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Dunn & Done: AMERICANS FOR AMERICA—
A WORD ON YESTERDAY:*
It was hard for me to leave the news yesterday. Perhaps for you too. Never in our lives have we seen America’s Capitol—a beacon of hope, freedom and democracy all over the world-violated by rioters incited by a sitting President. Nevertheless, Congress—representing the American people—reconvened late and fulfilled its duty to complete the process, begun by us as voters, for Joe Biden’s election as the 46th President of the United States of America. We are a feisty people, we Americans-most of us immigrants or descendants of immigrants. And American Democracy is indeed messy but it is still better than any other system in the world. It was threatened. We cannot risk it again. Let’s start today renewed and recommitted to the US Constitution, remembering we are a nation of laws, not of men. Let's respect our differences and focus on rebuilding our resilient nation together. Let’s discover once again that the best of who we are as a country can overcome the worst impulses of a few. That’s my opinion. Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, OCBC.
BIPARTISAN PROPOSAL FOR SMALL BIZ:*
SB 74, the Keep California Working Act, is a shining example of smart leadership that engages both parties to help drive economic recovery. The bill provides an urgently needed lifeline to small businesses by offering $2.6 billion in grants. For more information on the bill - Click Here.
CA PROPOSES $600 “GOLDEN STATE STIMULUS”, EXTENDED EVICTION MORATORIUM:*
CA’s proposed January budget includes $600 “rapid cash” grants to low-income workers and those who received earned income tax credits. The proposed budget also continues the state’s eviction halt for renters who can cover at least 25 percent of their rent. This follows the Governor’s announcement of a $4.5 billion economic relief program for businesses impacted by the pandemic. Read more.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 13! GRANTS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID - SHARE WITH YOUR SMALL BIZ FRIENDS:*
A new $500 million Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program for eligible small business owners and nonprofits. Grants up to $25,000 are available. The deadline to apply has been extended to January 13. APPLY TODAY!
COUNTY-BY-COUNTY BREAKDOWN – VACCINATIONS, TIER LEVEL AND ICU REGION CAPACITY:*
Where is each county at in terms of vaccinations, ICU capacity and risk tier? See the data here.
JOIN THE BE WELL OC ORANGE CAMPUS VIRTUAL RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY:
On January 13 at 12:00 p.m., the first Be Well OC campus will be celebrated virtually on YouTube and Facebook Live. The new 60,000-square-foot facility will offer mental health and substance use disorder treatment programs to all OC residents. Register here.