On April 22nd, I am going to be participating in the 2nd Annual “Dancing with the Stars and Stripes” ballroom dance competition, hosted by the Veterans Resource Centers of America (VRC). It’s just like Dancing with the Stars, except teams will compete to raise money to support our Veterans.
Too often, Veterans return from one fight overseas, only to discover another fight here at home: PTSD, homelessness, among other issues. No Veteran should have to struggle to survive and build a life, and all deserve our unyielding and unwavering support. Thankfully there are organizations like the VRC, which are there to provide it.Read more
Yesterday, Republicans in Congress announced the details of their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would put millions of people in jeopardy of losing their health coverage.
Even more disheartening, the outline introduced in Congress last night includes a provision to defund Planned Parenthood for one year. Despite getting very little attention in the press, this provision is extraordinarily reckless and would dramatically reduce access to critically important reproductive health care.Read more
For those of you who haven't heard the news, yet: we won! Come next year, I will have the opportunity to serve you as a member of the Santa Rosa City Council.