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Boerner Horvath Issues Statement on New Youth Sports Guidance

Friday, February 19, 2021

SACRAMENTO — Today, the California Department of Public Health announced the issuance of new guidance for a variety of athletic settings that will make it possible for outdoor practice and competitions to resume with rigid safety protocols in place. Earlier this month, I joined my colleagues and wrote to Governor Newsom expressing my support for a return to outdoor youth sports contingent on workable, science-driven guidelines for how do so safely. While the increased pace of vaccinations and consistent drops in community spread signal the opportunity to proceed cautiously with getting our young athletes back out there, we will need everyone involved following recommendations to limit further surges.

We know that sitting out the season does more than just take away time on the field, the court, the water, or in the pool — it can have a serious toll on our children’s mental health, particularly in more disadvantaged communities. This new guidance is built on a rigorous analysis of the data from other states where activities have resumed, provides state resources to conduct periodic testing for high-contact sports, and facilitates collaboration with coaches and other stakeholders on how to implement these risk mitigation plans across all settings.

As a mom, I know how important it is for kids to get outside and be active, for both their physical and mental well-being. As a legislator, I have a duty to protect the communities I represent and to follow the science where it leads us in our collective efforts to prevent loss of life. I hope that given this chance, coaches, trainers, and parents will act responsibly and make a good faith effort to follow these public health guidelines so we can get our kids back out there safely.

Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath Hosts Scam Stopper to Protect You and Your Family

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

New Vista Vaccination Clinic Opens at Existing Testing Facility

Monday, February 15, 2021

VISTA — Starting this week, the County of San Diego began operating a new COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Linda Rhoades Recreation Center in Vista. The center, which is located at 600 North Santa Fe Avenue, has been operational as a COVID-19 testing facility since November 11th. To avoid cross-traffic between eligible vaccine recipients and potentially COVID-19 positive individuals, vaccinations will be administered on non-testing days, Sundays and Mondays from 9:30am to 3:30pm.

Last October, when case numbers were increasing in the region, Assemblymember Boerner Horvath took the lead in convening a partnership between the Vista Unified School District, the City of Vista, and San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency to expand no-cost, walk in testing in the hardest hit areas of North County. This collaboration led to the opening of the Linda Rhoades site, which has since tested thousands of residents, filling the access gap in that community. As vaccination began ramping up, Boerner Horvath took the same approach — pushing for the addition of a vaccination clinic at the Vista site.

“We know that our underserved communities are often the hardest hit in this pandemic” said Boerner Horvath. “Ever since this crisis began, I’ve been focused on ensuring that resources are being deployed equitably so that testing, tracing, treatment — and now vaccinations — reach everyone, no matter where they live. It’s great to see how our hard work from last fall to expand testing is now making it easier to bring vaccinations to Vista residents. I’m grateful to Councilmember Corinna Contreras and School Board Trustee Martha Alvarado for their work on this and to Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Nora Vargas for their continued attention to our needs in North County.”

Boerner Horvath Statement on Appointment as Assistant Majority Leader for Policy and Research

Thursday, January 28, 2021

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath (D-Encinitas) has been newly appointed by Speaker Anthony Rendon to serve as Assistant Majority Leader for Policy and Research. Boerner Horvath has served on the Speaker’s leadership team as Assistant Majority Whip since she was elected to represent the 76th Assembly District in 2018 and is now advancing into this new role on the leadership team at the start of her second term in office.

“Since first being elected a Member of the California State Assembly, I have made it my mission to help advance thoughtful legislation that not only answers the needs of the communities I serve, but all of California,” said Boerner Horvath. “This new leadership role reflects the philosophy I try to bring to what we do here in Sacramento – working without pride in authorship to craft sound, well-researched policies that help make real peoples’ lives better. I am honored that the Speaker has afforded me this responsibility, and I thank him for this opportunity. I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with my colleagues to turn good research into effective policy that better serves the people we were all sent here to represent.”

Boerner Horvath Statement on Extending Evictions Moratorium

Thursday, January 28, 2021

SACRAMENTO — This pandemic and the economic fallout it has caused has disrupted daily life for all of us — but people should not be evicted because of a public health crisis that is completely out of their control. Hard working Californians who have lost their incomes do not deserve to find themselves on the street with their families. Small landlords need to be able to cover their costs too. This is no one’s fault — but help is needed.

Senior Scam Stopper Seminar

Thursday, January 14, 2021
   

 

Senior citizens are unfortunately some of the most common victims of scams and fraud schemes. In fact, 1 in 18 seniors has been the victim of a scam or financial fraud. With so many new types of fraud becoming prevalent these days, it's important to stay informed about what to watch out for.

On Tuesday, February 9th from 10am-12pm, my office will be presenting our second annual Senior Scam Stopper Seminar in partnership with the Contractors State License Board, this time via Zoom! This forum is designed to help you or a loved one protect yourself from various types of fraud, from identity theft and telephone scams to financial, insurance, and mail fraud. Seniors, their families, and caregivers are welcome to virtually attend this seminar.

Boerner Horvath Votes in Support of Resolution Calling for President Trump’s Removal

Monday, January 11, 2021

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath issued the following statement in Support of Assembly House Resolution 7 (H.R. 7), which passed today out of the State Assembly with 51 votes:

“The strength of our Republic rests in respecting our democratic institutions, and our ability to respond to the challenges we face, including COVID, require that we have a functioning and stable government. Well before November of last year, our current President did everything he could to undermine public faith in those institutions, including that most essential element for democracy to survive — the vote. 

Instead of accepting the will of the people and the rule of law, President Trump incited his followers, calling on them to march on the Capitol Building when Congress was meeting to certify the election. The disturbing and unprecedented attack that occurred is a direct result. 


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