I am writing to provide important updates on COVID-19 and the resources available to our community. There is now a one-stop-shop website with up to date information, https://covid19.ca.gov/. Please know that my colleagues and I are coordinating with the Governor to rapidly respond and confront this evolving crisis. We are working to get more testing kits, protective gears healthcare providers, increased medical care capacity, clear enforcement directives to slow the spread, and support those suffering financially. During this time, I will continue to provide updates and work for you. If you need assistance or have any questions for me, you can contact my office by calling (408) 262-2501 or by sending me an email.
While you are complying with shelter-in-place order, I want to remind you to fill out the census, if you haven’t done so already. The census determines how federal funds are distributed to important services such as schools, parks, hospitals, and road maintenance in addition to the number of representatives each state gets in the United States Congress.
Starting March 12, each household will receive a postcard in the mail informing them of the options for filling out the Census questionnaire. It will provide a unique user code and instructions on how to fill out the 2020 Census online (my2020census.gov), by phone, or via post mail. The census will be available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese. The census takes about 10 minutes to complete and will ask for information about every person residing in your household, including not just yourself, but also any children and babies that live in your household.
There will not be a question regarding an individual’s citizenship status and all information collected as part of the 2020 Census is secured and cannot be shared with other governmental agencies. We need to have every single person in California counted regardless of age, ethnicity, immigration status, and gender and I need your help to make that happen. Make sure you participate in 2020 and please get the word out.
In this newsletter, you will also find updates on COVID-19’s impact on our community as well as what resources may be available to you. For any additional information, please visit my website or contact my District Office at (408) 262-2501.
Assemblymember, 25th District