Holidays a Celebration of Common Values

Posted on 28 November 2009

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By Assemblyman Steven Bradford

Hello, this is Assemblymember Steven Bradford, representing the 51st Assembly District.
With the leaves on the ground and the air becoming brisk, we are reminded that the holiday season is upon us.
Though this time of year takes on many different meanings for Californians, there are some universal themes that present themselves to all of us.
The holidays not only remind us to be thankful for what we have, but to remember those that are less fortunate, especially in the midst of our nation’s greatest recession.
In Sacramento, the recession brought a sharp decline in revenues, but we were able to save some semblance of a safety net for the most vulnerable Californians.
As the newest member of the Assembly, I am looking forward to future opportunities to help all Californians take part in the economic recovery.
This means maintaining our assistance for those facing home foreclosures or losing their jobs or their job based healthcare.
I also look forward to creating the opportunities for small businesses that our recovery will need, like I did for 12 years as a Gardena City Councilman.
As an elected official, it is a great honor to have been given these responsibilities.
And while our state continues to face uphill challenges, I believe our common values will continue to see us through.
I’m thankful to see these common values celebrated this holiday season.
This is Assemblymember Steven Bradford, thank you for listening.