Topics: Solving the Climate: Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America
On today's edition of Solutions News we are talking about the climate emergency. That’s right, we're calling it a Climate Emergency because that’s what it is. Yes, there are numerous other issues that have been dominating the headlines in the last few weeks and months, but among those, especially in the last few weeks, are many headlines about natural disasters: high winds and high heats. Hurricanes, Fires and Floods. So, what are we going to do about it?
Well, one thing that MUST happen is that our policy makers need to get active and pass legislation that moves our society off the worst polluting and extractive industries and towards regenerative, renewable models of power, food and transportation, and start putting resilience at the forefront of how we make decisions. With that, we are thrilled that Congresswoman Julia Brownley will be our guest today and together we will discuss the recent US House Select Committee’s report “Solving the Climate: Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America”. Tune in to hear more...
Julia Brownley was first elected to Congress in 2012 to serve as the Representative for California’s 26th District, which encompasses most of Ventura County and a portion of Los Angeles County, including the cities of Ventura, Oxnard, Ojai, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Camarillo, Newbury Park, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, and Westlake Village.
Brownley began her career in public service in 1994 after deciding to run for the local school board as a way to advocate for a better education for her daughter, who had dyslexia, and other special-needs students. She won and served on the school board for three subsequent terms working to ensure that local schools provided a quality education for every student in the district. She was elected to the California State Legislature in 2006, where she served as Chairwoman of the Assembly Education Committee for four years. She also served on every educational committee in the Assembly, including the Committee on Higher Education, Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance, and the State Allocation Board.
After graduating with a B.A. in political science from George Washington University and earning an M.B.A. from American University, Congresswoman Brownley worked in marketing in private industry before finding her true calling in public service. She resides in Thousand Oaks, and has two children: Fred, who graduated from UCLA Medical School and is currently doing his residency in Chicago, and Hannah, who works on poverty and HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa for an international aid organization.
Julia Brownley, our guest on TBD