This past week I had the distinct honor to lead a Congressional delegation to both Italy and Afghanistan. In both countries, our discussions were focused around shared diplomacy, climate change, human rights, counterterrorism, and ways in which we can make the international economy accessible and fair for everyone.
A Moral Responsibility
In the United States of America – the greatest nation on earth – one in five children go to sleep hungry. Nearly 140,000 San Franciscans are food insecure every day, and many of them are children, seniors, and veterans. In our city over 50,000 people from all walks of life rely on food stamps to make it through the month.
A Community Rich in Culture
Our city and our country has benefitted greatly from the beautiful cultures, monumental achievements, and rich contributions that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have made to the fabric of our nation.
San Francisco leads the nation in creating new, trailblazing technology – and we want to maintain our competitive edge. That’s why I was delighted to join other Bay Area Members of Congress in hosting an Innovation Agenda 2.0 listening session with local technology leaders from across our region.
Celebrating Mother’s Day
This Sunday, Americans across the country will gather with their families to celebrate the immense contributions made by the mothers in their lives. As we pay tribute to America’s moms, Mother’s Day also serves as a reminder that we must do more to support and lift up working families in this country.
Poverty in America is a searing challenge to the conscience of our country. How can it be that in the wealthiest nation on earth, 1 in 5 children live in poverty and 1 in 4 children go to sleep hungry? How can it be that in the land of the American Dream, so many of our fellow Americans are stuck – so many of our fellow Americans are struggling?