SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

Peninsula | Immigrant Rights | Front Page

Thu Dec 24 2009 Maria Marroquin Anticipates Immigration Reform in the New Year
Christmas at the Day Worker Center in Mountain View For Maria Marroquin, Christmas 2009 is bittersweet. As the holiday draws near, she enlists her 5-year-old granddaughter to help sort through a donation of clothing and toys at the Mountain View Day Worker Center, where Maria has served as Executive Director for nearly a decade. The donations are most welcome, say the workers who sign in daily, seeking work in local homes and gardens. Gifts from the community will supplement the meager incomes earned by those who come to the Center every morning...and wait.

Only fifteen percent of the workers who show up are matched with jobs on any given day. In recent years, the average worker’s yearly income has totaled about $5,000. When the figures are in for 2009, Maria says, the total will probably come to quite a bit less, probably in the range of $4,000. "The recession has hit everyone," she says, "but those earning the lowest incomes are getting hit the hardest."

Read the Article

Day Worker Center of Mountain View

07/07/15 Santa Cruz Residents Camp at City Hall Following Cuts in Homeless Services   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/07/15 Following Hate Crime, Speakers Call for SF Community to Heal with Love, Not Revenge   LGBTI / Queer
07/07/15 Brown Excludes California Tribes, Environmentalists, Fishermen from Water Discussions   Environment & Forest Defense | California
07/07/15 New Details Emerge in Investigation of 2014 Death at Santa Cruz Main Jail   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/07/15 Activists Communicate the "Real Meanings" of Freedom, Equality and Justice   Anti-War | Santa Cruz Indymedia
06/24/15 UC Santa Cruz Students Who Blocked Highway Call for Court Support   Education & Student Activism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
06/24/15 Multiple Demonstrations at US Conference of Mayors in San Francisco   Government & Elections
06/22/15 Family Seeks Justice After Beating by Salinas Police is Captured on Video   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
06/22/15 Santa Cruz Grand Jury Report Details Increasing Need for Emergency Homeless Shelters   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
06/22/15 Alvarez Organized Latino Social Workers, Fought for Immigration Reform   Labor & Workers | California
06/22/15 Marten’s Decline Attributed to Destruction of Old-Growth Forest Habitat by Logging   Environment & Forest Defense | North Coast