After 5 weeks of intense training, I ran in the Santa To The Sea Half Marathon race in Oxnard, California. When I found out that some friends were going to run the race I was very interested. I initially signed up for the 5K run but then chose to go for the half marathon.
California has just rolled out the full process to allow U.S. citizens the ability to register to vote online. I haven’t tried out the full process yet but look forward helping to register people in my community. And, it will be nice to use a tablet device instead of a clipboard.
I had the great privilege of co-producing the Cause 2012 Conference in Santa Maria, CA on Saturday, October 29th. The worlds of social media and grassroots organizing connected like two atoms smashing into each other to create a brilliant new energy.
In July, I marched down Main Street in Ventura with my SEIU Local 721 brothers and sisters as part of the Ventura County Fair Parade. We chanted about good jobs for the economy and about economic fairness. Crickets. The message was still new. Blame overpaid executives and a system that only rewards the rich?
Fast forward to yesterday’s #OccupyVentura march and demonstrations and there was a very different scene. Children, young adults, and old activists where there with hand made signs in tow. Over one hundred strong, by my estimation.
I had the pleasure of presenting at the Tecnifícate seminar at Mission College in Sylmar, California this past Saturday. I presented on how small businesses can leverage social media for success. There were over 100 attendees eager to learn and share the latest in technology information. The event targeted Spanish-speaking small business owners, startups, and people looking to improve their job situations through technology learning.
There will be an historic vote today and it’s close. Please make your voice heard and call your representative.
I just called Rep. Elton Gallegly’s office(CA-24) urging him to support health care reform.
Beautiful views from Serra Cross Park in Ventura, CA. The park is up on a hill and from there you can see several views of Ventura County.