SPECIAL EVENT - Exclusive Q&A with State Senator Holly Mitchell

State Senator Holly Mitchell is campaigning to win the Second District seat on the LA County Board of Supervisors. Two million people live in the district, previously represented by Mark Ridley Thomas, who is termed out; it includes the diverse communities of Marina del Rey, Culver City, Inglewood, Compton, Crenshaw, Koreatown, La Brea, parts of downtown, and other unincorporated parts of the county south to Lomita. In this exclusive event, WUF members and guests will have the opportunity to speak directly with Senator Mitchell and ask questions in an intimate virtual setting. Hear directly from Sen. Mitchell about her stands on issues facing the LA region and the Second District, and how they differ from those of her opponent.

A third-generation native Angeleno, Sen. Mitchell has held public office in both the State Assembly and the State Senate for the past 10 years. She was named the first African American to chair the powerful State Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee. From 2017 to the present, Sen. Mitchell has overseen the adoption of three consecutive state budgets totaling nearly $215 billion each. As a powerful voice in the Senate, she has been described by The Los Angeles Times as “the Legislature’s moral compass.” A strong advocate of values-based budgeting, she has been able to direct resources to the most vulnerable populations in our state, emphasizing equity and access. The Senator has driven or supported legislative efforts to expand access to healthcare, child care, and education while reinvesting in services to help the elderly, unhoused and families living in poverty. Senator Mitchell’s groundbreaking successes include nearly 90 bills signed into law. Her ongoing commitment to address housing and other forms of discrimination as well as economic inequality has resulted in legislation defending the civil rights of minorities and the undocumented, and reducing the numbers of children growing up in poverty.

Holly Mitchell's priorities for LA County include: creating an equitable recovery from Covid-19, addressing our homelessness crisis by efficiently using Measure H funding to implement proven housing-first solutions, building affordable housing, strengthening accountability in public safety, addressing the health disparities within the Second Supervisorial District that are tied to poor environmental conditions, expanding access to mental health care, and expanding access to affordable and reliable transportation options throughout LA County.

All proceeds from this special members-only event benefit the Westside Urban Forum. We are an all-volunteer, non-partisan, and non-profit civic organization that promotes lively discussion on land use issues impacting livability on the greater Los Angeles Westside, and on urban trends influencing the entire Los Angeles region. WUF encourages provocative, uncensored discussion, consistently focused on making Los Angeles a place where all residents can thrive.  As a 501c(6) the Westside Urban Forum is prohibited from endorsing any candidate.

This opportunity was offered to both candidates in Los Angeles County's 2nd Supervisorial District election.

Fee:  $50

Online registration closes on Monday, October 26th at 9am.

Zoom information will be sent to all participants on the morning of October 26th.

October 26, 2020 at 5:00pm - 6pm
ZOOM Webinar
none, CA 91710
United States
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Christyne Buteyn · · 310-322-1520
$50.00 USD