Date: April 24, 2020
By: Hannah Wiley
Source: The Sacramento Bee
In the meantime, the coronavirus has forced members into acting more like a local official than a state lawmaker.
COVID-19 has wiped the legislative calendar clean. In its place, members have scheduled food and blood drives, grocery shopping for neighbors and virtual town halls.
For Sen. Ling Ling Chang, R-Diamond Bar, that grassroots work includes sending 36,000 rolls of bread to schools and districts and delivering toilet paper and paper towels to an 80-year-old woman whose car broke down.
“We have food drives. I’ve done several grocery distributions,” Chang said. “We’re trying to do whatever we can to help my constituents meet their daily needs.”