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35th Congressional District Students Make Contact with International Space Station

Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod speaks with Dorothy Grant Elementary students as they contact the International Space Station using amateur radio.

Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod speaks with Dorothy Grant Elementary students as they contact the International Space Station using amateur radio.

MONTCLAIR, CA – This past week, Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Chino) visited Dorothy Grant Elementary School in the City of Fontana where seven students from Ms. Beverly Matheson’s 4th grade class made contact with astronauts aboard the International Space Station using amateur radio.

The Amateur Radio International Space Station Program (ARISS) is a joint venture by NASA and the Amateur Radio Satellite Corporation to facilitate communication between astronauts aboard International Space Station and schools around the world.  ARISS’s goal is to inspire interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.

“Promoting STEM education is very important because it opens many doors of opportunities for our students interested in pursuing these fields,” said Rep. Negrete McLeod.  “I applaud Ms. Matheson, Dorothy Grant Elementary School, and the Fontana Unified School District for facilitating this event because it helps motivate our next generation of scientists, engineers, and astronauts here in the Inland Empire.”

The event was a great success.  Dorothy Grant Elementary plans on contacting the International Space Station next year.


“Women for Pete” Launch Grassroots Coalition in CA-31

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SAN BERNARDINO, CA – The Pete Aguilar for Congress campaign launched “Women for Pete”, a group of grassroots supporters from all over San Bernardino County who are standing with Pete because he has a proven track record of working hard for the needs of Inland Empire women and middle class families. Following three outstanding “Women for Pete” events this week highlighting his commitment to equality for women, the coalition will continue to organize women supporters and build on the grassroots momentum of his campaign.

“Women need an advocate in Congress who will be committed to fighting for equal pay, raising the minimum wage, providing quality education for our children and preserving their right to make their own health decisions,” Aguilar said. “I am humbled that women from across the Inland Empire have put their trust in me to fight for them and am honored that they have come together to stand with me in this campaign.”

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Pete has earned the support of women leaders and advocacy groups across the region including U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Congresswoman Janice Hahn, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod, Assembly Member Cheryl Brown, Rialto Mayor Deborah Robertson, Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Yesterday, on Women’s Equality Day, Aguilar hosted a “Women for Pete” luncheon at Olive Avenue Market in Redlands, followed by a women-to-women phone bank in San Bernardino and then closed out the day with a “Latinas for Pete” event

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Pete Aguilar is a small business owner and Mayor of Redlands. He is a strong advocate for economic growth and fairness in the Inland Empire, a leader who has reached across party lines to serve the best interests of middle-class families in San Bernardino County

MACY’S “Shop for a Cause” Raises $60,000 to Benefit Moms and Babies

MACYS SHOP FOR A CAUSE SHOPPERLOS ANGELES, CA- Macy’s ninth annual “Shop For A Cause” one-day shopping event has raised $60,000 in support of the March of Dimes mission to help moms in our community have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies, it was announced today. Programs for moms and babies in our area that will benefit from these vital funds raised include:

Supportive group prenatal education to teach pregnant women to have a healthy pregnancy and promote healthy behaviors and equip women to make better decisions about their health care.

Services to hospitals and health care providers to help them reduce the numbers of elective cesarean sections and inductions of labor between 37 and 39 weeks of pregnancy.  Reducing early elective deliveries is safer for mothers, reduces the risk of medical complications for babies, and results in lower health care costs.

The March of Dimes was the exclusive national beneficiary of in-store and online savings pass sales for Macy’s 2014 “Shop for A Cause.” For more information about “Shop For A Cause,” visit macys.com/magicofgiving.