 1970 in East LA.

The Chicano Moratorium was the largest anti-war movement led by Chicanos.

Pomona participated in the event in 1970. 50 years later, we are participating again. Pomona has a long history of Chicano activism against imperialism as well as against police brutality.

We will meet at Tony Cerda Park at 8AM to hear from some of Pomona’s original 1970 participants and then at 9AM we will caravan to Whittier blvd. in Pico Rivera.  

We are demanding the original demands of the first moratoriums as well as adding new demands.

Demands: self-determination, the liberation of women, ending Chicano military drafting into wars like Vietnam, pro-peace, stopping U.S. military intervention, ending racism, ending police killings/crimes, proper access to bilingual and quality public education, good jobs, equality for all, access to health care, benefits for veterans and the elderly, housing, political representation, legalization for all, fair and humane immigration, stopping Trump’s administration/policies, environmental justice, solidarity with all oppressed nations if the world, and ending white supremacy, privatization of public and social services

Urgent request in support of translators and interpreters

Hi LRT Members and Friends,

Please read below the information that is being shared regarding interpreters and translators in CA.

Freelance interpreters and translators have provided valuable services free of charge to our organization over the years. As of January 2020, California law prevents language service providers from subcontracting them, on account of which they have lost a major portion of their income. California’s AB2257, addresses this problem, and is expected to reach the floor of the California Senate any day now. Our interpreters are requesting calls to the bill’s author to include the following final amendments to AB2257. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the coordinator of our interpreting team, Madeline Rios at 909-263-4579.

Thank you in advance for supporting our interpreters and translators.

Here is the request that our interpreters are asking you to make to Assembly Member Gonzalez at (916) 319-2080:

1) Given that court interpreter and registration exams are currently unavailable due to COVID19, please include a 2-year moratorium in AB2257 during which interpreters and translators may continue to work as freelancers for those assignments that do not require certifications or registrations.

2) Please clarify the bill so that freelance interpreters and translators may subcontract with one another and not just with referral agencies.

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Pomona Education Coalition: Call to Action

Hi LRT Members,
Please read below. If you are interested in submitting a public comment to PUSD regarding these issues, please read the instructions below.
Thank you,
Call to Action,
Our communities can no longer wait. We need Pomona Unified School District to vote on Ethnic Studies and on extending the vote to youth and non-citizens within school board elections. Tell them to put these items on their next board meeting agenda. The info to submit a public comment is below and you can click here to access a public comment sample template. Please submit a comment immediately in order for it to be read into the record at the August 19 PUSD Board meeting.

TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT: Submit written public comments or documentation by e-mail to: Email: Record a voicemail with your public comments by calling: (909) 397-4800, Ext. 71002

• Public comments and/or documentation must be submitted beginning 8:00 a.m. on August 17, 2020 and no later than midnight on August 18, 2020.

• Please include your name, phone number, specific agenda item, and date of Board meeting in your correspondence or voicemail.

• Public comments received by midnight on August 18, 2020 will be read into the public record during the meeting

Regular Meeting of the Board of Education Pomona Unified School District August 19, 2020


Membership Meeting this Saturday August 15th 1-3 pm

Hi LRT Members,

Please join us this Saturday for a members’ meeting on Zoom!
When: Saturday August 15th
Time:  1- 3 pm. 
Where: Zoom (link ) 
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AGENDA ITEMS: reports from our work, upcoming information about the Cesar Chavez Breakfast and virtual fundraiser set for September 25th at 9:00 am, and a summary of  the recent Roundtable Academy discussion on Ethnic Studies.
Jose Calderon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: LRT Membership Meeting
Time: Aug 15, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 992 8330 6540
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Your invitation to an emPOWER Program Info Session

Join us for an information session about the emPOWER Program. 
We will have 2 information sessions, one in English and one in Spanish. We will be discussing how you can lower your monthly utility bills as well as save on energy efficient upgrades for your homes and financial assistance towards electric vehicles. Please make sure you reserve your spot for our information session today.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:00pm
Zoom Meeting ID:
924 1389 3480

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Zoom Meeting ID:

927 5211 2523
Reserve your spot by contacting us:

Únase a nosotros para una sesión informativa sobre el programa emPOWER. 

