Aura Vasquez
Oct 3, 2019 · 2 min read

For Immediate Release:

Danielle Cendejas

The Strategy Group


Aura Vasquez Receives Endorsement From Environmental Champion and Actor Ed Begley, Jr.

Says Vasquez is the best candidate to fight for Environmental Justice and a Green New Deal for Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA — Ed Begley, Jr. has chosen his candidate to represent Los Angeles City Council, District 10 and it’s Aura Vasquez. A former city commissioner and an environmental advocate, Vasquez and Begley, Jr. have joined forces in recent years to advocate for a clean energy future with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign. Begley, Jr. is supporting Vasquez because he believes Los Angeles needs leaders who will focus on sustainability and community health.

“Our climate is in crisis and we need to act locally,” said Ed Begley, Jr. “I am supporting Aura Vasquez because she is unapologetic in her advocacy for environmental justice and fighting for a Green New Deal for Los Angeles. She will push Los Angeles to 100% renewable energy and put an end to dangerous oil and gas drilling operations in our neighborhoods. We need Aura’s leadership on the Los Angeles City Council.”

Begley, Jr. has been an active member of Los Angeles’ movement for a clean energy future. He lives by example with a LEED Certified home powered by solar. Begley, Jr. has had a long and successful career in entertainment as an actor, writer, and director.

“I am thrilled to have the endorsement of Ed Begley, Jr,” stated Vasquez. “He is a warrior for environmental causes and I have a deep respect for his advocacy. I look forward to working with him, and everyone fighting for climate action as a member of the Los Angeles City Council.”

About Aura Vasquez

Vasquez is a Columbian-born immigrant, community leader, fearless advocate for environmental and racial justice. She is running to represent Los Angeles City Council, District 10.

Vasquez championed immigrants’ rights with the PICO Network and spearheaded the effort to ban single-use plastic bags. She helped lead the Sierra Club’s groundbreaking ‘Beyond Coal’ Campaign, securing a commitment to a coal-free future in Los Angeles.

Vasquez became the youngest person and first immigrant to serve on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners. She led the fight to retire three coastal gas plants putting LA on track to reach 100% renewable energy by 2045.

She is a small businesswoman who consults for organizations and creates narratives that transform communities.

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An immigrant, community leader, fearless social & environmental justice advocate running to be the first Afro-Latina elected to represent L.A Council Dist 10

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