My name is Alison Rebecca Stern Simard, and I am running for California Assembly District 51 delegate on the Progressive Slate to stand up for the protection of animals, biodiversity and wildlife habits in the face of increasing climate change, with a lens toward climate justice as our environment and human health are inextricably linked.
I was previously elected as a delegate to the LA County Democratic Party (LACDP) in the 50th AD; and served as a delegate to ADEM. I also earned the 2019 LACDP Eleanor Roosevelt Democrat of the Year award for my grassroots efforts moving forward several conservation efforts in the City of Los Angeles.
I am a co-founder of the non-profit Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife (CLAW) with a mission to educate about biodiversity and habitat loss, and work to protect and restore native wildlands. I am a charter member of LA Protection for Animals Democratic Club of the LACDP.
For the past 5 and a half years, I have served as Communications Director and wildlife Council Aide for LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz where I worked on a robust portfolio of progressive legislative efforts to conserve wildlife and their habitats, and protect animal welfare, civil rights, women's health, worker's rights, tenant's rights, and to reduce gun violence. I also worked to honor a variety of community efforts to raise awareness and protect against senior fraud, overdose, (particularly youth) and womens cancers. I also led community partnership efforts to enhance entrepreneurship and small business practices and services particularly during the COVID-19 emergency.
I have just been brought on as Director of Marketing and Communications at the non-profit Heal the Bay that is dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds in Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy, and clean.
As a delegate, I will use my policymaking expertise to advocate for economic and environmental justice seeking opportunities to improve the rights and opportunities for women, the aging, youth, workers, racial justice, the Green New Deal, and many other progressive and inclusive policies.
I would be honored to earn your vote.
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