As this summer continues, I hope you have enjoyed yourself, whether you cheered from the sidewalk at a Fourth of July parade, entertained friends at a backyard barbecue or spent quality time with loved ones. This is a season to relax and recharge.
This month marks the start of spring, which represents growth and presents us with an excellent opportunity to reflect on our progress as a community. Over the past year, we’ve made meaningful progress in a number of areas, including wildfire recovery, but there is still much to be done. That is why I’m advancing proposals for new fire prevention safeguards by utilities, insurance reforms, emergency alerts, increased mutual aid, and additional state support for impacted communities. At the same time we must continue to improve our education system, and provide every Californian with access to preschool, and I have authored a bill to help accomplish that.
February is Black History Month, which is a time to reflect on the vast contributions African Americans have made and continue to make to our nation, as well as the ongoing struggle for civil rights, equal opportunity and prosperity.