Who does what ?

Many times we hear community members voice frustration over a mayor’s lack of addressing specific issues that are passionate to them. Even if the mayor is not the person in charge of that policy or governance. In order to assist our communities’ advocacy, we are providing this online space as a resource tool to learn more about which elected official or government entity is responsible for the issues they most care about. For example: Homelessness often polls politically as the most important issue for citizens in San Joaquin County. Yet, the majority of the responsibility is that of our County governance which is represented by five Board Supervisors. One of the largest complaints for those who were unhappy with former Mayor Michael Tubbs was that he ignored the homelessness problem. The two people who were up for re-election and responsible for not addressing the homelessness problem? Board of Supervisors Tom Patti and Miquel Villapudua. 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to engage with San Joaquin County residents in honest, empathetic, respectful, and factual conversations around multiple issue areas listed but not limited to: racism, LGBTQ rights, gender equity; and social, economic and environmental justice issues. We work to empower residents so that they can advocate with government to improve quality of life for historically marginalized communities and transform our region into an area governed with equity for all people.

COVID-19 Response

Once again, while our cities play a role, and some city level elected officials like Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs and Tracy City Councilmember Rhodesia Ransom have went out of their way to work with businesses, nonprofits and philanthropy; the bulk of the financial responsibility and leadership responsible for addressing the pandemic lay with the San Joaquin County Public Health Department and the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

Over the next few months we will be expanding the content within this site so we encourage you to check back as often as possible. Remember: Wash your hands, wear your masks and show solidarity to our San Joaquin County African American community. Stay safe!
~ San Joaquin County Together

The How ?

The San Joaquin County Together is fiscally sponsored by PowerPAC under their 501(c)3 and 501(c)4. PowerPAC.org is a social justice organization committed to building long-term political infrastructure for underrepresented communities. To learn more about PowerPAC, please visit their site at powerpac.org. Mail correspondence and donations to: San Joaquin County Together P O BOX 2221 Stockton, CA 95201.