Love politics but don’t know how to get involved? Assemblymember Kevin McCarty put on an event at the Fruitridge Community Center called “How to Get Engaged” where guest speakers came and shared their experiences and know-how concerning dealing with local government, organizing events, and more.
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty
On March 6th, in the chambers of the Capital of California, District 7 Assemblymember Kevin McCarty named community representative Tamika L’Ecluse as his “Woman of the Year”.
L’Ecluse has a 13-year history working with children at the early childhood age, roughly age 6 and younger, and reducing African-American child mortality is a focus of her efforts as she currently works as the program Manager for the Greater Sacramento Urban League.
“We can’t forget our most vulnerable and often that’s our children,” said L’Ecluse. “It all comes down to the children and making sure they’re in an environment where they can thrive.”
L’Eclise has also volunteered as a board member, Vice President, and President of the Oak Park Neighborhood Association, and as an appointed member of the Sacramento Promise Zone Resident Council. Although her background is in work with children, her main emphasis is on helping the community at large.
“Supporting the people in the community is definitely my number one priority,” L’Eclise says.“I’ve always grown up in struggling neighborhoods and I think it gives me a more grounded perspective.”
L’Eclise has advocated for women’s rights, including reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, and gender equity. In 2000 she campaigned for marriage equality against Proposition 22.
“Tamika L’Ecluse is a bright light in the Sacramento region, giving inspiration and hope to people in our community and throughout the 7th Assembly District,” commented Assemblymember McCarty. “I am pleased to honor Ms. L’Ecluse for her commitment and dedication to help students maximize their potential, to build a strong and diverse workforce and to improve the lives of residents throughout Sacramento County.”
LiveWire Heads to the Julia Morgan House for the 2nd Annual Holiday Toy Drive Wednesday, Decemeber 7th @ 5pm
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LiveWire returns to the 2nd Annual Holiday Toy Drive hosted by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty and co- hosted by Sacramento Council Member Eric Guerra. This event takes place at the Julia Morgan House this Wednesday, December 7th and LiveWire will be there on location. We will speak with our honored hosts, Assemblyman Kevin McCarty and Sacramento Council Member Eric Guerra, chat with local non-profits and guests as they stop by to bring in their gift for a child in need. This is a LiveWire to warm your heart and you won’t want to miss it!
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2nd Holiday Toy Drive
Join us and tune in to LiveWire! at 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 16th on Access Sacramento channel 17. You can also watch the simulcast online the same time it airs at www.AccessSacramento.org and click ‘watch 17’. The encore presentation airs the following Thursday at 7:30 p.m. And don’t forget to like us at www.facebook.com/LiveWire.Sacramento
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If you are able, we invite you to bring an unwrapped toy and to meet Assemblymember McCarty where you can learn about his district office and share your ideas about the state budget, upcoming legislation or other concerns for our area.
Access Sacramento will broadcast live from the Julia Morgan House during the event as a special edition of LiveWire! – Sacramento County’s longest running live community arts interview show since 1992. Host Ray Tatar will have special interviews with the Sacramento Food Bank and other non-profits in Sacramento County.
For more information about this event or to download a flier, visit McCarty’s Assembly District 7 website HERE.