Katie Hill is an ardent leader for clean air and clean water and a social justice advocate in California.
Previously, Hill served as Executive Director of People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), a non-profit committed to developing affordable and supportive places for people to live. During her tenure, she grew the organization into the largest non-profit provider of homes for the homeless in the state of California, operating with yearly operations of over $50 million. She also helped to champion and pass historic ballot initiatives Measure H and Prop HHH in order to help alleviate homelessness in Los Angeles County.
In Congress, Hill will focus on the transition to 100% clean energy and addressing the climate crisis. She will advocate to shut down the Aliso Canyon Oil Field and work to end the creation of new power plants. She is the first openly LGBTQ woman to represent California in Congress.
Hill joins the U.S. House after defeating Representative Steve Knight, who earned a 3% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
In her own words:
“Protecting the planet is not just an environmental issue, but a human health issue. Our families and communities need clean air, water and a non-toxic food supply so we can flourish for generations to come. In 2015, the Department of Defense informed Congress the implications of climate change included aggravating global issues, such as poverty, social tensions and food shortages. These are all threats to vital human health and sustainability that we must take seriously, and should inspire us to do whatever it takes to reverse the damage done to our environment.”
Source: Katie Hill for Congress.