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Lunch & Learn on "ACE Forward"

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from noon to 1:30pm

Siena Italian Restaurant
16925 Harlan Road
Lathrop, CA 95330

Jennifer Hidalgo, Project Consultant for the ACE (Altamont Corridor Express) Train will share information about the proposed expansion and upgrades to the current service and how that will affect our valley communities.

Attendees will be able to order off the menu.

Educational Forum: Immigration -- Learning the Basics

Immigration Info
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 9:30am

Health Plan of San Joaquin County
7751 S Manthey Rd.
French Camp, CA 95231

The U.S. immigration process can be complicated and confusing for immigrants as well as most Americans. To provide an understanding of the American immigration system, the League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County will be presenting the first in a series of education programs on our American immigration process on Saturday, April 29th beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The program will be held at the Health Plan of San Joaquin County Building, 7751 S Manthey Rd., French Camp, adjacent to the San Joaquin General Hospital. Free parking is available.

The first program, Immigration -- Learning the Basics, will provide an overview of the immigration process and will address the following issues and more:

  • What is the history of the immigration system?
  • What is the purpose of a green card and a visa, and the time frame to get them? What is the path to citizenship?
  • How long does it take to become a citizen and what does it cost?
  • What is the process for a family to go through the immigration process? Is it different than for an individual?
  • What is the vetting process?
  • What is the process for refugees and what about political asylum?

The purpose of the League of Women Voters is to promote voter registration and participation in government through education. This program is an education forum only. No immigration services will be available. The program is free and open to the public. Coffee and refreshments will be served beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the program will take place from 10 a.m. until noon.

Presenters will include staff members from Catholic Charities Diocese and from the Sacramento office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Services).

Come join us to learn more about our American immigration system. For more information, contact Susan Mora Loyko,

2017 Planning

2017 Planning Meeting
Fourteen LWVSCJ members met at the Loyko home on January 28 to discuss possible program issues for the coming fiscal year. Immigration education and advocacy as well as health care were among several issues discussed by the group. The LWVSJC board will be voting on a final program and then presenting it for member approval at the annual meeting.

Our Spring Voter issue is out! Read it here.

Contents of Spring Voter 2017:

  • Report on January Program Planning Meeting
  • State and National Leagues respond to Administration actions
  • Announcement of forum "Preventing Gun Violence in Our Community: Shaping Policy with Hope for the Future"
  • Update on water issues
  • Save the dates for upcoming events: Lunch & Learn on "ACE Forward", Annual Meeting, and LWVC Convention
  • Thanks to our Circle of Support
  • President's Message from Christeen Ferree
  • The Dangers of Plastic
  • Announcement on forum "Immigration - Learning the Basics"
  • Calendar

2015 Sylvia Kothe Memorial Scholarship Winner Kothe Award winner
Left to right, LWVSJC member Lauren Ah Tye, Pamela Howard, and LWVSJC member Susan Mora Loyko. Pamela Howard is the recipient of the 2015 Sylvia Kothe Memorial Scholarship. She is a business/political science major at Delta College and a single mother of three boys. She has returned to school after 10 years in the banking field and plans to complete her BS then go to law school.