Sunday, October 25, 2020
Monday, October 12, 2020
Draft of my picks for November 3rd, 2020.
Prop 14: Yes This is important work, and needs funding, and I'm setting aside my queasiness around the origin of some of the stem cell lines. We need to make sure their acquired ethically.
Prop 15: Yes. Chips away at Prop 13 and helps to make a fairer property tax system and better funding for schools. See Sacred Heart Voter Guide.
Prop 16: Yes. Erases Prop 209 and allows affirmative action style programs at the state level, which are needed to chip away at the current overlay of systemic racism.
Prop 17: Yes. If you have done your time and paid your debt to society, you should be able to vote.
Prop 18: Yes. Register 17 year olds early.
Prop 19: Yes. Allowing old people (like me) and wildfire recipients a property tax break.
Prop 20: No. A measure by the prison industry to keep people behind bars. See Sacred Heart Voter Guide.
Prop 21: Yes. Allows localities to enact rent control. With high housing costs, this is necessary.
Prop 22: No. Lyft/Uber Drivers should have benefits.
Prop 23: I don't know. Don't understand the kidney dialysis issue very well. More to come.
Prop 24: Yes. Better data privacy
Prop 25: Yes. Approve non-cash bail system. It's regressive and hurts the poor.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
(my remarks to the SJUSD School Board).
To the Members of School Board and the Superintendent:
My name is Bill Roth, a member of Grupo de Solidaridad, SURJ at Sacred Heart, a former SJUSD parent, and a 30 year San Jose resident. Thank you for holding this study session and allowing the public to participate. I would like to voice my support for not only ending the district’s contract with the San José Police Department but also for passing the Derrick Sanderlin Resolution. Having SJPD in schools sends a terrible message to students of color. I strongly recommend you look at re-targeting the funds allocated for SJPD toward professionals trained in Social Work, as well as people trained in De-Escalation and Restorative Justice. I also urge you to hold a vote on these two issues at an appropriate board meeting in the future.
Thank you for your service to our community
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Help Build a Mobile Lab for Nicaragua
Letter from Annie and Juanita
The Mobile Lab: This year's project.
What illnesses is the Mobile Lab focused on?
- Intestinal Parasites due to poor sanitation
- Kidney Disease to inadequate water consumption.
- Respiratory Disease due to inhaling cooking smoke.
How does it fit in with what Amigos does?
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Financial Assistance for Low-Income Residents Impacted by COVID-19
Information on the Eviction Ban
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Party Nominated Offices
County Central Committee
- Angelica Ramos
- Helen Chapman
- Shay Franco-Clausen
- James Kim
- Adrienne Grey
US Rep, District 19
Member of State Assembly, District 28
Non-partisan Office and Measures
State Measure 13Yes. Look, I don't like spending on bonds any more than the next guy, but this is the only way to get around Prop 13 and to ensure we improve California Schools.
City Measure E
Thursday, October 31, 2019
- His example of hard work, and his relentlessness
- His example of charity, especially to the Church, a certain University[iii], and to Habitat for Humanity Collier County
- His example of faith, like going to 630 mass every day during lent before going to work. Even when running a Multi-Billion $ business.[iv]
- In the seventies, mowing the lawn at 927 Cliffwood Lane, which was at a 45-degree angle, in Bermuda shorts, dark socks, and a Tshirt.
- Standing at the top of the stairs, Dad shouting “Where’s my gold pen!”. (When cleaning out his things over the past 2 weeks, I found them. Dad, they were under your desk.[vi]
- Driving a car Connecticut to Florida and listening the same Prairie Home Companion 5 times.