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  • Troy Butler
    commented 2020-08-06 13:30:05 -0700
    Can you please send me a Stimulus Check for $1,500.00? What about a Stimulus Check for $2,000.00 Once a Month?
  • Jodi Reid
    commented 2020-07-22 11:54:03 -0700
    Dear Congressional Candidate Costa,


    CARA will soon celebrate our 17th Anniversary. Because 2020 is such an important election year, we want to give CARA members throughout the State an opportunity to attend a local event where they can learn about important election issues, meet the candidates running for key offices, sign up for our Seniors Vote 2020 Project, and of course celebrate our work during the year and set priorities for 2021.


    We would like to invite you to be part of a Candidate/Election Forum we are sponsoring for seniors and people with disabilities in Fresno/Kern Counties on Wednesday, September 23rd from 10am-12:30pm. The Candidate Forum portion of this event will be held from 10:30 – 11:30am. This meeting is being held virtually via ZOOM (we will send you the link one week before the event), and we are expecting at least 100 participants.


    We are inviting the top two candidates running various state, federal, and in some cases, county wide races. The format will be as follows:

     Each candidate will have 8 minutes to speak. We have included a few questions at the end of this email that are important to seniors and CARA members. We would like you to include your responses to these questions in your remarks.

     We will have a Q & A period after all the candidates have spoken. CARA will moderate this session and call on folks who raise their hand using the zoom instructions.


    Since our Founding Convention in November 2003, the California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) has formed a broad-based coalition of over 275 affiliated organizations with a combined membership of more than one million older Californians. As these numbers continue to grow, CARA is establishing a powerful grassroots organization that is united and able to come together quickly and energetically to speak out on issues of concern to older adults. CARA does not endorse candidates, but we educate our members on the positions that candidates take and on their voting records. We have CARA Action Teams in 17 regions of the State.


    Please let us know if you can participate in this important CARA Regional Convention/Candidate Forum. You can call our Executive Director, Jodi Reid at 415-515-2156 if you have questions and to confirm your participation. Thank you for your consideration of this request. We will contact you in the next week or so to confirm your receipt of this letter.


    Sincerely,


    Nan Brasmer, CARA President


    600 Grand Ave. #410, Oakland, CA 94610 510-663-4086 www.californiaalliance.org


    California Alliance for Retired Americans

    2020 CANDIDATE QUESTIONS FOR FEDERAL RACES


    US. Senate and Congressional Races

    1. How would you protect Social Security for today’s seniors and strengthen it for future generations?

    a. Do you support legislation that would increase the grant levels for Social Security and update the formula for determining annual COLAs?

    b. Do you support legislation that would eliminate the cap on taxable income to strengthen Social Security for future generations?

    c. Would you vote to eliminate the GPO/WED that penalizes many public employees from receiving the Social Security benefits that they, or their spouse have earned?


    2. How would you put Medicare on stronger financial footing and protect today’s seniors and future beneficiaries from rising health care costs?

    a. Do you support efforts to expand Medicare to everyone, from cradle to grave?

    b. Do you support legislation that would allow Medicare to negotiate for lower and fairer drug prices?

    c. Do you support efforts to expand Medicare coverage to include long term care (both home and community based care as well as institutional care), dentistry, podiatry, vision, etc?


    3. Many cities in our country are facing a housing crisis. In our cities and counties, we see many more homeless people – seniors, families, VETs, etc. The housing being built is for the very wealthy and long time residents are being forced out of their homes, apartments, mobile homes, etc.

    a. What will you do to increase the protection of renters so that they can stay in their homes without fear of increasing rents or eviction?

    b. What will you do to help older homeowners pay for essential repairs and to make their house more accessible as they age?

    c. Will you support efforts to increase federal funding to build truly affordable housing (rental and homeownership) for the low income residents of our country, such as HUD and Section 8 programs?


    4. With people over the age of 60 being the fastest growing part of our population, do you support the expansion of federal programs such as those funded by the Older Americans Act, and would you support the continued reauthorization of the OAA?


    5. Will you support and endorse the Schools and Communities First Initiative that is on the November statewide ballot that will bring up to $12 billion dollars to our local schools and community services by making legacy corporations pay their fair share in property taxes?
  • Samra Valizaden
    commented 2020-07-19 05:20:43 -0700
    Honorable congressmen,

    We declare once again that on July 12, 2020, the Armenian armed forces carried out

    another military provocation in the direction of the Tovuz region of Azerbaijan. Armenia

    does not comply with resolutions and requirements of the UN and other international

    organizations on the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of Armenian troops from

    the occupied territories of Azerbaijan. It is unacceptable that, in the midst of all conflicts

    and wars stopped due to a global pandemic, Armenia carried out a treacherous military

    provocation on the state border with Azerbaijan and spread misinformation on social

    networks. It is very disturbing that the misinformation spread by Armenia is

    sometimes accepted as reality.

