Join Democrats Abroad as we speak with Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday, September 1 from 2:00pm Eastern.
About our speaker: Mayor Garcetti became Mayor of Los Angeles in 2013 after serving as President of the Los Angeles City Council from 2006. He has served in the U.S. Naval Reserve while in the City Council and also was a professor prior to entering public service. He attended Columbia University and also attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar as well as the London School of Economics.
As Mayor, he led and won a campaign to pass the boldest local infrastructure initiative in American history, funding a once-in-a-generation expansion of public transportation. He launched the L.A. College Promise, one of the most ambitious higher education access programs in the nation — serving more than 15,000 students. He is confronting a homelessness crisis by leading an unprecedented regional alliance committed to getting people off the streets and ending chronic homelessness. He raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and cut business taxes to help drive a historic economic recovery that has created a record number of jobs in legacy industries like entertainment and aerospace.
Mayor Garcetti rallied more than 400 mayors in cities across America to adopt the Paris Climate agreement after the Trump Administration pulled out of the pact. He led the first National Day of Action on Immigration, and has put unprecedented local resources toward providing Dreamers and others with legal aid to fight deportation. He has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and Africa and appointed Los Angeles' first Deputy Mayor for International Affairs to expand L.A.'s global ties and bring more jobs, economic opportunity, culture, education, and visitors to the city.
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