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Janice Hahn


Janice Hahn (born March 30, 1952) easily won a congressional seat in the Los Angeles-area beach cities, ending July 2011, in fending off a challenge from Republican Craig Huey in a sometimes bitter campaign.

Hahn, a Los Angeles City councilwoman and member of a political dynasty, earned about 55% of the vote to Huey's 45%.

She succeeded Democrat Jane Harman, who resigned to run a Washington think tank, in California's 36th District.[1]

AFL-CIO endorsement

L.A. Councilwoman Janice Hahn picked up the endorsement, March 22, 2011, of the L.A. County Federation of Labor, a big boost for her congressional campaign.

Hahn was running against Secretary of State Debra Bowen, anti-war activist Marcy Winograd, and three Republicans in the May 17 special primary in the 36th District. The seat opened up when nine-term incumbent Jane Harman retired to take the helm of a D.C. think tank.

The Fed's endorsement is a big deal because they've mastered the process of turning out voters in super-low-turnout special elections.

Hahn was one of the most pro-labor members of the L.A. City Council, a consistent opponent of layoffs and furloughs for city workers.

"As a councilwoman, Janice Hahn has always been a true fighter on the side of working people, and we know that she will be a champion for labor in Congress," said Maria Elena Durazo, the Fed's executive secretary treasurer, in a prepared statement. "We know that Janice Hahn will devote herself 100% to creating good paying middle class jobs with benefits."[2]

Swearing in

Congresswoman Janice Hahn took her oath of office January 19, 2013 in front of a crowd of over 500, including various elected officials and community leaders at the Carson Community Center. In a joint ceremony with Assemblyman Isadore Hall, Hahn was sworn in by her brother, Superior Court Judge and Former Mayor of Los Angeles, James Hahn.

Congresswoman Hahn was introduced by Maria Elena Durazo, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, who hailed Hahn as a champion for working men and women everywhere and a true fighter for her constituents.

In her remarks, Hahn spoke about the honor of being part of the most diverse Congress in history, and representing this particular district, much of which she governed for over a decade on the Los Angeles City Council. “From the Watts Towers to the cranes of the Port of Los Angeles, the Gateway Towne Center in Compton to the Tweedy Business Mile in South Gate, St. Francis Hospital in Lynwood to the Charles Drew School of Nursing in Willowbrook—there is so much love, strength, history, and vitality in this district,” said the Congresswoman.[3]

Early Life

Hahn was raised in a politically involved family. She is the daughter of the late Ramona Hahn (née Fox)[4] and the late Kenneth Hahn, a 40-year Los Angeles County Supervisor who started his career in elective politics as a Los Angeles City Councilman.[5]. Her uncle, Gordon Hahn, was a member of the California Assembly and a Los Angeles City Councilman from the late 1940s to the early 1960s. Her brother, James Hahn, served as Los Angeles City Controller from 1981 to 1985, City Attorney from 1985 until 2001, and Mayor of Los Angeles from 2001 until 2005. Hahn's maternal grandparents served as missionaries in Japan in the 1920s and 1930s.[6].

Dynasty

Janice Hahn also a member of L.A.'s only multi-generational political dynasty. Her father, Kenneth Hahn, served as one of L.A. County's five elected supervisors for 40 years, from 1952 to 1992, during which time his south-county district turned from white to black - a transition Hahn weathered brilliantly by his early support for Martin Luther King, Jr., and the then-fledgling civil rights movement, and by hiring and promoting a number of African Americans who went on to become the city's first generation of black elected officials. His son, Jim Hahn, was elected L.A. city attorney and then, in 2001, mayor. Jim, however, was always uncomfortable in the spotlight, and gave the impression that he was only in politics to fulfill his father's expectations - something that L.A. voters apparently figured out for themselves in 2005, when they denied Hahn re-election by voting for Antonio Villaraigosa. (Jim Hahn is now a judge.) [7]

Mentored by Dymally

Mervyn Dymally, a former Lieutenant Governor of California, passed away October 2012, in Los Angeles. He was 86.

