5:30pm - Public Reception | 6:00pm - Public Lecture
About the Lecture and Speaker
Join the Goldman School of Policy, the Berkeley Forum, and California State Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León for a discussion on Californias climate policy leadership and its broader efforts to protect the states progressive policies, economy, and people from federal overreach.
As President pro Tempore of the California Senate, Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) has led the 40-member Senate body to historic accomplishments that will improve the lives of Californians, the states environment and economy for decades to come.
In his three years leading the Senate, Senator de León has empowered his caucus members to take on big and bold legislation that has shaped the policy conversation in the nation. Through his ambitious approach to policymaking, he has authored groundbreaking legislation on a variety of issues that are now national models. The progress that has been made on critical issues confronting California and the nation stands in stark contrast to the gridlock in the U.S. Congress.
He is the first Latino elected to lead the State Senate in over 130 years.
Senator de León is focused on building a more prosperous, equitable, and sustainable economy for the Golden State.
This event is free and open to the public. Persons who wish to request disability related accommodations, including sign-language interpreters, should call (510) 642-5032. Please request accommodations as early as possible to assure the best arrangement. This event will be taped and released on our >a href=http://uctv.tv/public-policy/>UCTV channel</a>.