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Merced’s Fight for #Health4all

Posted April 27, 2015 by We'Ced

Hundreds of organizers, activists, and advocates rallied last week at the Capitol in a show of support for SB 4, otherwise known as the Health 4 All. The bill, which passed the Senate Health Committee in a unanimous vote last week, would provide health insurance to all Californians, including undocumented residents.

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50 Years After Chavez, the Struggle for Farmworkers Continues in Merced County

Posted April 13, 2015 by We'Ced

“I wish they would treat us better, or that we could have more opportunities,” said Gonzalez, who also noted that working in the fields while being a student at Merced College student is challenging. “I’ve been working in the fields since I was in high school, because it is the only way I could make a living.”

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At Town Hall, Residents Advocate For Health Care For Undocumented

Posted March 17, 2015 by We'Ced

by Miguel Garcia Photo by Merced Organizing Project Ed Note: The Affordable Care Act has extended health care coverage to millions of Americans but has left an estimated one million undocumented California residents without coverage. Locally, health care reform advocates have estimated that nearly 25,000 residents of Merced County do not have access to regular […]

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Uncle Sam Wants DACA Recipients to Avoid Tax Scams

Posted March 16, 2015 by We'Ced

Health advocates are concerned that tax preparers have been misinforming, and some even outright scamming, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries by making them pay a penalty for not having health insurance. On Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a statement clarifying that there is no such penalty for undocumented immigrants or for DACA recipients. DACA is a program announced by President Obama in 2012 that gives temporary protection against deportation to undocumented immigrants who came to this country as children.

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Community Reacts to Issues Raised At Merced Screening of US/Mexico Border Doc ‘Purgatorio’

Posted February 11, 2015 by We'Ced

by We’Ced reporters photos by Alyssa Castro and We’Ced reporters Ed Note: On January 31st, Merced resident and film maker Rodrigo Reyes screened Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border. Co-sponsored by Merced Organizing Project and Building Healthy Communities, the screening was paired with a panel afterwards that facilitated a conversation around the […]

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