Congresswoman Janice Hahn issued a statement. “Mervyn Dymally was an icon, a legend, and one of the most loved and revered leaders in all of California. He was a fierce advocate for his constituents as a state legislator, member of congress, and as California’s 41st lieutenant governor. He was a man of strong principles and values. We will always be grateful for his leadership in the building of MLK Hospital in Watts. He’s always been a mentor and a friend. Mervyn will surely be missed.”[8]

Honoring Dymally

The late Mervyn Dymally, a far left Los Angeles-based lawmaker for decades, was honored at a Dec. 12, 2012, memorial service in Washington DC.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) hosted the event, at the House Visitors Center, Room 215.

Among those slated to speak were Democratic Reps. Maxine Waters and Karen Bass of Los Angeles and Janice Hahn of San Pedro. [9]

LA City Council

Since being elected in 2001, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn" has been a champion for the people. Following in the footsteps of her father, beloved County Supervisor Kenny Hahn, she is a courageous leader who provides a voice for those that most need to be heard."

Elected to the Charter Reform Commission in 1997, Janice helped move the city in a new direction. Because of her, "Los Angeles now boasts a widely successful neighborhood council system–ensuring that community stakeholders have a say in local issues".

Along with Mayor Jim Hahn, Janice was instrumental in the early development of the waterfront promenade in the Harbor Area. She has always believed that a grand promenade that stretches from the Vincent Thomas Bridge to the outer breakwater is essential to creating a world-class waterfront.[10]

"She is proud to have walked the picket lines with the ILWU when they were locked out of the docks in 2002. She successfully fought to see that hotel workers along the Century Corridor near LAX received a fair living wage; implemented a system to provide quality family health care for workers at Los Angeles World Airports and has worked to transform truck drivers at the Port of Angeles from struggling, independent drivers into well-paid employee drivers. She has stood with airport workers, grocery workers, court interpreters, nurses, and others, in the struggle for good jobs. Janice strongly believes that there should never be a class of people termed the “working poor.” People who work hard should not be poor in Los Angeles."[11]

She has been called "one of the most pro-labor members" of the City Council, and a "consistent opponent of layoffs and furloughs for city workers."[12]

“Contract, Yes! Government intervention, No!”

“Contract, Yes! Government intervention, No!” was the message of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), the AFL-CIO, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and many mayors at rallies up and down the West Coast, Aug. 12. Thousands took to the streets in protest of a threat by the Bush administration to take over ports militarily in the event that the union decides to strike.

“I’m here because I think you are right on track. The stakes could not be higher,” Daschle said to the Portland, Ore., rally. “I say this administration is wrong, wrong, wrong, and you’ve got every right to fight, fight, fight!”

“We will be with you until the last day to see that you get what you deserve,” Daschle said as he pledged that Democrats nationwide would defend the union’s right to strike.

Backing that message were other prominent Congressional Democrats including Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.), who joined Daschle in Portland; Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Reps. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.) and House Democratic Whip Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sent strongly worded messages to the rallies.

Los Angeles City Councilmember Janice Hahn, representing Mayor James Hahn and the City Council, told the rally in Long Beach, Calif., of over 3,000 that the “3.5 million people in the city of Los Angeles are behind you.”

She announced that the mayor and City Council passed a resolution officially opposing any intevention by federal government in negotiations.

“The heavy hand of government” should not be allowed “to influence or change the outcome of contract negotiations,” Hahn said. “Nobody wants to strike, but it is your right!”

“President Bush, if you close down the ports, we will close down San Pedro and we will close down Long Beach!” shouted Los Angeles County Federation of Labor Executive Secretary-Treasurer Miguel Contreras, who chaired the Long Beach rally.[13]

Supporting the ILWU

The Reverend Jesse Jackson, Jr. joined elected officials, labor leaders and more than 300 unionists Sept. 5, 2002, at a press conference at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor headquarters, to send a powerful message to the Bush Administration in solidarity with the ILWU.

“Bush, stay off the docks!” roared Rev. Jackson with ILWU longshore Local 13 President Ramon Ponce De Leon and a stage full of prominent leaders by his side.

“The ILWU is not alone. Labor in Los Angeles is with you and we have a lot of friends in the City Council, state legislature and Congress,” said Miguel Contreras, Executive Secretary Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, who chaired the press conference. “If we need to be down on the docks, we will be there with you!”

