TransForm statement on state transportation committee chairmanships

For Immediate Release: December 15, 2020

CONTACT: Edie Irons, [email protected], 510-334-1344

State Senator Lena Gonzalez and Assemblymember Laura Friedman were recently chosen to to chair the California State Legislature’s Transportation Committees in their respective houses. TransForm Executive Director Darnell Grisby released the following statement:

"On behalf of TransForm, I’d like to congratulate Assemblymember Laura Friedman and Senator Lena Gonzalez on their appointments to chair our state legislative transportation committees. We look forward to working together with Chairs Gonzalez and Friedman for the benefit of all Californians and our climate by rescuing public transit from the grave threats posed by the economic effects of the pandemic, ensuring state transportation spending supports our climate goals, and advancing anti-racist policy solutions. Assemblymember Friedman has shown herself to be aligned with these goals as they relate to transportation, and we have good reason to expect the same from Senator Gonzalez, who has been a champion for racial and economic equity.”

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