Interview with Luz Rivas

Interview with Luz Rivas

This week we welcome Assemblymember Luz Rivas. Rivas represents Assembly District 43. We discuss the importance of education, computer science, climate change, priorities for 2023, and more.

(03:23) 2023 budget priorities

(08:15) Being chair of natural resources

(12:10) Talking energy and competing agendas

(16:55) Prioritizing climate change and how we should invest

(24:20) Computer science and climate change education

January 30, 2023

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Interview with Assemblymember Luz Rivas

Interview with Assemblymember Luz Rivas

Today we welcome California Assemblymember Luz Rivas of the 39th District encompassing the northeastern San Fernando Valley, running up into the San Gabriel Mountains. We discuss her background in engineering, going to MIT, and how that led to her STEM non-profit (https://www.diygirls.org) and her entry into politics. We then segue into a detailed discussion of her budget asks, what some of her bills look like, including her work on housing, homelesness, school nurses, and remove the word “alien” from the California legal code, as well as her work as chair of the Natural Resources Committee.

July 9, 2021

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