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A Vote for Jason Hodge


As a former Catholic nun, I believe in service and protecting Mother Earth and all its creatures. I’m 83 years old and I’ve been speaking out for the community for a long time. Some of my proudest moments include leading the Grape Boycott of 1965 in Michigan with Cesar Chavez; helping hundreds of women get off welfare and secure real jobs; being a founding member of the National Women’s Political Caucus; fighting to prevent the building of a proposed floating gas terminal off of our coastline that threatened to kill marine life and dump 480 tons of pollution into the ocean in 2007; and most recently, leading the charge to make Oxnard a “Clean Air City” and urging the federal government to reduce carbon pollution through the federal Clean Air Act.

As a lifetime environmentalist, it is with great enthusiasm that I give my wholehearted support to Jason Hodgem candidate for California Senate 2012. Electing Jason is a long awaited dream - to elect a person who has a proven record in working to protect public health and create jobs. Since he was elected as an Oxnard Harbor Commissioner, he has put in place a Clean Air policy that will serve as an initiative to further our work for a new economy in California.

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