Open Letter to the Census Bureau

Ditas Katague
Director
California Complete Count – U.S. Census
400 R Street, Suite 359
Sacramento, CA 95811

 

Director Katague:

I am writing to express my concerns and disappointment with the Census Bureau’s decision to end the field operation portion of hard-to-count communities by a month sooner than required ending September 30, 2020. It is my understanding that requests to the Trump Administration seeking extensions on reporting deadlines have not been granted and is the rationale behind the decision to end the count early.

This is unacceptable and this letter will serve as my formal complaint on the matter.

Declaración sobre la nota del censo de la administración Trump

A pesar del último intento de la administración Trump de impedir el proceso constitucional de contar a todos los que viven en la nación durante un censo, debemos participar en ser contados para que se proporcionen fondos críticos para el desarrollo de infraestructura, incluidas viviendas, educación y carreteras a nuestras comunidades.

El Censo es un aspecto fundamental de la existencia de nuestra nación y la capacidad de llevar a cabo mandatos constitucionales en representación, creación de límites de distrito y prioridades de financiamiento para que el Congreso debata.

Statement on Trump Administration’s Census Memo

Despite the latest attempt by the Trump administration to impede the Constitutional process of counting  everyone living in the nation during a Census, we must take part in being counted so critical funding for infrastructure development including housing, education and roads are provided to our communities.

The Census is a fundamental aspect of our nation’s existence and the ability to carry out Constitutional mandates in representation, creation of district boundaries, and funding priorities for the Congress to debate.

Statement on the Governor’s Directives for School Opening

As a father and grandfather, I am in agreement with Governor Newsom that the health and safety of our children must be a priority when assessing the standards by which our schools should re-open during this pandemic.

With 170 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) campuses in my district, I represent the largest number of LAUSD schools, and second largest concentration of charter schools, in Los Angeles.

Declaración sobre las directivas del gobernador para la apertura de escuelas

Como padre y abuelo, estoy de acuerdo con el Gobernador Newsom en que la salud y la seguridad de nuestros hijos deben ser una prioridad al evaluar los estándares por los cuales nuestras escuelas deberían reabrir durante esta pandemia.

Con 170 campus del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles (LAUSD) en mi distrito, represento el mayor número de escuelas del LAUSD, y la segunda concentración más grande de escuelas charter, en Los Ángeles.

Bill Seeks to Penalize Those Who Misuse the Emergency Call System to Harass or Intimidate Others

Jones-Sawyer’s AB 1775 Creates Fines and Penalties for Illegal Use of 911 System

LOS ANGELES, California – (July 15, 2020) – Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer has authored AB 1775 in response to a growing number of incidents where a person knowingly uses the emergency call system (911) with the purpose of harassing another individual. Current law only provides for a warning while AB 1775 will make a first violation punishable by a $250 fine or a misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in a county jail, or both. The bill would make a second violation a misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in a county jail, or a fine of up to $1,000, or both.

“There are multiple serious issues the Emergency Call System deals with on a daily basis including health related, criminal activity, and physical injury – what the system does not need are calls dealing with racial profiling or acts of personal hate or prejudices,” said Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer, who also serves as the Chair of the Assembly’s Public Safety Committee.

Proyecto de ley Busca Penalizar a Quienes Abusan del Sistema de llamadas de Emergencia para Acosar o Intimidar a Otros.

La ley AB 1775 del Asambleista Jones-Sawyer crea multas y sanciones por uso ilegal del sistema 911.

El asambleísta Reggie Jones-Sawyer es el autor de AB 1775 en respuesta a un número creciente de incidentes en los que personas usan el sistema de llamadas de emergencia (911) con el propósito de acosar a otra persona.

La ley actual solo prevé una advertencia, mientras que AB 1775 hará que una primera infracción se castigaría con una multa de $ 250 o un delito menor castigado con hasta 6 meses en una cárcel del condado, o ambos. El proyecto de ley convertiría una segunda infracción en un delito menor castigado con hasta 6 meses en una cárcel del condado, o una multa de hasta $ 1,000, o ambos.

Alivio para Inquilinos

Queridos amigos,

El coronavirus ha alterado muchos aspectos de nuestras vidas al causar una crisis de salud nacional que causó estragos en nuestra economía y en los horarios de aprendizaje de nuestros hijos. Un área en particular que es motivo de preocupación en muchos frentes es la vivienda.

Renter’s Relief

The coronavirus has disrupted many aspects of our lives from causing a national health crisis to the havoc in our economy and the learning schedules of our children. One area that has cause for concern on many fronts is housing.

Renters in Los Angeles who have fallen behind due to job loss or reduced work hours have been forced to choose between necessities including food, utilities, and rent. Many programs created by the State, the County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles have provided funding assistance and moratoriums on collection of rents and evictions.

Statement On Passage Of California’s Budget

2020 has been witness to great challenges for our state eliminating a once robust funding surplus and creating a funding deficit in a matter of months – all caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fight to keep essential services funded while dealing with a $54 billion deficit was my priority. The havoc the coronavirus has caused to our economy, our educational and medical systems has been tremendous. Any additional disruptions to programs and services for our students, seniors, the homeless and business communities would have a lasting impact on millions of Californians.