In celebration of Women’s History Month, Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) has honored Trinity Tran as Woman of the Year for the 53rd Assembly District. As a community organizer and activist, Tran has paved the way for economic justice to Los Angeles and California, Santiago said.
“I am absolutely honored to give this distinction to Trinity Tran. She has worked tirelessly to fight for economic justice for many members of my district and people across California,” he added.
As co-founder and lead organizer of California Public Banking Alliance, Public Bank L.A. and Divest L.A., Tran has mobilized activists in Los Angeles and Sacramento to advocate for public banking options at the city and the state level. She formed a statewide coalition to support AB 857 – the Public Banking Act – which was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2019. Tran has also worked to address food insecurity in Los Angeles as the volunteer executive director of Urban Partners Los Angeles, which runs one of the largest food banks in the area. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, UPLA has provided food to thousands of individuals and families.
“I am incredibly honored to receive this recognition from Assemblymember Miguel Santiago and the 53rd Assembly District,” Tran said.