Rep. Cárdenas on Supreme Court’s Ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

Rep. Cárdenas on Supreme Court’s Ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) today praised the Supreme Court’s 5-3 decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt as a major victory for women’s health and a woman’s right to choose.

“Today’s momentous Supreme Court decision has given power back to women in Texas and all across the country. I applaud the Supreme Court for standing on the right side of history by rejecting the absurd premise that women can’t make their own health decisions. The laws struck down today are unconstitutional and arrogant. And to be clear, they are a veiled attempt to obstruct women’s rights and take away their right to consult with a doctor and make their own personal decisions. 

“Our job as legislators is to create policies that empower individuals, regardless of their gender, religion, or ethnicity. The Texas legislature placed additional obstacles in the path of women who seek help and care. Not only did the Texas law alienate women, particularly in low-income areas, it failed to provide a single medical example of how these laws would help women. The burden is undue.

“Today is a day to celebrate, as the Supreme Court reaffirms what we should already know as a nation: men and women have the ability and constitutional right to make their own health decisions, and government bodies cannot stand between a woman and her doctor. I proudly stand up, today and every day, for the right of every woman to live her life and make her own choices.”



VNNC Special Meeting of the Budget and Finance Committee – Wednesday, June 29, 2016 @ 6:00pm

VNNC Special Meeting of the Budget and Finance Committee

June 29, 2016 at 7:00pm

Van Nuys Constituents Center, Conference Room

6226 Van Nuys Blvd. Conference Room 1A

Van Nuys, CA 91401-2707

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America.
  2. Roll Call (Quorum Call)
  3. Comments from the Chair — Speaker’s Times, Cell Phones, Conversations, Correspondence Received and approval of minutes. Introductions of first time attending stakeholders. *Speaker Cards: 2, minutes, 2 Public Comment Times. (This includes speaker cards on agenda items — a limit of 10 minutes for the entire meeting per stakeholder.)
  4. Public Comment (On matters within the VNNC Board’s Jurisdiction.)
  5. Old Business:
    • A. Establish Officers.Call for any and all interested board members to volunteer to join the Budget & Finance Committee so that said Committee might thereafter discuss, adjust, amend, set and approve the annual budget for 2016-2017.
  6. New Business:
    • A. Treasurer’s Report
    • B. Open the discussion for the Strategy procedure on the 2016 -2017 Annual Budget.
    • C. Establish next year’s adjusted new budget allocations.
    • D. To set a date for Physical Inventory of VNNC Storage unit. To name the members in charged of Physical Inventory report and to set up a due date for same report.
    • E. To name the new Budget and Finance Advocate. Representative for the Van Nuys Council,
    • F. This representative will attend the Budget Day July 31st and Present suggestions to the Budget Board at City Hall.
  7. Public Comments
  8. Announcements
  9. Adjournment

Budget and Finance Committee June Meeting

Congressman Tony Cardenas will be hosting a Gun Violence Prevention Forum this Thursday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m. at LA Mission College.

GVPForum_PDFCongressman Tony Cardenas will be hosting a Gun Violence Prevention Forum that may be of interest to you and community members such as yourself.

The forum will be held this Thursday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m. at LA Mission College. The flier is attached with additional information.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact the district office, at (818) 781-7407.

Hope to see you there!


2016 Summer Youth Entrepreneur Training Program -NCADD

2016 Summer Youth ETPNational Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) is assisting with this wonderful Summer program. The 2016 Summer Youth Entrepreneur Training Program aims to provide a FREE 8 week youth development and leadership program aimed at supporting the City of L.A.’s youth (16-21 yr olds) by providing engaging and activity-based workshops that will empower, support, and enhance the skills and leadership of all participants.

Orange Line Transit Neighborhood Plans: Upcoming Community Workshops

Orange Line Flyer Community Workshops_TNPThe City Planning Department is pleased to announce a series of Community Workshops as part of the Orange Line Transit Neighborhood Plans project. These four workshops will focus on the areas around five stations along the Metro Orange Line — North Hollywood Station, Van Nuys Station, Sepulveda Station, Reseda Station, and Sherman Way Station. Each workshop will include a presentation from the City Planning Department followed by small breakout sessions, which will provide participants the opportunity to speak and share specific ideas. We hope you can make it and please invite your friends!

  • Van Nuys & Sepulveda Stations: Monday, July 11th from 6-8pm at the Marvin Braude Building, Community Room
  • Sherman Way Station: Wednesday, July 13th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Canoga Park Branch Library
  • North Hollywood Station: Wednesday, July 20th from 6-8pm at the North Hollywood Senior Center
  • Reseda Station: Saturday, July 23rd from 10am-12pm at Columbia College Hollywood

Each workshop will concentrate on a particular station or stations, though participants will be encouraged to provide feedback on all five stations. Please see the attached flyer and our website for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Tomorrow, Monday, June 27, 2016 – Councilwoman Nury Martinez Hosts Free HIV Testing Event in Honor of National HIV Day

HIV Testing FlyerCouncilwoman Nury Martinez is hosting on Monday, tomorrow, June 27, 2016 is hosting an free HIV testing event in honor of National HIV Testing Day. The event will take place at the Panorama Mall on 8401 Van Nuys Blvd., Panorama City, CA 91403. It will run from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. No appointment is necessary. You can come up anytime during the event. Hope to see you there.

VNNC Outreach Chair – Maria Skelton


At Sylmar High School with principal Lee, Mr. Lee Truly love his students. Thanks to Willie Macc for coming with me to be party of the meeting. Willie is always there to help me with the kids. A man with a big heart.


Mr Lee with Actor / Comedian / Motivational speaker Willie Macc.

Reminder – Van Nuys Community Block Party, This Sunday @ 1:00 pm

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To Van Nuys Residents and Stakeholders,

Council District 2 (Paul Krekorian), the Mid-Valley Police Council and the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, have been working together to plan our first annual Van Nuys Community Block Party!

There will be live music, activities for kids (Two moonbounces, face painting, a dunk tank, a tie dye t-shirt making station, reptile petting zoo, coloring station for the kids, etc…) and BBQ for attendees to purchase! All activities are only $1.00 and admission is FREE!

We will also be collected toiletries and clothing for one of our great non-profits in the area, Hope of the Valley! So please spread the word and join us Sunday, June 26th from 1:00PM – 5:00PM in the neighborhood of Katherine Ave. and Archwood St.

We’ll also have a Bike Valet for residents to bike over to the event! Free of charge — Residents will be able to valet their bikes, receive a valet ticket and come back to pick up their bikes after they’ve had some great BBQ!

Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (NCSA) Open Space Circle July 9, @ 1:00 noon

NCSA Open Space Circle

You’re invited to join the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (NCSA) on Saturday, July 9, for an Open Space circle (aka an “unconference”) where YOU propose topics for discussion, and then convene or join topic sessions you care most about.

Depending on interest, sessions might range from shaping the NCSA’s advocacy, programming, or outreach strategies, to brainstorming a community sustainability project, to helping a NC green committee address a thorny challenge — or something altogether different!

Anyone with the desire to contribute, learn, or network is welcome to participate!

Please RSVP here:

P.S. Come early (10:00 to Noon) to participate in PlanCheckNC‘s monthly meeting, which will be held at the same venue.

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