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Q&A: Prop. 57 Offers Promise of ‘Hope and Opportunity’ to CA Youth

Posted October 24, 2016 by Claudia J. Gonzalez

There is nothing “soft” about giving judges the discretion to make decisions. It is fair. Prosecutors have a problem with losing their power, which is why they are so opposed to this bill. Too much power in the hands of prosecutors is not a good thing. Additionally, prosecutors generally do not have any insight when it comes to rehabilitation. If judges have discretion, sentencing would look a lot different because they are not solely focused on convictions like prosecutors are.

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Embracing My Voting Power

Posted June 29, 2016 by We'Ced

I was never fond of politics or the government, because I was under the impression that my vote didn’t matter. My grandfather used to tell me conspiracy theories about how every election was rigged. I refused to be part of a corrupt system.

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Changing Merced via Collaborative Partnerships

Posted June 21, 2016 by Claudia J. Gonzalez

The status quo in Merced is under threat, and some of those in power clearly don’t like it. Our leaders need to accept responsibility and help all Merced communities rise instead of offering false, or at best, misinformed opinions specifically intended to question the purpose and approaches of our work. Let’s be clear: they disagree with the tactics because they are afraid of the outcomes.

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Always Willing to Fight for What’s Right: A Q&A with Fidel Cervantes

Posted May 23, 2016 by We'Ced

I have confidence in my ability to do it. If you are really going to change something, you need to take action yourself. Don’t sell yourself short, don’t think because of your age or ethnicity that you can’t, you can.

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Experiencing Ignite’s Young Women Leadership Conference

Posted March 18, 2016 by We'Ced

During my time with Ms. McElhaney, I spoke to her about some of the problems Merced is facing, particularly the fact that south Merced has not been represented in our City Council. I also attended three workshops and attended a great panel on how to succeed in politics. I learned crucial tips on how to go against the ‘norms’ in society and still be successful.

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