Ready for Women Fellows Leading the Way

In early September, we said goodbye to this year's Ready for Women Fellows. Each year, our City Hall office hosts a fellowship program designed to develop the next generation of female political leaders in our City. Continue reading

In Focus - Braving New Heights

Thank you Rene Eng and InFocus local news from Spectrum for putting a spotlight on this great and important program. Although we've come a long way in the fight for equal rights for women, we can always do better. Growing up, most girls aren't told: "you can be a firefighter when you grow up." Continue reading

Human Trafficking PSA Goes Live at LAX

I am proud to partner with Los Angeles World Airports CEO Deborah Flint in preventing trafficking through LAX. This month, our human trafficking public service announcement went live at the airport.  Continue reading

Kicking Off embRACE L.A.'s 100 Dinners on Race

I was proud to host the third and final kick-off lunch for embRACE L.A. -- City Council President Herb Wesson's 100 dinners on race initiative. The dinners are a chance for Angelenos to gather together, break bread and break through.     Continue reading

Sixth District partners with the Los Angeles Fire Department on Girls Camp

Dozens of young women from across L.A. joined me at Drill Tower 81 in Panorama City for LAFD Girls Camp. The girls learned about what it takes to join the Los Angeles Fire Department from some of the bravest female firefighters in L.A.   Continue reading

"In Her Words": A Women's History Month Celebration

In wrapping up Women’s History Month, I was proud to present “In Her Words” — a celebration of sisterhood and the female experience, and an evening of empowering performances by women.     Continue reading

Hearing from the community at Arleta Neighborhood Council Town Hall

I care deeply about the Valley communities I represent. I always want to hear from residents about the issues that matter to them. It's why I joined community members at the Arleta Neighborhood Council’s East San Fernando Valley Quality of Life Town Hall.  Continue reading

Sixth District, LA Family Housing mark opening of new permanent supportive housing facility

This month, we celebrated the grand opening of Fiesta Apartments in North Hollywood — a new, permanent supportive housing facility in my district that is now home to 49 formerly homeless men and women.  Continue reading

Donated toiletries delivered to Saving Innocence and Journey Out

After collecting more than 12,000 toiletries during my annual drive for human trafficking survivors, my staff delivered them to Saving Innocence and Journey Out -- organizations that provide care and comfort to human trafficking survivors right here in L.A.      Continue reading

More than 12,000 toiletries collected for human trafficking survivors

This year’s toiletry drive for human trafficking survivors was the most successful my office has ever held. Thanks to everyone's generosity, we collected a record 12,337 items! Toiletries can provide comfort to survivors, who are often rescued with little more than the clothes they are wearing.    Continue reading