After a day of heavy rain the sun returned today over California's Central Valley to serve as a reminder that just as the weather can change so can the fortunes of Americans struggling through these difficult economic times.  Democracy provides us with the opportunity to make changes to our government, and many new Americans are experiencing this opportunity for the first time.  Congratulations to all my clients who have recently been sworn-in as United States citizens.  I trust you are exercising your right to vote in today's historic election, after all, you had to work really hard and overcome many obstacles for this day to come.  Leave the umbrella at home, soak up the sun, and vote!