It is an honor to represent you in the California State Assembly, particularly during these challenging times.
As our community and state respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have fought hard to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to our healthcare heroes and essential frontline workers, help my constituents break through bureaucracy to receive the unemployment benefits they deserve, protect renters and homeowners from losing their homes, and secure emergency funding for our small businesses and nonprofits.
As Chair of the Assembly Elections Committee, I authored the bill to mail every California voter a ballot for the general election, ensuring that no Californian will have to risk their health – and possibly their life – to exercise their constitutional right to vote.
I’ve been a leader on safeguarding our elections from cyber threats, creating the California Office of Elections Cybersecurity and protecting voters from deceptive misinformation and disinformation campaigns.
Youth mental health is a significant focus of mine, particularly during the isolation caused by COVID-19. I was proud to secure $1.7 million to provide access to mental health and suicide prevention training for every middle and high school administrator, teacher, and student across California.
I’m also leading the efforts to ensure a complete census count. California is conducting a historic outreach campaign to ensure that all residents, regardless of immigration status, are counted in the 2020 Census.
There is more work to do, which is why I humbly ask for your support.