The Next Agenda Conference
Progressive LA: The Next Agenda Conference was held On October 20, 2001 in Los Angeles at the California Science Center.
The Progressive Los Angeles Network (PLAN) and the Institute for America’s Future "will co-sponsor an important conference -- the Next Agenda Conference -- designed to celebrate recent victories, build upon Los Angeles’ progressive momentum, and link local issues with a national progressive agenda. The conference will also help solidify a more strategic and integrated progressive movement in Los Angeles".
Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters
Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters's Smith-Weiss Environmental Champion Awards were established in 1998 to honor Gregory Smith and Iylene Weiss, two long-time LALCV board members who passed away that year. Gregory Smith was a community activist in the San Pedro area and Iylene Weiss was a leader on wetlands and water quality projects.
Each year, elected officials, community leaders, supporters and friends, gather for the Smith-Weiss Environmental Champion Awards to honor the work of environmental champions in Los Angeles County.
2005 Awardees were;
- Alan Lowenthal, California State Senator
- Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council Member
- Jan Perry, Los Angeles City Council Member
- International Longshore and Warehouse Union
League of Humane Voters Convention
The League of Humane Voters California "held a political convention for pro-animal candidates February 17, 2013. Councilman Eric Garcetti, City Controller Wendy Greuel, Councilwoman Jan Perry, Senator Ted Lieu, Mayoral candidate Kevin James, Mayor candidate Emanuel Pleitez, West Hollywood candidates Jeffrey Prang and John Duran, Mike Feuer and Senator Curren Price who are currently candidates for office spoke at the event. Also in attendance were Judie Mancuso, Rich McLellan, Christy Metropole, Dr. Jennifer Conrad of the Paw Project, Dr. Jim Jensvold Commissioner of LA Animal Services, Kathleen Riordan Commissioner of LA Animal Services, Jim Bickhart from the Mayor's office, Mary Krasn, Scott Sorrentino, Michael Bell, Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates, Eileen Smulson of Operation Blankets of Love, Diane Lannes, Patty Shenker, Dr. Armaiti May, Phyllis Daugherty, Marie Atake, LauraBeth Heisen, Ed Buck, Jeff Fleiss, Jane Garcia and many others.