Email update: Responding to you
I sent an email update on Friday to share some of my responses to your letters. Join my email updates now so you don't miss any in the future!
As your representative, listening to you is my most important job. I’m here to bring your voice to Washington to help get past the gridlock and make government work for you.
And every week, hundreds of local residents contact me to share their concerns. Hearing from you, even if we respectfully disagree, is incredibly important to me because it helps me understand your views and better serve you. In fact, my office has now replied to 145,586 of your emails, phone calls, and letters since January 2013.
I take great pride in reading your letters and each one makes a difference. So today, I wanted to share some of my responses >>
Please click here to watch me respond to your letters – listening to you is my most important job.
For instance, David and Susan from Elk Grove recently shared their concerns about gun violence with me. While respecting gun owners' rights, I believe we need to come together and agree on common sense steps to keep our communities safe. As a doctor and a public health expert, I’m especially concerned that public health agencies are not researching gun violence. This is something both parties should be able to agree on.
Evelyn from Carmichael also recently shared her concerns about ending support for Planned Parenthood's women and family health services. This is a deeply personal issue to me as a doctor, husband, and father of a daughter. I’ve strongly opposed efforts in Congress to end support for Planned Parenthood and will continue to do so.
Many folks have also been sharing their concerns about Social Security and Medicare with me. Our seniors have paid into these programs and have earned a secure retirement. This is why I voted for legislation to strengthen the Medicare guarantee and have helped successfully fought cuts to Medicare Advantage.
Please click here to watch me respond to your letters now if you haven’t already. Listening to you is my most important job.
Democracy works best when everyone’s voice is heard. If you’d like to share your thoughts with me, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Ami Bera, M.D.
Member of Congress