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FW: Four Steps

FW: Four Steps

 

Our nation is at an important inflection point right now. Significant demographic changes. A growing awareness of and need to tear down systems built on racism, and rebuild them better and fairer. A reckoning of our shared history and what it means for our present and future. And a president that invited foreign interference in our last election and is actively trying to suppress the vote in our next one. 

It has never been more important to protect and strengthen our democracy and to engage an expanded and diverse group of voters. Here’s how you can help: 

1. Register to vote. Eligible residents in California can get registered in just a few clicks here. (If you live outside of California, visit iwillvote.com.) 

2. Think you’re already registered? Double check and make sure everything’s correct. Especially if you’ve moved recently, changed your party affiliation, or changed your name. And remember to include an email address so you receive timely updates and reminders. 

3. Check in with three people and ask them if they’re registered. If they’re unsure, send them the links above! Don’t forget that 16- and 17-year-olds can pre-register to vote. 

4. Talk about it and be about it. Familiarize yourself with election resources here or at your county registrar’s website and share information wherever you can. You’d be surprised how often questions come up in person and online. By being a well-informed neighbor, you can help knock down the barriers that could keep someone from voting. 

That last call-to-action is critically important. As you may know, to protect the health and safety of voters and election workers this fall, we are sending a mail-in ballot to every active registered voter in California this year. Counties will have different options for in-person early voting. And we’ll have public health measures in place at voting locations on and before Election Day. This will take some getting used to — especially for voters who are used to walking in to a polling place on Election Day. 

The strength of our democracy depends on having a well-informed and well-prepared electorate and making sure that voting is accessible, secure, and safe. My office is doing our part. And we’re asking you to do yours. 

Thank you for your commitment,

Alex Padilla 

California Secretary of State

 

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NEW win: Trump just ditched his dangerous plan to deport students

NEW win: Trump just ditched his dangerous plan to deport students

Breaking News:

Politico: “Trump administration drops plan to deport international students in online-only classes”

 
We’re winning. After mounting public pressure and our lawsuit to block this dangerous policy, the Trump administration just DROPPED its threat to deport international students if they attend online-only college courses during this pandemic. 
 
 
This is a big win for everyone because it ensures our schools aren’t forced to hold in-person college courses and become coronavirus super-spreaders in our communities. 
 
It’s also a big win for the rule of law. Again and again, we see the Trump administration trying to sidestep the laws of our country. We’ve filed 86 lawsuits against President Trump to stop these illegal actions and protect our healthcare, our environment, and our families. 
 
Trump just did something he rarely does: He backed down… but our work isn’t over. We must keep doing our part to hold President Trump accountable. Jeff: Can you stand with us as we keep this momentum going?
 
 
President Trump’s arbitrary actions are putting American lives at risk. Our values won today, but we won’t rest until this stops. 
 
Xavier 
 
PAID FOR BY BECERRA FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL 2022


Thank you for supporting Xavier Becerra. Grassroots supporters like you help us protect California’s working families, advance criminal justice reform, and keep our communities safe. 

Emails are a crucial way to stay in touch with our top supporters. If we’re going to protect and serve the people of California, we need you with us every step of the way. 

If you’d like to donate to help Xavier, please click here. 

To keep up to date with Xavier’s fight against Trump in court, click here. 

From all of us at Team Becerra, thanks for your support!

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,

We’re back in the district after an action-packed week Washington where we worked on legislation to invest in a modern infrastructure, enhance the Affordable Care Act, and provide emergency housing relief. We are also continuing to work with our Committees to provide oversight and produce legislation for when we return to session later this month. Here are some highlights from the past two weeks: 


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A modern infrastructure lays the foundation for a thriving economy. On July 1, I voted in support of a $1.5 trillion package to modernize our infrastructure. The reality is we are still living off the investments our parents made a generation ago. This legislation includes major wins for our Valley, which I advocated for. By repairing our aging water infrastructure, reimagining our transportation systems, and investing in our communities, we can create good-paying jobs and build a more sustainable future. 

The bill would benefit the San Joaquin Valley by: 

  • Providing $65 billion in funding to repair water infrastructure, improve drought resiliency and provide clean drinking water
  • Nearly $500 billion investment to rebuild and reimagine the nation’s transportation infrastructure, including:
    • $60 billion in Rail Investment Funding that would benefit California’s High Speed Rail project.
    • $320 billion investment to modernize our nation’s highways
    • $105 billion to invest in our transit systems to make public transit safer and more reliable
  • Investing $100 billion to deliver affordable high-speed broadband internet access to all parts of the country
  • Providing $30 billion to upgrade hospitals to increase capacity and strengthen care, help community health centers respond to COVID-19 and future public health emergencies
  • Investing over $100 billion into our nation’s affordable housing infrastructure, including $10 billion authorization for the Community Development Block Grant

See a full list of the important improvements made by the Moving America Forward Act


Improving access to quality healthcare

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On June 29, I voted to pass the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Enhancement Act, which builds on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to lower health costs and prescription drug prices. With the COVID-19 pandemic threatening the lives of Americans across the country, we need to act to improve healthcare access and enhance coverage. The ACA has benefited thousands of people in my district, reducing the number of uninsured from 25% down to 10%. This legislation makes key changes to build on these successes and undo the Administration’s repeated attacks on Americans’ ability to receive quality healthcare.


