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Dear Friends,

Just two short weeks ago, Governor Gavin Newsom released his 2023-24 Budget Proposal, which included a five-year extension to California’s Film and TV Tax Credit Program. This critically important investment will provide Californians increased opportunities to benefit from and participate in the economic activity generated by the film industry.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

If you are considering transitioning to greener energy sources, new tax credits could help lower the cost.

The U.S. Department of Energy is offering tax credits for families looking to go solar, buy an electric car, or install an electric heat pump. This aid can go a long way in helping you sustain an energy efficient home, while reducing your energy bills and fighting climate change.

Dear Friends,

I am honored to announce that California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon has appointed me to serve on the California Film Commission. The commission oversees the California Film & Television Tax Credit program which bolsters our California economy and creates production jobs right here at home. Film and TV production supports well over 700,000 jobs and nearly $70 billion in wages for California workers, many of whom live in our community.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his 2023-24 budget proposal on Tuesday. The plan addresses a $24 billion shortfall identified by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst Office, and includes a $297 billion general fund. It prioritizes investments in education, healthcare, the homelessness crisis, housing affordability, climate change, and economic and workforce development.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As of today, President Joe Biden has declared a state of emergency in California, as the latest series of winter storms continue to cause extreme winds, widespread flooding, mudslides and power outages.

Dear Friend:

I hope that you and yours had a wonderful holiday season and wishing you prosperity, abundance and lots of laughter as we head into 2023. 

Dear Friend:

Sending you and your loved ones our warmest greetings ahead of the upcoming holidays. I am looking forward to embracing all of the communities forming this new 52nd district, and I am immensely proud to represent each and every one of you at the state level.

Earlier this week, I was sworn in as your representative in the State Assembly, and my goal is to provide the highest quality of public service to my constituents. My staff and I consider it our most sacred duty to faithfully ensure that people across our region have adequate access to state resources.

Dear Neighbor,

As Thanksgiving approaches, I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and together amid these challenging times. We know food insecurity is a reality many families struggle with which has only increased in the last two and half years of the pandemic. I am proud to share that my office partnered with Centro Maravilla, Centro del Pueblo, California Water Service, the Dodgers Foundation and generous supporters to provide 15 community organizations with more than 400 turkeys that will be distributed to families across our communities.

Dear Neighbor,

According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority's 2022 homeless count, an estimated 69,144 people experience homelessness in Los Angeles County every night, a 4.1% rise from 2020. Of that, 41,980 are in the City of Los Angeles, up 1.7%. Overall, of those experiencing homelessness, about 29,000 identify as Latino, a dramatic 26% rise affecting individuals and families with children.

Dear Neighbor,

I am proud to announce a $17.2 million state investment to assist Clínica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero in developing a full-scope social services and health center to address the physical and mental health needs of the community it serves - largely Salvadoran, Central American, Indigenous, Latino mixed status and undocumented families.