For Immediate Release:
The Strategy Group
Bike the Vote L.A. Enthusiastically Endorses Sarah Kate Levy
for Los Angeles City Council, District 4
Transportation and Safe Streets Advocates Say
Levy is the type of leader L.A. has been looking for
Los Angeles, CA — Sarah Kate Levy, candidate for Los Angeles City Council District 4, received the endorsement from Bike the Vote L.A. The organization's members research candidates and ballot measures in Los Angeles County, specifically focused on issues concerning transportation and safe streets. Bike the Vote L.A. asked candidates to share their plans for a “safer, more equitable, and more sustainable transportation system.”
“Challenger Sarah Kate Levy’s response was so outstanding that Bike the Vote L.A.’s CD4 Election Committee has taken the rare step of making an early endorsement in next year’s primary election, set for March 3rd, 2020,” their endorsement statement reads. “After years of inaction on Vision Zero, the City of Los Angeles is at a crossroads for determining whether it will take the bold steps necessary to end roadway deaths by 2025. With her determined, clear-headed support for the tangible, on-the-ground changes needed to make that vision a reality, Levy is the type of leader L.A. has been looking for.”
Upon receiving the endorsement, Levy stated, “I’m honored to receive the support from Bike the Vote L.A. I believe safer streets save lives, period. Complete streets are also imperative climate action. As a city councilmember, I’ll put people before cars, by adding more safe crossings for pedestrians, protected bike lanes in a contiguous network throughout the city, and dedicated bus lanes. I look forward to working with our community members to create a safer, more sustainable future for Los Angeles.”
Bike the Vote L.A. stated that Councilmember David Ryu has contributed to the dismal pace of new bike and pedestrian infrastructure in Council District 4. He voted against L.A.’s Mobility 2035 Plan and stopped a road diet for 6thStreet. In contrast, Levy outlined her determination to achieve Vision Zero and has placed housing, transportation, and sustainability at the center of her campaign platform, doing the homework necessary to be an informed leader on these topics.
About Sarah Kate Levy
Levy moved to Los Angeles when she was 22 years old to become a writer, when it was possible to rent an apartment for $300 a month, and still support yourself as a low-paid assistant at a television network. Today, that opportunity is no longer possible for others.
Levy is a published author, screenwriter, and the voice behind the parenting blog ChecklistMommy. She is a dues-paying member of the Writers Guild of America, West. Dedicated to advancing women’s rights, Levy serves as the President of the National Women’s Political Caucus, LA Metro, and volunteers with the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project. She also serves on the board of The Library Foundation of Los Angeles.
Levy is a homeowner in Hollywood where she lives with her husband and their four children.
Learn more at www.SarahKateLevy.com.