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Assembly District 41

DEMOCRATS FOR JUSTICE

Altadena    Claremont    La Verne   Monrovia      Pasadena    Rancho Cucamonga

San Antonio Heights    San Dimas    Sierra Madre    South Pasadena   Upland

Maro Kakoussian

Climate Justice Organizer

I'm an organizer in the greater Los Angeles area where I work on issues ranging from oil and gas extraction, climate justice, sustainability, racial and economic justice, and immigration. I currently work on local and statewide environmental and climate justice campaigns to address neighborhood oil drilling in low-income communities of color. My efforts helped establish the Climate Emergency Mobilization Office in Los Angeles which aims to protect all residents, especially the most vulnerable, from the health and economic impacts of the climate crisis.

 

As a first generation Armenian-American, I was born and raised in Pasadena. I uphold the idea of universal human rights and have dedicated my life to fight for social justice issues. 

 

I am currently a delegate for the 41st Assembly District and is running for re-election. I served on the Green Campus Action Plan Committee at UC Riverside and as Co-President of UCR's Chapter of the Life You Can Save. I am a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and formerly served as the VP of Legislation and Issues for the Democrats of Pasadena Foothills. I studied Spanish at Universidad Internacional in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and speak fluent Armenian. I hold a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of California, Riverside.