Name: Lindsay Bubar
Hometown: Los Angeles
Profession: President, LA chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus
“My name is Lindsay Bubar, and my dream for California is to see full equality for all people and to work hard every day to achieve it.”
Lindsay Bubar is a third-generation Angelino, whose dedication to helping others can be traced to her childhood. Her mother has multiple sclerosis, and not only did she help out at home, her family started a golf tournament to raise money to fight the disease.
By the time Bubar attended the University of Southern California – where she earned degrees in psychology, business and advertising – her strong desire to help others only broadened.
The themes of equality and equity dominate her work and volunteer efforts. She spent time at both the California League of Conservation Voters and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. She currently is president of the National Women's Political Caucus-LA Westside chapter and political director for the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats.
“It's just about human beings and fairness, and everyone being able to have equal access under the law,” Bubar says. “I don't see any reason that it should be any different.”
In working to make California a better place, Bubar recognizes that government has tremendous budget challenges. But, education should be a priority: “Education is the key to having a society that we all benefit from and enjoy living in.”
In Bubar's vision of California, government works to improve funding for education, increase the number of women serving in public office (to reflect their percentage of the state's population), and create “green” jobs.
In turn, Californians must take a role as well. “I believe people should be very active in their communities and find their own voices, working hard every day for the things they care about. Community involvement is huge.”
In the meantime, she wants to see representatives from the different, divided political parties work together and engage in more meaningful conversations to find solutions.
“It needs to not be about politics,” Bubar says. “It needs to be about people.”