FREDDY PUZA

Community Leader for a Just, Equitable, and Sustainable Future

As a lifelong Democrat, I’m proud to be running for delegate on the FORWARD 54 slate, a group of grassroots activists who share my deep commitment to the progressive values of our platform.

 

Most recently, I ran for Culver City Council on a progressive platform that advocated reimagining public safety, reinvesting in the community, creating a more sustainable environment, protecting renters and preventing displacement. Although I lost the election by 28 votes, I’m proud of the campaign I ran and proud that I didn’t compromise my values.

 

I was endorsed by Congresswoman Karen Bass, State Senator Holly Mitchell, and the Culver City Democratic Club.

 

I currently serve on the Culver City General Plan Advisory Committee and the Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa Del Rey. Previously, I served on the Culver City Committee on Homelessness. I’ve worked in higher education at LMU for the past 15 years. As a committee member of the California Diversity Forum, I brought their forum to my campus. The event provided resources to first- generation, low-income and students of color to pursue graduate education.

 

I believe that everyone should have access to college or trade schools regardless of economic status. I co-founded a chapter of the Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere and I’m an Implicit Bias instructor. There is no room for discrimination or hate in our society. I am committed to fighting for equity and inclusion. When I was young, adults told me there would never be a Black president or marriage equality. So, I’m not swayed when people say that justice cannot be achieved or that some things will never change.

 

I know it can and it will.

 

As a gay cis-gender male, I’ve been a fierce advocate for LGBTQ and feminist issues. As a board member of the Stonewall Democrats, I have helped support bills and candidates that promote equality for women and the LGBTQ community. I recently was nominated to serve as First Vice President of the Culver City Democratic Club.

 

I believe housing is a human right. As a member of Protect Culver City Renters, I helped advocate for the rent freeze in Culver City and the subsequent push for strong rent control and tenant protections that the City Council ultimately passed.

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