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LABOR SUPPORT KEEPS PILING UP FOR CHERYL BROWN

United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Region 5 Endorse Cheryl Brown Campaign

Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown

Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – With early voting already commencing, Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown’s (D-San Bernardino) re-election campaign is announcing yet another Labor endorsement. The United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America endorse Cheryl Brown for Assembly District 47. The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in North America, with members in virtually every sector of the economy with more than 400,000 active members and more than 580,000 retired members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

“Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown’s voting record to improve working families’ lives and the communities we live in is deserving of another term,” said Victor Quiroz, International Union Representative, UAW Region 5. “Our members and working families in the district benefit when we have a legislator who is inclusive of all her constituency and the economic needs most important to them. Cheryl Brown is proudly supported by UAW Region 5 because she fights for working people.”

“I am honored to receive the support from the UAW and recommit my efforts on helping champion issues most important to working families in the Inland Empire,” said Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown.

UAW Region 5’s endorsement of Cheryl Brown’s re-election campaign joins a long list of union support already backing her campaign, which include:

  • California Association of Highway Patrolmen
  • California School Employees Association, AFL-CIO
  • California Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO
  • Union of American Physicians and Dentists, AFL-CIO
  • Laborers’ International Union of North America
  • Hod Carriers and Laborers Local Union No. 783
  • AFSCME California PEOPLE, AFL-CIO
  • CAL FIRE Local 2881
  • California Faculty Association
  • United Domestic Workers of America, AFL-CIO
  • California Correctional Peace Officers Association
  • Fontana Police Officers Association
  • United Steel Workers L&E Committee
  • California State Retirees
  • Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

Partial list. For a comprehensive endorsement list, click here.

Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown is the officially endorsed Democratic candidate of the California Democratic Party running for re-election in California’s 47th district.The election is scheduled for California’s Presidential Primary Election on June 7, 2016.

 

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  • 3 GB of data including 1 GB of AutoPay Bonus Data with unlimited talk and text in the U.S., plus text to Mexico and Canada for $45 per month (prior plan included only 1 GB);
  • Unlimited talk, text, Wi-Fi for only $30 per month.

Verizon’s prepaid plans for basic phones include:

  • Unlimited talk, text and mobile web for $30 per month;
  • 300 voice minutes, texts or multimedia messages (in any combination), plus unlimited mobile web for $15 per month.

For even more control, you can make changes to your account, add money to your account, and add even more data through the MyVerizon app on your device. Visit www.verizonwireless.com/prepaid to learn more. Verizon’s new prepaid plans were previously offered as promotional pricing.

 

Rwandan Genocide Survivor Reinvents’ Career

LiberataLOMA LINDA, CA- Liberata Ashilevi was a survivor of the Rwandan Genocide who immigrated to the United States as a refugee.  As a resident of Loma Linda, she turned to the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board’s America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) for help with building her career. Today she enjoys working in the Loma Linda University Medical Center Operating Room caring for others.

Though she was a certified physician’s assistant in Zambia, Liberata took a housekeeping job when she arrived in the United States.  When she was laid off from this position, she felt she had nowhere to turn.

“When I was laid off, I panicked,” Liberata exclaimed.  “When I arrived at the San Bernardino America’s Job Center of California and met their staff, I became hopeful about my future.”

Workforce Development Specialist Nidia Vargas was assigned to handle Liberata’s case. The two women soon formed a bond that Liberata says is everlasting.

At the AJCC, Liberata received career counseling, and help with her job search, resume, and interview skills.  The Workforce Development Board also provided funding for her to earn her Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certificate, to put her on a new career path, and assisted with travel to classes and job interviews.

As a result of the service she received, Liberata was well prepared to answer questions volleyed to her by the Loma Linda University Medical Center Operating Room Technician position interview panel.  Her first call to share the good news was to Nidia at the AJCC.

“It is always heartening to hear success stories such as Liberata’s,” said San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos.  “It is validation that the County is serving its residents well, and working to attain countywide prosperity.”

Liberata has already received a promotion and looks forward to a successful career.  She has embraced the American Dream with a contagious exuberance.

“Our staff’s care and concern for the people we are helping lends to successful outcomes for job seekers,” said Workforce Development Board Executive Director Sandy Harmsen.  “This is an example of how our staff members are truly dedicated to helping others achieve their goals.”