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Child Online Safety Webinar - Human Trafficking & Online Predators

Thursday, November 12, 2020
   

Sex trafficking is the largest underground economy in San Diego after drug trafficking, and social media is often a preferred method for targeting the most vulnerable. With kids online more than ever these days, they are at greater risk of becoming vulnerable to traffickers.
 
On Thursday, November 12th, from 4 – 5pm, I will be hosting a virtual webinar with District Attorney Summer Stephan and Community Partnership Prosecutor Cheryl Sueing-Jones to talk to you about how to protect your children from becoming victims of human trafficking and other forms of online sexual exploitation.
 
District Attorney Stephan has devoted her life to protecting children and giving a voice for justice to the voiceless and most vulnerable. She is a national leader in the fight against sexual exploitation and human trafficking.
 
We will be hosting this discussion via zoom. Attendees will have the option to submit questions via the Q&A system, but will not be permitted to share audio or video. If you want to join us, please click the button below to RSVP and receive a zoom link to join. 
        
   

 

I hope you’ll be able to attend this important discussion. For those who are unable to join, a video of the webinar will be uploaded to my website.

Boerner Horvath Announces 2020 Veteran and Military Service Awards Recipients for Assembly District 76

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

 

   

 

CARLSBAD — Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath is announcing the honorees for the 2020 Veteran and Service Member Awards for the 76th Assembly District. In the month of October, the North County community responded to the call for nominations with a diverse array of nominees. These nominees were chosen because of their outstanding service to the people of Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, and Camp Pendleton. 

“With so many active and retired service members who call North County home, it’s no wonder so many of us can say that our lives have been touched by someone who has worn a uniform,” said Assemblymember Boerner Horvath. “These heroes are all around us, taking care of our neighborhoods, bringing people together, and improving lives. This outstanding group of awardees has given a lot to our communities, and for that, they deserve to be honored and thanked.” 

The recipients by category are as follows: 

Sew O’side Selected as 2020 Small Business of the Year for Assembly District 76

Friday, October 30, 2020
   

 

OCEANSIDE — During this National Women’s Small Business Month, Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath honors Sew O’side as the 2020 California Small Business of the Year for Assembly District 76. Each year, California Assemblymembers and State Senators select a small business to be recognized for their contributions to the community and the opportunities they create for residents of the district. 

 
Sew O’Side was selected because of the outstanding efforts of its owner and staff to use their skills to provide North County with valuable services during the ongoing pandemic.
 
“Small businesses in particular have had to navigate so much uncertainty in these past few months,” said Assemblymember Boerner Horvath. “Despite it all, the crew at Sew O’side has really gone above and beyond to innovate, adapt and take care of their neighbors. Amanda and her staff deserve our gratitude for their efforts to keep business operating safely while turning outwards to use their skills for good.”  
 
Sew O’side was founded in 2018 as a sewing equipment and fabric store offering classes and sewing camps to help people of all ages develop their skills. When public health officials started recommending the use of facial coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the team sprang into action to sew and donate masks, while creating how-to videos and supply kits so residents could make their own at home. 
 
“In a moment when the whole world stopped, Sew O’side was able to change direction to service the community by sharing our talents,” said Amanda Gerard, the store’s owner. “Since March, Sew O’side has been able to donate hundreds of yards of material and other mask supplies to other local makers, and we have personally produced well over 5,000 face masks with over half being donations to our community. We have been overwhelmingly blessed by our community and their support in return.” 
 
The legislature’s tradition of celebrating small businesses from each district began twenty years ago with HR 57, establishing California Small Business Day™ and recognizing the growing number of women-owned small businesses in the state. While the May celebration was postponed until 2021, Boerner Horvath and several of her colleagues chose to honor a small business that has demonstrated resilience and community spirit in the midst of the year’s challenges. 
 
“Amanda Gerard and her team at Sew O’side are a shining example of how a business can adapt their operations to serve their community in challenging times,” said Scott Ashton, CEO of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce. “By producing thousands of masks early on in the COVID-19 crisis, Sew O’side met a critical need of our businesses and residents. We are proud to have Amanda’s business as part of our Chamber and the Oceanside community.”
 
