Linda T. Sanchez
- 1 Education
- 2 "Community organizer"
- 3 AFL-CIO
- 4 Cuba trip
- 5 Woolsey/Sheinbaum Fund Raiser
- 6 Obama's Latino Advisory Council
- 7 Vote for Change
- 8 Peace Pledge Coalition
- 9 Obama"truth squad"
- 10 Economic Policy Institute
- 11 2009 letter on Colombia
- 12 Social Security benefits for same-sex couples
- 13 Congressional Progressive Caucus
- 14 Voted against cutting funding for ACORN
- 15 Populist Caucus
- 16 Congressional Hispanic Caucus
- 17 Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
- 18 Summit for Immigration Reform
- 19 Committee to Stop FBI Repression delegation
- 20 "Latinos Need Barack Obama"
- 21 PDA contact
- 22 Congressional Letter for Neutrality, 2014 Salvadoran Elections
- 23 EMILY's List
- 24 House Ethics Committee
- 25 PODER PAC Honorary Co-chairs
- 26 ARA endorsements
- 27 Praising CAIR
- 28 Voting Rights Forum
- 29 Funding for Colombia
- 30 2017 NAKASEC Gala
- 31 CHIRLA connection
- 32 House Committee on Natural Resources
- 33 Staff
- 34 External links
- 35 References
Now in her third term, Sánchez continues her policy focusas Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law (CAL), where she has helped lead the Congressional investigation into the Bush Administration’s firing of nine United States Attorneys in 2006.
- Sánchez has also brought greater scrutiny to the misuse of arbitration and has advanced legislation to address the mortgage crisis through modest changes to existing bankruptcy law. A former labor lawyer, she has also been a central leader in recent Congressional efforts to reshape this country’s trade model.
The sixth of seven children Sánchez’ service in the U.S. House of Representatives is historic as she works with her sister Loretta Sanchez, a Congresswoman from the 47th District of California.
Linda Sanchez earned her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley and in 1995, her Juris Doctor degree at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was an attorney specializing in labor law prior to her public service career.
Writing in the Huffington Post of September 8, 2008, in an article entitled "From Organizer To Elected Official" Democratic Socialists of America member Peter Dreier listed several serving US politicians who had begun their careers as "community organizers". They were US Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, Representatives John Lewis of Georgia, Jan Schakowsky and Danny Davis of Illinois, Raul Grijalva of Arizona, Linda Sanchez of California, and Donna Edwards of Maryland, Washington House of Representatives Speaker Frank Chopp, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, state legislators Beth Low of Missouri, Michael Foley of Ohio, Gilbert Cedillo of California, Tom Hucker of Maryland, Tony Hill of Florida, and Crystal Peoples of New York, Alameda County (California) Supervisor Nate Miley, City Council members Jay Westbrook of Cleveland, Chuck Turner and Sam Yoon of Boston, and Melvin Carter of St. Paul, and San Francisco School Board member Jane Kim. 
In 1998, she joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 441 and became a compliance officer. In 2000 she was unanimously elected to the position of Executive Secretary/Treasurer of the Orange County Central Labor Council.
From April 9-April 16 2004 Linda Sanchez was in Havana Cuba for "education". The trip was funded by the William C. Velasquez Institute-total cost-$7,500.00. She was there at the same time as Loretta Sanchez.
By 2004 Cuba had carefully spread its spending among scores of congressional districts in dozens of states to build political support for an end to the embargo.
Others that have signed advocacy agreements: the Indiana Farm Bureau; Tampa's Port Manatee; economic development officials from Des Moines; and elected officials from Idaho, Montana, California, South Carolina and Kansas.
The agreements are "a corruption of the commercial process" and a setback for efforts to expand trade with Cuba, said John Kavulich, president of the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council, based in New York.
"We're trying to get our California products sold to Cuba. That's what I do as a congresswoman," Sanchez says. "I've already been vigorous and forceful in advocating a change in U.S. policy. ... The dissidents fighting the Castro regime want this embargo down." 
Moving to cement trade ties with U.S. business, Cuba on Tuesday agreed to buy $13 million in food from American companies and reached a tentative deal for up to $10 million in farm goods from California.
April 2014, hundreds of U.S. farm representatives hoping to build a trade relationships with communist Cuba traveled here for three days of talks organized by Cuba.
