Somos Mayfair

Somos Mayfair

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Join us this Saturday from 9am to 12 pm as we Launch our Political Platform and Plan de San Jose.
It looks like the Eastside may be affected by the PG & E outages. I don't trust them or the City to notify people effectively who aren't online in English.
La nueva decoración de Cesar Chávez FRC. Banderas de las diferentes universidades, pero falta la mejor de todas.
“Universidad Popular de Mayfair” ❤️
#enproceso
Support ES teachers: . The message was that the district is running around with their heads cut off acting like we don’t have any money and won’t have any in the coming years due to declining enrollment. Last year they were talking about laying off teachers, counselors, and advisors. The reality is that 1,200 members stayed strong and fought for our 2% raise and WON with 0 layoffs. :pencil2:

-We just had an emergency meeting during lunch to discuss our contract negotiations. We are now at an impasse. This means we are going to go through the process of using a mediator during contract negotiations. We have cancelled negotiations for this week. :woman-shrugging::skin-tone-3:

-BIG ASK: We want to flood the board room next Thursday (03/21, 6:00, 830 N Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133) with RED and make it standing room only! We want to scare the board and demand our 3.75% raise. Public comments are welcome.

SOMOS Mayfair supports children, organizes families, and connects neighbors to uplift the dreams, power, and leadership of community and address systemic inequities.

Beginning in 1997, the residents of Mayfair and regional leaders worked together to address chronic issues of poverty and hopelessness in the Mayfair neighborhood. We began with making changes in areas that we could see: hiring crossing guards and adding new traffic lights; improving sidewalks; replacing graffiti with community murals; recovering Silver Creek, and replanting the oldest community g

Operating as usual

Photos from Somos Mayfair's post 01/12/2022

🏆✊🏽 VICTORY! 🏆✊🏽

We are extremely grateful for your contributions through calls, emails, text messages, letters of support, and speaking up to support Expanding the Voting Rights For All. The outpouring support is a reflection to the decades of community organizing and community building and shows that San Jose is a powerhouse in the Bay Area organizing arena.

We are thankful to the nearly 300 speakers who spoke up for justice and denounced the legacy of exclusion, racism and anti-immigrant hate. We know some of us were not allowed to speak, but we want to let you know that your participation made a difference. Every single contribution matters.

Although we won the battle, we will now organize to win the war. What is next? We want to celebrate and organize with you! Here are 2 ways to get involved.

🌟1️⃣ Celebration Coalition Meeting - Friday, January 14th, 2022
5pm via Zoom (Zoom link in our bio). We will have Sp/Eng interpretation

💪🏽2️⃣ Get involved! If you would like to stay active fill out our Google Form (link in bio)

Find links for both at https://linktr.ee/somosmayfair Unity is power y Si Se Pudo!

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-Spanish-

🏆✊🏽 ¡VICTORIA! 🏆✊🏽

Estamos extremadamente agradecidos por su contribución a través de llamadas, correos electrónicos, cartas de apoyo, mensajes de texto y hablando para apoyar el Derecho de Votar Para Todos. La efusión de apoyo es un reflejo de las décadas de organización comunitaria y construcción de la comunidad y muestra que San José es una poderosa ciudad en la arena de organizar aquí en la Área de la Bahía.

Estamos agradecidos a los casi 300 oradores que hablaron por la justicia y denunciaron el legado de exclusión, racismo y odio anti-inmigrante. Sabemos que a algunos de nosotros no se nos permitió hablar, pero queremos hacerle saber que su participación hizo la diferencia. Cada contribución es importante.

Aunque ganamos la batalla, ahora nos organizaremos para ganar la guerra. ¿Qué sigue? ¡Queremos celebrar y organizar contigo! Aquí hay 2 maneras de participar.

🌟1️⃣ Reunión de la Coalición para la Celebración - Viernes, 14de enero de 2022
5pm vía zoom
Tendremos interpretación/traducción

💪🏽2️⃣ ¡Involucrate! Si desea participar y mantenerse activo, complete nuestra Google Form

Encuentre los enlaces para ambos en https://linktr.ee/somosmayfair
La Unión hace la fuerza y Si Se Pudo!

