Past Events

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Get information directly from DMV officials about the mandatory Real ID program.

Tuesday, September 17
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Los Banos Community Center
645 7th St.
Los Banos, CA

Beginning in October 2020, federal law will require a Real ID, passport or military identification to board a domestic flight. This is also a good time to get assistance with state and local government agencies.

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For questions, call (209) 726-5465.

Monday, September 16, 2019

See the award-winning film, "The Providers" – a documentary about the transformative power of three healthcare providers and their work with marginalized patients.

Hosted by the following:

  • Assemblymember Adam Gray
  • UC Merced Center for Medical Education and Health Sciences (CMEHS)
  • UC Merced Department of Public Health

Monday, September 16
6:00 p.m.
UC Merced
5200 N. Lake Road
Classroom & Office Building 2, Room 130

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Improving Health Care Access in the San Joaquin Valley RSVP Event Page:

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Do you own a small business? Are you interested in starting a small business?

Please join me, the office of State Treasurer Fiona Ma, UC Merced, the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce, and others for a FREE, interactive workshop to help you understand the keys to small-business success. This workshop will give you the opportunity to learn from experts so that you can make informed financial decisions! Topics will include access to capital, retirement savings programs, small business resources, and much more.

This event is FREE! There is limited space, so an RSVP is appreciated: 

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Should you have any questions, please email me at or call my office directly: (209) 726-5465. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Free Tax Assistance

Filing taxes can be extremely frustrating. With tax day right around the corner, United Way Merced and the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program are offering FREE help filing your taxes! IRS-certified volunteers are available to help navigate the difficult process for FREE – no strings attached! This program is available to all taxpayers who make less than $54,000 per year, those with disabilities, or those with limited English-language proficiency. Taxpayers need only fit one of those criteria. Please join the United Way Merced and VITA on: 

Saturday, April 6th and April 13th
United Way Merced
8:00am – 3:00pm


  1. Photo ID and Social Security Card (if married, both spouses must be present)
  2. If claiming dependents – Social Security Card for all dependents claimed on your taxes
  3. All tax documents, such as: W-2, 1099 R, any self-employment or unemployment information, etc.
  4. If applicable, any child care information, including name and address, telephone number, tax-ID number, and amount paid (there may be free money for you here!)
  5. If you own a home, your mortgage documents; if you rent, a copy of your lease indicating your rent
  6. Direct deposit information (bank account routing and account numbers).
  7. Any receipts from charitable contributions or medical expenses – there might be free money for you here, also!

If you are unable to make these workshops and would like information about other workshops in your area, please reach out for additional information.