Virtual Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Huffman
Our U.S. Representative, Jared Huffman, is holding a virtual town hall tomorrow evening.
- Date: Monday, April 13
- Time: 5 to 6 pm
- Location: live on Access Humboldt CIVIC 10 (Suddenlink Cable Channel 10) and streaming online at https://www.youtube.com/user/accesshumboldt/live
Rep. Huffman will be joined by local experts to discuss the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and answer questions from viewers. Special guests will include:
- Humboldt County Public Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich
- Leila Roberts, Director, the North Coast Small Business Development Center
- Gregg Foster, Executive Director, Redwood Region Economic Development Commission
Bleach for the PO
Our local postal workers do not have the necessary supplies to keep our post office safe and clean for themselves and our community. Kat Thornton is on a mission to help out our Ferndale postal workers. Kat has come up with a plan. Read the plan here and make a difference.
A thank you message from Kat says “With donations from just a few and in only a day, I can cover our PO for 3 weeks.” Thank you, Indivisible Ferndale! Keep up the support!
Food pantry update
Ruth Stretch is continuing to monitor the community need for food staples and the resources necessary to meet that need. By the end of last week, Ruth had provided food supplies to an additional four families. That’s a total of ten boxes in one week in support of our community.
We will continue to monitor this situation and keep you informed. Thank you, Indivisible Ferndale, for your support.
Take the Census, Please
If you haven’t taken the 2020 Census, please consider going online here.
According to the census website, here’s why you should really consider doing this:
“Responding to the census is not only your civic duty; it also affects the amount of funding our community receives, how our community plans for the future, and our representation in government. Specifically, data from the 2020 Census are used to:
Ensure public services and funding for schools, hospitals, and fire departments.
Plan new homes and businesses and improve neighborhoods.
Determine how many seats our state is allocated in the House of Representatives.”
Postcards for Christy
Please remember to drop in the mail those postcards you have been writing to CA25 voters in support of Christy Smith for Congress. All postcards should be in the mail no later than this Wednesday, April 15. Thank you!
Please support our local businesses
Remember to support our local businesses always, but especially right now. If we don’t support our downtown right now, we may lose these important resources. One of my favorite eateries is Erlei’s Bakin’it. Erlei’s is a small, family owned and operated bakery on Main Street. They are opened Friday through Monday each week from 8 am to 3 pm, but NOT this weekend. Business has dropped off significantly due to the virus outbreak. If we don’t support our local businesses, we will lose them forever.
Erlei’s will re-open this coming Friday, April 17. Please show them and EVERY other business in town how much you appreciate them.
Ferndale City Council virtual meeting
The Ferndale City Council will be holding their monthly meeting virtually this week.
- Date: Wednesday, April 15
- Time: 7 pm
- Location: go to Zoom.us, select “Join a Meeting,” and when prompted, input the following:
- Meeting ID: 348 795 787 Password: 000054
This is why We do what We do . . .
Hey everyone, meet Mayer. He’s the newest member of our extended family born on April 5 to our niece, Laurel and her husband, Todd. This morning, we missed for the first time ever the Vernon family Easter egg hunt in the bay area.
In 1977, it began with our daughter, Traci, the first grandchild for our parents and has continued from my parents’ Saratoga home to my sister’s home in Campbell. Over the years, we had up to four generations hiding eggs, finding eggs and, in general, having a great time together.
This morning we got together using a Zoom virtual space to see and hear each other because we couldn’t be physically together. But, you know, we were still together and we all got to meet Mayer.
We need to make this world a better place for Mayer and all the other children of the world. Stay tuned. We have much work to do this year to Get Out the Vote!
Stay safe and healthy everyone.
Together, We are Indivisible!