With an open seat, we hope you vote for Jennifer Esteen on June 7th. Jennifer brings a lot of new energy to the East Bay area, and for the greater residents of the state. On issues from biking, to affordable housing, and transportation justice, Esteen gave excellent responses to our questionnaire and holds great promise for AD 20.
Assembly District 20 centers around Hayward, going as far north as San Leandro and Dublin in the east. The area is served by regional transit (Bay Area Rapid Transit). However, this route is heavily dependent on cars, so much so that Interstate 880 is constantly bogged down with congestion and toxic air. We are very pleased that Jennifer understands this and it is reflected in her transportation platform, which centers working families and mobility options that can help meet our state’s environmental sustainability, public health, and social equity goals. Jennifer is clearly making it a priority to serve all residents of her district, with a focus on low-income populations that are often marginalized, especially in suburban areas. In her questionnaire responses, she said she wants to “tackle business-related transportation emissions such as emissions from shipping and trucking”, while at the same time “investing in low-income communities and communities of color to improve access and lower the cost of public transportation, and to increase the safety and accessibility of active transportation”. She further adds: “ Low-income families are some of the most active users of public transit. Creating cheaper and better options for these families is not only an issue of equity, but of economic justice.” That is the type of change we can get behind for AD 20, which is why we are endorsing Jennifer Esteen.
The rest of her questionnaire responses are equally as impressive for their breadth and depth of knowledge. For these reasons, we are excited to see Jennifer Esteen emerge as the prominent candidate in the Assembly District 20 race. We look forward to seeing her provide the leadership needed to work toward safer and more sustainable transportation alternatives for all California residents.
CalBike is pleased to endorse Jennifer Esteen for District 20 Assembly Member. Please vote for Jennifer Esteen on June 7, 2022.