Words From Representative Mike Garcia
Our country and our community have faced a lot recently: an aggressive virus that spread rapidly affecting our people, our economy, and our way of life; the horrific death of George Floyd in Minneapolis; and the tragic deaths of Malcolm Harsch and Robert Fuller a little closer to our community. Ultimately, 2020 has brought with it challenges that no one anticipated having to face. Through all of this, it has become abundantly clear that even though our country is still maturing, we can and should demand more – more growth and understanding from our fellow citizens and more accountability through transparency from those in positions of power.
Here in the Santa Clarita Valley, we’re blessed to have experienced these hurdles differently than other communities nearby. Our small businesses have been able to utilize relief measures made available during COVID-19 that allowed them to continue paying their employees. Our community came together to protest peacefully against the injustice George Floyd and many other Americans unrightfully face all too often. And our local elected officials continue to represent our collective interests and share the results of their efforts with us in an accessible way.
As your Congressman, my job is to represent our entire community through the pursuit of realistic and meaningful solutions rather than strictly partisan ones. In the tradition of the Santa Clarita Valley, it is crucial to embrace change and reform that allows all of us to fulfill our own American Dream.
Representative Mike Garcia represents California’s 25th District in the United States House of Representatives. You can find him online at www.MikeGarcia.house.gov, Facebook.com/RepMikeGarcia, or Twitter.com/RepMikeGarcia.
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