News from Representative Sánchez

   

Dear Friend,

Each August, I relish my time spent at home, meeting with friends and neighbors in local small businesses, union halls, and at organizations that service our community. Nothing makes me happier than the chance to speak directly with many of you. Now, as teachers, parents, and students prepare for the excitement and changes of the coming school year, I would like to take the opportunity to discuss some of the work I am doing to try and improve our nation's education system.

Access to safe, stable learning environments allow our next generation to achieve their goals. That is why I believe we should make investments to upgrade school infrastructure, safeguard classrooms, and provide our children with the tools they need to thrive. I continue to fight for legislation that I introduced to combat bullying in our schools and to ensure schools have enough counselors to guide students through their development into young adults. Recently, I also introduced legislation to expand school mental health services, helping more students get the support they need. 

Every student deserves great teachers, school counselors, and administrators to help them live up to their potential. We need to recruit a talented, diverse workforce of teachers and retain the excellent teachers we have. Teachers should be compensated fairly for the important work they do and guaranteed the right to organize and negotiate for higher wages.

Lastly, students seeking higher education should not be crippled with massive student loan debt upon graduating. This Congress, I successfully fought to restore the summer Pell Grant, which helps millions of students earning a degree quicker without having to take out additional student loans. I also support legislation to lower interest rates and allow recent graduates to refinance their federal loans at a lower rate.

As I head back to Washington, I remain as committed as ever to enhancing our education system, bettering the lives of families in our district. If you did not get the opportunity to attend one of my events this August, please do not hesitate to share your thoughts with me on how I can best represent you.

Sincerely,

Linda Sánchez
Member of Congress

Highlights from the District

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After helping the Water Replenishment District of Southern California secure $4.3 million in federal funding for its Groundwater Reliability Improvement Project, I stopped by this month to tour the state-of-the-art facility in Pico Rivera.
When it is finished, the Albert Robles Center will help provide our community with a clean, sustainable source of water for years to come. Conservation projects like this provide a win-win for both the environment and ratepayers.

 

 

 

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend several National Night Out events in Bellflower, Montebello, and Norwalk. These community events were a great opportunity to bring together local businesses and law enforcement to discuss our joint commitment to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

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I also had the opportunity to speak with business leaders in our community at a State of the Nation Luncheon this month in Norwalk. 
I updated attendees on current events in Washington and shared the work I am doing at the federal level to address our local transportation and infrastructure woes and to help foster business development in our community.

 

 

 

 

On August 10, I held my 16th annual Senior Fair at Cerritos Community College. Everyone was able to take advantage of free health screenings, information on veterans’ benefits, assistance with federal agencies, and much more. I am always thrilled to put on this event, and I want to thank Cerritos Community College for being such hospitable hosts, as well as all of the vendors and seniors who were able to join us.

Please join me for my annual

Service Academy Forum

 
Saturday, September 15, 2018
10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Southeast Academy

Multi-Purpose Room
12940 Foster Road
Norwalk, CA 90650

Representatives will be in attendance to provide information on the admissions process to the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Anyone can attend, including parents and underclassmen that are not yet eligible to apply. Registration will begin at 9:45 A.M.

If you are unable to attend and want additional information regarding nominations to any of the five military academies, please visit my website.

Upcoming Community Office Hours

Pico Rivera Community Office Hours
Pico Rivera Senior Center
9200 Mines Ave
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

Montebello Community Office Hours
Potrero Heights Park Community & Senior Center
8051 Arroyo Dr
Montebello, CA 90640
Thursday, September 6, 2018
10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

 La Mirada Community Office Hours
La Mirada Activity Center
13810 La Mirada Blvd
La Mirada, CA 90638

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
9:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
Lakewood Community Office Hours
Weingart Senior Center
5220 Olivia Ave
Lakewood, CA 90712
Thursday, September 13, 2018
9:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

 

 

 

 


Always Here to Help
I am always available to help you with any federal matter. Please contact me if you need help with a federal issue, such as Medicare or federal agencies including the Social Security Administration or the Department of Veterans Affairs, would like to order a flag, are requesting tours and tickets for a visit to Washington, DC, or are considering applying to a military academy.

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