I nominate Lauren Steiner

I would like to nominate grassroots activist Lauren Steiner because in 2013 alone, she helped organize the LA Solidarity rally attended by 1200 people to defeat the KXL Pipeline.  She organized a rally and march to the Tribune Co. owner Bruce Karsh's home to ask him not to sell the LA Times to the Koch Bros., a march which was credited by insiders as doing the trick.  She initiated and led a three-month campaign to defeat a weak fracking regulatory bill that grew the movement to get a moratorium on fracking in the state.  She organized a huge rally and march to President Obama's Beverly Hills fundraiser to ask him to stop the TPP, a secret trade deal being called NAFTA on steroids and a global corporate coup.  When not organizing direct actions, she marches, writes, produces videos, uses social media and speaks at conferences and on the radio about the corporate takeover of public institutions and resources and the increasing income inequality and its effects on society.  Examples include the movement to privatize public education and the US Postal Service, the desecration of public lands for fracking and the Tar Sands development, the poverty wages of Walmart workers and the criminalization of homelessness.

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Angelenos of the Year: I nominate Lauren Steiner
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