eAlerts

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...

August 16, 2019

Facial recognition technology is not ready for prime time. Case in point: the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently ran the photos of all 120 California lawmakers against an arrest database, and the software incorrectly matched mugshots with 26 legislators, including me – even though I...

August 6, 2019

California is in the midst of a housing and homeless crisis. For decades, we have not been building enough housing units. As demand exceeded supply, prices skyrocketed, pushing families to live farther from their jobs, or worse, forcing them onto the streets.

I’m proud the new 2019-2020...

July 12, 2019

Roughly half of the country’s zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), 613,000 clean cars, can be found on California roads today. But the state has a long way to go to reach its goal of five million clean cars by 2030. That’s why I introduced AB 1046, which reforms the way we give rebates to consumers...

July 2, 2019

California begins its new fiscal year with an incredible and historic state budget - one that makes me proud to be the Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee. Throughout the month of July, I'll highlight some of the investments we've made and how they will make life better for our residents....