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Accomplishments

Recognized for

Leadership

Luz has been recognized for her leadership by labor unions, business groups, environmental groups and community organizations for her accomplishments in the Legislature.

Awards

  • California Labor Federation 100% Labor Champion

  • California State Association of Counties Distinguished Service Award for Homelessness Legislation

  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of CA 100% Legislative Scorecard

  • TechNet Champion of Innovation Award

  • American Society of Civil Engineers Legislator of the Year

  • California Association of Food Banks Award for Commitment to Fighting Hunger

  • California EnviroVoters Sustainability Star

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium and Azul Ocean Champion Award

  • Pacoima Beautiful Environmental Justice Champion Award

  • Heal the Bay Dorothy Green Award

  • The Nature Conservancy Climate Hero Award

  • Climate Resolve Coolest in LA Award

  • Children Now Pro-Kid Champion Award

  • Pukuu Cultural Services (Fernandeno Tatavium Tribe) Civic Spirit Award

  • Northeast Valley Health Corporation Legislative Champion Award

Legislative Accomplishments

  • Climate Change and Environment

    Secured funding to mitigate Extreme Heat and create the first heat wave ranking notification system in the nation

    Jointly authored the Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act (SB54)

    Authored the first bill ever to require Climate Change education to be taught in CA public schools

  • Education and Youth

    Created the first-ever California Youth Commission

    Led legislation to ensure free school lunches. California became the first state to implement a statewide Universal Meals Program for school children

    Advanced several dual language learner bills to identify early childhood DLLs and provide resources

  • Homelessness

    Established the California Interagency Council on Homelessness

    Authored legislation to identify homeless youth and provide services to homeless K-12 children

    Worked with advocates across the state to secure $3 billion of 2023-2024 housing and homelessness-related expenditures