I purposefully dedicated two years of my life to run for Assembly because I love my community. As political campaigns pause and regroup under the mandate of social distancing, I can think of no better way to use my time than to serve the community that I love so dearly.
It has been a tumultuous time for me in my role as an employment law attorney, helping clients navigate the uncharted waters of this COVID-19 crisis - strategizing how to keep their businesses afloat while taking care of their workforce in a world that changes around us daily.
In addition to being there for my beloved clients when they need it most, I am spending time at home with my kids, supervising their distance learning and making sure that our school community remains supported through parent volunteer organizations such as the Del Sur PTA, of which I continue to serve as President. I am also making sure that our community at large is taken care of when they need it most - spearheading grocery and supply collections for low-income senior living communities and students in need; starting a wave of inspirational chalk art to encourage neighbors on their daily social distancing walks; and picking up a few shifts at the San Diego Food Bank.
I am also hosting Virtual Forums on my Instagram and Facebook pages, where the community can ask me about the issues which are most important to them, from the convenience of their own home. I remain a resource to the businesses and residents of District 77, and the Donate Button at the top of this website will remain a Help Button for as long as it is needed during this unprecedented public health crisis.
My family and I are grateful for the healthcare professionals, first responders, law enforcement, grocery workers, delivery personnel, and all of those folks working their essential jobs to make sure our community is taken care of - your service is highlighted during this crisis, but we remain grateful for each of you always.
Above all, I remain hopeful that we will find the best in our neighbors and that we will come out of this situation stronger and more united as a community. We are #BetterTogether even when we are #TogetherApart - please stay home, stay healthy, and stay well.
Embracing the Spirit of Service
If you are willing and able to help, may I suggest:
Volunteer at and/or Donate to the San Diego Food Bank
Volunteer at and/or Donate to Serving Seniors
Email us to participate in a 92127 Grocery & Supply Drive
If you are in need of assistance, may I suggest:
OnwardCA for Job Resources
211 San Diego for Community, Health, Social & Disaster Resources
Use the Help Button to contact us with your specific needs
FFCRA & the CARES Act
Below are the slides I shared during a recent Instagram Live forum, which summarize some of the potential benefits available to employees and employers under the Federal Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) and the Federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
These slides are for informational purposes only, and are not comprehensive. Additionally, information regarding these programs may have evolved since these slides were posted. There are a lot of resources currently available to both businesses and workers, so please make sure to check out these helpful links as well: