Laura Friedman was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2016 to represent the 43rd Assembly District. Long recognized as a steadfast advocate for the environment, sustainable communities, and active transportation, in 2020 she was appointed to serve as the Chair for the Assembly Committee on Transportation.
Rosalind Helfand is an independent environmental and social policy advisor based in Los Angeles. In 2020 she led the successful coalition campaign to encourage California to become an official UN Convention on Biological Diversity observer. Rosalind advises communities, nonprofits and governments on working together to create and implement solutions at the local, state, national and global levels.
Mike Young is the political and organizing director of the California League of Conservation Voters. He works extensively with key political and grassroots community partners to build strategic relationships that help both identify and support environmental leaders, as well as hold legislators accountable to their community’s concerns. Heavily engaged with CLCV’s sister local leagues, Mike served as a board member and officer of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters and is currently a board member on the League of Conservation Voters San Diego.
One of the progressive left’s strengths has always been a willingness to offer support and learn from others around the globe, it's a mistake to cede internationalism to a xenophobic, ‘western culture’ obsessed right.