April, 2015 

1. California's Health4All Gets National Attention

Immigration activist hold hands. (AP Photo/Allen Diaz)
  • A bill proposed in the state senate would allow income-eligible undocumented immigrants to get coverage through Medi-Cal.
  • The measure from Democratic Sen. Ricardo Lara would change state law to allow illegal immigrants access to Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program. [Meghan / AP]
  • Democratic leaders latest round of legislation is part of a broader effort to embrace the contributions of unauthorized immigrants, including the jobs they work and taxes they pay.
  • "Healthcare providers, students and supporters marched to the state Capitol supporting Senate Bill 4, dubbed the Health For All Act." [CBS Sacramento / Ron Jones]
  • .."We struggle with the fear of trying not to get sick, trying not to see a doctor, trying not to go to the hospital..." [Sac Bee / Media]  

2. PLACAS Premiere Tonight In Merced

  • PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo debuts in Merced on April 17th - 18th, 2015, Tickets are available at Mercedtheatre.org. [BHC website]
  • "...is a bilingual tale of fathers and sons, transformation and redemption that illuminates one man's determination to reunite his family after surviving civil war in El Salvador, immigration, deportation, prison and street violence." [Bitter-lemons / Lucy Pollak]
  • Over 350 tickets per night were given out to community residents free-of-charge.

3. Community Grants Soon to Close

BHC community grantees of Fall 2014.
  • Bi-annual BHC Community Grants are now available; Applications can be found on the BHC website. [Community Grants]
  • The deadline to apply is May 1st, 2015, contact us for more information. [Contact / Isai]
  • BHC will host Grant Workshops throughout the month for those who need assistance in the application process. [BHC Calendar]

3. Misc. & Events 

  • Stay connected with upcoming events; visit our BHC community calendar. [BHC Calendar]

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