Past Events & Appearances (the photo album)
Dec. 3, 2017, Defend the Dream March, Porterville: marching in solidarity with my many former students who face deportation from the only country they have ever known. Then I announced my candidacy. Roberto "El Capitan" Bustos led the march, something he has been doing ever since Cesar Chavez asked him to lead the 1966 Farm Workers March from Delano to Sacramento. Joining me as photographer was Sylvia Alaniz, member of the 7th grade class that initiated me into teaching, in 1977. I also met my fellow candidate, Ricardo Franco.
Tulare-Kings Right to Life Banquet, Sept. 7, Visalia. Beforehand, renewing a friendship with Maricela Lupercio, Outreach director for Latinos4Life. Joining Vicki and me at American Solidarity Party table: members of my campaign committee, Julia Jump Doyle and Ed Frankovic; Lindsay Frankovic, Stephanie Carlson, and my daughter, Rebecca Olson. Close friends at a neighboring table: Stephanie with Karen Cardoza, Vicki with Matt Darby, and (seated) Peggy Stevens, Khay Hamilton, and Josh and Maren Vance.
California Pro-Life Summit, June 17, 2017, Bakersfield. David Pawlik and I manned a table, and I joined a small group discussing our Pro-Life legislative and political goals.
Washington, DC Climate March, April 29, and Lobbying Day, May 1, 2017. I participated in conjunction with Young Evangelicals for Climate Action (YECA) and the Citizens' Climate League (CCL).