49 Messages

  rita gabriela marquez, We Are California · [email protected]
March 5, 2024 at 8:57 PM

Last Day to Vote in the California Primary Elections

Did you know you can take up to two hours of paid time off from work today to vote in the election? John, Find your nearest polling place by clicking here! Did you know you can take up to two hours of paid time off from work today to vote in the election? If you can’t make i…
  rita gabriela marquez, We Are California · [email protected]
February 6, 2024 at 11:52 PM

When We Vote Together, We Have The Power

to defend our communities from corporations pouring money into our elections to undermine our democracy. haz clic aquí para español John Vote-by-mail ballots are on their way to our doors so keep an eye out and get ready to make a vote plan! Will you pledge to vote in the Cal…
  Lydia Avila and Amado Uno · [email protected]
July 24, 2023 at 10:34 PM

Re: Help Us Keep Californians Housed

The rent is TOO HIGH! Pass the Homelessness Prevention Act so Californians can keep their homes John, In May, we asked you to reach out to state senators to keep Californians housed. 10,000 of you showed up and used your voices to protect our California dream and advance the H…
  rita gabriela márquez, We Are California · [email protected]
June 9, 2023 at 8:37 PM

RE: Your Voice Can Help Protect Voting Rights in California

CORRECTION TO PREVIOUS EMAIL John My sincerest apologies for my previous email that misrepresented the incredible work of a tremendous youth organizer, Azul. We are grateful for young activists like Azul, age 19, who are passionate about voting rights and getting other people …
  rita gabriela marquez We Are California · [email protected]
June 9, 2023 at 1:42 PM

RE: Your Voice Can Help Protect Voting Rights in California

John, did you see this? 👀​ John, Please take a moment to sign this letter to Secretary of State, Dr. Shirley Weber today to urge her to support Secure Automatic Voter Registration and empower millions of Californians to become active voters! Almost 5 million Californians stil…
  rita gabriela márquez, We Are California · [email protected]
June 2, 2023 at 1:06 AM

Your Voice Can Help Protect Voting Rights in California

As voting rights are being attacked across the country, we need to secure a pathway to enfranchise all eligible voters in California. John, We know that in order for democracy to work for all of us, it must include all of us, no matter the color of our skin or what’s in our w…
  Lydia Avila, We Are California · [email protected]
April 24, 2023 at 8:32 PM

Help us keep Californians housed!

Urge California senators to pass SB 567 which will limit rental increases and provide stronger eviction protections to keep us ALL safe and housed. Dear John, We know we’re safer and stronger when ALL Californian’s have a warm, safe and affordable place to…
  rita gabriela márquez, We Are California · [email protected]
November 8, 2022 at 1:02 AM

Re: Make a vote plan with We Are California.

Make a vote plan for election day. Dear John,   Did you see Neil’s email two weeks ago? He shared how he’s been working in San Jose, CA to get Black, Latinx, and Southeast Asian people out to vote to ensure working people have a say in the future of Silicon…
  Neil Park-McClintick, We Are California · [email protected]
October 28, 2022 at 8:09 PM

Make a vote plan with We Are California.

Voting is the first step in realizing a long-term vision for a California for all. Dear John,   My name is Neil Park-McClintick and I’m a community organizer from the Silicon Valley with Working Partnerships USA (WPUSA). Many people associate "Silicon Valle…
  Lori Pesante, We Are California · [email protected]
October 20, 2022 at 12:02 AM

CA Vote By Mail is here. Let’s take back power for the people.

This week, California registered voters will receive their vote-by-mail ballots and this election season, our very survival is at stake. Dear John,   My name is Lori Pesante, and I am the Director of Civic Engagement and Government Relations with Dolores Hu…
  rita gabriela márquez, We Are California · [email protected]
October 8, 2022 at 12:03 PM

Help us build power that lasts.

