Jessica Morse on Yosemite Valley Closure Due to Ferguson Fire

Roseville, CA…U.S. House candidate Jessica Morse today released the following statement regarding the spread of the Ferguson Fire, which continues to impact communities across the 4th Congressional District: “Having hiked and camped in Yosemite since my youth, my heart is with the people displaced and threatened by this dangerous fire. I am praying that everyone affected remains safe, and for our first responders as they bravely fight to control the blaze.

“Today’s events are another somber reminder of the impact that severe drought, increasingly erratic weather patterns, and lack of investment in forest management are having on our district and precious outdoor spaces. Our community always comes together in times of need and this must be no different. We must put aside gridlock and partisanship to make sure that we use every tool at our disposal to protect our neighbors, local small businesses, and National Parks and to rebuild even stronger when the time comes.”

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