Join U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu for a discussion on the challenges we face both in our nation and in our state in today’s shifting social and political landscape. Rabbi Noam Raucher will introduce the Congresswoman, followed by a Q&A moderated by Peter Braun, Adjunct Lecturer , USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.
THURSDAY, APRIL 20 | 7:30–9pm
PASADENA JEWISH TEMPLE & CENTER
1434 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107
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Judy Chu was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in July 2009. She represents the 27th Congressional District, which includes Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley of southern California.
Rep. Chu currently serves on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over legislation pertaining to taxes, revenues, Social Security, and Medicare. In that Committee, Rep. Chu is a member of the Subcommitees on Health and Human Resources, giving her oversight over healthcare reform and crucial safety net programs.
She also serves on the House Small Business Committee, which has oversight of the Small Business Administration, and is a member of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access.
Chu was first elected to the Board of Education for Garvey School District in 1985. From there, she was elected to the Monterey Park City Council, where she served as Mayor three times. She then was elected to the State Assembly and then California’s elected tax board, known as the State Board of Equalization. In 2009, she became the first Chinese American woman elected to Congress in history.