We’ve accomplished what they said wasn’t possible. Let’s do it again this November. John,   It’s fall and we have a lot to be thankful for. Over the last few years we've come together to care for our communities, build power, and transform our state. We’re …
  rita gabriela márquez, We Are California · [email protected]
September 20, 2022 at 8:04 PM

HUGE win for California workers!

After a decade of organizing, fast food workers achieve landmark win. John,   We have BIG news. A few weeks ago, Victor gave you a rundown on #HotLaborSummer here in California and I’m here with an exciting update.   Over the past decade, fast-food workers,…
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
September 9, 2022 at 8:24 PM

What’s higher – the temperature or California rents?

Re: Call to Action! CA rents increase up to 10% John,   Last week, we reached out about the challenges facing California renters. This week, the heat wave has us feeling the climate and housing crises collide. Much of the state is dealing with temperatures …
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
September 2, 2022 at 8:08 PM

Call to Action! CA rents increase up to 10%

This month, California laws intended to prevent large rent hikes are now permitting increases of up to 10%. We can’t afford to keep quiet. John,   In August, California laws meant to prevent rent hikes are permitting rental increases as high as 10%. Why? Be…
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
August 26, 2022 at 8:07 PM

Call to Action: Stand with California Workers!

Will you stand with California workers in their fight for the dignity and working conditions they deserve? John,   In 1966, California farmworkers marched from Delano to the state capitol in Sacramento to call for justice in the fields. This summer the Unit…
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
July 21, 2022 at 12:03 AM

Hey friend, still on the fence?

The stakes keep getting higher. John,   I know there’s a lot going on, and it’s really hard to stay plugged in all the time. The stakes keep getting higher when it comes to the issues our communities are fighting for.   Last week, the California Secretary …
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
July 13, 2022 at 8:01 PM

A reminder of what we’re fighting for.

In California, many of us are reeling from the past 2 years of hardship as prices for housing, gas, and groceries rise. John,   We’re excited to have you as a part of our movement. We believe that as Californians we can come together to tak…
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
June 6, 2022 at 5:42 PM

The future is in our hands. Vote by June 7.

John,   Voting for the California June 7th Primary Election is underway and there’s still time to make your voice heard!   A reminder that all registered voters in California automatically receive a ballot in the mail - you can return you…
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
May 27, 2022 at 7:23 PM

This time must be different. Gun control now.

John,   This week we are devastated by the news of a gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde. Texans and Californians from every background know that our children deserve better - they deserve leade…
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
May 19, 2022 at 11:41 PM

California, pledge to vote by June 7!

John - Voting for the California June 7th Primary Election has begun and it’s time to make your voice heard! All registered voters in California automatically receive a ballot in the mail - you can return your ballot by mail, drop it off at a participating ballot drop box, o…
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
May 6, 2022 at 8:39 PM

California we need your voice. Protect the right to abortion.

John,   All of us, regardless of where we live, what we look like, or how much money we have should have the freedom to decide if, when, and how we grow our families. But this week we saw an attack on this most basic freedom.   Here’s what…
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
April 21, 2022 at 11:29 PM

Join We Are California in your city!

John,   We have a quick ask for you today.   Across the state, our We Are California teams are doing incredible work.    From powering community phonebanks, hosting resource fairs to connect neighborhoods to critical resources and hosting…
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
April 14, 2022 at 7:30 PM

The rich have grown richer, it’s time they pay what they owe to Californians.

John - “The stock market is booming!” “Corporate profits at an all time high!” You’ve probably heard these words on your local newscast lately. We keep hearing all the time that the economy is doing great, but we think it’s time to stop and ask for who exactly. While so many…
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
March 4, 2022 at 10:26 PM

We’re making moves in 2022. Pitch in $10 to power our movement in CA!

John, In 2022, our people-powered movement is making moves to build power, strengthen democracy and create a state where all of us belong. We know we can do it but we need you to join us. Will you make a one-time donation of $10 to help us reach more voters in California in t…
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
February 8, 2022 at 10:28 PM

We’re in a Housing Crisis. We want to hear from you.

