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Our climate crisis is in need of young leaders ready to take action. I’m excited to see recruiting efforts ramp up for the California Climate Action Corps, a program that puts people to work in communities to support key projects in urban greening, organic waste, edible food recovery, and wildfire recovery.

For their eleven-month commitment beginning next month, Climate Action Corps Fellows receive a $30,000 living allowance and $10,000 in education awards that can be put towards college.

As Assembly Budget Chair, it’s been gratifying to see the state finally invest in the Asian American Pacific Islander community, addressing their needs through increased resources and neighborhood improvements. My latest efforts resulted in even more funding - some of which will benefit San Francisco.

Last week I announced that I secured $4 million from the state budget to help with the redesign of Chinatown’s Portsmouth Square.

Buffalo. Uvalde. Highland Park. The mass shootings over the last few months have been tough.

I know many of you are hurting because the dollar doesn’t go as far as it used to these days. From gasoline to groceries, global inflation is taking a toll on the cost of living.

As Assembly Budget Chair, I’m proud to announce some relief is on the way to most Californians, thanks to the state budget just enacted.

Signing

It’s Time To Vote

The California Primary is June 7. Under our new California Voter Choice Act, every registered voter is sent a ballot in the mail. Many of you have probably already received it.

If you are not registered to vote, please register here before the May 23 deadline to ensure you receive a mail-in ballot on time. You can also use that same link to check your registration status or change your information.

Mail-In Ballots

After a two-year hiatus, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is returning next month. Please join me in this joyous celebration of the LGBTQ community, as we march together in the parade on Sunday, June 26, 2022.

It’s Time To Vote

The California Primary is June 7. Under our new California Voter Choice Act, every registered voter is sent a ballot in the mail. Many of you have probably already received it.

If you are not registered to vote, please do so by clicking here before the May 23 deadline to ensure you receive a mail-in ballot on time. You can also use that same link to check your registration status or change your information. 

Mail-In Ballots

Come celebrate Bike Safety Month, observed every May, at this Saturday’s Bike Fair. This is an outdoor event at McCoppin Elementary in the Inner Richmond District of San Francisco.

Bike Fair

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Thank you to everyone who attended my April 26 Budget Town Hall to give input or share ideas about the state’s next fiscal plan. Hearings will continue next month in Sacramento, where you’ll have more opportunities to weigh in.

My next in-person event is my annual bike safety fair, a perfect opportunity to celebrate Bike Safety Month, which is observed every May. As in years past, it will be held outside. This time, McCoppin Elementary is hosting!

Curious how your state tax dollars are spent? Want to give input on your priorities? As Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, I will share important updates on the state budget and discuss current budget goals and proposals. I welcome your input and will be available to answer any questions you may have.

Sunset Recreation Center, Multi-Purpose Room
2201 Lawton Street, SF 94122

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

With Earth Day approaching, it’s time to once again reflect on what we can do to save the Earth. Perhaps we can switch to a refillable water bottle instead of buying water in single-use plastic beverage containers, which are made with petroleum and often end up as litter. We can also take public transit, walk or bike to places to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions.

I’m excited to announce that $14 million in Stop AAPI Hate grants have been distributed to 80 organizations throughout California to combat the rising number of attacks targeting members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. I joined leaders and nonprofits at the Jackie Chan Senior Center today to celebrate the announcement.

Event Function

Bay Area grant recipients include:

Join me and Assemblymember Kevin Mullin for a community coffee. We will discuss current legislation and the state budget. We welcome your input and ideas and look forward to talking with you.

Community Coffee

1198 El Camino Real, Colma, 94014

Friday, April 8, 2022

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Winter is over and the sun is starting to shine; so come and join me for the following events this spring/early summer. Please RSVP for events you wish to attend and plan to wear a mask at indoor events.

As we head into spring, Omicron cases have been trending downward. Still, to minimize the spread of the virus, we need to encourage people to stay home when they or a family member contract COVID.