Cuban said that by the time talks end late Thursday they hope to contract to buy as much as $100 million more in American farm products. More than 300 people from about 150 U.S. companies attended the gathering.
The biggest contract announced Tuesday was with Archer Daniels Midland of Decatur, Ill., for $9 million in corn. The other contracts were for $3.4 million in rice from Riceland Foods Inc. of Stuttgart, Ark., and nearly $1 million for peas from PS International Ltd., of Chapel Hill, N.C.
Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif, signed a letter of intent with Cuba for the sale of up to $10 million in farm goods to Cuba, including dairy products, eggs, lumber, produce, and cattle.
"It is my pleasure to try to advance the exchange to the benefit of people in both places," Linda Sanchez told the gathering in Spanish.
Woolsey/Sheinbaum Fund Raiser
Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, the first Member of Congress to call on the President to bring our troops home, was be in Los Angeles on Saturday February 4th 2006, for a 'very exciting but critical fundraiser against the most well-known, well-financed challenger she's ever faced". woolsey was facing a primary challenge from a termed-out Assemblyman Joe Nation, a moderate Democrat who has been critical of her stand on the war and on bringing home our troops. He is raising money from people who have given money to Tom DeLay and Bush-Cheney and his legislative district covers 60+% of Congresswoman Woolsey's district. Congresswoman Woolsey is a "champion of equal rights, civil liberties, protecting the environment and fighting for single payer healthcare. Congresswoman Woolsey must be re-elected by the same victory margin she has had in the past to send a message to progressives everywhere that's it IS OK to be courageous, and to not back down on issues that matter."
The Host Committee for this fundraiser includes:
Ben Affleck; Ed Asner; Warren Beatty; Jodie Evans; James Cromwell; Matt Damon; Tom Hayden; Wendy Herzog; Mimi Kennedy; Norman Lear; Stephen Rohde; Susie Shannon; Stanley Sheinbaum & Betty Sheinbaum; Lorraine Sheinberg; Kathy Spillar; Gloria A. Totten; Peg Yorkin; Senator Barbara Boxer; Congressman Joe Baca; Congressman Xavier Becerra; Congresswoman Lois Capps; Congresswoman Jane Harman; Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald; Congresswoman Grace Napolitano; Congresswoman; Lucille Roybal-Allard; Congresswoman Linda Sanchez; Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez; Congressman Adam Schiff; Congresswoman Hilda Solis; Congresswoman Maxine Waters; Congresswoman Diane Watson; Senator Sheila Kuehl and Assemblywoman Karen Bass.
Obama's Latino Advisory Council
In August 2008 the Obama Campaign announcedthe formation of its National Latino Advisory Council, highlighting the continued growth of support Senator Obama is receiving in the Latino community nationwide.
- According to the campaign, the advisory council is made up of key labor, faith, community leaders, and elected officials from across the country and will serve as an advisory council for the campaign on issues important to the Latino community as well as play an active role reaching out and organizing Latinos in their communities and across the country.
Its members included;
Federico Pena, Chair, National Hispanic Advisory Council, Former Mayor of Denver and Former Secretary of Transportation, National Obama Campaign Co-Chair; Geoconda Arguello-Kline, President, Nevada Culinary Workers Union ; Congressman Xavier Becerra; Adolfo Carrion, Bronx Borough President; Henry Cisneros, Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Bishop Wilfredo De Jesus, Vice President of Social Justice, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; Congressman Charlie Gonzalez; Congressman Raul Grijalva ; Congressman Luis Gutierrez; Ambassador Luis Lauredo, Former Ambassador to the Organization of American States; Patricia Madrid, Former Attorney General of New Mexico; Eliseo Medina, Executive Vice President, SEIU ; Congresswoman Linda Sanchez; Congresswoman Hilda Solis; Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
Vote for Change
Turning its attention toward the November general elections, Barack Obama’s presidential campaign kicked off a massive 50-state voter registration campaign on May 10, 2008.
Thousands of volunteer activists, including many first-time volunteers, gathered in more than 100 locations across the country to launch the “Vote for Change” campaign. The goals, according to national co-chair Rep. Melissa Bean of Illinois, are to “get millions of new voters registered and engage and motivate millions who are registered but don’t participate. This is about the change we will bring, not what Sen. Obama will bring alone.”