John, No matter where we come from or what we look like, we all want what’s best for our families; and that includes a safe place to rest our heads at night. But right now California is in a deep housing crisis. A full-time worker in California must make $39/hr to afford a t…
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
December 10, 2021 at 7:44 PM

We Are California: NO Drilling Where We're Living!

John -   Right now, more than 2 million Californians live next to toxic pollution from oil drilling in their neighborhoods.  Despite our reputation as an environmental leader, California is the only oil producing state in the nation that a…
  Victor Suarez · [email protected]
November 22, 2021 at 12:23 PM

Meet our We Are California leaders

John--   I’m going to say it - our leaders are phenomenal.   Over the past 2 months, We Are California leaders have been on the phones and out in their communities talking to voters about the type of California we can create-- a Californi…
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
October 21, 2021 at 6:06 PM

In California we build the future

John-- This year thousands of Californians began coming together to build the We Are California movement. Together we’re standing up to say that everyone in our state regardless of what we look like or what's in our wallets, deserves housi…
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
October 11, 2021 at 6:44 PM

A quick ask of you

John--   We have a quick ask for you.   We’re building a movement to help pass laws that bring BIG change to our communities and we need your voice.    Can you take our survey and let us know what solutions you want to see in California? …
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
September 28, 2021 at 7:29 PM

This is BIG. The re-launch of We Are California!

John -- Whatever our color, background, or zip code, in California most of us want the same things for our families. To live in safe and affordable homes. To be able to care for our families. Fully funded schools and neighborhoods. Protecting the only planet we have and …
  Victor Suarez, We are California · [email protected]
September 14, 2021 at 4:45 PM

Today (9/14) is the last day to vote in the CA special election!

John -- Today, 9/14, is the last day to make your voice heard in California's Special Election! When we vote, we vote for the future of our families, the future of our communities, and the future of California. Over a third of Californians have already made their voices hear…
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
September 10, 2021 at 3:24 PM

We know we’ve been emailing you a lot. 👀

John -- We know we’ve been emailing you a lot. 👀 We’re writing so much because we’ve seen the consequences of elections, and we want to make sure that your voice is heard by 9/14! We can’t sit back and let others determine our future. Affordable housing, healthcare, clima…
  Victor Suarez, We Are California via WeAreCalifornia.org · [email protected]
September 3, 2021 at 5:33 PM

Your voter checklist!

John-- With California’s Special Election less than 2 weeks away, we’ve created a checklist (and a meme 👀) to make sure you are a prepared voter in this important election. Voter Checklist 1. Am I registered to vote? All active and registered voters received ballots in …
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
August 25, 2021 at 5:20 PM

A quick question for you

John: Have you voted in the California Special Election? Yes, I voted! No, I need more info Ballots were mailed to active and registered voters in California last week. If you haven’t received your ballot in the mail, check your voter status. If you moved rece…
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
May 29, 2021 at 4:33 PM

New! Californians 12 and up eligible for COVID-19 vaccines + MILLIONS in cash prizes!

California is offering millions of cash prizes to vaccinated Californians - including a grand prize of $1.5 million! John - We’ve reached another incredible milestone in the fight against COVID-19. Californians 12 years of age and older can now sign up to receive a COVID-19 …
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
May 3, 2021 at 6:57 PM

California, sign up for your COVID-19 vaccine!

John - Californians know how to take care of one another. From delivering groceries to our neighbors, supporting our small businesses and being there for our friends who may be grieving during this difficult time. We take care of each other. Now we can do one more thing to e…
  Victor Suarez · [email protected]
August 21, 2020 at 11:14 PM

[SHARE] How to vote safely during a pandemic

John - Every single Californian must be heard in this year's election, period. That’s why we, as part of a powerful coalition, fought for AND won safe, simple, and secure voting with the passage of Assembly Bill 860 and Senate Bill 423. These two laws ensure our votes are p…
  Victor Suarez · [email protected]
August 7, 2020 at 1:11 AM

[SIGN UP] Free Online “Democracy, Youth, & Art” Class!

