he end of summer is approaching and we have witnessed unusual weather to say the least, with heatwaves to severe thunderstorms and record breaking rainfall. These examples of extreme weather are a result of climate change and raise questions about what more we can do to protect our environment.Problems viewing this E-mail? Please click here.
Senator Ben Hueso
August 2015 Newsletter


WELCOME


Dear Friend,

The end of summer is approaching and we have witnessed unusual weather to say the least, with heatwaves to severe thunderstorms and record breaking rainfall. These examples of extreme weather are a result of climate change and raise questions about what more we can do to protect our environment.

While California has lead the way for the rest of the world in setting environmental policies that address climate change, we need to continue to prioritize protecting our environment and natural resources.

As Californians, we have joined together to support one another through this catastrophic drought. Our communities have organized workshops and have held educational hearings on water conservation and consumption. I commend all of your efforts and hope we can continue to support each other to find ways to protect our Earth.

As always, please feel free to contact my office with any questions that you may have.

Sincerely,

Ben Hueso
State Senator
40th District


CALENDAR

Events Calendar
8/12: International Youth Day
8/14: Mountain Health Community Services Backpack Event (Campo)
8/17: Legislature Reconvenes from Summer Recess
8/21: Casa Familiar Abrazo Dinner

For more legislative dates visit our Legislative Calendar

IN THE KNOW ...

Senator Ben Hueso & AT&T Present $45,000 Grant to Urban Corps of San Diego County

Senator Ben Hueso & AT&T Presnet $45,000 Grant to Urban Corps of San Diego County

Senator Ben Hueso presented Urban Corps of San Diego with a $45,000 grant on behalf of AT&T. The funding will go towards the Corps-to-Career program - supporting at-risk youth by keeping them on track with their educational and vocational goals.

During the presentation Senator Hueso stated, "Urban Corps provides life-changing services and experiences for San Diego youth. While giving our young people the tools they need to succeed in school and beyond the classroom, Urban Corps is also improving our city. I'm proud to join AT&T to support this organization and help bolster the work they do in our community."

The Corps-to-Career program provides students with career guidance, one-on-one case management and counselling, life skills workshops, help with resume writing, job placement and post-secondary transition assistance. These services give continuity and direction for young people who are enrolled in the Corps-to-Career program and who work on public service projects such as recycling, tree planting, graffiti removal and habitat restoration throughout San Diego. The program ensures that participants stay on course with their professional and educational goals while at Urban Corps and after graduation.


Senator Hueso Introduces Bill to Combat Online Human Trafficking

Senator Hueso Introduces Bill to Combat Online Human Trafficking

Senator Ben Hueso introduced legislation to combat online human trafficking by protecting a voter approved initiative that requires registered sex offenders to report all internet identifiers to law enforcement.

"In this growing internet era, we must make every effort to protect people from the dangers of the net by requiring registered sex offenders to disclose all internet identifiers," expressed Senator Hueso. "We have learned that human trafficking has become increasingly easier and has now moved online. In just two years, California's anti-trafficking task forces initiated 2,552 investigations, identified 1,277 victims and arrested 1,798 individuals. Of the total amount of individuals trafficked 72 percent were Americans. We need to take this problem very seriously."

In November of 2012, California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 35, also known as the Californians Against Sexual Exploitation Act (CASE Act). The Act is the most popular initiative in the State's history with an overwhelming 81 percent support. In April 2015, the courts issued an opinion requiring the legislature to clarify a section of Proposition 35 or it would be struck down. Senate Bill 448 provides stronger terms for use by law enforcement to combat online predators.


Senator Hueso Attends Opening of the Sun and Sea Festival

Senator Hueso Attends Opening of the Sun and Sea Festival

Senator Hueso attended Mayor Serg Dedina's Inaugural Imperial Beach Pier Swim and Paddle, followed by the Mayor's Breakfast, a tradition before the opening day of the Sun and Sea Festival.

Over 100 swimmers and paddlers, including Senator Hueso, participated in the 1.5 mile stretch around the Imperial Beach Pier. Senator Hueso recognized volunteers for their efforts in preparing the Sun and Sea Festival, which featured sandcastle sculptors and a community parade.


IN THE SPOTLIGHT ...

Senator Hueso Honors Vessey and Company

Senator Hueso Honors Vessey and Company

Please join me in recognizing the many accomplishments of Jack Vessey and his team at Vessey and Company in Holtville.

Vessey and Company, Inc. is a 4th generation produce grower and shipper, founded in the early 1900s. Their family farm grows fruits, vegetables, hay and grain on more than 10,000 acres. Over 25 different types of fruits and vegetables are grown conventionally and organically.

Jack Vessey believes that giving back to the community is important and he is very supportive of local activities and organizations including Holtville Pop Warner, Holtville Little League, Boys & Girls Club of Holtville, Holtville Girls Softball, Holtville Touchdown Club and Holtville Wrestling.

Thank you, Vessey and Company for all of your hard work and for contributing to our economy.


WHAT'S NEW ...

Imperial Valley Cooling Zones

Temperature Graphic

Imperial County has 28 Cool Centers for residents that need a cool place to stay during the hottest hours of the day. A list of Cool Center is available in both English and Spanish.




California State Senator Ben Hueso - Fortieth Senate District
Representing portions of San Diego County and all of Imperial County.
Web site: http://sd40.senate.ca.gov/
Contact: Senator Ben Hueso
Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 4035
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4040
Fax: (916) 651-4940
Chula Vista Office
303 H Street., Suite 200
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: (619) 409-7690
Fax: (619) 409-7688
El Centro
1224 State Street, Suite D
El Centro, CA 92243
Phone: (760) 335-3442
Fax: (760) 335-3444


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