WASHINGTON, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will discuss how local governments can address immigration reform while Congress remains deadlocked on the issue. Garcetti will outline his city's "Step Forward LA" campaign, which has raised nearly $4 million to help 100,000 immigrants achieve legal working status at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Wednesday, July 15.
Garcetti – whose administration has reduced his city's unemployment rate by 3.2 percent by adding 85,000 new jobs and registering 60,000 new businesses over the past two years – will also explain how LA's new $15/hr minimum wage, to be phased in, by 2020, will lift hundreds of thousands of Angelenos out of poverty.
He will also address his city's leadership in water conservation as California battles an historic drought. Last fall, Garcetti issued an aggressive Executive Directive to cut LA's water usage by 20 percent. By the end of this year, 25 million square feet of lawn area will be replaced by drought-tolerant plants.
This NPC Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for Wednesday, July 15 at 10 a.m. in the club's Zenger Room, on the 13th floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th Street NW, Washington DC, 20045.
Like all Newsmakers events, this news conference is open to credentialed media and NPC members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.
Bob Weiner, Newsmakers Committee Host
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