My name is Elizabeth Lavertu and I am running for State Assembly because it is time for us to invest in OUR communities. We deserve someone in Sacramento fighting to bring our tax money back and put it to work. We need better roads, better public schools, better economic opportunities, quality healthcare, and more affordable housing and rent.
I am a mother of two amazing boys who have grown up in the 71st Assembly District. I was born and raised in rural America, where I learned and experienced the value of family and community. From volunteering in retirement homes with the Girl Scouts, to running the Vacation Bible School, teaching Sunday School, and facilitating support groups at the Aids Research Center, I have learned that making a positive impact on the lives of others not only brings me fulfillment, but inspires those around me to do the same. It is this same conviction that drives me to build a better and brighter future for my community today.
For the last 20 years I have brought my passion for community involvement to the 71st Assembly District. A large part of my focus has been volunteering at my children’s schools to ensure that arts programs were safeguarded from budget cuts as well as raising over $100,000 for the installation of an outdoor fitness circuit at Jamacha Elementary. Most recently, as the Co-Chair of the Spring Valley Community Planning Group, I have worked diligently to improve our roads, bring economic opportunities to our neglected neighborhoods, and to ensure that we have a plan and the means for future growth and development within our region. Throughout my time advocating for our community, I've come to realize that our district is in need of someone at the State level who is willing to work across party lines and fight to bring our hard earned tax dollars back into our underserved neighborhoods.
I have been dedicated to building a brighter and better future for our community and, when elected, I will bring the same level of passion and perseverance to our district so we can all thrive. I will work to ensure we have more affordable housing options and push to stop skyrocketing rents. I believe healthcare is a human right and I will fight to make sure everyone receives quality care. I will work tirelessly to ensure our kids get a quality education and that our infrastructure is able to meet the needs of our community today. Our community deserves not only an increase in job opportunities but positions with high wages - it is my goal to make that a reality. This election is not about political parties, it’s about working together as a community to build the future we want to see.
I can't do this alone. We need all of our neighbors and community members to raise their voices with me. California will hear from AD71 again. Let's get our fair share from our government. Let's build our communities, together.