As Executive Director of Inland Region Equality Network (IREN), Abigail Medina has championed environmental protections, educational improvement, equality and fair treatment of LGBT+ individuals in San Bernardino and throughout the Inland Empire. When she is elected to represent Senate District 23, Medina has identified unsafe conditions for pedestrians and cyclists and unsafe communities that allow diesel trucks to enter low-income communities bringing in emissions and toxic air as two of her top priorities in the transportation sector. Medina’s environmental justice and safe streets vision is long-needed in SD 23, where the outgoing incumbent has ignored both.
Senate District 23’s sprawling and oddly-shaped region is comprised of some of the state’s highest peaks, with the communities of the San Bernardino mountains, and some of the lowest valleys, including the cities of Rancho Cucamonga and Hemet. This is definitely some of the most difficult biking and walking terrain in California, but that doesn’t stop Medina from supporting policies that make streets more walk-able and bike-able vs. car-oriented infrastructure updates. She is appalled that pedestrian and cyclists death “continues to happen and that elected officials have done very little to address these tragedies.” CalBike enthusiastically supports Abigail Medina for SD 23.
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 Abigail Medina emerge as a prominent candidate in the SD 23 race. We look forward to seeing her provide the leadership needed to work toward safer and more sustainable transportation alternatives for all Californians.
CalBike is pleased to endorse Abigail Medina for Senate District 23. Please visit her website to find out how you can pitch in and vote for Abigail Medina on March 3, 2020.