Turlock City Councilman Steve Nascimento, he has a new day job.
He is the new executive director of the Portuguese American Citizenship Project. Based out of Turlock, the non-profit group that encourages Portuguese-Americans to participate in civic activities, become U.S. citizens and vote.
The freshman council member was elected in November while working as a district director for California State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres). He started his new position June 3.
“As a first generation Portuguese-American, I know the challenges these communities face and I am excited to be joining the efforts of the PACP,” Nascimento said. “Civic engagement in immigrant communities is critically important. Your vote is your voice. If you don’t vote - you don’t have a say.”
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PACP board president Elmano M. Costa said, in a written statement, “We believe that Steven’s experience working with elected officials and diverse communities makes him well suited to lead the PACP.”
Nascimento also previously worked for U.S. Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-Merced). He replaces former PACP coordinator Antonio Borba.