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Ash Kalra (USA CA)

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Ash Kalra (USA CA)
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First Name: Ash
Last Name: Kalra
Middle Name:
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Gender: Male
Start Edit Date: 2017/01/26
End Edit Date: 2017/02/09
Office: CA State Assemblymember
State: California
Assembly District: 27
Party: Democratic
Official Gov Site: https://a27.asmdc.org/
Additional Site: http://www.ashkalra.com/
Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_Kalra
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashkalra2016/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra
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Draft summary for the individual at Wikipedia

Ash Kalra has spoken in favor of climate change action, especially on the local level, stating that California has “to stand out as the shining example in our nation. We don’t need to wait for Washington, D.C.” (1). As the chair of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), he helped “pass a Climate Action Plan to set a process to achieve aggressive state greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals” (2).


1. Jennifer Wadsworth. "Rising Seas, Federal Inaction and Donald Trump Turn Climate Change into a Local Issue." San Jose Inside. December 8, 2016. http://www.sanjoseinside.com/2016/12/08/how-rising-seas-government-squabbling-turned-climate-change-into-a-local-issue/

2. Campaign website. Issues page. http://www.ashkalra.com/issues/environment Accessed January 9, 2017.

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1. What are the individual's views on whether climate change is real and caused by human activity?

From Ash Kalra’s campaign website: “We need to move away from the dirty fossil fuels we have been relying upon since the 19th Century, and move towards 21st Century clean energy to protect our environment, invigorate our innovation economy and preserve our planet for a sustainable future for generations to come.” http://www.ashkalra.com/issues/environment

2. What votes, actions, and governmental/organizational activities on climate change and clean energy has the individual led/supported/opposed?

Ash Kalra was Chair of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and as such helped “pass a Climate Action Plan to set a process to achieve aggressive state greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.” http://www.ashkalra.com/issues/environment

Automatically Generated Legislative Actions

AB 378 Greenhouse gases, criteria air pollutants, and toxic air contaminants.

Ash was coauthor of AB 378.

AB 618 Local Agency Public Construction Act: job order contracting: school districts: community college districts.

  • Ash voted yea (in favor of AB 618 LOW Assembly Third Reading).

3. What has the individual said about local and regional climate-related impacts and activities?

In an article on the importance of local action on climate change, Ash Kalra was quoted as saying, “California’s role is more important than it’s ever been...we have to stand out as the shining example in our nation. We don’t need to wait for Washington, D.C.” And “We already have been. Environmental issues are inherently local anyway. Every decision that we make, from the cars that we drive to the food that we eat, has a cumulative impact on the climate.”

Jennifer Wadsworth, "Rising Seas, Federal Inaction and Donald Trump Turn Climate Change into a Local Issue", December 8, 2016, San Jose Inside, http://www.sanjoseinside.com/2016/12/08/how-rising-seas-government-squabbling-turned-climate-change-into-a-local-issue/

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Other relevant and significant information.

Ash Kalra is the first Indian-American assemblymember. He took the Climate Mobilization pledge as a San Jose council member. https://twitter.com/ash_kalra/status/627217739745095680. He was the first elected official to do so. (Climate Mobilization video cued to his pledge taking https://youtu.be/q5V1avrmTMI?t=1m44s ) (The pledge: http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/sign_the_pledge )