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COVID-19 Tele-Town Hall: How to Serve on State Boards and Commissions

Thursday, October 29, 2020
   

 

Have you ever thought about serving the public on a state commission or board? Whether it's clean air, public lands, jobs, or even a profession like dentistry, there are all kinds of opportunities to help make an impact on a variety of issues, gain professional experience, and serve the public.

I’ll be partnering with the Office of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to host a panel discussion about everything you need to know about serving on a commission or a board. We’ll be joined by a group of current board and commission members who will explain what it means to serve and answer your questions about the application process. 

This will be an audio-only virtual forum. You can dial in with either a cell or home phone.

Call-in: (978) 990-5158
Access Code: 2477815

Question can be submitted ahead of time to Assemblymember.BoernerHorvath@assembly.ca.gov with the subject line "Townhall Question" by 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 29 . Questions sent during the town hall will be included, time permitting. For those who are unable to call in at this time, a recording of the call will be posted on my Town Hall webpage.
 

Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath Working for You - 2020 Year in Review

Monday, October 19, 2020

Boerner Horvath Accepting Nominations for 2020 Veteran and Military Service Awards for Assembly District 76

Friday, October 16, 2020
   

 

CARLSBAD — In recognition of the extraordinary volunteerism of military service members, veterans, and their family, Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath is calling for nominations to spotlight military-connected community members in the 76th Assembly District.

 

“With so many active and retired service members who call North County home, it’s no wonder so many of us can say that our lives have been touched by someone who has worn a uniform,” said Assemblymember Boerner Horvath. “These heroes are all around us, taking care of our neighborhoods, bringing people together, and improving lives. It’s important that we give these community champions the recognition they deserve.”
 
To thank and honor these individuals for their outstanding community service, the Assemblymember’s office is collecting nominations for each of the following categories: Distinguished Veteran of the Year, Military Spouse of the Year, Excellence in Mentorship, Excellence in Advocacy, Excellence in the Arts, Excellence in Service (California National Guard), and Youth Leader Achievement Award (ROTC). Individuals will then be selected for each category to be honored at a virtual military and veteran’s recognition event in November.
 
Nominees must reside or work in the 76th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, Camp Pendleton, and some surrounding unincorporated areas. Nominees can be veterans, active duty service members, military spouses, or youth members of the military community. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, October 23rd.
 
Those interested in submitting a nomination are encouraged to visit the Assemblymember’s webpage and fill out a submission form at https://a76.asmdc.org/vmsa. The nomination form can also be downloaded, printed, and mailed to the Assemblymember’s district office, located at 325 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite A-2, Carlsbad, CA 92008. For questions about the nomination process, please call (760) 434-7605 or email District Director Janet Chin at Janet.Chin@asm.ca.gov for more details.

COVID-19 Tele Town Hall: Supporting Children's Well-Being

Thursday, October 15, 2020
   

 

Join me for my next Tele-Town Hall on Thursday, October 15 from 4-5pm! This time, we’ll be talking about child wellness in the context of all of the changes and disruptions that have occurred due to COVID-19.

We will discuss many common questions and concerns parents have on their child’s wellness and how it impacts their growth, their resiliency, and the health of their caregivers as well. This town hall will offer parents, guardians, and caregivers some tips and strategies for how to support children’s mental and physical well-being during this time. I’ll be joined by professionals in pediatric and adolescent care who will provide some useful insights and advice on these topics.

This is an audio-only virtual forum. You can dial in with either your cell or home phone.

 

Call-in: (978) 990-5158
Access Code: 2477815

 

Question can be submitted ahead of time to Assemblymember.BoernerHorvath@assembly.ca.gov with the subject line "Townhall Question" by 2p.m. on Thursday, October 15. Questions sent during the town hall will be included, time permitting. For those who are unable to call in, a recording of the call will be posted on my Town Hall webpage.


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