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Breaking Down AT&T’s Carrier of Last Resort Request

Dear Friends,

My office has received calls from community members in the district, particularly from our senior residents, who felt dismayed by the news that AT&T has appealed to end their status as a Carrier of Last Resort for landline telecommunication service in California. This is concerning, and as the California Public Utilities Commission reviews their application, I want to provide a factual basis to dispel worries over an immediate impact on our district’s landline service, and to inform the advocacy efforts of many in our community.

Shattering Glass Ceilings: Celebrating Women’s History Month!

Dear Friends,

I am thrilled to kick off Women’s History Month this March in District 18 and across California! As the month unfolds, we are also excited to commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8 and Latina History Day on March 10. During these occasions, we reflect on the glass ceilings that women trailblazers have shattered over the years to be in positions of leadership and celebrate our collective strength.

Celebrating Community: Lunar New Year Events Across AD18

Dear Friends,

I’m incredibly proud to celebrate Lunar New Year across Assembly District 18. For many in the district, Lunar New Year marks the arrival of spring in the lunisolar calendar and is celebrated widely by communities with roots in China, South Korea, and Vietnam.

Martin Luther King Jr Day: Advancing Social Justice Together on January 15

Dear Friends,

As we begin a new year, let us join together to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This moment serves as a reminder of the significance of acting in service to others and our environment, fostering spaces with values of equality and community stewardship for a society that is both just and inclusive, all principles that Dr. King tirelessly advocated for. As we reflect on Dr. King’s powerful force for positive change, let us channel the Martin Luther King Jr holiday into community action - “a day on, not a day off.”

Celebrating the New Year with New California Laws

Dear Friends, As we enjoy the holiday season, it is incredibly heartwarming to watch our communities come together to celebrate the diverse festivities across the district; from decorating the Christmas Tree in Jack London Square, to lighting the menorah in Alameda, as well as the upcoming events like Oakland Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Bazaar.