Candidate Forum for Environmental Justice in South LA with Fatima Iqbal-Zubair - Ep. 76


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The events of 2020, from the pandemic to the uprising, have made the upcoming election a pivotal moment in time. In particular, the Black and Brown communities of South Los Angeles, facing generations of systemic racism and growing inequality, demand a new way forward with political leaders having the opportunity to bring forward solutions to police violence, environmental injustice, and social and economic mismanagement and exploitation. But can political leaders overcome the corporate money that prioritizes industry over people, profits over community? In this episode we get to know one of the candidates running for California Assembly for South Los Angeles, Fatima Iqbal-Zubair. The incumbent Assemblymember Mike Gipson was asked to be on the show but did return our requests. Fatima’s campaign platform is founded on ending systemic racism by prioritizing clean air, water, and food; supporting affordable housing and ending homelessness; pushing for health care for all; and reforming our education system, criminal justice, and immigration. She says she is running to uplift the voices in her community, not the special interests that run the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and the multiple oil refineries and drilling sites in the area, that have dominated business as usual in the district. Her goal is economic justice and a just transition to a green economy with full employment. Fatima Iqbal-Zubair, candidate for California Assembly District 64 [], is a public school teacher in Watts, an immigrant, and a community advocate. Essay by Fatima: Hosted by Jessica Aldridge from Adventures in Waste [] Engineer: Blake Lampkin Executive Producer: Jack Eidt Show Created by Mark and JP Morris Music: Javier Kadry Episode 76

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