John-- We’re excited to share that we have partnered with the Armory Center for the Arts to offer a free online art class about democracy, power, and art for youth, ages 14-21. To get ready for the election, young people will be making art and content, led by Armory Teaching F…
  Victor Suarez · [email protected]
July 31, 2020 at 5:47 PM

[ACTION] 6 reasons to follow us on Instagram.

John-- Did you know we have an active Instagram channel? With all the noise around the 2020 election, we’re making sure to share everything you need to make your voice heard this November. Here are 6 reasons to join our Instagram community. the latest memes 👀 curated …
  Victor Suarez, We Are CA · [email protected]
June 12, 2020 at 5:06 PM

TAKE ACTION: California Leaders Must Step Up!

John-- Over the past few weeks hundreds of thousands of Californians have shown that they are ready to build a different future. They’ve shown up for each other in the streets and have come together virtually to make sure we stand up for Black lives and put people and care bef…
  Veronica Carrizales · [email protected]
June 8, 2020 at 5:32 PM

SIGN TODAY: Safe and accessible elections for all.

John -- Our nation is currently dealing with the collision of multiple crises. There’s the COVID-19 pandemic and the pandemic of systemic racism against Black people. But Californians are also facing crises in health care, the economy, housing, and criminal justice, all at the…
  Victor Suarez · [email protected]
May 14, 2020 at 12:04 AM

ACTION: Tell our leaders to #CareForUs!

John -- In times of crisis, Californians care for one another because it’s what we do. Across California, our nurses and healthcare providers are facing this virus head-on by caring for our sick all the while working Californians risk their lives everyday to pick our food, …
  Victor Suarez · [email protected]
May 9, 2020 at 12:23 AM

Californians know how to show up for each other

John, For millions of Californians, these times are incredibly tough and filled with uncertainty. Yet, over the past few weeks, Californians have shown what it truly means to stand up for one another. From dropping off meals for our neighbors, to supporting our young people w…
  Veronica Carrizales · [email protected]
April 28, 2020 at 9:40 PM

TELL CALIFORNIA LEADERS: Make November Elections Safe and Simple for All

John -- California voters should not have to choose between their own health and safety and casting a ballot in the November Election. While we applaud state leaders that are calling for every voter to be mailed a ballot, voting by mail is not enough.   Can you send a quick m…
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
April 21, 2020 at 11:39 PM

Take the #CensusChallenge

John -- The Census, which is critical for funding and representation for our communities, is happening now and we need your voice. More than ever we’re learning that this is the time for us to lift our voices up for each other. To stand up for what our communities deserve an…
  Victor Suarez · [email protected]
April 16, 2020 at 12:06 AM

More than ever, all of must count

John, First off, I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well during these trying times. Put simply, the past few weeks have been nothing short of challenging for Californians. COVID-19 has shown us just how much we depend on one another, and that no matter where we come…
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
March 4, 2020 at 12:58 AM

John, don't forget to cast your vote by 8pm!

Hi John -- Sending you some last helpful reminders before the polls close in California. Vote Centers in California close at 8pm. If you're dropping your ballot off at a drop box it must be delivered by 8pm. Don't know where to vote? Find the nearest vote center here: htt…
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
March 2, 2020 at 11:38 PM

California, tomorrow is election day!

John -- This year Californians have an opportunity to stand up for a new vision for California. A California that ensures that all of our neighborhoods have the best schools, that our communities have all they need and that our kids have the future they deserve. Tomorrow, M…
  Victor Suarez, We Are California · [email protected]
February 27, 2020 at 8:32 PM

▶️ [Must Watch]: A new vision for California

Watch our latest video! John -- Can you imagine what our neighborhoods would look like if they had the resources they deserved? We can, which is why we’re so excited to be launching our newest We Are California video. Watch our latest video about our vision for our communiti…