Michelle Decker, Majority Leader Emeritus Eloise Gomez Reyes, Graciela Moran

On March 13, 2024, IECF’s President and CEO, Michelle Decker, and Associate Director of Policy and Community Engagement, Graciela Moran, took a quick trip to Sacramento. They met with our region’s legislators to champion the needs of the Inland Empire at the state level.

Discussions centered on IECF’s successful and ongoing work and long-term goals while focusing on the region’s critical needs and potential for a thriving future. In addition to speaking with legislative staff members members (including Team Bill Essayli; Team Eduardo Garcia; Team Eloise Gomez Reyes; Team Corey Jackson; Team Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh and Team Greg Wallis), Decker and Moran had one-on-one conversations with Majority Leader Emeritus Eloise Gomez Reyes, Assemblymember Bill Essayli and Assemblymember Corey Jackson.

The visit underscored IECF’s commitment to promoting equity and a more just Inland Empire. Our policy work prioritizes education equity, inclusive economic development, housing, health, and climate change . By advocating for these areas, IECF aims to create a more level playing field and improve the wellbeing of all in the Inland Empire.

We’re grateful to our Inland Empire nonprofits, partners, and thought leaders for bringing their needs to the forefront so we could carry their voices to Sacramento,” said Decker. “Collaboration is a cornerstone of our policy work, and this trip to the Capitol exemplifies the power of a united effort.”

IECF remains committed to advocating for the Inland Empire’s fair share of resources and opportunities. Our visible presence in Sacramento sends a clear message: the Inland Empire deserves a seat at the table, and IECF will continue to be a vocal advocate on its behalf.

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