With 2016 coming to a close, I write to wish you a safe, happy and healthy New Year. As we head into the New Year, I will continue to bring the strength of our values to Congress and will oppose any attempts to persecute Americans because of who they are, how they worship or who they love.
As we begin the holiday season in the presence of our loved ones, I write to thank each of you for the privilege of representing our vibrant, beautiful city in Congress. In San Francisco, we know that the beauty is in the mix and I will continue to fight for our values in the upcoming Congress.
Elections determine the future our children will inherit. Given the alarming magnitude, seriousness and scope of Russia’s efforts to undermine our elections, we must have an independent, bipartisan investigation to protect the integrity of our democracy.
In San Francisco alone, one in five seniors live in poverty. Like so many in our city, Americans across the country are concerned about whether the promise of a secure, healthy and dignified retirement will be there for them.
Each Thanksgiving, millions of Americans, of all creeds and colors, gather in the spirit of togetherness and give thanks for the great blessings in our lives. It is my hope that each of you may enjoy this Thanksgiving holiday in the company of family and friends.
After winning the presidency but losing the popular vote, President-elect Trump must try to bring Americans together – not continue to fan the flames of division and bigotry.
On Veterans Day, and every day, Americans honor the sacrifices of the courageous women and men who have served as soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen and Coast Guardsmen. Our veterans have earned our everlasting gratitude for fighting for liberty and our democracy.
United Nations Day
Seventy-one years ago, from the city of the Golden Gate, the word went forward: ‘We the Peoples of the United Nations’. A few months after the UN Charter was signed in San Francisco, the United Nations officially came into being on October 24th, 1945.
Voting is the foundation of our democracy, and every American should make their voice heard in this election. On November 8th, 2016, Americans will determine the policies of our government and the direction of our nation. Registering to vote takes less than three minutes.
Commemorating Labor Day
Each Labor Day, we celebrate the hard-working women and men who are the backbone of our country. Working people are the foundation of America’s strength, and as we honor them we also pay tribute to the labor movement that has led progress for hard-working families across our history.
The Mayor of Castro Street
Harvey Milk’s courageous, trailblazing leadership stands as one of the great beacons of progress of our country. This week, I had the privilege of joining U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus at the ship-naming ceremony of one of our newest Navy oiler ships: the USNS Harvey Milk.