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For the last several months, my team and I have been hard at work developing a legislative package representative of our district and values. Last month I was proud to announce bills to:

We look forward to another strong year for California, and I’m excited to be introducing bills my team and I started working on even before 2021 was through. The first bill I introduced this year affirms my commitment to helping our schools close the digital divide.

It has been such an honor representing the people of the 13th Senate District in our California State Senate. Since being sworn into office in 2020, I have learned so much and am proud of what we’ve accomplished.

Last week I returned from the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference where I had the honor of representing California along with a group of my legislative colleagues.

This past Sunday was the last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills. I’m proud to report the Governor signed all 7 of my bills!

Legislative Wrap-Up I learned so much during my first legislative session, which ended September 10th. In all, my team and I were able to send 7 bills to the Governor’s desk for signature (with one already signed!) and pass one Senate Resolution. Together, these bills advance our state’s efforts--and my priorities--to fight climate change, instill a more equal justice system, and increase opportunities for economic mobility.

Dear Friends,

Californians across the state have struggled financially during this COVID-19 pandemic due to lost or reduced incomes.

The State’s eviction moratorium has protected Californians from evictions due to lost income. This moratorium is scheduled to end on September 30th, but those who have applied for federal rental assistance cannot be evicted for six months.

Accelerating Toward the Finish The Legislature resumes August 16 and we’re gearing up for the final consideration of bills in each house. I have nine pending in the Assembly - including my climate change package, and I’m excited about the final stretch of my first Legislative year. Bills must be passed by the Legislature by September 10 in order to advance to Governor Newsom for his consideration. I am devastated by the horrific shooting at the VTA rail yard. We lift up the 9 victims who lost their lives and once again call for common sense gun reform. I will continue to fight with my colleagues to make sure California is a leader in the gun reform space. But we must pass national gun reform now.