October Newsletter

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 08:45

We have great services and events scheduled this month!

In this issue:

Miguel Santiago signature
Assemblymember, 53rd District

Legislative Victories

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Save the Date – Upcoming Events

Join us for the holiday season as we host a series of events in the 53rd Assembly District.

Turkey Giveaway

Residents of the 53rd Assembly District are invited to join us at our 2nd Annual Turkey Giveaway. We will be distributing 500 turkeys to help families celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday!

Saturday, November 17
10 a.m. - 12 p.m*.
*RSVP needed

Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA
2900 Whittier Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90023

Toy Giveaway

Join us at our 2nd Annual Toy Giveaway! Every child in attendance will be able to take a photo with Santa Claus and receive a free toy (while supplies last).

Sunday, December 9
10 a.m. - 12 p.m*.
*RSVP needed

Boys and Girls Club of Estrada Courts
3232 Estrada St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

For more information or to RSVP, please call (213) 620-4646.

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5K Run/Walk

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Time to Get Covered

Covered CA

Join the millions of Covered Californians by applying for coverage during the 2019 Open Enrollment period (October 15 - January 15). For coverage that begins in January, you must enroll by December 15.

Covered California is an easy-to-use market place where you can purchase affordable, high-quality insurance from top companies, and get financial assistance to reduce premium costs (if you qualify). Under the law, no one can be denied coverage for having a pre-existing condition.

Covered California's competitive marketplace helps consumers choose a plan that works best for their health needs and their budget.

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Drug Free Campaign: Participate in Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon

This year Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated October 23-31, 2018 and the theme is, “Life is your journey. Travel drug free!”

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country, and serves as a vehicle for communities to take a stand through drug prevention, education and a personal commitment to live drug free. Perhaps more importantly, Red Ribbon Week commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffickers in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe.

There will be activities in schools and communities throughout the Assembly District. If you would like to participate, please visit a53.asmdc.org or contact my office at (213) 620-4646.

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Department of Motor Vehicles – Voter Registration Error


Did you or someone you know visit the DMV and registered to vote between April 23 - August 5, 2018? If so, your voter registration information might have been processed incorrectly!

What Happened?
Under federal and state law, DMV customers are offered an opportunity to register to vote when they visit a field office. If a customer affirms they are eligible to vote, their voter preferences are sent to elections officials. DMV recently discovered a problem affecting a relatively small percentage of its customers who visited its offices between April 23 and August 5, 2018. For those customers, DMV transmitted voter information to elections officials that was different than the information provided by the customer, such as whether they chose to vote by mail, their choice of political party, and whether they intended to register to vote.

What You Need to Do:

For further information, to cancel your registration, or to obtain a paper registration form, call the California Secretary of State at (800) 345-8683.

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