Farmer, yoga studio owner, others team up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Mary Gutierrez – (213) 276-3384 | mgutierrez@seiucal.org

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Diverse Fresno Business Owners Urge Legislators to Support the Governor’s Balanced Budget Approach & Get California Working!

(FRESNO, CA) – Local business owners will hold a news conference Thursday in front of Senator Tom Berryhill’s Fresno’s office, urging him to protect jobs and get California working again by supporting Governor Brown’s balanced budget approach that calls for maintaining existing revenues that are set to expire in June.

A budget that doesn’t maintain existing revenues — the approach some valley legislators prefer — would mean $15 billion more in cuts, hundreds of thousands of job losses and the potential for a double-dip recession.

Governor Brown’s budget plan maintains current revenues so California can protect schools, colleges, and local law enforcement from cuts that would hurt Fresno businesses and our quality of life.

WHO: Fresno business owners
· Tate Hill, President, Fresno Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
· Grape and almond farmer
· Yoga studio owner
· Financial analyst
· Others

WHEN: Thursday, April 28 @ 11:00 AM

WHERE: Senator Berryhill’s District Office
4974 E. Clinton Way, Suite 100
Fresno, CA 93727

VISUALS: A tractor will be parked in front of Senator Berryhill’s office.

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These Fresno business owners are among the local families, teachers, parents, and others who have put aside their differences to support Governor Brown’s balanced approach to closing the state’s budget gap and move California’s economic recovery forward. The governor’s plan includes cuts he has already signed into law and a proposal to maintaining existing revenues that has been held up by partisan gridlock.

For more information on how more budget cuts will hurt California’s fragile economic recovery, visit www.standupforca.org.

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