Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIBs)
‘Nothing About Us Without Us’ – Qualified Candidates Sought for New County Committee to Address Disability Issues, End Ableism
The County of Santa Clara is seeking members of the public – particularly those within the disabled community – to serve on a new advisory group that will hold regular meetings on disability issues and ultimately guide the work of the County and the Office of Disability Affairs.
Sixty-five percent of County employees identify as women, while 54% of the County’s executive leaders are female. Behind those statistics is a firm belief that gender diversity, and diversity of all kinds, improves County policies and programs and enriches the workplace.
The American Immigration Council report examines and analyzes the crucial role immigrants play in the region’s labor force, business sector, and consumer spending power.
The County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors on Tuesday declared its commitment to safe and supportive healthcare for transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse individuals, approving a resolution that explicitly supports gender-affirming care, a move to solidify protections for the community.
The County of Santa Clara has long been a leader in addressing discrimination against women. The County’s Commission on the Status of Women, established in 1973, was the first of its kind in California, while the County’s Office of Women’s Policy, created in 1998, was one of the first in the nation.
The County, where more than half of executive leaders identify as female, is committed to advancing diversity and gender equity and fostering an inclusive workplace.
From October 2021 to September 2022, Santa Clara County welcomed more than 180 individuals and families from Afghanistan as part of the Operation Allies Welcome program. In 2023, the program is projected to serve an additional 200-250 refugees.
When Natali Zepeda came to the United States from Mexico with her family as a child, she soon learned the value – the sheer necessity – of hard work, juggling the “hustle and bustle” through a mélange of jobs starting at age 11.
Santa Clara County Counsel James R. Williams and San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu announced today they have voluntarily ended their lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s “public charge” rule, which would have instituted a wealth test for immigrants, now that the rule is defunct and cannot be resurrected.
As labor legend Dolores Huerta took the stage at the Wheeler Center in November, a 600-strong crowd collectively surged to their feet with an exuberant and, for some, tearful ovation for the small but mighty nonagenarian.