eAlerts

October 9, 2020

The November 2020 election is here. Due to COVID-19, all Californians registered to vote will automatically receive a mail-in ballot, which began arriving in our mailboxes over the last few days. Voting by mail is safe and secure.

If you are not registered to vote, please do so by...

October 8, 2020

The November 2020 election is here. Due to COVID-19, all Californians registered to vote will automatically receive a mail-in ballot, which began arriving in our mailboxes this week. Voting by mail is safe and secure.

If you are not registered to vote, please do so by clicking here...

October 2, 2020

The pandemic has affected the way many of us are doing our jobs. Legislating was no different. Our Stay-At-Home public health orders reduced the number of floor sessions and committee hearings we could hold, drastically limiting the proposals we could advance.

Still, we achieved...

September 10, 2020

California receives more than $400 billion in federal funding annually. With COVID-19 straining state budgets, those resources will be increasingly important over the next several years to support vital services, such as education, public safety, transportation, healthcare and more.

But...

September 4, 2020

It’s hard to believe Labor Day weekend is here. This year, it comes with an excessive heat warning from the National Weather Service, prompting a Flex Alert to be in effect starting Saturday through Monday.

That means from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm on each of those days, Californians are urged...

August 27, 2020

As a father, I became increasingly concerned with the rising number of school shootings before COVID-19 struck. Tomorrow marks a milestone in my years-long push for stronger gun safety laws. After three attempts, California is finally expanding its red flag law under my bill, AB 61, which will...

August 18, 2020

We are experiencing a historic heat wave that is forecast to impact our area and the rest of the state through tomorrow. As a result, California's electricity grid operator may call for more rolling blackouts in both San Mateo and San Francisco Counties.

Here are several steps that each...

August 11, 2020

If you are experiencing symptoms of possible COVID-19 infection or you are an essential worker, don’t hesitate to get tested. If you have health insurance, contact your primary care provider first to schedule a test. Additionally, pop-up testing is now available in the southern neighborhoods of...

May 15, 2020

Thanks to a $16.5 billion surplus, California has been able to respond to the public health crisis brought on by the coronavirus in real time. Countless needs were addressed without having to pull funds from different programs and agencies.

No one, though, could have predicted the...

May 11, 2020

Dear Friends:

Anxiety. Frustration. Depression. Anger. These and other emotions are common for all of us during these challenging times. In recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, I have invited two experts for tomorrow’s Virtual Town Hall on...

May 5, 2020

Dear Friends,

Over the last six weeks, I have hosted numerous Town Halls on Facebook to answer questions regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on our community. My guests have included experts on economic recovery, public health, small business, anti-Asian hate crimes and public education....

April 27, 2020

Over the last six weeks, the Bay Area has been successful in physical distancing and flattening the curve. As public health officials debate when and how they will begin lifting restrictions, our attention is turning towards economic recovery.

Unfortunately, we can’t just flip a light...

April 22, 2020

As a parent of kids in local public schools, I share concerns many of you feel about the future of the educational landscape for our children, educators, administrators and staff:

Are our kids learning what they will need to continue their education next year and beyond? How do we ensure...

April 20, 2020

Some Californians have begun to receive their federal stimulus checks through direct deposit. This will be part of the discussion at my next Facebook live town hall on Tuesday, April 21 at 2:00 pm. You can submit questions here.

If you haven’t gotten your stimulus check yet, you can find...

April 14, 2020

The coronavirus emergency has disrupted the daily lives of individuals, families, and communities, many of whom are now struggling to make ends meet.  With few customers, small businesses have shut down or have limited services due to necessary physical distancing efforts to limit the spread of...