UPDATE: Mechanic’s Bank has not donated to Y.E.S. They were sponsors of C.A.S.A and their logo was transferred to the new Y.E.S. website from their C.A.S.A. sponsorship.
by Jess Harris
A few weeks ago, an organization that is meant to help children (fostered, traumatized, etc.) decided that it would be a good idea to put on story time with a drag queen and king and host a drag show geared for children. This event was held at the Karuk Wellness Center up by the Campell Tracts. Youth Empowerment Services (Y.E.S) is this organization.
People’s private lives are their business, but to have the audacity to sexualize young children is beyond comprehensible. The three biggest sponsors for Y.E.S. are Unified Caring Association, Rain Rock Casino, and Mechanics Bank. I messaged Ronda Gubetta at Mechanics to inquire and have not received a response. The sponsors of this organization are helping to fund immoral projects geared at our local youth.
Luckily for me, I do not use Mechanics Bank or frequent Rain Rock. I will not be supporting businesses that flaunt sexualization at our children. Let’s let folks know that this not acceptable in our community!
I’m disappointed in Mechanics Bank and the Karuk Tribe for contributing to the traumatization of our local youth. I hope they denounce this event and no longer support these types of events.