Helping people stay in their homes

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As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, people in our Valley and across the country are struggling to pay rent and make their mortgage payments. On June 29, I voted to pass the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020, which provides immediate relief for renters, landlords, and homeowners across the country experiencing hardship. We cannot afford to wait any longer. As we learned from the 2008 housing crisis, we need swift action to limit further shocks to our housing markets and keep families in their homes. 


Hometown Hero – Robert Garcia

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Hats off to Robert Garcia from the Rotary Community Corps in Merced County for his hard work to both support local businesses and provide people with face masks!

By using donations from local organizations, the Rotary Community Corps purchases gift cards from small businesses, trades those gift cards for face masks made by local volunteers, and then distributes those face masks to people in need. Through their multi-pronged approach they support small business, incentivize volunteer production, and help keep people safe and protected. We need more outside-of-the-box thinking like this! 

Thank you Robert – keep up the good work!


Calling for a National Plan to defeat COVID-19

Governor Newsom’s recent decision to cease operations for certain businesses in California, including Fresno, Madera, and Merced counties, to slow down surging COVID-19 numbers is a bold and painful, but necessary move to protect and save lives. Everyone wants to open our economy. However, until we can get this pandemic under control and ensure we can keep Americans safe, we cannot fully restore our economy. Therefore, we need a National Plan — one that is well thought out, based on science, and focuses on long term solutions. It also must involve coordination between the federal, state, and local governments to put the necessary resources in place until a vaccine is developed. 

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This is a crisis unlike any we’ve seen in our lifetime, and with cases surging in California, especially here in the Valley, we need a solid plan to slow transmissions and prevent further infections. We can prevent this disease from spreading further but it will take unprecedented action and personal sacrifice.


Local COVID-19 Cases

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Track recent COVID-19 developments in: 

Find a testing center near you:


Locally-sourced Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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As coronavirus continues to spike across the country, I remain concerned that we do not have an adequate amount of PPE to protect our essential workers. I’m working with local producers to maintain a long term supply. 

Our local County Departments of Public Health can help source Personal Protective Equipment:

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) is also putting CARES Act funding to use to help Valley manufacturers create personal protective equipment (PPE), such as face shields, masks, gowns, plexiglass dividers and hand sanitizer.

Here is a list of local businesses where you can find these products. This is an opportunity to not only have good safety practices, but to support local businesses. Buy local!

  • Image Masters – Masks
  • Country Plastics – Ear Savers
  • Blue Dolphin – Pi Shop – Face Shields
  • Snowflake Designs – Masks
  • CTEC High School – Face Shields
  • Precision Plastics – Face Shields
  • Dumont Printing – Face Shields
  • First Fold Tie Dye – Cloth Masks
  • Uppitees Fashions and Designs – Cloth Masks
  • Total Concept Enterprises – Clear Plastic Space Dividers
  • Whole Earth Laboratories – Cloth Masks
  • Monster City Studios – Face Shields
  • Riley’s Brewery – Madera – Hand Sanitizer
  • Corbin Cash Distillery – Atwater – Hand Sanitizer
  • 411 Broadway Ales & Spirits – Hand Sanitizer
  • CA Manufacturing Network (CMTC) – PPE
  • Whole Earth Laboratories – Commercial Strength Cleaning Solutions
  • KLSD – Cloth Masks

Resources:

We’ve compiled all the resources you need in one convenient location on our website.  

If you need specific help from our district office, please submit a request and a member of our staff will contact you. 



Recursos en Español 

Hemos concentrada toda la información sobre COVID-19 que necesita en un lugar conveniente. Visita mi sitio web.
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NEW ONLINE PORTAL FOR CORONAVIRUS FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CFAP)

I’m pleased to report that after continued pushing, I was successful in urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop an online portal for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) applications, expanding access to producers.

On July 9th, the USDA updated their list of commodities eligible for CFAP. I am continuing to push the Administration to expand this list to ensure producers receive the assistance they require. 

