District Work Period Recap

January 27, 2020
DeSaulnier Digest

The recent District Work Period gave us a chance to visit a number of local schools and businesses, meet with constituents, and host a town hall alongside my colleague, Congressman Mike Thompson from St. Helena, CA. Read on for our recap of an eventful week in the community.

Mark DeSaulnier
Member of Congress


In this week's Digest, you will find more information on Congressman DeSaulnier's work, including:

  • Highlights from our Impeachment Town Hall with Rep. Thompson, including an update on the Senate impeachment trial; and
  • Photos from events throughout the district.



Last week, the Senate began its impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Over the course of three days, the House impeachment managers, led by Chairman Adam Schiff, laid out the compelling case for how the President abused his power and sought assistance from a foreign government to influence our elections. Saturday, the President’s lawyers began their defense.

As the Senate trial kicked off, an engaged crowd of over 200 people joined Representatives DeSaulnier and Thompson at Alhambra High School to learn more about the House’s role in the impeachment process and to hear directly from the Members. The crowd also heard presentations from constitutional law scholars from UC Hastings and UC Davis. To watch the town hall in its entirety, click here.


Before Congressman Thompson and Congressman DeSaulnier hosted the impeachment town hall, Mark spoke with ABC7 about the importance of keeping constituents updated on the Senate trial.



Congressman DeSaulnier announced Emily Xie of Walnut Creek as the winner of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge for California’s 11th District. To learn more about the competition and Emily’s innovative app, click HERE

Contra Costa Family Justice Center hosted events in both Richmond and Antioch this week to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking. The organization is working tirelessly to end this injustice.

At Northgate High School and Diablo View Middle School, the Congressman held student town halls and answered students' thoughtful and inspiring questions.

The Congressman presented Jerry Brown, former general manager of Contra Costa Water District, with a statement placed in the Congressional record for his service to the community.

Ekso Bionics, a leader in the research and development of exoskeletons, gave the Congressman a tour of their Richmond facility and showed him firsthand about the technology they make to help prevent workplace injuries.