Other national Vote for Change co-chairs include Change to Win Chair Anna Burger, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor President Maria Elena Durazo, the Rev. Joseph Lowery, Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and musicians Melissa Etheridge, Dave Matthews and Usher Raymond IV.
Peace Pledge Coalition
In 2007 90 Members of Congress, pledged in an open letter delivered to President Bush: "We will only support appropriating funds for U.S. military operations in Iraq during Fiscal Year 2008 and beyond for the protection and safe redeployment of all our troops out of Iraq before you leave office." The letter was initiated by the Peace Pledge Coalition. The Coalition was led by Tim Carpenter, Progressive Democrats of America, Bob Fertik, Democrats.com Medea Benjamin, CodePink, Bill Fletcher, co-founder of Center for Labor Renewal David Swanson, AfterDowningStreet.org, Democrats.com, Progressive Democrats of America, Kevin Zeese, Voters for Peace, Democracy Rising, Brad Friedman, co-founder of Velvet Revolution, Bill Moyer, Backbone Campaign.
Barack Obama’s campaign in California formed a “truth squad,” announced via conference call, in January 2008, to counter the attacks that Hillary Clinton’s campaign has leveled in recent weeks. On the call were squad members Bay Area Congressman George Miller, LA Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and LA County Labor Federation chief Maria Elena Durazo, now a national co-chair of the Obama campaign. Also on the squad are Silicon Valley Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, LA Congressman Adam Schiff, state Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero, Assembly Majority Leader Karen Bass, and, San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris.
Miller, one of the top congressional Democrats as head of the House Democratic Policy Committee and chairman of the Education & Labor Committee, noted that the truth squad was formed to deal with a threat that may or may not exist any longer. “We don’t know yet,” he said. “The Clinton campaign may have learned its lesson from South Carolina,” where voters mostly rejected the Clinton tactics, as exit polls make clear. Will former President Clinton, historically popular in California, be a problem for Obama in the nation’s largest primary? “I think there is a rethink underway about what he is doing.”
Economic Policy Institute
2009 letter on Colombia
From November 6th through December 7th 2009, a letter calling for change in U.S. policy towards Colombia was circulated through the House of Representatives. This letter called for a decrease in U.S. aid for Colombia's military and an increase in support for human rights and humanitarian efforts. The initiators of this letter were —Representatives James McGovern, Jan Schakowsky, Donald Payne, and Mike Honda.
- Dear Secretary of State Clinton,
- The FY 2011 budget will contain the twelfth year of a major aid package to Colombia—an aid package originally slated to phase out after six years.
- After eleven years, it is time to scale down assistance for Colombia's military and more systematically "Colombianize" such programs, within both the State Department and Defense Department budgets.
Social Security benefits for same-sex couples
On April 11, 2010, an energized crowd of more than 700 people rallied at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and marched more than a mile to the Social Security Administration office in Hollywood today to demand an end to the unconscionable discrimination that deprives older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) taxpayers of more than $120 million in Social Security benefits every year.
Representative Linda Sanchez —a member of the House Subcommittee on Social Security—announced that she will author legislation to provide equal Social Security benefits for same-sex couples and Rep. Judy Chu offered to co-author the bill. Other political and community leaders who spoke out at the event included Sen. Barbara Boxer, Rep. Laura Richardson, L.A. City Councilmember Paul Koretz, West Hollywood Mayor Abbe Land, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center CEO Lorri L. Jean, National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey and AIDS Community Action Foundation President Craig R. Miller.
"We now have quality, affordable health care coming to all. What good is the quality of our health care in America if Americans are not treated equally under all of our laws?" said Rep. Sanchez. "I look at this country—which is great but could be made better—and I see that there is still discrimination … I don't think it's right that Americans should be treated differently by the country they love because of who they love."
Sanchez made the announcement at the Center's McDonald/Wright building before the crowd marched down Hollywood Boulevard to the Social Security office on Vine Street.
Social Security Equality Rally
On April 26, 2012, a Social Security Equality Rally was held in Washington DC.
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Voted against cutting funding for ACORN
In September 2009, following the lead of their Senate colleagues, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to cut off funds to ACORN. the vote was 345-75. All of the 75 were Democrats, and included Linda T. Sanchez. 
The Populist Caucus was founded on February 11, 2009 in the United States House of Representatives by Democrat Bruce Braley of Iowa. The caucus originally included 26 other Democrats in the House, including Linda T. Sanchez.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Summit for Immigration Reform
National Leadership Summit for Immigration Reform, was held March 16, 2013, at UC Riverside.