Photos from Somos Mayfair's post 01/11/2022

The City Council is receiving malicious and hateful language attacking our immigrant communities of color. This racist attack is attempting to put fear and division in the hearts of the San Jose community and delay the process.

It is important to denounce this racism and anti-immigrant hate and ask the city council to stand with justice. We are not changing policy today; the process doesn’t work that way. We are asking the city council to provide an opportunity for our communities to vote. We are asking them to study the process, set up a ballot measure and give San Jose voters the opportunity to make the final decision with a ballot measure. There is no room for the city council to side with racism and hate. They need to side with justice and that means moving non-citizen voting forward.

✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

El Ayuntamiento está recibiendo mensajes maliciosos y de odio que atacan a nuestras comunidades de inmigrantes de color. Este ataque ra***ta está tratando de poner miedo y división en los corazones de la comunidad de San José y retrasar el proceso.

Es importante denunciar este racismo y odio anti-inmigrante y pedir al ayuntamiento que apoye la justicia. Hoy no estamos cambiando la política; el proceso no funciona de esa manera. Estamos pidiendo al concejo municipal que brinde una oportunidad para que nuestras comunidades voten. Les estamos pidiendo que estudien el proceso, establezcan una medida de boleta y les demos a los votantes de San José la oportunidad de tomar la decisión final con una medida de boleta. No hay espacio para que el ayuntamiento se ponga del lado del racismo y el odio. Necesitan ponerse del lado de la justicia y eso significa hacer avanzar el voto de los no ciudadanos.

01/11/2022

We need your support tomorrow (1-11-2022) at city council.

Please join us at 2pm.

Photos from Somos Mayfair's post 01/11/2022

We are less than 24 hours until the city council meeting. We are nervous, yet also hopeful for a positive result.

Expanding voting rights to non-citizens is not a controversial decision. We have been waiting for decades for this moment. Expanding the Voting power, is not just a Latino or an east San Jose issue, it is a decision that will benefit all communities in San Jose.

It is unfair that we continue to tax our non-citizens yet we do not have the power to vote. San Jose like other cities has the power to began the process to include everyone in our democracy.

It is not to take to take action. We urge everyone to contact San Jose city councilmembers and educate them on why it is important to expand the voting power to all residents in San Jose.

Your action will make a difference.

Here are some quick link to various tools:

Email: https://tinyurl.com/votingrights4allsj

Letter: https://docs.google.com/.../1JkJvCpMADawLJUFSbgkIrCA.../edit

Petition: https://chng.it/844C52wzFB

Photos from Somos Mayfair's post 01/10/2022

En 1965, el presidente Lyndon B. Johnson firmo la Ley de Derecho al Voto, llamando al día "un triunfo para la libertad tan grande como cualquier victoria que se haya ganado en cualquier campo de batalla" (Johnson, "Comentarios en la Rotonda del Capitolio"). La ley se produjo siete meses después de que Martin Luther King lanzo una campaña de la Conferencia de Liderazgo Cristiano del Sur (SCLC) con sede en Selma, Alabama, con el objetivo de presionar al Congreso para que aprobara dicha legislación.

La Ley de Derechos Electorales de 1965 abolió las pruebas de alfabetización y los impuestos electorales diseñados para privar de derechos a los votantes afroamericanos, las personas de color y las mujeres de color y le dio al gobierno federal la autoridad para hacerse cargo del registro de votantes en condados con un patrón de discriminación persistente. El presidente Johnson dijo antes de firmar el proyecto de ley, "pero el corazón de la ley es claro. Dondequiera que, según estándares claros y objetivos, los estados y condados estén utilizando regulaciones, leyes o pruebas para negar el derecho al voto, entonces serán anulados" (Johnson, "Comentarios en la Rotonda del Capitolio").

King calificó la ley como "un gran paso adelante en la eliminación de todos los obstáculos restantes al derecho al voto..."

Mientras nos preparamos para celebrar el legado de Martin Luther King en San José, este martes tenemos la oportunidad de contribuir al legado de MLK al expandir el derecho al voto a los no ciudadanos.

Este martes 11 de enero de 2022, SOMOS Mayfair, @sisepuedecollective @papelesparatodos @lunalatinossj @papelesparatodos Y muchas más organizaciones comunitarias están exigiendo que el Ayuntamiento amplíe los derechos de voto a todos los residentes de San José.

