In the Media

June 12, 2020

As the clock ticks down for California’s Legislature to offer more help to undocumented immigrants and other families in need, communities across the state rush to get money in the pockets of vulnerable people so they can make ends meet during the pandemic.  State Senator Melissa Hurtado said she’s in favor of making sure the pandemic doesn’t result in increased homelessness, food insecurity or illness.

May 26, 2020

Now more then ever, we should be standing up for our community on water policy. Clean water feeds our state through agriculture, keeps jobs in our community, and is a human right. 

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May 22, 2020

In today’s political climate we cannot be afraid to give credit where it is due. Today I “tip my hat” to our State Senator, Melissa Hurtado. Recently the Senator showed that she approaches her job differently than some in public office who often spout hollow rhetoric and think their job is done. Refreshingly, she has brought energy, common sense and a results oriented attitude to the forefront in serving her constituency, and people are taking notice.“Water=Jobs” printed on signs scatter around the Valley are not hollow words to her.

May 20, 2020

To many, Melissa Hurtado is an energetic American politician serving in the California State Senate. While this is true, Senator Hurtado’s background and upbringing reveal how she came to be the determined, persevering female legislator representing California’s 14th Senate district.

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July 24, 2019

California's governor on Wednesday signed a law that will take up to $130 million of state money each year that was supposed to clean up the air and instead use it to clean up drinking water.

Despite its status as the world's fifth largest economy, California has struggled to provide the basic service of clean tap water to more than 1 million of its residents. The problem is most acute in the Central Valley, the heart of the state's $20 billion agriculture industry, where large farms have polluted water sources for mostly rural communities.

July 24, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed into law the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund bill in the tiny Fresno County community of Tombstone Territory - where residents rely on bottled water because the water from their private wells is contaminated.

July 24, 2019

State Sen. Melissa Hurtado’s first major piece of legislation was signed into law today.

Gov. Gavin Newsom is visiting the Central Valley this week to sign SB 200, which guarantees funds up to $130 million to communities to provide clean water — a cause Hurtado championed throughout her campaign.

June 7, 2019

The First 5 town hall forum in partnership with KSEE24 brings you stories on issues vital to the success of valley kids.

May 30, 2019

Soroptimist International of Delano had its 27th annual Awards Banquet at the American Legion Hall Tuesday night. 

Celebrating its 70th anniversary, SI Delano honored 16 teenage girls from Cesar Chavez High School, Delano High School, Robert F. Kennedy High School, Valley High School and McFarland High School. Six middle school students from across Delano and McFarland also received awards.

More than 50 attended the banquet, said Bonnie Armendariz, a director with Delano Soroptimist, and dinner was prepared by the American Legion.

May 28, 2019

California is home to more immigrants than any other state in the nation, and manages the world’s most active border crossing in San Ysidro. Today, we serve as a primary destination for thousands of women and children who are seeking aid at our border, many of whom are referred to immigration court.

There, they will all meet the sobering reality that their chances of retaining a pro bono attorney, and consequently having a fair chance at challenging their deportation, are slim.