eAlerts

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...

April 10, 2020

I’m troubled by increasing incidents of racism and xenophobia, as it relates to COVID-19, and will talk about these issues at my next virtual town hall this Tuesday, April 14, at 2:30 pm. You can submit questions through my website here, then join the live conversation on my Facebook page....

April 8, 2020

Dear Friends

Tomorrow at 2:00 PM, I will be hosting my next virtual Town Hall with epidemiologist, Dr. George Rutherford, on my Facebook page. You do not need a Facebook account to watch. Please submit your questions in advance through my website.

Dr. George Rutherford, MD, is a...

April 6, 2020

Before tomorrow’s 2:00 pm virtual town hall (ask questions here), I wanted to update you on expanded unemployment. If you’ve lost your job or had hours reduced due to coronavirus, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance or other assistance.

Unemployment Insurance provides a...

February 27, 2020

Dear Friend,

Join Asm. Mullin and me for coffee! Asm. Mullin, who represents California’s 22nd District in San Mateo County, and I are hosting this coffee event in South San Francisco next month. Come grab a cup of coffee while we discuss the most important issues facing the Bay Area....

February 18, 2020

The number of Real IDs issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles is lagging behind projected demand. If you anticipate needing one, I advise you go to the DMV now because I expect the lines to worsen as we get closer to the summer months.

Beginning October 1st, the federal...

October 9, 2019

Today is World Mental Health Day, a time to raise awareness about this issue. In California, nearly one in six adults experiences some sort of mental illness. While suicide hotlines have been around for years, we shouldn’t wait until people are in crisis to help them.

I’m excited to...

September 19, 2019

The legislative year ended Friday, and while there's still work to do to make California a better place to live, I'm proud of our accomplishments. Through the state budget, I was able to secure nearly $40 million more dollars for San Francisco to help address its homeless crisis. Funds from the...

August 23, 2019

 

Gilroy. El Paso. Dayton.

The latest mass shootings have renewed talk about the need for strong red flag laws, which create a court process to temporarily take away someone’s firearms because of the danger they pose to themselves or others. 17 states have a...