Stigma Free Fresno

I saw this ad over the weekend and it really stood out to me. This a new ad and information campaign highlighting mental health awareness is really well done and just one piece of a larger campaign.

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder services are still available during the COVID-19 restrictions. Please call the Fresno County Behavioral Health Access Line at 1 800 654-3937. Important to note: The local Central Valley Suicide Prevention Lifeline is at (800) 273-8255. For emergencies dial 911.

Antivax animosity on display in downtown protest

Looks there is an anti-vaccination rally outside the Fresno County Office of Education building today. What a stunning local display of theatrics and conjured up victimology.

I thought about crossing the street to get a better pic but I decided it wasn’t worth the effort. I think giving these (un)Americans too much press lends them air of credibility they do not deserve. We know vaccinations work and we know strong vaccination policies offer us the best and surest path to victory over COVID-19 once and for all.

Gavin Newsom signs $600 stimulus package

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a comprehensive legislative package to provide urgently needed relief for individuals, families and businesses suffering the most significant economic hardship due to COVID-19. This will include $600 one-time payments to low-income individuals and households and four times the available amount of relief for small businesses. Here is the 30-minute official video clip of the live signing earlier today.

With the GOP recall effort hard at work in the shadows the great state of California, with money pouring in from outside of the state, us Democrats are hard at work helping everyday people. This bill will pour $10B of direct funds and small business grants (not loans) into our pockets and bank accounts.

For information on California’s response to COVID-19, visit covid19.ca.gov.