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Let Freedom Ring: Celebrating Juneteenth Across AD-18

This June 19, I am proud to join communities across Assembly District 18 to celebrate Juneteenth, a historic holiday that recognizes the end of slavery, and offers a moment to appreciate the contributions of abolitionists, activists, and African American communities who fought for equality and freedom across the United States of America.

Kids Eat for Free With SUN Bucks

As the school year comes to a close, California is working to ensure that the more than 3.2 million K-12 students receiving free and reduced-price school lunches maintain access to the quality nutrition they need to thrive.

Do you have Student Loans? Take Steps for Loan Reduction and Forgiveness

Nearly four million Californians are working to pay back student loans, with an average balance of almost $39,000. Regardless of race, income, or nationality, everyone should have access to higher education without socioeconomic barriers limiting their ability to seek education. Since assuming the presidency, President Biden has been diligent in striving to alleviate the burden of student loans for all Americans.

Your Route, Your Voice: Share Your Feedback with AC Transit’s Realign Draft Plan

In case you missed it, an important year-long project has been AC Transit’s Realign Plan working to update the bus lines and schedules that will affect riders within our District and the greater East Bay. While it's an honor to represent crucial public transit and community hubs serviced by BART, AC Transit, and Paratransit, public input and feedback remain essential.

Hometown Heritage: Celebrating AANHPI Heritage Month in AD18

This May marks Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month – an important opportunity to celebrate the cultural traditions and considerable impact that Asian American and Pacific Islander communities have made across the country and especially here in the East Bay.

Did You Receive a Notice of Non-Renewal From Your Insurance Company?

My office has received many calls from community members across the district who have shared troubling news that their home insurance will not be renewed as companies like State Farm announce new restrictions and limitations amid a changing insurance market. During this stressful time, I want to ensure you have the proper information to know your rights and make the best decision for you and your family.

Empowering Youth: Summer Internships and Opportunities

I’m thrilled to announce that my Summer 2024 Student Internship Program is now accepting applications! Apply before May 12, 2024! My office is looking for engaged students in high school and college or recent graduates looking to spend a minimum of 10 hours a week learning about California policy and engaging our community.

Leading the Nation: César Chávez Day and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

This month I am incredibly proud to recognize California’s rich history of activism as we celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and César Chávez Day. A California labor legend, Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association, later called the United Farm Workers, to advocate for the labor and collective bargaining rights of migrant farm workers.