    We demand the honorable congressmen to make clear the information and act in

    accordance with the norms of international law before intervention.

    Honorables membres du Congrès,

    Nous déclarons à nouveau que le 12 juillet 2020, les forces armées arméniennes ont

    procédé à une autre provocation militaire en direction de la région de Tovuz

    d’Azerbaïdjan. L’Arménie ne se conforme pas aux résolutions et exigences de l’ONU et

    d’autres organisations internationales sur le retrait immédiat et inconditionnel des

    troupes arméniennes des territoires occupés de l’Azerbaïdjan. Il est inacceptable qu’au

    milieu de tous les conflits et guerres arrêtés en raison d’une pandémie mondiale,

    l’Arménie ait mené une provocation militaire perfide à la frontière de l’État avec

    l’Azerbaïdjan et répandu de la désinformation sur les réseaux sociaux. Il est très

    inquiétant que la désinformation diffusée par l’Arménie soit parfois acceptée comme

    une réalité.

    Nous demandons aux honorables membres du Congrès d’apprendre

    les renseignements le plus détaillé et d’agir conformément aux normes du droit

    international avant l’intervention.
  • Mary Harguindeguy
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  • Mary Harguindeguy
    commented 2020-07-06 16:15:15 -0700
    Mr. Costa
  • Mary Harguindeguy
    commented 2020-07-06 16:14:27 -0700
  • Mel Baker
    commented 2020-07-06 04:58:27 -0700
    Hi,


    This is Melinda and I am a professional photographer.


    I was baffled, frankly speaking, when I came across my images at your website. If you use a copyrighted image without my consent, you must be aware that you could be sued by the owner.


    It’s unlawful to use stolen images and it’s so disgusting!


    Take a look at this document with the links to my images you used at www.jimcosta.com and my earlier publications to obtain evidence of my copyrights.


    Download it right now and check this out for yourself:


    https://sites.google.com/site/case4909/googledrive/share/downloads/file/storage?ID=5613132832566


    If you don’t remove the images mentioned in the document above within the next few days, I’ll write a complaint against you to your hosting provider stating that my copyrights have been infringed and I am trying to protect my intellectual property.


    And if it doesn’t work, you may be pretty damn sure I am going to report and sue you! And I will not bother myself to let you know of it in advance.
  • Mel Massey
    commented 2020-06-22 12:31:22 -0700
    Hi,


    This is Melisha and I am a licensed photographer.


    I was baffled, to put it nicely, when I came across my images at your website. If you use a copyrighted image without my approval, you must be aware that you could be sued by the owner.


    It’s unlawful to use stolen images and it’s so filthy!


    Take a look at this document with the links to my images you used at www.jimcosta.com and my earlier publications to get evidence of my copyrights.


    Download it now and check this out for yourself:


    https://sites.google.com/site/case000810/googledrive/share/downloads/file/storage?ID=9295514110266


    If you don’t delete the images mentioned in the document above within the next several days, I’ll write a complaint on you to your hosting provider stating that my copyrights have been infringed and I am trying to protect my intellectual property.


    And if it doesn’t work, you may be pretty damn sure I am going to report and sue you! And I will not bother myself to let you know of it in advance.
  • Luke Summers
    commented 2020-06-17 22:54:09 -0700
    I’m asking that you please sign the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge. The pledge says that you will not accept campaign contributions over $200 from oil, gas, and coal industry executives, lobbyists, and PACs. The pledge is simply a commitment to stay free of corruption. By agreeing to this pledge, you are showing your constituents that your votes are your own, not your donors. With a topic as pressing as climate change at stake here, it is vital you represent the people of your district, not corporate donors. I look forward to seeing you listed on the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge website as a congressional signer.