Policymakers attending were:
- Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill. (prerecorded message)
- Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Cerritos (prerecorded message)
- former Rep. Joe Baca, D-Rialto
Committee to Stop FBI Repression delegation
In mid November 2010, a delegation from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression ( returned home from several days of bringing the "issue of the FBI raids and grand jury subpoenas of people doing international solidarity work and anti-war organizing to the U.S. Capitol". Three supporters of the Marxist-Leninist Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FightBack!, Deb Konechne of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, Anh Pham, who is facing a reactivation of her subpoena and Joe Iosbaker, whose home was raided, spent two days meeting with U.S. Representatives on the issue. The delegation asked each Congressperson to sponsor a “Dear Colleague” letter condemning the raids and grand jury subpoenas. In the two days, the delegation met with either the Congressional Representative’s staff or the Representative themselves fro[[m the following 16 offices: Tammy Baldwin (WI), John Conyers (MI), Danny Davis (IL), Keith Ellison (MN), Raul Grijalva (AZ), Luis Gutierrez (IL), Mike Honda (CA), Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL), Dennis Kucinich (OH), Barbara Lee (CA), Jim McDermott (WA), Jim McGovern (MA), Bobby Rush (IL), Linda Sanchez (CA), Jan Schakowsky (IL), Maxine Waters (CA). The "meetings were positive, with all the offices expressing genuine concern about the situation. In some cases, because of the outpouring of calls from around the country, the U.S. Representatives were aware that the delegation was in Washington D.C. and the offices made time on their schedules to meet with the delegation. This reinforces the continuing importance of the solidarity work taking place around the country."
Rep. Conyers (MI), chair of the Judiciary Committee, directed the Counsel of the Judiciary Committee to meet with the delegation. Also, Rep. Ellison (MN) and his Congressional staff met directly with the delegation for a significant amount of time. rep. Ellison sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, expressing concern over the situation and is continuing to work on options to support his constituents affected. The delegation also received face-to-face meetings with Rep Gutierrez and Rep Davis from Chicago. Rep. Grijalva’s (AZ) office set up a meeting between the delegation and the Executive Director of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in the Congress of which rep. Grijalva is the chair. In addition, the office of Jan Schakowsky (IL) and Maxine Waters (CA) gave the delegation significant time and attention.
“It was clear that progressive Representatives of the Congress are very concerned about the FBI investigation. Overall, they were very thankful for our visit and for the information and analysis given to them The level of awareness about the raids and grand jury was varied, from little to full awareness, but the delegation certainly changed that. After the two days, our presence and purpose definitely created a stir in the halls of Congress. “The fact that we were able to interact with 16 legislative aides or Congress people themselves, during an extremely busy time of restructuring leadership in the Congress, exemplifies the attention this matter is receiving”, stated Joe Iosbaker.
"Latinos Need Barack Obama"
- We support comprehensive immigration reform and we believe President Obama is on the right track. He favors an immigration policy that rewards hard work and responsibility and lifts the shadow of deportation from young people who were brought here as children, through no fault of their own, and grew up as Americans. And given congressional inaction, the President and the DHS implemented a stop-gap measure that temporarily lifts the shadow of deportation from DREAMers.
- The economic recovery is not yet complete, but we recognize President Obama's work to help our communities. From the Latina back in school thanks to expanded Pell Grants to the family that can now afford health care for their child with a preexisting condition, all Latinos need a leader that will stand by his word and respect their pursuit of the American Dream.
- Sadly when Mitt Romney speaks to Latinos today he will not answer our Grito de Verdad y Liderazgo because he stands on the wrong side of every Latino voter priority. Latinos know that what we need is a President who will lead our community with respect and value our contributions and that the contrast between Romney's campaign rhetoric and four years of action from this administration is clear: the man we need to lead us is Barack Obama.
