Testimonials from Community Members
Community members from District 18 on their
small town teacher who is running for Congress
Yolanda & Olivia
Yolanda and Olivia immigrated from
Pénjamo, Guanajuato, Mexico. Olivia lives in Salinas, CA and works for a packing company that packages agricultural products in Gonzales, CA. Yolanda lives in Castroville, CA and recently completed her G.E.D. program.
Gerardo worked harvesting melon and lettuce for many years. His work took him as far as San Joaquin Valley to Salinas, CA. Gerardo knows many people who are also from Janamuato, Michoacan and are essential agricultural workers who live in (and work in) Hollister, CA and Gilroy, CA. Gerardo is now retired.
Erika is from Oaxaca, Mexico. Erika recently obtained her G.E.D. and plans to attend E.S.L. (English as a Second Language) classes to be better prepared for college. Erika is a DACA Dreamer and works picking strawberries in the Salinas Valley.