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2020 Census: ‘Trusted messengers’ on front lines
Census, Immigration, Santa Clara County, Video

2020 Census: ‘Trusted messengers’ on front lines

Respected leaders fight fear, mistrust, apathy The Santa Clara County Office of the Census has spent months preparing “trusted messengers” to help hard-to-count populations understand it’s in their communities’ interest to fill out next year’s federal Census 2020 form. With distrust of the federal government soaring among many immigrant groups, the County knows it is…

Ending child sexual abuse: Speak out
District Attorney, public safety, Santa Clara County, Youth

Ending child sexual abuse: Speak out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgBn3s7fQNE Santa Clara County symposium fights culture of silence Each year more than 200 people in Santa Clara County are charged with child molestation, and prosecutors know that the actual number of people who are molesting children in the county is much, much greater. “Research has shown that fewer than 10% of child victims actually…

Visitor survey: Parks wildly popular
Santa Clara County, Parks

Visitor survey: Parks wildly popular

Regular visitors can’t get enough The Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department has long sensed that park users are pretty happy with their experiences. Now there’s fresh data to prove it. The department recently issued the results of its 2018 visitor survey — the second it has ever done — and found that its…

Santa Clara County’s LGBTQ Community: Looking Back and Moving Forward
HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ, Santa Clara County, Health Justice, Education, Health, Public Health

Santa Clara County’s LGBTQ Community: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Former Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager’s discusses his two new booklets covering the local histories of HIV/AIDS, the struggle of the LGBTQ community — and where they’re headed. Access to “Battle Against HIV/AIDs”https://bit.ly/2XqM2cB ” The Long struggle for LGBTQ Equality in Santa Clara County” https://bit.ly/2ZuvHWi For more information Visit: www.baymecfoundation.org To sign up for…

Election security on the front lines
Santa Clara County, Elections, Elections and voting, Education, Video

Election security on the front lines

 Counties put heads together ahead of 2020 Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian recently convened up to 150 people from around the state to talk about the many 21st-century election security challenges California’s 58 counties confront with less than a year before the state’s 2020 presidential election primary. Reports of Russian interference in the 2016…

County opens nation’s second LGBTQ shelter
LGBTQ, Santa Clara County, Video

County opens nation’s second LGBTQ shelter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1wV7ImXJkI&feature=youtu.be Yeager: About 30% of homeless people identify as LGBTQ Santa Clara County has opened the nation’s second homeless shelter that focuses on serving the needs of the LGBTQ population. The New Haven Inn located in central San Jose, just south of downtown, has housing and services for up to 20 adults. The first LGBTQ-focused…

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