Women in Politics and the Environment with Aura Vasquez - Ep. 32

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Over the past few years, there has been significant growth in US politics of women candidates (especially women of color) and for many this being their first run for office. As of today, there exists a record number of women in congress and more young women and women of color than ever in US History. On this show, Jessica Aldridge talks with Aura Vasquez, Environmental and Social Justice organizer and Candidate for Los Angeles City Council District 10, on how we change the “old boys club” and what this could mean for bringing social equity to the table. Bio Aura Vasquez is an Afro-Latina immigrant, community leader, fearless advocate for environmental and racial justice issues and running to be the first woman elected to represent Los Angeles Council District 10. As the first immigrant and the youngest to be appointed a Commissioner for the L.A. Department of Water and Power, Aura supported millions in investments in sustainable energy and incentives to lower power bills for all residents. In 2018, she coached Democratic candidates across the U.S. and helped flip the U.S. Congress to a Democratic majority. Her commitment is to give a voice to people who have been, historically unheard, and help them build a prosperous future for themselves and their families. Learn more about Aura Vasquez Campaign for the People of District 10. https://www.aura2020.com Follow her journey in Social Media: Instagram: @Auravasquezofficial Facebook: @Auravasquezofficial Twitter: @Auramvasquez For questions, comments, and suggestions email Aura anytime! Info@Aura2020.com Interview by Jessica Aldridge from SoCal 350 and Adventures in Waste. Engineer: Blake Lampkin Executive Producer: Jack Eidt Show Created by Mark and JP Morris Music: Javier Kadry Episode 32 Photo Credit: Christina House / Los Angeles Times

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