- Congresswoman Linda Sanchez
- Labor leader Maria Elena Durazo
- LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina
- LA City Councilman Ed Reyes
- California State Senator Edward Hernandez
- California State Senator Alex Padilla
- California Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes
- California Assemblyman John Perez
- California Assemblyman Gil Cedillo
- California Assemblyman Kevin De Leon
- LA City Councilman Eric Garcetti
- LA City Councilman Jose Huizar
- LA City Councilman Tony Cardenas
Congressional Letter for Neutrality, 2014 Salvadoran Elections
On Monday December 16, 2014 Reps. Juan Vargas (D-CA), Mike Honda (D-CA) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) sent a letter to Sec. of State John Kerry – signed by 51 Members of Congress – calling for a public statement of neutrality by the State Department before the first round of El Salvador’s presidential elections on February 2, 2014.
The letter, , highlighted several “important steps” that the current government has taken to “strengthen its democratic system and expand the right to vote to all citizens,” including those living outside of the country, who will be voting by absentee ballot for the first time in February. Since the election of Mauricio Funes, the first President from the Marxist Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) party, the government has increased the number of polling places four-fold to increase accessibility, especially in rural areas.
“We’re glad to see so many Members of Congress expressing respect for the right of the Salvadoran people to determine their own future. That’s an attitude that’s sorely lacking in much of the US’ policy in Central America, especially with regard to economic policy,” said Alexis Stoumbelis, Executive Director for the pro-communist Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), in Washington, DC, which has observed every post-war election in El Salvador, starting in 1994.
Signatories included Rep. Linda Sanchez..
Sanchez has been supported by EMILY's List during her campaigning.
House Ethics Committee
Linda Sanchez is the ranking member of the Republican chaired House Ethics Committee as of August of 2011. It is widely said that she is anti-Israel in her leanings. She voted to bar members of Congress from attending Glenn Beck’s Restoring Courage rally in Jerusalem, Israel on during the week of August 24th, 2011. 
PODER PAC Honorary Co-chairs
In 2014 PODER PAC Honorary Co-chairs were Rosario Dawson, NY, America Fererra, CA, Dolores Huerta, CA, Eva Longoria Parker, TX, Grace Napolitano, CA, Ana Ortiz, NY, Rosie Perez, NY, Lucille Roybal-Allard, CA, Linda Sanchez, CA, Loretta Sanchez, CA, Nydia Velazquez, NY
PODER PAC President's Council
In 2014 the PODER PAC President's Council consisted of Mari Del Carmen Aponte, Juana Bordas, Ingrid Duran, Grace Garcia, Comm. Sylvia Garcia, Susan Gonzales, Choco Gonzalez Meza, Laura Hernandez, Cynthia Jasso Rotunno, Lydia Madrigal, Joelle Martinez, Regina Montoya, Rep. Grace Napolitano, Maria Teresa Petersen, Laura Pena, Catherine Pino, Julissa Reynoso, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Rep. Linda Sanchez, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, Rep. Hilda Solis, State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, Rep. Nydia Velazquez.
“I sincerely appreciate CAIR’s dedication to engaging leaders at the federal and local level, as it allows me to better represent the interests of all constituents.” - Rep. Linda T. Sanchez (D-Calif.) (September 2014). 
“CAIR’s efforts to engage leaders at every level of government is essential to defending the constitutional rights of American Muslims.”
Rep. Linda T. Sanchez (D-Calif.) (October 2017).
Voting Rights Forum
Friday, May 20 @ 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Voting Rights Forum in Los Angeles. CAPAC Chair Judy Chu, along with CHC Chair Linda Sanchez, and Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard and Karen Bass will be hosting a voting rights forum in Los Angeles on May 20th from 10 am - 12 pm, at the East Los Angeles College. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Stewart Kwoh from Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA will also be participating in the event.
Funding for Colombia
March 28, 2016 Washington, D.C. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), and 14 of their House colleagues sent a letter to key House Appropriations Committee members asking them to fully fund President Barack Obama’s budget request for aid to Colombia.
Last month, President Obama announced a new aid package totaling $450 million for FY 2017 to assist the Colombian government in implementing a potential peace deal with the FARC guerillas after more than fifty years of violent conflict in the country. The funding would also support Colombia’s efforts to address security challenges including the threat of violent drug cartels.
“Now, just as the peace process is beginning to bear fruit, is not the time to reduce our financial assistance to our ally and partner,” the group wrote in a letter to Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), chair of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), who serves as the subcommittee’s ranking member. “After decades of equipping Colombia to fight, we have a vested interest in helping the Colombian people to rebuild. We must continue the robust, bipartisan support which, at long last, has brought Colombia to the precipice of peace.”
