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Fulfilling CA’s promise to support small and diverse businesses

Fulfilling CA’s promise to support small and diverse businesses

It’s an understatement to say that California’s small businesses, especially those owned by people of color, have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing recession.  And while our state …

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What we’re doing to address anti-Asian hate

What we’re doing to address anti-Asian hate

On the first day of the Lunar New Year, my colleagues and I from the California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus gathered to address the disturbing spike in anti-Asian hate crimes …

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Holding all CA cities accountable for ending homelessness

Holding all CA cities accountable for ending homelessness

I just introduced a new bill to hold California cities and state agencies accountable for addressing the moral crisis of our day — homelessness. On any given night, more than 150,000 Californians …

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Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Year of the Ox!

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Year of the Ox!

Happy Lunar New Year!   For everyone, this past year has been very difficult, particularly for Asian Pacific Islanders and others who have experienced serious inequities related to health, economic impact and …

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Our Rise Together slate won!

Our Rise Together slate won!

I wanted to make sure you heard: the Rise Together slate I endorsed in the California Democratic Party Assembly Delegate election all won their races to represent AD 17 in the California Democratic Party!  …

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New criminal justice and police reforms to help our communities

New criminal justice and police reforms to help our communities

This past week, I have introduced two important pieces of legislation that will make progressive changes to our criminal justice and law enforcement systems — and make much-needed changes in our communities …

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Fixing California’s broken unemployment system — now

Fixing California’s broken unemployment system — now

For nearly a year, as COVID-19 has decimated our economy, California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) has consistently failed millions of Californians who have been thrown into unemployment or seen their income drop …

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How to fill out your ADEM ballot

How to fill out your ADEM ballot

Don’t know about you, but I’m feeling energized after yesterday’s inauguration of President Joe Biden.  The nightmare of the past 4 years is over, and I’m optimistic about what the Biden-Harris Administration …

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