Tendremos 2 sesiones informativas, una en inglés y otra en español. Hablaremos sobre cómo puede reducir sus facturas mensuales de servicios públicos, así como ahorrar en mejoras de eficiencia energética para sus hogares y asistencia financiera para vehículos eléctricos. Asegúrese de reservar su lugar para nuestra sesión de información hoy.
Miércoles 12 de agosto de 2020 6:00 pm
Zoom ID de reunión:
924 1389 3480

Miércoles 12 de agosto de 2020
7:00 pm
Zoom ID de reunión:
927 5211 2523

Contáctenos ahora para reservar su lugar:



Fabian Pavon
Lead Organizer
emPOWER Program
Instagram: @empowerpomona909


Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:34 PM


Good afternoon We Count Pomona Partners,

Please read the following letter my colleagues and I drafted in response to the Census deadline change from October 31st to September 30th. Currently, Pomona’s 2020 Census response rate is 59.8%; that is still 8.6% away from its 2010 response rate of 68.4%. This means that 4 out of 10 households in Pomona have not responded to the Census, majority of who are low income, people of color. I urge every single one of you to sign on to the letter and send it no later that close of business tomorrow.

If you have any questions, please reply to this email.

Thank you.

See info below


Dear Colleague,

As you may have heard late last week there was information about a potential change in the Census Deadline from October 31st to September 30th.  The US Census Bureau has officially issued a statement stating that it “will end field data collection by September 30, 2020.” Additionally the “self-response options will also close on that date to permit the commencement of data processing.”

Rushing the Census in the middle of a pandemic is part of an intentional plot to rig the Census to reflect a less diverse and inaccurate portrait of our communities. A rushed Census shortchanges critical operations that count people of color, American Indians, low-income people, and people experiencing homelessness. This would skew congressional representation, redistricting, and critical funding for our communities.

The We Count LA Census Table partners have come together to draft a sign-on letter to advocate on behalf of all of our communities across LA County.  Attached you will find the letter.  If your organization would like to sign on, please complete THIS FORM.  Please respond to this sign-on opportunity by COB Wednesday, August 5th

Sincerely,We Count LA Census Table Partners

Karen Kandamby

Civic Engagement Coordinator | Pomona Economic Opportunity Center
B.A. | Pitzer College
1682 W. Mission Blvd. Pomona, CA 91766
Tel: (909) 397 4215
Fax: (909) 622 9880



We Count LA Census Table SIGN_ON Letter

GOOD NEWS! from College for All Coalition of which the LRT is part of

Three of the bills that the Latino and Latina Roundtable met with legislators and educated them on as part of the College for all Coalition have all moved on!  (See the Congratulations Below)

AB-1930 – (the Student eligibility in Public Postsecondary Education bill) – which questions the Cal State University system’s consideration of raising admissions requirements to include an additional year of quantitative reasoning – which we believe will deepen the divide in the student achievement gap across the state and impact the admission of underrepresented students.  This bill will require the Cal State and UC system to discuss the impact of these changes on underrepresented community, calls for an independent study, and requires consultation with the k-12 and community college systems before moving ahead. 

AB – 1835 (the Educational Finance and Accountability bill) which will ensure accountability of our school districts to identify and report supplemental LCFF concentration grant funds – and ensure that these funds are spent on unduplicated students or students who need them the most. 

SB-1130 (the Telecommunications California Advanced Services Fund bill) which deals with outdated broadband requirements that don’t meet the needs of modern applications, remote education, and the needs of underserved areas.  Hence, this bill qill raise the CA Advanced Services funds requirements in terms of what communities are served – and provides a path for the development of broadband and modern fiber infrastructure development in underserved communities. 


From: <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:05 PM
Subject: GOOD NEWS! from College for All Coalition
Dear College for All Coalition Members,

Thank you all for your tireless efforts in advocating for the Coalition’s 2020 education priorities.

I am happy to let you know that:
  • AB 1930 and AB 1835 both passed through the Senate Elections Committee last Wednesday
  • SB 1130 just passed 9-3 in the Asm. Communications and Conveyance Committee on Monday. It will now go onto the Asm. Floor
I know there seems to always be bad news every corner we turn but there ARE silver linings. THINGS ARE HAPPENING AND WE ARE MAKING CHANGE. Please remember that your existence is resistance. You bring so much to the world!  
Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you or your organization during this tough time.