Support our campaign to limit Board of Supervisor terms in Kern County!

December 21, 2021

After six years of failed negotiations on our contract, UDW and our allies have launched a countywide effort to establish term limits for the Kern County Board of Supervisors (BOS). The current BOS has made it clear they would rather hire expensive law firms and pay unnecessary penalties than simply give IHSS providers a modest pay increase—and we’ve had enough of their disrespect and abuse.

We need new leaders who care about EVERYONE in Kern County, not just big money interests like oil and gas companies. Enacting term limits for the BOS is the tool we need to remove these do-nothing politicians and make way for elected leaders who care about us and our families.

As it is now, Kern County Supervisors can run for reelection as many times as they want, making it difficult for new people and new ideas to lead our county. Our campaign seeks to limit BOS members to TWO TERMS, or eight years. The Governor and our state legislators all have term limits. Even the President of the United States is limited to two terms! Why should Kern County Supervisors serve indefinitely? Many other counties have imposed term limits on their BOS; it’s time that we do, too.

The current BOS is failing more than the IHSS program. Roads are crumbling, air quality is getting worse, and more and more people are living on the streets. That’s why term limits are supported by a broad coalition of Kern residents and faith groups and why you should join us in working for a better future for our county.

You can help by joining us on December 11 for a signature-gathering event. We’ve already knocked on thousands of doors and gained the support of thousands of Kern residents who want change. With your help, we can get our term limit initiative on the November 2022 ballot and put the future of our county back where it belongs—in the hands of the voters.

If you can’t help gather signatures, make sure you sign on in support of term limits when someone comes to your door or when you see signature-gathering happening around town. Call or email if you have questions or need more information.

Our goal of a better, safer, healthier Kern is within reach. You can help make it happen!

WHEN: Saturday, December 11, 2021 
RSVP today by calling (661)321-0239 or by emailing Ricardo at [email protected].

**Practice safety protocols, such as social distancing, using sanitizing products, and personal protective equipment.

In Solidarity,

Sarah Ilenstine
District 5 Chair

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