Signers include, Rep. James McGovern, Rep. Sam Farr, Rep. Hank Johnson, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Linda Sanchez, Rep. Charles B. Rangel, Rep. Jim Himes, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Rep. Filemon Vela, Rep. Tony Cardenas, Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, Rep. Keith Ellison, and Rep. Mark Pocan.
2017 NAKASEC Gala
October 19, 2017 NAKASEC Gala. Honorary Host Committee
- The Honorable Senator Kamala Harris
- The Honorable Congressman Ted Lieu
- The Honorable Congresswoman Linda Sanchez
- The Honorable Senator Kevin De Leon
- The Honorable Senator Josh Newman
- The Honorable Speaker Anthony Rendon
- The Honorable Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva
- The Honorable Assemblymember Miguel Santiago
- The Honorable City Council President Herb Wesson
- Monica Garcia, LAUSD Board Member
CHIRLA held 2 roundtables with supportive Congressional representatives and Chambers of Commerce. One was held on October 18th with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, and Rep. Jimmy Gomez. A second Roundtable was held between CHIRLA California Dream Network youth and Rep. Linda Sanchez at Cal State Fullerton on October 19, 2017.
September/October 2017, CHIRLA organized 3 public events and 2 business roundtables with the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Rep. Nanette Barragan and Rep. Jimmy Gomez, as well as the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed), and the Carson Chamber of Commerce.
House Committee on Natural Resources
Democratic members of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources hosted a public Forum on Environmental Justice in Los Angeles on April 8, 2015, as part of a series of roundtables convened by Ranking Member Raul Grijalva that included "stakeholders traditionally left out of climate and environmental policy discussions". Grijalva moderated the forum and heard from members of Congress, state and local officials, community and business leaders and environmental advocates.
The goal of the Forum on Environmental Justice was to examine how to increase public participation through the National Environmental Policy Act; how to strengthen implementation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which “prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance,” according to the Department of Justice; and how to increase the effectiveness of Executive Order 12898 (Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations). The Forum also examined innovative efforts by the City of Los Angeles and the State of California to ensure that each community enjoys strong environmental protections.
- U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva
- U.S. Representative Grace Napolitano
- U.S. Representative Alan Lowenthal
- U.S. Representative Norma Torres
- U.S. Representative Linda Sanchez
- U.S. Representative Maxine Waters
- U.S. Representative Judy Chu
- L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis
- Joseph T. Edmiston, Executive Director, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
- Robert Garcia, Founding Director and Counsel, The City Project
- Andrew Yip, Program Coordinator, Bike San Gabriel Valley
- Noreen McClendon, Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles
- Angela Johnson Meszaros, General Counsel, Physicians for Social Responsibility
WHERE: Los Angeles River Center and Gardens
The following is a list of staff past and present:
- Steven Aguirre
- Imelda Aguirre
- Luis Alvarez
- Eboney Anderson
- David Anderson
- Miguel Ayala
- Gladys Barcena
- Justin Beckley
- Michael Bednarczyk (Mike)
- Frank Benenati
- Adam Gordon Brand
- John Brodtke
- Melinda Brouwer
- Jill Bucceri
- Josefina Campos
- Ruth Anna Marie Carnegie
- Willard Carte
- Marsha Catron
- Farah Chaugule
- Jesse Cheng
- Cecilia Daniels
- James Dau
- Jose Delgado
- LaGreta Dennis
- Anthony Dimillo
- Gabriela Domenzain
- Celeste Drake
- Mayra Duque
- Marquez Equalibria
- Ruben Espejel
- Rachel Estrada
- Monica Fawzy
- Patrick Gibson
- Elizabeth Goings
- Sandra Gonzales-Castro
- Vanessa Gonzalez
