Santa Clara County Workers Target Farmers’ Market Population

Media Advisory – May 18, 2015

Contact:
Khanh Weinberg – (408) 921-0098
Darlene Sevilla – (408) 678-3391

County Workers Target Farmers’ Market Population

Workers to educate public about vital county services available to Silicon Valley’s growing low-income community

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Santa Clara County social workers, public health nurses, dietitians, 911 dispatchers and other health and safety workers will offer free information to the community on Wednesday to highlight the continuous need for quality services as affordability for many in the county declines.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 20

WHERE: Valley Medical Center (near Valley Specialty Center)
Farmers’ Market
751 S. Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128

WHY:
Santa Clara County boasts a rebounding economy, but many of its citizens are marginalized low-income workers who rely on quality public services. The income inequality debate has extended beyond a low-income worker issue—to one that affects the entire community. County workers will have a booth at the Farmers’ Market educating the public on the array of vital services available to Santa Clara County residents.

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The Service Employees International Union is an organization of 2.1 million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide. SEIU is dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society. For more information, visit www.seiu521.org

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