We have great services and events scheduled this month!
In this issue:
- Happy Labor Day!
- FREE Women's Self Defense Workshop
- Summer Events Review:
- Casework Highlight
Assemblymember, 53rd District
September 3rd is Labor Day, when we celebrate the innumerable achievements of workers across America. The first Labor Day was held on September 5, 1882 in New York City by the Central Labor Union. The idea spread to other cities, and Labor Day was officially declared a national holiday to be held on the first Monday of September by bill S. 730 on June 28, 1894.
Labor Day is a time to remember the social and economic contributions workers make every day to this country. It is a time to honor those who are responsible for much of our nation’s freedom, strength, and prosperity.
I stand with working California families on Labor Day and will, as always, work to ensure the continued rights that labor has fought so hard to win.
FREE Women’s Self Defense Workshops
Join us in September to learn how to protect yourself! Women from all ages are welcome to participate at these Free Self-Defense Workshops.
401 S. Hope St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Friday, September 14, 2018
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Hollenbeck Community Police Station (Community Room)
2111 E. 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Saturday, September 15, 2018
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Testimony from last year’s workshop:
“I took a women's self-defense workshop that Assemblymember Miguel Santiago put on. We were taught that if you get assaulted, you should be very loud to attract attention. Attackers are expecting their victims to be startled and just be weak and give up, but if you surprise them, they'll be caught off guard and you can exert your force… thank you to my Assemblymember for putting together that self-defense workshop” – 53rd Assembly District Constituent
Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP, please call my office at (213) 620-4646.
Summer Events Review:
Senior Scam Stoppers
My office held two Senior Scam Stopper Seminars on July 19th to educate seniors on how to protect themselves from fraud and abuse. We had over one hundred seniors come out and participate! Below are few pictures of the Seminars.
KHEIR Vermont Adult Day Health Center
Lou Costello Senior Center
If you find yourself a victim of fraud or you suspect that someone has stolen your identity, please call my office at (213) 620-4646.
National Night Out
On August 7th, millions of Americans all across the country gathered to demonstrate their support for anti-crime and anti-drug abuse programs in the annual observance of National Night Out. Below are pictures of the events attended by my team and I in the district.
Boyle Heights National Night Out
Downtown Los Angeles National Night Out
Rampart National Night Out
Adams-Normandie National Night Out
Koreatown National Night Out
Free Summer Movie Nights and Backpack Giveaway
As we transitioned to the start of the 2018-19 school year, my office hosted free backpack giveaways at several events in the district to better prepare hundreds of students for the year ahead. See below for some pictures.
Boyle Heights Summer Movie Night
Downtown Los Angeles
Pico Union Summer Movie Night
Exide Oversight Hearing
On Thursday, August 9th,the California Assembly Budget Subcommittee #3 held an oversight hearing to receive an update from the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) on the status of the Exide Residential and Parkways Cleanup.
DTSC reported that they have sampled soil from all properties they have been given access to (8,513 properties) and have cleaned approximately 380 properties to date.
We, as a community, need to continue to hold DTSC and local jurisdictions accountable to make sure this Exide clean-up is done as efficiently as possible without any additional delays. Our community has suffered enough, and it’s time to clean up the toxic chemicals that have impacted our neighborhoods for decades!
California law requires that all individuals who possess a driver’s license and operate a vehicle have auto insurance. The state of California, through the Department of Insurance, offers low cost auto insurance to those who qualify, making auto insurance affordable to people who otherwise might have to pay exorbitant rates.
Recently an elderly constituent reached out to my office to learn more about the low-cost auto insurance program, and discovered that he could receive better rates than what he was currently receiving. My staff was able to assist him in getting more information about the program and instructions on how to apply.
If you are in need of auto insurance or have any other state-related questions, please contact my office at (213) 620-4646.