Los Angeles City Council member Janice Hahn (San Pedro) rocked the press conference when she shouted, “If the federal government insists on waging war, then the brothers and sisters of labor and the city of Los Angeles will stand behind the ILWU.”

Harry Bridges fought for the right to strike and no one can take that away, and we have 3.8 million residents behind us,” chimed in Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti (Echo Park), a co-initiator with Hahn of a resolution unanimously passed by the City Council. Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn has also sent a letter to Bush calling on him not to intervene.

Assembly member Alan Lowenthal (D-San Pedro), joined on stage by many legislators, upped that ante, announcing that the state legislature also just passed a resolution calling on Bush to butt out. “We represent 34 million people and this is our line to Bush—stay out of California!” Lowenthal demanded.[14]

No War In Iraq

On Feb. 18, 2003, seven members of the Los Angeles City Council voted "yes" after Eric Garcetti eloquently introduced the No War In Iraq resolution which was seconded by Ruth Galanter. Seven strong statements were made on behalf of the innocent civilian populations of Iraq and against a preemptive, first-strike policy by the U.S. The "only problem at City Council today was IT NEEDED 8 VOTES TO PASS!"

The seven voting "yes"---Cindy Miscikowski, Ed Reyes, Nate Holden, Janice Hahn, Ruth Galanter, Tom LaBonge and Eric Garcetti------needed an eighth vote.

Nick Pacheco who is expected to vote yes was absent.

Cindy Miscikowski, in "a admirable procedural step", cited the lack of a decisive vote--- 7 to 5 --- and moved that a final vote take place Friday. That proposal was accepted.

Neighbors For Peace & Justice, actors Ed Asner and David Clennon, the religious, labor and academic leaders who spoke so effectively and the hundreds, from virtually every movement, who showed up to keep their feet.

Coalition for World Peace urged its members to pressure Coucil members to obtain the deciding eigth vote.[15]

"Living Wage"

In 2006, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy and a coalition of community, labor and religious groups joined with Los Angeles City Councilmembers Janice Hahn and Bill Rosendahl in leading the effort to pass the living wage law. The policy initiative was part of a larger campaign to transform conditions near LAX, where one in four residents live below the federal poverty line. The legislation also had strong support from L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Workers, students, and religious leaders stood together during this historic fight to end the poverty generated by Los Angeles’ airport hotels,” said Vivian Rothstein, deputy director of LAANE. “Some of the hotels have recognized that it is better to work together to revitalize the local tourism industry and upgrade jobs. Other hotels are still learning.”[16]

September 28, 2006 more than 2,000 people marched down Century Boulevard near Los Angeles International Airport, and more than 300 people, including two LA City Council members and other elected officials, clergy, union leaders and students, were arrested as part of a well-orchestrated civil disobedience sit-in--to protest the mistreatment of low-wage hotel workers by thirteen hotels in the airport area.

The grassroots campaign culminated four months later, on January 31, when the LA City Council voted to extend the city's living-wage law to the 3,500 employees at the LAX hotels. Their pay ed bump up to $10.64 an hour on July 1, and they would get ten days of paid vacation, a significant improvement for most of the workers, primarily immigrants from Mexico and Central America.

The City Council initially approved the living-wage extension in November, over the objections of the business community and a Los Angeles Times editorial. But then the LA Chamber of Commerce and the hotel industry collected enough signatures to put the measure on the May ballot, pledging to raise more than $5 million for a media campaign to persuade voters to rescind the law. The hotel workers' union (UNITE HERE), the LA County Federation of Labor and the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)--the key backers of the law--were prepared to defend the law with a grassroots campaign of their own, which they expected would cost $1.5 million.

The strong City Council support for the law was due in large part to what LAANE organizer Vivian Rothstein called the members' "personal engagement" with the plight of the hotel workers. Council members Ed Reyes and Jose Huizar, who were arrested in the September civil disobedience, "put their bodies on the line," Rothstein said.

