February 5, 2017
This has been a time of ups and downs. Let me start by saying how incredibly proud I was to see everyone at last week’s Women’s Marches From Napa and Santa Rosa to Washington, DC, your bravery, your passion, and your toughness blew me away. I can’t tell you how much it means to know I live in a country and a district where people stand up for their beliefs.
And if this week was any indication, we’re just getting started. In light of the President’s reprehensible actions towards immigrants, troubling cabinet picks, and general disregard for truth and facts, I’ve been hearing from many of you about what our next steps should be.
- Keep contacting your elected officials. I’m on your side, but it still helps to know how people are personally affected by the immigration ban and other actions–and if I can intercede, I will. We’ve made progress over the weekend, but we have much more work to do to overturn this order.
- Join the movement to prevent millions from losing their healthcare. If the Affordable Care Act has helped you or your loved ones, we want to hear about it. Let’s make sure Republican leaders know exactly how they’re hurting hardworking Americans–and that we’re holding them accountable. Using the hashtag #ShareYourStory, tell us on Facebook and Twitter about your experience with the ACA.
- Visit https://www.womensmarch.com/. March organizers are planning ten actions for the next hundred days – the first of which is explained on the website. By signing up, you’ll receive updates on future events and activities you can take part in.
- Find local events to attend and support. Or, better yet, organize an event yourself. Events like these can help focus community action and promote coherent strategies.
Our fight’s just getting started. It’s been two weeks since the Inauguration, and we already face tough battles on the environment, immigration, women’s rights, and healthcare. We can’t stop now. I’ll keep you updated on my work in Congress, and continue to let you know what you can do to help.
Thanks for your continued support, please feel free to pass on to your members.
All the best,
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