We’ve got some important events coming up and we want to make sure you know about them! Both of these events involve causes near and dear to my heart.
Now in its third year, the Women’s March highlights the work that we still have to do to ensure equal rights and opportunities for all women on the planet. You don’t have to be born female to recognize the importance of solidarity on this issue. And although I have important women in my life, you don’t need a wife or sister or daughter to understand why women harnessing their political power has the potential to be one of the most transformative forces in the world. So I’m excited to again be attending the Women’s March again this year and I hope to see you all there! We’ll have a table so be sure to stop by and say hi! Details below.
Some of you may know that I experienced homelessness and housing insecurity when I was growing up. It’s an experience that forever changes you, because you realize that something most people take for granted, having a roof over your head, isn’t guaranteed to anyone, not even children. And you also realize that everything else we want to do to help those in need–social services for mental health or addiction recovery or food assistance–all of that can unravel easily or not be utilized if someone doesn’t have a place to call home. A part of city planning for resources to help the homeless involves making sure we have an accurate count of who is in our city, and we need your help on this one!
#TeamMajor will be helping out at the 2020 #WeAllCount census organized by the San Diego Regional Task Force on Homelessness. In order to determine who is unsheltered, we need to go out VERY early in the morning to do a count. There is online training available here and an instructions for downloading the Counting Us mobile app here. Being homeless can feel like you’re invisible, and our job is to make sure that #WeAllCount so that we can get the resources to address the housing crisis locally. Please consider volunteering to make sure we’re able to cover the whole city and let’s ensure that the homeless people in our community know that they matter. If you’re in the Oceanside area, register here and be sure to put “Ruben Major for Oceanside Mayor” as the organizing team and select “El Corazon Senior Center” as the Deployment Center. You can also RSVP to the Facebook event to let us know you’re attending.
If you believe that everyone who lives in Oceanside deserves an opportunity to prosper, please consider contributing what you can to support this campaign and let’s make sure you have someone fighting for you on the issues that matter.
Any amount helps and will make a MAJOR CHANGE in our community.