MENDOCINO Co., 11/02/19 — U.S. Representative Jared Huffman, who represents a region that stretches from Marin County to the Oregon border, will be in Fort Bragg on Saturday, November 9, to talk about everything from impeachment to the Green New Deal and answer whatever questions his constituents bring to the mic.
Huffman will be speaking, and taking questions, on Saturday, November 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m at Dana Gray Elementary School in the multi-purpose room, 1197 E. Chestnut Street in Fort Bragg. The event is free but space is limited so it is recommended that you register in advance. The Mendocino Voice will livestream the event on our Facebook page depending on signal availability.
Recently, the congressman has been most vocal on impeachment, including surveying North Coast residents on whether they support the effort, and he frequently speaks out about the need for increased environmental protections. This week, he's also taken on daylight savings time. During the most recent power shut-offs and subsequent wildfires, however, as Huffman lost power at home, he took to posting updates concerning the need to hold PG&E accountable, writing on Facebook:
There will be a time in the days ahead -- after we are safely through this disaster -- to focus on recriminations, accountability, and reforms. I look forward to being part of that conversation, and I reject the notion that this is a "new normal" that we must simply accept. There's nothing normal or acceptable about an energy transmission system that is so unsafe that it requires widescale power shutoffs -- or a public utility that appears to have caused a massive fire while implementing a "public safety" power shutoff.Excerpt from Huffman's Facebook post, October 28, 7 p.m.
You can follow Huffman on his social media, or read our previous coverage of the congressman here.