5. The anti-gun violence movement affects those in area
Hundreds of thousands of students joined the anti-gun violence March for Our Lives last March across the United States, including 800 locations globally and locally in Benicia and Vallejo.
Hundreds of Benicia and Vallejo high school students recognized National School Walkout events in March and April.
The walkouts honored those killed and injured in the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
Locally, the anti-gun violence Robby Poblete Foundation and founder Pati Navalta joined the Vallejo march. It proved to be a banner year for the RPB, capped off when Assemblyman Tim Grayson selected the Robby Poblete Foundation as the 2018 California Nonprofit of the Year.
Other achievements by the Vallejo-based nonprofit in only its second year included grants from the California Wellness Foundation, Kaiser Community Foundation, Susie Buell Tomkins Fund of the Marin Community Foundation, and the Stewart Mott Foundation. The RPF was also awarded $70,000 worth of software and consulting services through NetSuite’s Social Impact Program.
The foundation was awarded the 2018 Community Workforce Champion; 2018 Social Justice Advocacy Award; 2018 Community Service Recognition Award for Anti-Gun Violence; and the 2018 Labor Activism Award.
Read the complete list at: Times Herald