Nury Martinez

Los Angeles City Councilmember for the 6th district; LA City Council President

Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez is the first Latina Council President in the City’s 170-year U.S. history. The proud daughter of working-class immigrants, Martinez is a glass-ceiling shattering leader who brings a families-first and Women’s Rights advocacy to her efforts on behalf of the families in the Sixth Council District and the city of Los Angeles. Martinez created the largest renters relief program in the country, helped lead the effort to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the City of Los Angeles, created a task force and increased efforts to help women caught in the nightmare of human trafficking, and championing Paid Parental Leave for City workers and Angelenos Citywide. Martinez’ “Green New Deal” is focused on Environmental Justice first and foremost for low-income, people-of-color communities that historically suffer from polluted air, water and land, more than other affluent communities.