Inspired by and driven to create local governments that are accessible, responsive, and effective, Lena will be a Supervisor committed to public health, clean air and water, open space, affordable housing, and universal access to healthcare. Her priorities as the next Supervisor of District 3 include:
Safe and Sustainable Transportation
When Supervisor Wilma Chan was killed by a car last year, Alameda County lost a leader, and Lena and many others lost a friend. Lena will focus on transportation improvements that make our streets and sidewalks safe for all.
Lena will ensure that Alameda County continues to be a leader on the great environmental challenges of our age, including the climate crisis and clean air and water.
Crime has been on the rise in Alameda County, especially in crimes against Asian-Americans. Lena will provide a voice, particularly for the AAPI community, on matters of public safety, including appropriate staffing to solve and prevent serious crimes. Lena will work with the Chinatown Improvement Council on identifying collaborative resources to keep all of us safe.
Poverty and Homelessness
Lena will work to build upon existing and new coalitions to secure state and federal funding to address the root causes of homelessness in Alameda County: housing and shelter, mental health care, rehabilitation from substance abuse, and breaking the cycle of poverty. She’ll expand Alameda County’s mobile family resources center to include nonprofits that help those most in need.
Lena will increase funding for non-profit health care facilities like Asian Health Services, La Clínica de la Raza, and Native American Health Center, as we recover from COVID-19.
Lena strongly supports access to safe and legal abortions. In a post-Roe world, local governments have a moral obligation to protect patients and people providing and facilitating reproductive health services. Lena wants the country to know that Alameda County is a safe place, and she will act with urgency to support clinics as they face increasing demand for abortion services.
As an Alameda City Councilwoman, Lena proudly voted for one of Alameda County’s first initiatives to raise the Pride Flag at City Hall. She strongly supports LGTBQ+ rights without equivocation and will be a champion for equality and equity on the Board of Supervisors. Hatred has no place in Alameda County.
Equity and Racial Justice
We live in an imperfect society with a dark history of bigotry, discrimination, and oppression, but also a history of courageous people trying to make change. Identifying and rooting out systemic biases in our county government is important to Lena. This includes the devastating legacy of redlining, where communities of color (especially Black people) were barred from establishing residency in white neighborhoods, and the reality that communities of color are more likely to live near industrial areas with poor air quality. Diversity is our strength, and Lena is also honored to be part of the rich tapestry of first, second, and third generation immigrants in Alameda County who make our community such a special place.
Lena has experience managing and overseeing large budgets, and she’s not afraid to take tough votes to ensure proper stewardship of the county’s money. Budgets are value statements: they reflect who we are and who we want to become. Lena’s budget priorities will always reflect a commitment to healthy and safe neighborhoods and hope and support for the most vulnerable in our community.
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