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Issue 52

Speaker's Note

Happy July! In this month's R-Guide we celebrate AD62's Nonprofit of the Year, discover a fun fact about where Amelia Earhart began her flight career (it's closer than you think!), share a resource fair, and flashback to some June highlights.

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AD62 Nonprofit of the Year - MUSA: Mujeres Unidas Sirviendo Activamente

MUSA: Mujeres Unidas Sirviendo Activamente group photo

Last month I had the honor of selecting our Assembly District 62 Nonprofit of the Year.

MUSA, Mujeres Unidas Sirviendo Activamente has been an organization that has worked tirelessly to empower women in our southeast communities.

They are known in the community for being a strong group of women leaders that encourage other women to seek personal and professional development. Some of their work includes hosting wellness workshops, book clubs, as well as community and civic engagement programming. MUSA also hosts an annual women's conference, "Despierta Mujer", where they raise awareness for issues of health, education, and social services.

I'm happy we were able to fly the organization's leaders to Sacramento to thank and celebrate MUSA for their work.

Here is a little highlight of their day at the State Capitol:

Amelia Earhart Day - Where Did Amelia Learn to Fly?

Amelia and Anita standing in front of plane

Amelia and Anita at Kinner Field in South Gate, CA (National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution)

"My ambition is to have this wonderful gift produce practical results for the future of commercial flying and for the women who may want to fly tomorrow's planes." - Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was an aviation pioneer. She was the first woman aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and first person ever to fly solo from Hawaii to the U.S mainland. Her mysterious disappearance while flying over Howland Island in the Pacific on July 2, 1937 was preceded by numerous aviation records for women.

But where did Amelia start?

Earhart's first encounter with flying was in December 1920 at Daugherty Field in Long Beach, where her father paid $10 so she could take a 10 minute airplane ride. After this, she was determined to learn how to fly.

Her first ever lessons began on January 3, 1921 right here in #AD62 at Kinner Field in South Gate. Kinner Field was also the first municipally-owned airfield in the Los Angeles Area. At Kinner Field, Amelia took lessons from another pioneer female aviator Anita "Neta" Snook.

Earhart would earn her pilot's license the following year and soon become an aviation icon.

Back to School Resource Fair

Backpack Giveaway

Backpack Giveaway Spanish

@rendon62nd in June

Pride ceremony group photo

Happy Pride from the Assembly! Thank you to the LGBTQ Caucus for sharing this wonderful ceremony with us all. A special thank you to all the honorees for the work and activism they do in our communities. It never goes unnoticed. Now more than ever, we must remember that Pride is not only a time to celebrate, but a recommitment to the political movement that is the foundation of Pride. Love always wins!

Watch these two Reels from when I gave a speech at my high school alma mater and was visited by our Youth Leadership Program in Sacramento:

California High School Graduation:
AD62 Youth Leaders Capitol Visit:

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