More than one hundred people stood up to symbolize they would be affected if the Healthy Families program were to be eliminated. At the same time, this group of Ceres residents asked legislators to do their part in helping those affected by the economic crisis.
The group's comments were heard during a community town hall meeting held at St. Jude Catholic Church organized by Congregation Building Community.
Community leader Esmeralda Macías said that the governor should cut the salaries of those making the decisions instead of cutting programs that affect the children.
Those attending the meeting were Ceres Mayor Anthony Canella, Ceres School District Superintendent Walt Hanline; Chief of Police Art de Werk; School Board President Teresa Guerrero and a representative from congressman Dennis Cardoza's office.