Mark Hosts Future of Work, Wages, and Labor Town Hall and Veterans Resource Fair

August 13, 2018
DeSaulnier Digest

Dear Contra Costa County Residents:

As we continue our district work period, below is a snapshot of the events we have hosted and attended throughout our community.


UPCOMING TOWN HALL

Tonight, we will be hosting our final issue specific town hall in August on Securing Our Elections with special guest California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. We will discuss the role a foreign power played in interfering in the 2016 Presidential elections and smart reforms Congress should take to prevent a future attack. We hope you will join us!

Securing Our Elections Town Hall
TODAY, Monday, August 13th
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Shadelands Art Center
Auditorium
111 Wiget Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Doors Open at 6:00 p.m.
RSVP Here: https://bit.ly/1TBndUa

RECAP: SPECIAL TOPIC TOWN HALL ON LABOR

While our economy is the strongest in the world, too many hardworking Americans are being left behind. We launched "The Future of Work, Wages, and Labor" initiative in 2016 before the Presidential election to develop solutions to grow our economy while preparing for the future. Thank you to all who joined us in Concord for our 70th town hall on this important topic. We are working in Congress to ensure that the future of our economy works for everyone, not just those at the very top.

If you were unable to attend our labor town hall, you can still take part in the conversation by watching the livestream of the event here.

TOWN HALL HIGHLIGHTS:


MARK AROUND TOWN

Hosting a Veterans Resource Fair
Mark held a Veterans Resource Fair to bring local veterans together with Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) and federal agencies that can assist servicemembers with the benefits they have rightfully earned.

Supporting Police-Community Relations
Mark joined local law enforcement and members of the community for National Night Out to honor our men and women in uniform, promote police-community partnerships, foster neighborhood camaraderie, and keep Contra Costa County safe.

Discussing the Importance of Local News
The Sons In Retirement held its monthly meeting in Moraga where East Bay Times editorial page editor Daniel Borenstein and Mark shared their thoughts on the importance of local news, the changing face of journalism, and the need to have a free and open press cover our communities and our country.

Honoring 'Rosies'
Our office participated in the annual community tradition of dressing up as Rosie the Riveter to honor women who joined the war effort at the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, which is now home to the Rosie the Riveter National Historic Site.