In addition, at the request of UNITE HERE, more than half of the fifteen City Council members visited hotel workers at their jobs and homes. Many were horrified by the workers' living and working conditions but also moved by their resolve to win improvements from their employers. Councilmember Janice Hahn, the living-wage law's chief sponsor, experienced an altercation with a hotel security guard when she insisted on talking with a hotel manager, an incident that strengthened her commitment to the workers' cause.[17]

After the unanimous vote in favor of the update to the living wage, Councilmembers Janice Hahn and Bill Rosendahl joined the Reaching Higher for Healthcare Coalition, a diverse group of healthcare advocates and community, labor and faith-based organizations brought together by LAANE in support of the living wage amendment, at a press briefing. “When we are spending millions to revitalize LAX, the very least we can do is provide quality health care to airport workers and their families, who work so hard and who serve as the face of our city,” said Councilwoman Hahn. “With all of the attention being focused on national health care reform, Los Angeles is leading the way.”[18]

"They were rude to me"

In early February 2006, Hahn, as the chair of the Commerce, Trade and Tourism Committee, was invited by the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy to gauge the mood and working conditions of airport hotel employees. No sooner had Hahn begun speaking with workers in the lobby of the LAX Four Points Sheraton than she was surrounded by security staff.

“They were very, very aggressive with me,” she told the LA Weekly. The councilwoman claimed that she had identified herself but was quickly escorted out of the hotel along with a member of her staff, a LAANE activist and a union organizer.

“They were rude to me,” she said.

Hahn later spoke to the Weekly about the incident last Thursday during a rally for the Coalition for a New Century, a grassroots organization that is trying to obtain city investment for the neighborhood immediately outside the airport.

The coalition is spearheaded by LAANE, the social-justice group responsible for the passage of L.A.’s landmark living-wage law. It has launched this project, members say, to revitalize the Century Boulevard corridor by reducing crime and by raising living standards of workers employed by LAX and the area’s hotels — many of whom live in nearby Lennox, Inglewood and Hawthorne. The Coalition for a New Century plan calls for replacing the area’s strip clubs with a mini–conference center, movie theaters, shopping centers and family-oriented businesses, while encouraging hotel owners to allow their workers to unionize.[19]

Port Trucking Plan

On March 20, 2008, the Port of Los Angeles adopted a port trucking plan that is based on the model that Natural Resources Defense Council and organized labor wanted. However, NRDC could not have achieved this result on its own. Nor could labor. In April , thousands of people from the Teamsters, UNITE-HERE, Farmworkers, Change To Win, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, NRDC, the Sierra Club Harbor Vision Task Force, East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, and the Coalition for Clean Air rallied to show their support for the port of LA’s clean trucks plan and their desire to work together on future port expansion projects. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Port-area Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn joined the list of speakers.[20]

Mitigation Trust Fund

On October 26, 2010, the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners approved a landmark agreement to establish the Port Community Mitigation Trust Fund. The Board voted unanimously to create anew nonprofit which will distribute up to $50 million dollars set aside from revenue generated by Port growth and related operations. The new nonprofit and fund will provide urgently needed community mitigation from Port pollution and Port-related operations to the neighboring communities of Wilmington and San Pedro. The mitigation dollars were committed after a coalition of 17 environmental, community, and labor groups and individuals intervened in the expansion of the TraPac container area in 2007.

The coalition includes the Natural Resources Defense Council, Coalition for a Safe Environment, Communities for a Better Environment, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, Coalition for Clean Air, Harbor Watts Economic Development Corporation, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Sierra Club, and local San Pedro and Wilmington residents, among others. In addition to Public Counsel, coalition interests were represented by Mission Infrastructure, Tal Finney of Dongell, Lawrence, Finney, LLP, and Joseph Burton.