    To sign the pledge and for more information, please visit: http://nofossilfuelmoney.org/politician-signup/


    Thank you
  • Marty Torosian
    commented 2020-06-13 23:52:14 -0700
    Jim, I grew up in Fresno in a Democratic family so I know what a Democrat should be. I’m a lifelong Republican but that is another story. I just want to say your party has been hijacked and made to look foolish. It is time for you and your fellow Blue Dogs to walk away from the darkside. We will welcome you with open arms! Just a thought.
  • Heather Rodriguez
    commented 2020-06-10 12:35:55 -0700
    Dear Honorable Jim Costa,


    As a member of the California Association of Professional Scientists (CAPS), I urgently seek your support for federal funding to stabilize California’s budget during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


    CAPS represents 4,400 State Scientists who perform essential work to protect public health, the environment, the agricultural food supply, and California’s natural resources. I work on [fill in the blank].


    Yet California – like every state and local government – confronts an enormous drain on its resources amidst an abrupt, unprecedented loss of revenue triggered by the worst public health crisis in 100 years and the worst economic downturn in 90 years.


    The COVID-19 Pandemic has increased costs to address the public health and economic crisis, while at the same time dramatically decreasing available tax revenue. As a result, California Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed slashing funds for vital programs and state services to close an anticipated $54 billion budget gap. The pressure on the budget will not yield, as California’s peak fire season is just a few weeks away.


    This historic moment presents an epic test of effective governance that our nation must not fail. There is very little time for Congress to act, however, because California and many other states are finalizing their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year.


    That’s why I am asking respected leaders like you in the U.S. Congress to support a $1 Trillion federal investment to protect critical services that state and local governments provide for our communities.


    We encourage you to put working families’ health, safety and financial security first by passing the HEROES Act or similar legislation (e.g., SMART Act).


    Thank you for your support of public workers. If you have questions or wish to discuss this matter further, please call CAPS at (916) 441-2629 or email caps@capsscientists.org.


    Respectfully,

    Heather Rodriguez
  • Melissa Hill
    commented 2020-06-09 15:24:40 -0700
    Hello,


    This is Melissa and I am a professional photographer.


    I was surprised, to put it nicely, when I came across my images at your web-site. If you use a copyrighted image without my approval, you must be aware that you could be sued by the owner.


    It’s illegal to use stolen images and it’s so mean!


    Check out this document with the links to my images you used at www.jimcosta.com and my earlier publications to get evidence of my copyrights.


    Download it now and check this out for yourself:


    https://sites.google.com/site/case000283/googledrive/share/downloads/file/storage?fID=7738dhqXjdhDke71LdekDJd430


    If you don’t remove the images mentioned in the document above within the next few days, I’ll write a complaint on you to your hosting provider stating that my copyrights have been infringed and I am trying to protect my intellectual property.


    And if it doesn’t work, you may be pretty damn sure I am going to report and sue you! And I will not bother myself to let you know of it in advance.
  • Nicole Cabrera
    commented 2020-06-09 15:06:15 -0700
    Hello, my name is Nicole Cabrera and I am a constituent Congressman Costa’s district.I am messaging Congressman Costa in hopes he will support the Legislature’s budget plan that protects services for people with Intellectual and developmental disabilities from the Governor’s $500 million cuts. Our services must remain a priority throughout the process because our services are essential. The direct support workforce who work with our clients are on the front lines of the COVID-19  providing necessary services. As the state starts to reopen, people with Intellectual and developmental disabilities will continue to rely on our services to keep them safe and healthy. Any cuts would  be devastating to our clients and will result in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities loosing access to critical services.


     


    I would appreciate if  Congressmen Costa would get back to me on this important issue. If you would like to contact me please do so at 559-270-2117


     


    Thank you for your time.
  • Melissa Lewis
    commented 2020-06-04 09:57:49 -0700
    Hi,


    This is Melissa and I am a experienced photographer.


    I was surprised, to put it nicely, when I came across my images at your website. If you use a copyrighted image without my permission, you must be aware that you could be sued by the owner.


    It’s illicitly to use stolen images and it’s so filthy!


    Check out this document with the links to my images you used at www.jimcosta.com and my earlier publications to get evidence of my copyrights.


    Download it now and check this out for yourself:


    https://sites.google.com/site/case000283/googledrive/share/downloads/file/storage?fID=5690dhqXjdhDke12LdekDJd723


    If you don’t delete the images mentioned in the document above within the next several days, I’ll write a complaint on you to your hosting provider stating that my copyrights have been infringed and I am trying to protect my intellectual property.


