When future generations study the early 2000s, they’ll surely learn about the coronavirus and its devastation. But what will history say about humanity’s response?
Right now, so much is out of our control, but our community is shaping its future every day. In Hawaiian Gardens, the Espinosa family bought groceries and delivered them to a group of elderly nuns. In that same spirit, veterans at American Legion Post #335 are delivering care packages to local seniors in South Gate.
Our community is also going out of its way to show appreciation for each other. Students at Mark Twain Elementary in Lynwood thanked their teachers in a drive-by parade with signs saying, “We miss you!” In Bell, local artist Tetris saluted healthcare staff and other essential workers with the mural featured here.
I’m also doing my part to ensure that we’re on the right side of history. As my colleagues and I pass the state budget, I’m working to ensure funding for schools, public health, and emergency response in South East LA and across the state. While I’m in Sacramento, I’m hosting weekly tele-town halls to keep you informed about resources. In addition, my district staff is continuing to serve constituents via phone and participate in community events like food drives and supply giveaways.
During these unprecedented times, the world has never seemed so small, and our loved ones have never been so vulnerable. That’s why our everyday actions, like taking care of ourselves and others, are critical to how history looks back at this moment.