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The DeSaulnier Digest: TOMORROW: Conversation on Race Town Hall

September 14, 2020
DeSaulnier Digest

Tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. PT, please join me for a town hall on Race in the Bay Area with Representatives Barbara Lee and Jackie Speier and special guest, world renowned expert on civil rights, Professor john powell. This event is a continuation of my Conversation on Race series and will be held on Facebook Live. Join us on our Facebook page here or by clicking the image below. To submit a question for the town hall, email markis.listening@mail.house.gov.

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Mark DeSaulnier
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AT A GLANCE

In this week's Digest, you will find more information on:

  • The latest in Congressman DeSaulnier's efforts to protect Isabel Bueso;
  • A legislative effort introduced by Congressman DeSaulnier to support students with disabilities; and
  • An update on the wildfires and air quality in California.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Bill Congressman DeSaulnier Authored to #SaveIsabel Advances

As you may recall, a local woman named Isabel Bueso and her family had their lives upended when the Trump Administration abruptly terminated the program that keeps Isabel in the United States to receive life-saving medical treatment. To provide Isabel and her family some security, Congressman DeSaulnier introduced a bill to permanently allow them to stay in the U.S. That bill (H.R. 4225) was passed by the House Judiciary Committee in an important step in the legislative process. You can read more HERE.

Congressman DeSaulnier Introduces Bill to Provide Support to Students with Disabilities

Throughout his career, Congressman DeSaulnier has been dedicated to breaking down barriers faced by individuals with disabilities. Unfortunately, we are still seeing lower graduation rates and higher rates of seclusion and restraint for these students. That is why Congressman DeSaulnier introduced the Protection and Advocacy in Education Act (H.R. 8187) to help give students and families the resources they need and provide a much-needed infusion of funds as services and supports for students with disabilities have long been woefully underfunded. You can read more HERE.

POST OF THE WEEK

WILDFIRE UPDATE

As air quality in the Bay Area remains a cause for concern, you can help keep you and your family safe but checking the air quality of your community here: https://www.airnow.gov/

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