Here is a nice letter from Congressman Jerry McNerney that went out yesterday afternoon encouraging a sense of community spirit to address the challenges we face daily in our communities. Its a worthy read which I’ve included below.
McNerney Encourages Community Support
Time and again, you have impressed me with your sense of community spirit. I firmly believe that building a stronger community happens when we stick together to address our challenges. Listed below are a few things that I’ve been doing lately in our area and information about how you can get involved:
Congressman McNerney speaks about public safety and how to start a Neighborhood Watch.
Last month, I hosted a Neighborhood Watch meeting in Stockton, and I was encouraged that so many people gathered for the common goals of supporting our youth, taking a stand against crime, and creating a dialogue with law enforcement. We can make great strides by working together to make all of our communities safer places to live, work and play.
Here are some steps you can take:
If you witness a crime or suspicious activity in your neighborhood, report it!
Form a Neighborhood Watch Group
- By working with your neighbors and the local Police Department, you can help fight crime in your community the most effective way-before it begins! Stockton Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch Program needs your involvement to be an effective crime-fighting tool. Contact: Patricia Miller, (209) 937-8152
- In Antioch, you can call (925) 779-6980 to start or join a Neighborhood Watch Program. In addition, please don’t hesitate to contact my Stockton office or my Antioch Office with questions or suggestions.
Congress at Your Corner Meeting
Congressman McNerney talks to constituents at an Antioch Congress at Your Corner Meeting.
Just a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to host a Congress at Your Corner Meeting in Antioch. I heard from people who were concerned about our local economy and increasing public safety. These issues are important to ensure that our area remains vibrant. Public safety is one reason I recently introduced the METH Act, to bring resources to areas that need them the most, raise awareness, and help people recover from methamphetamine addiction. As I continue to hear from you, I’ll keep fighting to enact policies that make us safer, grow the economy, and strengthen the middle class.
Congressional Art Competition
If you are a high school student and love art, or know someone that’s an artist, then please submit your best work for the annual Congressional Art Competition. The winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol. Additionally, the grand prize winner will be flown with a guest to Washington, D.C. to attend an awards ceremony in June.The second, third and fourth place winners will also have their work displayed in one of my offices, located in Washington, D.C., Stockton and Antioch. A panel of judges will select the winning entries and their decision will be announced at a special ceremony and exhibit. There will be a public viewing of all submissions and an Awards Ceremony on Sat., Apr. 27, 2013, from 1-3 pm at the Family Resource & Referral Podesto Teen Impact Center, located at 725 N. El Dorado Street in Stockton, CA. Full information about the competition can be found here.
Member of Congress
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