AREA 1 – CAN YOU VOTE FOR EVER?
The Santa Rosa City Schools District was recently divided into seven Trustee Areas. Ever lives in and is running in Area 1. Please view the map below to see if you and/or your friends and family live in the area (in yellow).
NewsTuesday, September 8, 2020 1:58 PM
The speakers, a mix of North Bay politicians and candidates at the federal, state and local levels, took turns praising workers and bashing Trump, whom U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson called a “madman” who needed to be replaced by former Vice President Joe Biden in the Nov. 3 election.
“It’s a call to arms,” Thompson said. “We need to get everybody out there.”
Some of Monday’s speechifying was more personal than partisan, though. This was exemplified by Ever Flores, a candidate for trustee on the Santa Rosa City School Board who has served as president of the Healdsburg Area Teachers Association. Flores credited the union jobs secured by his aunt and father as critical for his ability to make a life in Sonoma County after immigrating from El Salvador in the 1980s.
“Without the labor movement, many people like me would not have the chance to come to a country like this and have the opportunities we have been given,” Flores said.
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Flores works as a counselor at Healdsburg High School during the regular school year, but began directing Adelante in 2002. He has seen first-hand the difference this summer program makes in students’ lives.
“Literacy is so important for the future of California,” Flores said. “So if you don’t start educating the most needy and prepare them for the jobs of the future, I think we’ll create a greater divide between the haves and have-nots.”