Equity on the Mall 2018

California State Capitol
February 8

Thank you to everyone who stood in unity with San Joaquin Valley residents and leaders for immigrants, children, youth, women, families, LGBTQ and vulnerable communities at Equity on the Mall 2018!

The day included a powerful program at the west steps of the Capitol with remarks by elected representatives and community leaders, music, spoken word and an equity platform on some of the most pressing issues impacting communities in the San Joaquin Valley. The Valley is Rising!

2018 Policy Platform released at Equity on the Mall

Equity on the Mall news release


Vida en el Valle: San Joaquin Valley residents make themselves heard in Sacramento

The Sacramento Bee: These residents are 'tired of being forgotten'

The Fresno Bee: These residents are 'tired of being forgotten'

Telemundo Sacramento: El Valle en Busca de Equidad

California Healthline: Postcard From Sacramento: Residents Rally For A Healthy Valley

ABC30 Fresno: Valley residents heading to state capitol en masse to have their voices heard

Bakersfield California: 'Everybody wants things to change': San Joaquin Valley residents head to Sacramento, demanding lawmakers invest in their communities

Bakersfield Californian: Community advocates head to the capitol, urging legislators to invest in the valley to change poor health outcomes

Equity on the Mall 2018 Flyer (English)

Equity on the Mall 2018 Flyer (Spanish)

Equity on the Mall 2018 Flyer (Hmong)

See photos from Equity on the Mall 2018

2018 Speakers Included:

  • Secretary of State of California Alex Padilla
  • Senate President pro Tempore Kevin De León, District 24
  • Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, District 63
  • Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula, District 31
  • Senator Dr. Richard Pan, Senate District 6
  • Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, Senate District 22
  • Assemblymember Devon Mathis, District 26
  • Assemblymember Ash Kalra, District 27
  • Mayor Michael Tubbs, City of Stockton
  • Mayor Jose Gurrola, City of Arvin
  • Councilmember Rhodesia Ransom, City of Tracy
  • Sydney Lewis, Office of Senator Kamala Harris
  • Chet P. Hewitt, President and CEO, Sierra Health Foundation President

Learn about Equity on the Mall 2017