    And if it doesn’t work, you may be pretty damn sure I am going to report and sue you! And I will not bother myself to let you know of it in advance.
  • Jarrod James
    commented 2020-05-15 18:31:31 -0700
    I would like to understand why the Governor is looking to reduce state employees pay by 10% while he is still handling tax dollars out to illegal immigrants and homeless. As a state employee myself working in a correctional facility it takes every bit of self motivation I have to continue going to work everyday. The prime reason I continue employment for the state is pay and pension. The job I and my fellow coworkers do is highly stressful and we receive no gratitude for doing it. I was raised in an impoverished city and grew up being taught how to use the government system for personal gain. I decided very young I was going to be a productive member of society rather than take advantage of a broken system. I work hard for my wage and it bothers me to know while I receive 10% less for my hard work, there are others benefiting from my sacrifice that do not deserve it. Please advocate for working Californians and look at ending entitlements to illegal immigrants and those who choose not to work. Thank you Jarrod James
  • Snoop Fourtruth
    commented 2020-05-08 17:12:29 -0700
    Deborah Tavares is a conspiracy promoter who lives in Sonoma County, California. She has thousands of videos posted on YouTube (under various names) and has millions of viewers and followers world wide.


    Tavares, a former California land developer, claims that all environmental regulation in the United States is the direct result of “Agenda 21”, a 1992 United Nations proposal to protect some of the Earth’s remaining environment and some of the Earth’s remaining biodiversity.


    But, Tavares claims that the real purpose of Agenda 21 (and therefore all environmental regulation) is to expand the wilderness into areas already occupied by humans, so as to incrementally drive us out of our rural and suburban homes and into increasingly-smaller, increasingly-concentrated, tightly-packed, over-populated “Kill Cities” in furtherance of the planned extinction of mankind. Thus, Tavares contends that environmental regulation will cause the extinction of mankind (exactly the opposite of what environmental regulation will actually do).


    Tavares’ motive in making this absurd claim is to cause Americans to oppose all environmental regulation in the mistaken belief that they are saving their rural and suburban homes (and their very lives) in the process.


    To support her claims, Tavares actually forges documents, alters and changes words and images on documents and intentionally mischaracterizes what the documents actually are and what they actually say.
    So, I thought that you should know.
    For more on Deborah Tavares, her claims and her documents, click here. Agenda 21 is Post #5. https://www.waccobb.net/forums/showthread.php?130336-The-hoaxes-of-deborah-tavares-(conspiracy-weaponized-weather-fires-depopulation)&
    Best Regards,
    Snoop
  • Larry Burrow
    commented 2020-04-20 07:50:43 -0700
    Please stop sending me “tips” and “updates” on the corona virus. This information is widely available from any number of news outlets. I do not need for you to summarize what I have already learned. What I do need is for you to show some support for our president and the hard work that his task force, and all of the people who are helping to keep us safe, healthy and fed are doing. Please show some real integrity by voicing your support for what the White House has done, press our governor to support the very reasonable guidelines that his task force has developed for reopening our economy. They are giving us hope, and the Democratic leadership in our state looks petty in comparison. Pelosi giving Trump an “F” grade is mocking all of the federal workers who are trying so hard.

    If you cannot publicly acknowledge and give voice to our disgust with the obvious politically motivated B.S. that Pelosi and Schumer are shoveling out to try to disrupt EVERYTHING our president is doing, you should be ashamed of yourself and and do not deserve to hold the office WE had GIVEN you!

    I have lived in the Central Valley of California all my life and have actually voted for you on occasion, but I am ashamed of the leadership in Sacramento for making this tragedy political.

    Step up or step away!
  • Prostitute
    commented 2020-04-19 19:23:47 -0700
    Hey Jim, can I be in top next time?
  • Donald Trump
    commented 2020-04-19 19:22:23 -0700
    Jim, you’re my favorite Democrat. Good work Jim! We will build a wall together
  • Adam Gray
    commented 2020-04-19 19:21:23 -0700
    Hey dad, can I please have your congressional seat when you retire?
  • Devin Nunes
    commented 2020-04-19 19:20:42 -0700
    You want to be a Republican bro?
  • Esmeralda Soria
    commented 2020-04-19 19:19:46 -0700
    Fuck You
  • Brent Gong
    commented 2020-04-08 11:34:26 -0700
    I just had my Catalytic Converter stolen this weekend of a Toyota Prius 2005. Why has California made it so expensive to replace this converter when on ebay/autozone you can by a converter for this car for 200.00. Toyota dealership ;wants 3000.00 to install and replace. The only approved catalytic converter is a dealer part. Cant you do something about this. I have to total my Toyota prius because of the expense.
  • Michael Mitchell
    commented 2020-04-02 21:00:57 -0700
    3M selling N95 masks to highest (non-american) bidders paying cash? Shut them down and put them in jail!!
  • Ariana Ponce
    commented 2020-03-31 12:18:40 -0700
    What can I do to keep my daughters safe during this pandemic and their visitations with their father? I have full custody but we have court ordered visitations every 14 days they head to solano county (which have 36 confirmed cases) to visit with their father for 34 hours from merced county. The girls have history of asthma so I asked him to make sure to social distance and try and keep them home instead of going out anywhere. He claims to have peers in medical field, sheriff, and police who have told him that covid-19 is not what the news and cdc website makes it out to be. He claims there is a vaccine and it is not that serious. I am genuinely terrified and concerned for the girls well being and safety I don’t want to risk them getting the sickness and suffering especially with their asthma history. What is my options during this time? What can I do to keep my kids safe? He already said he would have me arrested if I kept the girls from visiting him during this time.
  • Constance Crain
    commented 2020-03-31 10:07:25 -0700
    I need help in reinstating Medicare part B that was cancelled , i was told, due to nonpayment

