Upcoming Town Halls

August 23, 2019
DeSaulnier Digest

Last week brought a lot of big news! After more than a month of hammering the Trump Administration for answers, we received news that it will apparently reverse course and resume the deferred action program. By doing so, hundreds of deserving immigrants like Isabel Bueso will be allowed to stay in the United States to receive life-saving medical care. We will continue pressing the Administration for answers about who is responsible for the policy change in the first place and will seek assurances that this program is safe from future targeting.

During our upcoming district work period in October, we will update you on our efforts to #SaveIsabel and much more at two town halls. Details for the town halls are below and we hope you can join us! RSVP for one or both here.

Pittsburg Town Hall
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Delta View Elementary School
Multi-Use Room
2916 Rio Verde
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Richmond Town Hall
Thursday, October 3, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
De Anza High School
Multi-Purpose Room
5000 Valley View Rd.
Richmond, CA 94803
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Sincerely,
Signature
Mark DeSaulnier
Member of Congress

AT A GLANCE

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

  • Efforts to #SaveIsabel;
  • Bill to preserve California’s environmental standards; and
  • Vote to protect workers and consumers.

#SAVEISABEL

Since Isabel Bueso and her family first brought their case to Mark, he has been actively working to protect their family from deportation. Watch as Mark describes his work and why we must continue pursing our private bill to allow the Bueso family to stay in the United States.  

To read more about Congressman DeSaulnier’s work to #SaveIsabel, click here.

LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

Mark Leads Effort to Condemn Trump Administration’s Targeting of California Environmental Standards

Last week, in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will cancel California’s longstanding Clean Air Act waiver, Congressman DeSaulnier introduced a resolution to condemn the move and the Administration’s impending rollback of Obama-era fuel economy standards. The resolution, supported by a coalition of 82 Democratic Members, demonstrates multi-state support for the existing federal clean car standards and states’ right to adopt California’s more stringent standards. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has authored a similar resolution in the Senate. The resolution is supported by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Sierra Club, and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).

To read more about the resolution and the Trump Administration’s actions, click here.

Mark Votes to Stop Forced Arbitration

Forced arbitration agreements undermine our Constitutional right to trial by jury – enabling the powerful to take advantage of workers and American consumers. The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act (H.R. 1423) would eliminate forced arbitration clauses from employment, consumer, and civil cases to protect workers and consumers across the country. Mark voted in favor of the FAIR Act, which passed by a vote of 225-to-186.

BY THE NUMBERS

MARK AROUND TOWN

Stand Down on the Delta, organized by the Delta Veterans Group, helps provide more than 300 homeless veterans with vital resources including benefits, health care, dental work, clothing, legal services, and therapy services

The latest class of graduates from Opportunity Junction’s Job Training and Placement program crossed the stage at the El Campanil Theater in Antioch