The nonprofit and the fund were part of a settlement brokered by Councilwoman Janice Hahn and developed by Executive Director of the Port, Dr. Geraldine Knatz, in 2008.[21]

LAANE Speakers, Honorees, Entertainers

Speakers, Honorees, Entertainers at Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy events have been;

Peace Action support

Peace Action has supported Janice Hahn since 2008;[24]

Rep. Hahn has hit the ground running in the short time she’s been in Congress. Peace Action West endorsed Janice Hahn in the 2011 special election in California’s 36th district when Rep. Jane Harman retired, and we are supporting her run for reelection in the new 44th district.
Rep. Hahn has taken advantage of every opportunity to push for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, issuing statements, signing letters, cosponsoring legislation, and even giving a press conference on the 10th anniversary of the Afghanistan war at Arlington West, a memorial to fallen soldiers maintained by Veterans for Peace.
In the wake of the Arab Spring, Rep. Hahn has also pushed to shine a spotlight on how US arms sales impact human rights, and to make them more accountable. She signed a letter raising concerns with the administration about arms sales to Bahrain and is an original cosponsor of the Arms Sales Responsibility Act.

Arizona "Boycott"

May 12 2010, Janice Hahn and Ed Reyes, Los Angeles City Council members and co-authors of the resolution, spoke during a news conference after the City Council approved an economic boycott of Arizona, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. LA hopes of pressuring the state of Arizona into repealing a tough immigration law by boycotting it's goods.

Hahn also called for a review of the city's investments and divestiture of any pension funds and bonds proceeds that could be invested in Arizona.[25]

Stonewall Young Democrats

The Board of Directors of Stonewall Young Democrats and Host Committee, invited several California politicians to join them you to join them as they recognized Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson’s unwavering support & dedication for the LGBT Community.

They would also celebrate his election as the newest President of the LA City Council.

The confirmed special guests were: BOE Member Betty Yee, Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Janice Hahn, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Sen. Kevin De Leon, Sen. Alex Padilla, Controller Wendy Greuel, Assemblymembers Steve Bradford, Ricardo Lara, Mike Eng, Bob Blumenfield, Bonnie Lowenthal, Betsy Butler, Tony Mendoza, LA City Councilmembers Paul Krekorian, Eric Garcetti, Bill Rosendahl and LAUSD Board Member Nury Martinez.

The event was hosted by: Debra Wilson, Fmr MadTV cast member, Actress & Comedian, and was held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Home of Eric Bauman & Michael Andraychak in North Hollywood, CA.[26]

Congressional Progressive Caucus

On entering Congress Hahn joined the Congressional Progressive Caucus.[27]

Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

In May 2013, Janice Hahn was listed as an associate member the of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.[28]

PDA contact

In 2013 Progressive Democrats of America assigned activists to deliver their material to almost every US Congressman and Senator, David Greene, was signed as the contact for Rep. Hahn. In June it was Mervis Reissig.[29][30]

Harry Bridges Project Advisory Board

As of 2014 Janice Hahn served on the The Harry Bridges Project Advisory Board. The project was formed to promote the work an ideals of the late Harry Bridges, an iconic Bay Area labor leader and one time secret member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party USA.[31]

Supporting striking truck drivers

Los Angeles Port truck drivers say they were left with no choice but to walk off their jobs July 7, 2014 because the companies that employ them continually rob them of their wages and retaliate against them when, in response, they try to form a union.

Rep. Janice Hahn, who turned out in support, said that the truck drivers, who deliver the goods that generate wealth and income for so many people, also deserve to benefit from good wages and health care for their families.[32]

Carillo connection

Sergio Carrillo was Director of Planning and Economic Development, office of Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn July 2001 – April 2006.

Carillo was Political Director, Janice Hahn for Congress 2011.

He was a Sr. Advisor to Congresswoman Janice Hahn's Office at the United States House of Representatives, 2011[33]

ARA endorsement

The Alliance for Retired Americans Political Action Fund endorsed Janice Hahn in 2014.[34]

CARA

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Staff

The following are past and present staff:[35]

Los Angeles Women's march

The Women’s March on Washington took place in January 2017, with sister marches also being held all over the country in support of the march. Thousands of people" are gathering and participating in the Los Angeles march, with countless celebrities joining in as well". One of the organizers was Emiliana Guereca'

Speakers

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  3. Congresswoman Hahn Takes Oath of Office Jan 19, 2013
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  23. A DECADE OF CITY OF JUSTICE AWARDS DINNER
  24. Peace Action West, How our election work has already made a difference
  25. NVBC news.com, LA approves boycott of Arizona updated 5/12/2010 7:51:11 PM
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