The DeSaulnier Digest: Congressman DeSaulnier Commemorates 77th Anniversary of the Port Chicago Disaster

July 19, 2021
DeSaulnier Digest

This Saturday, we came together to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the Port Chicago disaster. I was humbled to join the Friends of Port Chicago at the site of this tragedy to honor the lives lost and reflect on the work still ahead of us in the pursuit of racial justice. In honor of these brave men, I joined with Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) to introduce legislation calling for the exoneration of the Port Chicago 50, which you can read about here. To hear more on this historic event and my efforts in Congress, click here or on the image below.

Mark DeSaulnier
Member of Congress


Congressman DeSaulnier recently visited the Soul Box art installation at aRt Cottage Gallery in Concord. This exhibit is designed to honor victims of gun violence and raise awareness of this epidemic. While there, the Congressman had the chance to speak with Moms Demand Action members about the gun safety reforms he is fighting for in Congress and to thank them for their tireless work to end gun violence.


Congressman DeSaulnier recently sat down with Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey to discuss supporting teachers and students as they return to the classroom, improving behavioral health resources at school, and increasing equity in our education system. You can hear their full conversation by clicking here or on the image below.


Congressman DeSaulnier joined Amara Walker on CNN New Day Weekend to discuss how our office is helping constituents get passports amid the backlog at the passport agency as travel resumes as well as Congress' work with the Administration to address the backlog. As always, please do not hesitate to contact our office if you need passport assistance. Tune in to the segment by clicking here or on the image below.

The Congressman's efforts to address the passport backlog were also covered by the New York Times. Click here or on the image below to read the entire piece.



Congressman DeSaulnier Introduces the Cancer Care Planning and Communication Act

From his own personal experience, Congressman DeSaulnier knows that receiving a cancer diagnosis can leave a person with more questions than answers. While the medical community continues to make breakthroughs in treatment and research, advancements in doctor-patient communications are not following at the same pace. That's why the Congressman introduced the Cancer Care Planning and Communication Act to help doctors more effectively develop and communicate to patients treatment plans, which would in turn allow patients to be more proactive in their own care. To read more about this legislation, click here.