Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all District 1 residents!

I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful day of giving thanks and spending time together. In order to keep everyone in the community safe, it is important to get your COVID-19 booster shot and wear a mask.

Stay safe and Happy Holidays!

¡Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias a todos los residentes del Distrito 1!

Espero que usted y sus seres queridos tengan un día maravilloso de dar gracias y pasar tiempo juntos. Para mantener seguros a todos en la comunidad, es importante recibir su vacuna de refuerzo covid-19 y usar mascaras.

¡Manténgase seguro y felices fiestas!

 

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FRESNO COUNTY COMMUNITY HOUSING FORUM

FRESNO COUNTY COMMUNITY HOUSING FORUM

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Subject: FRESNO COUNTY COMMUNITY HOUSING FORUM

 

Please join us on Dec 7th to discuss housing needs within the County of Fresno.

 

  • See attached flyer for details and Zoom instructions.

 

  • Forward and post flyer to any interested parties.

 

 

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What I’ve Been Working On For You

What I’ve Been Working On For You

News from Representative Costa

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Dear Friend,

Congress passed the bipartisan infrastructure bill, and the President has signed it into law. This is a big deal! It’s the largest U.S. infrastructure investment since the Eisenhower administration. These historical investments mark a new beginning for our nation. We now have the resources to rebuild our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, create good-paying jobs, and enhance our global competitiveness, in decades.

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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will deliver once-in-a-generation funding to significantly fix our nation’s infrastructure while creating nearly 2 million jobs over the next decade. I am proud that Congress came together to advance the President’s agenda to build back better for the American people. We can do great things when we work together.


Repairing Roads, Bridges & Highways

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In California, there are 1,536 bridges and over 14,220 miles of highway in poor condition. To repair roads, bridges, and highway systems like HW-99 and 41. California will receive $25.3 billion over the next five years to sustain these investments, create jobs, and deliver economic benefits to communities.


Fixing our Water Infrastructure

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Access to clean drinking water and repairing our water infrastructure remains one of my top priorities as your Representative in Congress. This legislation invests $3.5 billion over five years to fix water infrastructure and ensure clean, safe drinking water across the state by eliminating lead service lines and pipes, especially in under-served and rural communities.


Leading the Future of Transportation

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Throughout my time in Congress, I have led the fight to invest in our nation’s rail infrastructure. This legislation delivers $9.45 billion over five years to improve public transportation options, including high-speed rail. I helped secure funding for projects like California’s high-speed rail corridor. It’s time to modernize our transportation infrastructure and lead the way into the 21st century.


Expanding our Energy Network

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The U.S. market share of plug-in electric vehicle (EV) sales is only one-third the size of the Chinese EV market. This bill makes significant investments in clean transportation by building a network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers, supporting domestic manufacturing jobs, and improving public transportation across the state, including electric buses.


Combating Climate Change

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California has experienced sixteen extreme weather events in the last decade that have cost the state up to $100 billion in damages. Climate change is real, and it’s critical that we take this seriously. This legislation invests $84 million to protect against wildfires and weather the impacts of extreme weather events, including response efforts to address the drought crisis in the West.


Expanding Broadband Access

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In the 21st century, it’s essential that all Americans have access to reliable high-speed internet. This legislation will bridge the digital divide for nearly 550,000 Californians by allocating $100 million to expand broadband access and eligibility for the Affordability Connectivity Benefits. This will help thousands of Valley students and families, who need access to broadband for distance learning and telehealth services.


Strengthening our National Security

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Modernizing our infrastructure is critical in the 21st century to strengthen our national security. This legislation invests $40 million to protect against cyber-attacks and delivers $1.5 billion for infrastructure developments for California airports over five years.

Modern and sustainable port infrastructure will support U.S. competitiveness by removing bottlenecks and expediting commerce. This bill invests $17 billion in port infrastructure to repair maintenance backlogs, reduce congestion near ports, and drive low-carbon technologies.


Working for you!

