Challenging an incumbent is never easy, especially one of the same political party. But we believe in Fatima Iqbal-Zubair to bring a more progressive vision representing Los Angeles County, and we hope you vote for her on November 8th. Fatima brings a lot of new energy to South LA County and to the greater residents of the state. She believes in focusing on people over wealthy special interests every single time. On issues from biking to affordable housing and transportation justice, Iqbal-Zubair gave excellent responses to our questionnaire and holds great promise for AD 65.
Assembly District 65 encompasses the harbor gateway area stretching from Compton to Wilmington, south to San Pedro. Being adjacent to the ports and the major 405 freeway, this area is heavily dependent on cars and is constantly bogged down with congestion and toxic air. We are very pleased that Fatima understands the consequences of this, and it is reflected in her transportation platform, which centers on working families and mobility options that can help meet our state’s environmental sustainability, public health, and social equity goals. Fatima is clearly making it a priority to serve all residents of her district, with a focus on low-income populations that are often marginalized. In her questionnaire responses, Fatima is clearly the progressive leader we need. She thinks we need drastic changes to our transportation budget and wants to push for an even higher percentage to the active transportation portion in order to combat our climate crisis. Fatima said she “will work to pass a Green New Deal for California, transitioning away from fossil fuel industry jobs and instead investing in things like infrastructure improvements that will center pedestrians, bike/scooter mobility users, accessible and safe public transit, and expand green space, solar panels, retrofitting old buildings with greener technologies, and other parts of a just transition.” That is the type of change we can get behind for AD 65, which is why we are endorsing Fatima Iqbal-Zubair.
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 Fatima Iqbal-Zubair emerge as the prominent candidate in the Assembly District 65 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 Fatima Iqbal-Zubair for District 65 Assembly Member. Please vote for Fatima Iqbal-Zubair on November 8, 2022.