BAKERSFIELD - Kern County residents protested immigration reform Wednesday morning.
Kern County Democratic Party, Concerned Citizens and others hope to pressure Valadao support a budget that supports social security and Medicare, a strong middle class, and assistance for lower income individuals.
They say House Republicans's budget protects tax breaks for the wealthiest rather than create opportunities for middle-class families.
Valadao responded in a statement:
With unemployment reaching 30% in some communities, the Central Valley has been hit especially hard by our struggling economy. The Republican Budget will make responsible reforms to get our nation's fiscal house in order, creating economic growth and middle-class jobs for our Valley. Furthermore, this prudent budget will protect programs like Medicare and Social Security for those who rely on them most.
Down Syndrome Awareness Walk
Kern County residents also want to raise awareness for people with down syndrome.
Many families participated in MS Walk
Families came together to raise funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis or MS.
Veterinarians offer free pet exams
This weekend's perfect weather gave people reason to visit Oaks Pet Hospital as officials hosted a special clinic for animals.
Red Cross launches Team Firestopper
Another major concern impacting Kern County and the rest of the country are house fires.