Apply here

FARM SERVICE AGENCY IS HIRING

To better respond to the COVID-19 crisis, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is hiring full-time temporary Program Technicians. These technicians will provide valuable support for FSA programs at the field level. 

If you or someone you know is interested in applying, email your resume to fsajobs@usda.gov

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 RESPOND TO CENSUS 2020

Thank you to those of you that have already responded to the 2020 Census.

If you haven’t had a chance yet, now is the perfect time! Make sure you count and help shape our future! IT’S VERY IMPORTANT!

Respond now!


Stay strong and we will get through this crisis. Please don’t hesitate to contact my office if you need assistance.

Sincerely,


 
Jim Costa
Member of Congress

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CV Cal Blue Events Email July 11 – 18

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July 13 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm.   More Info Here

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Central Valley for Biden Weekly Friday Virtual Phonebank
July 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.   More Info Here

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Turlock Weekly Phone Bank for Josh Harder (CA10)
July 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.   More Info Here
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Interview w/ Rep. Tj Cox
July 13 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm.   More Info Here

Tuesday Phonebank for TJ Cox (CA21)
July 14 @ 5:00 pm.   More Info Here

Virtual Meet & Greet w/ Councilman Bryan Osorio ft. TJ Cox
July 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm    More Info Here
Events CA22



Phone Bank for Phil! (CA22)
July 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm    More Info Here
Josh Harder is the Democratic Representative in CA10

Josh and his wife, Pam, live in Turlock, where Josh grew up and delivered newspapers for the Turlock Journal. Josh is currently serving his first term in Congress on behalf of families in the Central Valley where he’s fighting to protect our access to health care, create good-paying jobs, and reform our broken immigration system. He’s also focused on securing and growing the Valley’s water supply.

Find out more about him and donate here.
TJ Cox is the Democratic Representative in CA21

TJ Cox is an engineer, agricultural entrepreneur and small businessman whose passion is community development. He is a native Californian and the son of immigrant parents who instilled in him the importance of hard-work, integrity, and fighting for what’s right.

Find out more about him and donate here.
Phil Arballo is the Democratic Nominee in CA22

Growing up in Fresno, Phil learned the Central Valley values of sacrifice, hard work, and commitment from a young age.

He was raised by his single mother who worked long hours to make sure her children had the opportunity to get ahead. He was the first in his family to attend college, working minimum wage jobs to pay his own way through Fresno State.

Today, Phil runs his own small business in financial services. He’s a fixture in the local civic community through organizations like the Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and as chairman of Fresno’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. He’s always willing to go the extra mile for his community.



Find out more about him and donate here.

Kim Mangone is the Democratic Nominee in CA23

Kim’s life experiences include being a USAF Veteran, an aircraft mechanic, a systems engineer and a single working mom. While working full time, she went to college and earned my bachelor’s degree in Professional Aeronautics.

Kim Mangone time spent as a systems engineer has provided me with the skills I need to not only identify but to find solutions to the problems and challenges in our district.

Find out more about her and donate here.

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NEW win: Trump just ditched his dangerous plan to deport students

Trump is breaking the law. We just sued him — again.


 
We’re not slowing down. After we filed our 85th lawsuit against President Trump earlier this week, Xavier just announced another new lawsuit to stop Trump’s plan to deport international students. 
 
The President wants to deport future doctors, nurses, and scientists if they attend their college classes virtually during the pandemic. Jeff: Not on our watch. 
 

NPR: “ICE Threatens To Deport International Students If They Don’t Attend In-Person Classes”

Now that many schools have temporarily switched to online-learning, President Trump threatens to deport the nearly one million international students who are enrolled in American colleges.
 
California has more international students than any other state — and today we become the first state to sue the President over this shameful policy.
 
Trump’s xenophobic actions keep breaking the law — so we keep taking him to court. We intend to win this fight, just like we won on DACA, a recent border wall ruling, and other recent court victories. 
 
As we stop Trump’s cruel attacks, it makes a big difference to have grassroots supporters like you stand by our side. Jeff: If you’re able, can you chip in to stand with Xavier today? 
 
 
Everyone who works hard and plays by the rules should earn a chance to get ahead. That includes students — our future doctors, scientists, and so much more. Well see the President in court.
 
Team Becerra
PAID FOR BY BECERRA FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL 2022


Thank you for supporting Xavier Becerra. Grassroots supporters like you help us protect California’s working families, advance criminal justice reform, and keep our communities safe. 

Emails are a crucial way to stay in touch with our top supporters. If we’re going to protect and serve the people of California, we need you with us every step of the way. 

 If you’d like to donate to help Xavier, please click here. 

To keep up to date with Xavier’s fight against Trump in court, click here. 

From all of us at Team Becerra, thanks for your support!