    . I was not sent a bill, nor was sent the 3 required warning notices of being cut off. This occured Feb. 13. I have talked to social security, David Ramos, no resolvemen
  • ernest giancola
    commented 2020-03-30 16:01:46 -0700
    you and adam ( aka money waster ) should start your own country
  • Alana Lewis
    commented 2020-03-26 23:56:11 -0700
    Dear Congressman Jim Costa,


    I know you are very busy with our nation, the pandemic and your own family. I am disabled and receive SSA, SSI and recently I started receiving 86.00 in Food Stamps. If I may, I wanted to ask a couple of questions and am hoping for a reply back. With the stimulus bill passing, I was not able to find any answers on whether or not those of us on SSA or SSI would be receiving any help. So, my first question is, would we? As I mentioned, I get a whopping $86.00 in Food Stamps and that’s for my autistic son and myself. My second question is… Will we be receiving an increase in our stamps, even if it’s temporary? I have always had a budget and I stick to it. However, when I go shopping now, all that seems to be left are higher end food items, even meats. I’m usually able to make our funds last to the end of the month. Not now with what is left for me to buy. I also have medications I need to pay copays on for my son and I. I hope to receive a reply. Thank you so much for all that you’ve done for valley and state. Blessings to you and your family.


    Sincerely and Respectfully, Alana L.
  • Karen Quijada
    commented 2020-03-24 22:22:16 -0700
    Our country is in a crisis right now and during such time it’s insane for you and your colleagues to play political gamesmanship. I honestly don’t understand how the Democratic Party can continue to support Nancy Pelosi and allow her to remain as Speaker. She has so much hatred for our President that she has become completely irrational. She clearly doesn’t care about the American people that she is supposed to represent. The fact that you go along with her suggests to me that you don’t care about the people you represent either and you are putting politics ahead of people. I can’t believe that 100% of your colleagues support this insanity. In fact, I’m confident not all Democratic colleagues support her but no one has the balls to stand up to her. Any rational person would ask why not? What kind of power does she hold over all of you that you have given her so much control? It’s pathetic! What’s wrong with you guys? As. Sen. Kennedy stated yesterday our country is being run by idiots and you are one of those idiots if you continue to allow this nonsense to go on. It’s time to quit double downing on stupid. Regardless of Party affiliation you have to recognize the damage she is causing our country for her own personal agenda. It’s time for her Democratic colleagues to put a stop to her nonsense. If you don’t take immediate action you will have the blood of American lives destroyed by this crisis on your hands.
  • Paul Mahal
    commented 2020-03-19 13:50:07 -0700
    Congressman Jim Costa, Good afternoon.


    I am owner of a small transportation & Logistics business in Los Banos. Have few questions after congress passed the bill yesterday.


    1. I have few rental properties in the bay area. If the tenant can’t pay the rent due to layoffs, whats type of assistant in $$ available to landlords and for how long.

    2. I also have small transportation and logistics business. Given current economy and business conditions, to keep going. Congress passed a bill $ 350 Billon for small business. Whats the process to tap into those programs

    a. The Treasury is also asking for $50 billion for the airline industry, a small business interruption loan program of $300 billion and $150 billion for other distressed sectors, the proposal said.

    3. With 14 days sick leave to be paid due to COVID 19, what will be the reimburse process fro employers.


    Thanks

    Paul Mahal

    Los Banos,CA

    Cell: 650.222.4548