- J. William Goold (Bill)
- Malcolm Grace
- William (Grady (Bill)
- Mary Gutierrez
- Iram Hasan
- Sandra Herrera
- Cari Hicks
- Andrew High
- Brenn Huckstep
- Adam Hudson
- Therese Hughes
- Vicki Lynn Irving
- Andres Jimenez
- Meghan Cara Johnson
- Aretha Jones (Nikki)
- Brigitte Juhasz
- Huenen Kao
- Melissa Kiedrowicz
- Gracce Kim
- Jenniffer Kim
- Ricky Xuan Le
- Stacey Leavandosky
- Rhianna Lemos-Girton
- Claire Li
- Mark Libell
- Jonathan Lovingood
- Leonardo Lozano
- Patrick Malone
- Angelina Mancillas
- Alexis Summer Marks
- Betsy Arnold Marr
- Michael (Mike) McGourty
- Neil McKiernan
- Kara Medrano
- Maria Robles Meier
- David Mendoza
- Karen Minatelli
- Shane Elizabeth Moore
- Marjorie Morgan
- Janice Morris
- Virginia Mosqueda
- Matilde Munoz (Mattie)
- Martin Munoz
- Alexander Nagy
- Nancy Negrete
- Joshua Park
- Saul Pena
- Erika Perea
- Katherine Perez
- Tanya Perez
- Daisy Pizana
- Lauren Poblete
- Rachel Potucek
- Robert Rocco Raineri (Bob)
- Angela Karina Ramirez
- David Ramirez
- Ashley Ramos
- Catalina Reynoso
- Romulo Rivera
- Roberto Rodriguez
- Patrick Rodriguez
- Griscel Romero
- Maritza Romero
- Lauren Ross
- Mercedes Salem
- Rachele Scaringelli
- Yvette Shahinian
- Chiarra Sithichai
- Idalia Smith
- Edward Steiner (Ned)
- Andrew Stephenson
- Patricia Lee Villarreal Tamez
- Daniel James Taylor (Dan)
- Michael Jose Torra
- Stephanie Margaret Valencia
- Kristine Wang
- Nathaniel Weisenberg
- Destiny Whitfield
- Tiffany Wu
- Crystal Xu
- Jamie Zamora
- Andala Zayas
- Huffington Post, From Organizer To Elected Official, Peter Dreier, September 8, 2008
- PWW, November 9 2002, page 14
- [Posted 9/23/2004 12:10 AM Cuba seeks deals to get around trade, travel restrictions By James Cox, USA TODAY]
- [The State (Columbia, S.C.) Tue, Apr. 13, 2004 Cuba Agrees to Buy $13M in Food From U.S. ANITA SNOW ]
- http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=6486&pst=347342 LA Event Featuring Warren Beatty, Matt Daman for Lynn Woolsey 2/4/06 January 31, 2006 3:45 PM
- PW. Vote for Change registration drive kicks off in 50 states, May 17 2008
- War Is A Crime .org, Peace Pledge Coalition
- [http://www.democrats.com/peace-pledge Democrats.com. Sign the Pledge for Peace petition. Bob Fertik August 19, 2007
- Bill Bradley's New West Notes, January 27th, 2008
- Latin America Working Group, Get Your Representative to Sign a Letter Supporting Human Rights in Colombia
- The Business Journals Hundreds Rally in Los Angeles to Demand Equal Social Security Benefits for Same-Sex Couples PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, April 11
- , Rock for Equality April 28, 2012 Social Security Equality Rally 4/26/12
- Congressional Progressive Caucus website: Caucus Member List
- [http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/09/the_75_democrats_who_are_prose.html American Thinker, September 18, 2009 The 75 Democrats who are pro-sex slave ACORN defenders By Ethel C. Fenig]
- Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus website, accessed May 1, 2013
- Report on Congressional Delegation From the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, U.S. Peace Council website, posted Nov. 20, 2010
- PDA May 2013 Educate Congress Digest Letter drops (191 in total – 105 in April )
- CISPES press release, Press Statement: 51 Members of Congress Call for US Neutrality in Salvadoran Elections December 16, 2013
- House Ethics Committee Prohibits Members From Attending Glenn Beck's Pro-Israel Rally Joshua Pundit, August 19, 2011
- PODERPAC, Hon,co-chairs
- [https://www.cair.com/images/pdf/What-They-Say-About-CAIR.pdf What They Say About CAIR (October 2014)
- CHIRLA Action Fund, A COLLECTION OF ACTIONS ORGANIZED TO PASS THE DREAM ACT
- [http://democrats.naturalresources.house.gov/press-release/house-natural-resources-committee-democrats-and-ranking-member-grijalva-holding-forum, Press Release Mar 31, 2015House Natural Resources Committee Democrats and Ranking Member Grijalva Holding Forum on Environmental Justice in Los Angeles April 8]
- http://www.legistorm.com/member/458/Rep_Linda_S_nchez_CA.html. Accessed 12/05/2011