Upcoming Town Halls

October 15, 2019
DeSaulnier Digest

This year we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of a woman’s right to vote and a record-breaking 127 women were sworn in as part of the most diverse Congressional class in our nation’s history! Despite the significant jump in female representation in Congress and the strides we have made in advancing women’s rights – we are a far cry from true gender equity.

Join us on Saturday, November 2nd in Danville for a special town hall titled “Women in Leadership, Politics, and Society.”

Also coming up is our historic 100th town hall and mobile district office hour since taking office. Details for the town halls are below. You can RSVP for one or both here. We hope to see you there!

Women in Leadership, Politics, and Society Town Hall
Saturday, November 2nd
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Danville Community Center
420 Front St., Danville, CA 94526
Doors Open at 12:30 p.m.

100th Congressional Town Hall
Thursday, November 7th
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Concord High School Multi-Purpose Room
4200 Concord Blvd., Concord, CA 94521
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:

  • Impeachment update;
  • Introduction of the Improving Access to Higher Education Act; and
  • Work in the community.

IMPEACHMENT UPDATE

  • 3 weeks into the inquiry;
  • 10 subpoenas issued;
  • 2 arrests;
  • Possible additional whistleblowers stepped forward;
  • State Department and White House have issued statements refusing to comply with the impeachment inquiry; and
  • Texts released between top U.S. diplomats indicating the President made U.S. aid conditional on Ukraine investigating former Vice President Biden and his son.

LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

Mark Introduced Legislation to Expand Access to Higher Education for Students with Disabilities

Last week, Congressman DeSaulnier introduced the Improving Access to Higher Education Act (H.R. 4643), which would help improve college access and completion for students with disabilities. When students with disabilities are provided the proper tools and resources for their specific learning needs, they can excel in the classroom. However, students with disabilities enrolled in four-year college have only 34 percent chance of completing their degree. This bill will help ensure college-ready students with disabilities reach their full potential.

To read more about the bill, click HERE.

BY THE NUMBERS

MARK AROUND TOWN

An engaged crowd turned out at Los Medanos College for a discussion of the challenges facing our next generation

Mark visited with staff and students at Rancho Medanos Junior High School in Pittsburg