Para tomar medidas utilice el siguiente enlace: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d4NY9nEIZkkY8-B7ZoWoGeS6J53Leu8KveChxI95L0w/edit

01/10/2022

In 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, calling the day “a triumph for freedom as huge as any victory that has ever been won on any battlefield” (Johnson, “Remarks in the Capitol Rotunda”). The law came seven months after Martin Luther King launched a Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) campaign based in Selma, Alabama, with the aim of pressuring Congress to pass such legislation.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 abolished literacy tests and poll taxes designed to disenfranchise African American, people of color, and women of color voters and gave the federal government the authority to take over voter registration in counties with a pattern of persistent discrimination. President Johnson said before signing the bill, “but the heart of the act is plain. Wherever, by clear and objective standards, States and counties are using regulations, or laws, or tests to deny the right to vote, then they will be struck down” (Johnson, “Remarks in the Capitol Rotunda”).

King called the law “a great step forward in removing all of the remaining obstacles to the right to vote...”

As we get ready to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King in San Jose, this Tuesday we have the opportunity to contribute to MLK’s legacy by expanding the right to vote to non-citizens.

This Tuesday, January 11th, 2022, SOMOS Mayfair, @sisepuedecollective , @lunalatinossj , @siren_immigrantrights, @papelesparatodos and many more community organizations are demanding that City Hall expand the voting rights to all San Jose residents.

To take action use the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d4NY9nEIZkkY8-B7ZoWoGeS6J53Leu8KveChxI95L0w/edit

In 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, calling the day “a triumph for freedom as huge as any victory that has ever been won on any battlefield” (Johnson, “Remarks in the Capitol Rotunda”). The law came seven months after Martin Luther King launched a Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) campaign based in Selma, Alabama, with the aim of pressuring Congress to pass such legislation.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 abolished literacy tests and poll taxes designed to disenfranchise African American, people of color, and women of color voters and gave the federal government the authority to take over voter registration in counties with a pattern of persistent discrimination. President Johnson said before signing the bill, “but the heart of the act is plain. Wherever, by clear and objective standards, States and counties are using regulations, or laws, or tests to deny the right to vote, then they will be struck down” (Johnson, “Remarks in the Capitol Rotunda”).

King called the law “a great step forward in removing all of the remaining obstacles to the right to vote...”

As we get ready to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King in San Jose, this Tuesday we have the opportunity to contribute to MLK’s legacy by expanding the right to vote to non-citizens.

This Tuesday, January 11th, 2022, SOMOS Mayfair, @sisepuedecollective , @lunalatinossj , @siren_immigrantrights, @papelesparatodos and many more community organizations are demanding that City Hall expand the voting rights to all San Jose residents.

To take action use the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d4NY9nEIZkkY8-B7ZoWoGeS6J53Leu8KveChxI95L0w/edit

Photos from Somos Mayfair's post 01/05/2022

Santa Clara County! Check out these flyers if you're looking for places you can get free vaccines or boosters.

Testing site are busy right now, but don't let that deter you. To find where you can get a free test, as always the best resource is the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department website:
https://covid19.sccgov.org/covid-19-testing

12/30/2021

One of the most exciting parts of our year was the two Collective votes we held to determine the next phase of a few of our projects. These spaces were community-generated and modeled community-led decision-making!

SOMOS Fuertes is our model to train, certify and ensure living wages for our Promotor leaders. In the next iteration of this project, we voted that we will advocate for policies that can expand cooperatives and economic justice across the South Bay.

Our organizing team has guided our collective in a year of learning and analysis around alternative housing. Together we voted to continue this work by partnering with agencies that can bring new pathways of home ownership to Mayfair (with an emphasis on housing co-ops!).

We can’t wait to share more updates with you in 2022!

One of the most exciting parts of our year was the two Collective votes we held to determine the next phase of a few of our projects. These spaces were community-generated and modeled community-led decision-making!

SOMOS Fuertes is our model to train, certify and ensure living wages for our Promotor leaders. In the next iteration of this project, we voted that we will advocate for policies that can expand cooperatives and economic justice across the South Bay.

Our organizing team has guided our collective in a year of learning and analysis around alternative housing. Together we voted to continue this work by partnering with agencies that can bring new pathways of home ownership to Mayfair (with an emphasis on housing co-ops!).

