This election cycle is going down in history.

As we continue to fight a global pandemic, the west coast is on fire. Since the beginning of 2020, there have been nearly 7,900 wildfires that have burned over 3.3 million acres in California. The devastation has been massive. All of this adds up to additional challenges when connecting with voters and raising funds to do so.

In March, our campaign was focused on reaching out to our seniors to provide them with information and resources on COVID-19, as well as providing food deliveries, when needed.

For the past week, our campaign has been focused on supporting all of the emergency animal evacuation teams working on the Valley Fire, and those supporting families who were displaced by or impacted by the fire.

I feel very fortunate to be able to connect and provide services to our community.

Not everyone has a home to return to, and those who were fortunate enough to have their homes spared are now confronted with new challenges. Some are still without power as SDG&E works around the clock to replace poles and lines that were damaged. Everyone’s refrigerated food spoiled, resulting in horrendous odors in their homes. Those on fixed-incomes are now facing food insecurities as there are no programs available for them to receive food immediately. No one should go hungry.

This week, I decided to focus the campaign’s phone banking efforts on reaching out to the community to assess their immediate needs and asking for donations to help our firefighters, instead of doing our normal phone canvassing for voters.

We’ll be calling community members in need of water, ice, first aid, and toiletries, and making deliveries, as needed. We are mobilizing our efforts to ensure that those directly affected by the Valley Fire whose needs are not being met by other state or county resources get what they need.

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With election day drawing closer, there are more than enough issues that need to be addressed in our community. As I have been traveling the district, I have seen the lack of equity when it comes to basic infrastructure.

When elected, I will focus on addressing our community needs when it comes to food, Internet, and housing. I will work on behalf of the people to ensure our district’s needs are met.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me and contributed to my campaign. We continue to gain momentum but there are still many voters we need to reach.

$5K is our final fundraising goal.

It’s what we need to finish our campaign strong.

Will you contribute to the campaign today so we can reach the voters needed to win?

It could mean everything.

Again, thank you for your support. I look forward to continuing to help our community and rebuilding the California Dream. We’re in this together.

In gratitude, 
Liz Lavertu

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