The DeSaulnier Digest: Tomorrow's Town Hall and Labor Secretary in Contra Costa

August 16, 2021
DeSaulnier Digest

Tomorrow August 17th at 6:00 p.m. PT, I am hosting a town hall on addressing the growing behavioral and mental health crisis. With millions more Americans struggling with mental health issues following the pandemic, this conversation is more important than ever.

To join me and experts in the field for this timely discussion, RSVP by clicking here or on the image below before 3:00 p.m. PT on Tuesday, August 17th. You will receive the Zoom link to join via email prior to the event.

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Mark DeSaulnier
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CONGRESSMAN DESAULNIER WELCOMES SECRETARY OF LABOR TO CONTRA COSTA

U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh joined Congressman DeSaulnier for discussions with union members, workers, and community leaders about the role of Contra Costa's workforce in fueling California's future and the Administration's historic investments through the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the Build Back Better agenda. Together they visited UA Local 342 and RichmondBUILD training centers and discussed their efforts to put workers first by supporting good-paying, union jobs as we transition to clean energy. Read on for highlights from this exciting day!

Tune in by clicking on the images below to hear why Secretary Walsh agrees with the Congressman that we need more training centers across the country like the one at UA Local 342 to ensure workers come first in our transition to renewable energy.

House Democrats' and President Biden's infrastructure goals would create thousands of jobs in the Bay Area as part of our efforts to build back better with an inclusive work force, clean energy economy, and global competetiveness. Hear more about these exciting investments by clicking here or on the image below.

Contra Costa has long fueled California's economy and now, as we transition to clean energy, we are serving as a model for the rest of the country on how to make this necessary shift while supporting working Americans. Click here or on the image below to read more about the Congrssman's leadership on this issue and how the Biden agenda will advance this transition while creating jobs.

Taken together, the bipartisan infrastructure bill & Senate-passed budget blueprint would amount to a historic transformation of our country's social-safety net & infrastructure - both of which are necessary to compete in the 21st century. Secretary Walsh and the Congressman discussed how these changes would make a positive impact here in our community. Read more by clicking here or on the image below.

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DISCUSSIONS WITH DESAULNIER

Dr. Susan Shaheen has spent her career working to make our transportation systems more efficient, sustainable, and socially equitable. As Congress considers historic investments in infrastructure, she sat down with Congressman DeSaulnier to discuss how they can be used to best meet the needs of working families in the 21st century while addressing the threat of climate change. Tune in to our latest Discussion with DeSaulnier by clicking here or on the image below.

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