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Whether it’s the U.S. Passport office, IRS, or Social Security. If you can’t get an answer from a federal agency in a timely fashion, my district offices may be able to help resolve a problem or get you the information you need. Residents of the 16th Congressional District of California can call or email us for assistance in dealing with federal agencies. Learn more about seeking help with a federal agency.


As we move forward, I will continue to work to advance your interests and address your concerns as I represent you in our nation’s capital. Please remember that my staff and I are here to help. If my office can assist you, please contact us.

 

Sincerely,

 


Jim Costa
Member of Congress

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Response to Fresno State College Republicans Hosting Tyler Russell

Response to Fresno State College Republicans Hosting Tyler Russell

FRESNO—The Fresno County Democratic Party strongly condemns the Fresno State College Republicans decision to host far-right Internet personality Tyler Russell. The Canadian YouTuber and livestreamer is a self-styled leading voice of the “Canada First” movement.

Among his supporters, the terms “Canada First” and “America First” are used interchangeably, a flub that sweeps away the political theater Russell refers to as his “optics” to expose the White supremacy underneath.

The Fresno State College Republicans had previously booked Russell for a virtual event in August. However, after Antisemitism.org posted to Twitter expressing their horror at the union, the Fresno State club canceled the event on the day it was scheduled.

The Fresno State College Republicans did not cite any reasoning at the time. Looking back, it is clear all they feared was the visibility, not Russell’s actual messages of cultural supremacy and intolerance. Rebooking him after outside attention waned is the proof.

The College Republicans knew exactly what they were getting with Russell. During a 2020 protest in Ottawa, amid a mixture of flags of Canada, Donald Trump and the Confederate Army, Russell delivered the speech that helped secure his right-wing credentials.

On that day he was a small part of the much larger protest against any potential government efforts to recognize, as the Idle No More movement phrased it, “all of the lives lost to the Canadian State¾Indigenous lives, Black Lives, Migrant lives, Women and Trans and 2 Spirit lives¾all of the relatives that we have lost.”

In his speech, Russell instead mourned the fate of the Proud Boys, a recognized hate group in Canada. He announced that to be called racist was a badge of honor.

Russell has since bragged on his online forum about infiltrating a Palestinian solidarity rally with the goal of harassing Jewish counter protesters and inciting greater conflict between the groups.

The Unabomber’s manifesto is suggested reading for young joiners of Russell’s movement. On his moderated chat forum for his supporters, voiced hesitation that some more extreme rhetoric could be interpreted as a call to violence is countermanded by the man himself. Russell responded, “No. We will do whatever it takes to win.”

The Fresno State College Republicans have begun to develop a concerning pattern of behavior. In August, the club was also criticizing veterans and calling most military service members “glorified DMV employees.”

This, combined with two separate invitations to Russell, shows a troubling trend in Fresno’s Republican landscape. We like to think that as a city we have moved on from the years when Fresno State’s first gay pride parade was met with drive-by protests from Ku Klux Klan members in full regalia, but perhaps, as Russell might phrase it, only the “optics” have changed.

Request for Community Input – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Request for Community Input – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

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Sent: Monday, November 8, 2021 3:31 PM
Subject: Request for Community Input – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
 
Good Afternoon, 
 
The County of Fresno is requesting your help in disseminating the information in the attached press release and PDF surveys to members of your organization, agency, and community. You are receiving this email because you are listed as a point of contact for a community based organization or local agency within Fresno County. 
 
This Community Outreach Survey is intended to collect community input to help determine how the County will invest dedicated one-time, American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) funds. This survey will be available to complete through December 3, 2021, and is available online in over 40 languages at: www.fresnocountyca.gov/ARPA
 
The attached PDF survey forms will be made available in English, Spanish, Hmong, or Punjabi, at all Fresno County Libraries this week. Completed paper hard-copy forms may be submitted via email to ARPA@fresnocountyca.gov, or hand-delivered or mailed to:
County Administrative Office –  ARPA 2021
2281 Tulare Street, Room 304
Fresno, CA 93721
 
Thank you for your assistance and continued work advocating for our Fresno County communities. For any questions, please contact the County Administrative Office at 559-600-1221 or visit online at www.fresnocountyca.gov/ARPA for more information.