I know our communities are grieving and coping with high levels of stress and anxiety brought on by the horrific mass shootings that have taken innocent lives and injured so many people. I want to extend my deepest condolences to everyone impacted by these traumatic events—and I want you to know that as your State Senator, I will do everything in my power to prevent these senseless acts of violence from happening again and that my office is here to help connect you to the resources and support you may need during these difficult times.
At the Capitol, we continue our work to build our 2023 legislative package and I have introduced my first bill this year, SB 57. This bill will keep utility services on during extreme weather events, such as during a cold winter or blazing hot day when people need them the most. I also invite you to learn more about the legislative work ahead, by listening to a new podcast episode with Then There’s California where I discuss budget, transportation, climate, and other policy priorities for 2023.
In the District, my team and I volunteered for the South Gate and Long Beach homeless count events, celebrated MLK Day of Service and South Gate’s 100-year anniversary. I also hosted a robotics and coding workshop in Florence-Firestone where I presented $2 million in funds for a Technology Career Incubator and presented $4 million in funds for the Long Beach Multi-Service Center.
If you are experiencing financial hardship due to the rising prices of utilities such as natural gas or food items like eggs, make sure to review the information my office has gathered in this newsletter on financial assistance programs available to help you pay for your utility bills or groceries.
Resources for Victims & Survivors, Legislation to Protect Californians from Gun Violence
News from the Capitol
In the District
Utilities Payment Assistance
If you are experiencing financial hardship due to rising prices, know that there are many state and local programs available to help alleviate some of the financial burden of utility bills and groceries. Check out the list below:
As always, if you need any other information or assistance, please contact my office at (562) 256-7921 or send us a message here.