More and more cities — including right here in the Central Valley — are ordering shut downs of restaurants and non-essential businesses in order to slow the coronavirus. That’s creating a major financial strain on working families who now suddenly may not be able to afford rent.
Our necessary response to the coronavirus is also hurting small businesses that have been forced to shut down.
As we work to mitigate this crisis, it’s so important that we prevent working families and small businesses from needless suffering. That’s why I’m joining the nationwide push to put an end to evictions and foreclosures during this pandemic.
Will you add your name to my petition to protect working families and small business owners across the country?
I know this is a difficult time for many. And as important as it is that the American people listen to the CDC’s recommendations of social distancing and good hygiene practices — it’s just as critical that Congress do its part to alleviate the economic fallout of this crisis.
I’m proud to see Congress come together to get work done on guaranteed paid sick leave and in providing relief to those in need. But we need to do much more:
Join me: sign the petition calling on Congress to pass legislation to pause all foreclosures and evictions during this pandemic >>
All my very best,
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DNC News: 4/21 Convention Delegate Elections Updates, DNC Digital Training Webinars and Representation
I hope everyone is safe. Just because there is a DNC election on, does not mean there are not still important updates we need to know about.
As you have seen in the news, several states have been trying to move their primaries. Many of these states have Republican legislatures that have refused to offer broad vote by mail options like Washington, Colorado and California. If the Senate had passed HR1 (For the People Act), then this would have been an option already.
I have been advised by CDP that an announcement is coming soon regarding the status of the April 21 district-level Convention Delegate elections, which may be delayed. Please keep an eye out for the update from CDP.
DNC Offering Webinars on Digital Organizing
The DNC is hosting a webinar on Digital Organizing amid the COVID outbreak to give you tools to continue organizing during these difficult times. My contacts at the Rural desk shared this with me, but I think this will be useful for every part of the state. There are still openings for Thursday and Friday for these free trainings.
Increasing DNC Geographic Diversity
Several other states such as Washington provide for specific DNC seats for rural Democrats. We have some great candidates running from outside of LA, Sacramento and the Bay area, but with important rural advocacy and organizing issues and some other Democratic regions such as OC and San Diego with limited representation, it may make sense to look into following Washington state’s model to ensure that our delegation includes several seats that preserve geographic diversity. I support efforts to look into rules changes to effect this sort of change.
As always, if there is something we can do better, I’d like to hear from you via email.
Member, Democratic National Committee
Chair, DNC Small Business Owners Council
Our community was the first in California to suffer a COVID-19 fatality and has a very high population of senior citizens and the medically vulnerable. But Rep. Tom McClintock last night was the only member of Congress in California to vote against H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
The legislation to provide access to free testing and support for workers and businesses affected by the pandemic passed with an overwhelming bi-partisan vote of 363-40 and even has the support of Trump.
For Tom McClintock to vote against this bill is an abdication of his most fundamental duty as a member of Congress.
He voted to put communities at risk, to undermine our public health system, and to shortchange workers and businesses across our district—and our country. McClintock’s vote was an attack on common sense and common decency.
COVID-19 doesn’t care if you are a Republican or a Democrat.
Our schools are being closed, businesses hurt, and workers are facing an uncertain future, the possibility of lost paychecks and food insecurity. Our local hospitals have coronavirus patients, but they have shrinking supplies of protective equipment and our community’s most vulnerable populations don’t have access to tests.
In a public health crisis, it is the responsibility of our leaders to make sure the public has the resources and information they need to stay safe. Because Tom McClintock refuses to do his job, today I brought together local public health officials and other leaders for a community wide tele-townhall on the COVID-19 pandemic. They shared best practices and worked to make sure our communities not only understand the threat but know what they can do to access care and protect their families.
The hard working taxpayers of CA 04—the parents, seniors, working families, businesses and healthcare workers on the frontlines of this crisis deserve nothing less.
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I was in disbelief when my husband told me about the e-mail below he received from Kathryn Phillips with Sierra Club California, highlighting my work and that of my friend and colleague, Attorney General Xavier Becerra…disbelief because what Kathryn highlights as character and accomplishments are, in fact, about my doing my job with the highest integrity.
I share Kathryn’s letter with you to thank you for your sustained support of my leadership and service. There is much more work for us to do together; I am not done.
Please click here to make a contribution so we may continue our progress. And remember to vote and help get out the vote for the March 3, 2020 primary election.
All best wishes,
Betty T. Yee
California State Controller