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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.

Dear Friends:

Dear Friends,

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 switch and hope everything will be back to normal. It’s going to be a long road ahead to build the economy back up, and California needs a plan to support our small businesses and ensure working families have the means to survive.

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:

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.

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 this pandemic. 

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.

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.

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.

Pledge to be counted! It’s no joke; April 1 is Census Day. Take a few minutes now to fill out the Census online for your household, if you haven’t already.

Dear friends,

Dear friends,

In this time of crisis and uncertainty, I believe it is extremely important for people to have access to the answers they need. Monday morning, I hosted a virtual Town Hall on Facebook Live on the impacts of COVID-19. I spoke about the state’s response to this crisis and answered many questions from community members and constituents. Click here to view the Town Hall.

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.