We can’t wait to share more updates with you in 2022!

Silicon Valley groups want to purchase rentals to prevent displacement 12/27/2021

Silicon Valley groups want to purchase rentals to prevent displacement

Check it out! Thanks for the feature San José Spotlight

"Displacement is tearing San Jose apart, advocates said. The proposed policy would serve as another layer of protection for vulnerable renters and keep residents in rental homes that they have lived in for many generations, Gustafson said. [...COPA] can provide pathways to homeownership with supportive models like community land trusts.”

https://sanjosespotlight.com/san-jose-nonprofits-rally-behind-anti-displacement-housing-policy-copa/

Silicon Valley groups want to purchase rentals to prevent displacement A coalition of nonprofits and residents are pushing for San Jose to adopt a policy to create a pathway to homeownership for low-income residents.

12/25/2021

¡Feliz navidad y próspero año nuevo! Wishing you and your loved ones a happy holiday season filled with health and joy.

12/23/2021

📰🤩 We made the front page!

The answer is YES! We *do* think tenants should have the chance to buy their home if it goes up for sale. We dream of a San José where families are rooted, don’t fear displacement, and have pathways to home ownership. #COPAsanjose can bring us there.

Our community has spent months learning, collecting input, and visioning a COPA policy for our city. Visit www.somosmayfair.org/copa to learn more!

📰🤩 We made the front page!

The answer is YES! We *do* think tenants should have the chance to buy their home if it goes up for sale. We dream of a San José where families are rooted, don’t fear displacement, and have pathways to home ownership. #COPAsanjose can bring us there.

Our community has spent months learning, collecting input, and visioning a COPA policy for our city. Visit www.somosmayfair.org/copa to learn more!

Photos from Somos Mayfair's post 12/23/2021

Wow, what a way to wrap up the year! Check out the many faces of SOMOS Mayfair as we closed out our year ❤️

- The Early Learning team went door-knocking, outreaching to 222 families and connecting them to events and resources. Santa visited the Painter Preschool Co-Op for some fun!

- The Fuertes team met virtually to reflect on their year, and share some cool new swag.

- We were able to safely gather at the Family Resource Centers for a few festivities. It's not a SOMOS party without lots of food and laughter!

- The Organizing team created and distributed 50+ gift baskets to leaders (in-between all their planning for the COPA forum and press conference!)

- The Si Se Puede Collective Guerreras celebrated at Veggielution with art and games

- We even fit in a neighborhood walking tour for new staff and SSPC Leaders

Hats off to our team of staff and leaders who keep all these projects moving throughout the year. Hope you all are enjoying a time of rest and refueling!

12/20/2021

SOMOS Mayfair will be closed from Dec. 18 - Jan. 4 as our staff is taking time to be with our families and rest. Save this flyer or share it with anybody looking for critical resources during these next few weeks. We’ll see you in 2022 and look forward to continue building community and power together!

Here are additional COVID resources:
- COVID Testing: https://covid19.sccgov.org/covid-19-testing
- COVID Booster Vaccine: https://vax.sccgov.org
- Drop in Vaccine sites (no appointment) https://covid19.sccgov.org/covid-19-vaccine-drop-in-calendar

SOMOS Mayfair will be closed from Dec. 18 - Jan. 4 as our staff is taking time to be with our families and rest. Save this flyer or share it with anybody looking for critical resources during these next few weeks. We’ll see you in 2022 and look forward to continue building community and power together!

Here are additional COVID resources:
- COVID Testing: https://covid19.sccgov.org/covid-19-testing
- COVID Booster Vaccine: https://vax.sccgov.org
- Drop in Vaccine sites (no appointment) https://covid19.sccgov.org/covid-19-vaccine-drop-in-calendar

12/18/2021

2 hours of fun, in 26 seconds! The Admin & Directors team organized a SOMOS Drive-Through with end-of-year gifts, yummy food and drinks, and exciting raffles to thank our staff for all of their hard work. Hopefully we can spend more time together in-person in 2022, but for now our staff is taking time to pause and rest after a full year.

Our offices will be closed December 20-January 4! For urgent resources in the meantime, visit www.somosmayfair.org!

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