Faisal Gill

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Faisal Gill immigrated to the United States from Pakistan when he was young. After growing up in a working-class community in Virginia, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government from American University. He also went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the American University Washington School of Law [1, 2]. Following his graduation from law school, Gill joined the Navy as a JAG Corp officer and was stationed in California. Gill also served as a spokesperson for the American Muslim Council in Los Angeles [1].

Key Issues

Criminal Justice

Gill wants to make LAPD body camera videos available to the public. He also wants to create a review process for arrests by officers with previous misconduct issues. He also wants to reduce the number of briberies or endorsements happening in the LAPD. Gill also wants to reform, establish standards for, and expand diversion programs. He also hopes to end cash bail [1].  

Homelessness

Gill wants to decrease the criminalization of unhoused people. He wants to support housing policies that will increase access to housing for LA residents. He also wants to enforce the Home Sharing Ordinance for short-term rentals in LA [1].  

Environment

Gill wants to monitor corporations for environmental degradation and create “Green Zones” for people living in toxic environmental hot spots. He wants to sue companies dumping toxic substances in lower-income communities and provide lower-income communities affected by climate change with a fund.

Constitutional Rights

Gill does not want to prosecute protestors exercising their First Amendment right to protest [1]. 

Immigration

Gill hopes to give detained immigrants access to attorneys and decrease harassment against immigrants in ICE. He wants to create equal treatment for immigrants [1].

Health Care

Gill hopes to pass AB 1400 so that California families can have increased access to health care [1].  

Corruption

Gill wants to follow privacy and data laws, and decrease fraud and corruption in business practices. He wants to investigate the current City Attorney’s role in the LA Department of Water and Power billing scandal with transparency [1]. 

Economy

Gill wants to create an online portal where LA workers can anonymously report unsafe working conditions, delayed wages, or abuse. Gill also hopes to create equity between smaller and larger companies in the cannabis industry [1]. 

Endorsements

California Faculty Association—Los Angeles; International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Southern California District Council; National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW); Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 721; Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2015; UA Local 761, Plumbers and Fitters; United Steelworkers Local 675; United Steelworkers LA/OC Legislative Education Committee; Abundant Housing LA; Americans for Democratic Action of Southern California; Black Los Angeles Young Democrats; California College Democrats; End Police Brutality PAC; Feel The Bern Democratic Club, San Fernando Valley; Healthcare for All – Los Angeles; Jane Fonda Climate PAC; Los Angeles African American Women Political Action Committee; Los Angeles City Attorney Coalition; Los Angeles Progressive; LA Forward Action; Miracle Mile Democratic Club; New Politics; Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats (PALAD); UCLA Bruin Democrats’ Youth Climate Strike Lo; Angeles; Ami Bera: U.S. Congressmember; Ro Khanna: U.S. Congressmember; Ilhan Omar: U.S. Congressmember; General Keith Ellison: Minnesota Attourney; Steven Bradford: California State Senator & Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus; Sydney Kamlager: California State Senator; Isaac Bryan: California State Assemblymember; Reggie Jones-Sawyer: California State Assemblymember; Tina McKinnor: California State Assemblymember; Holly Mitchell: Los Angeles County Supervisor; Mike Bonin: Los Angeles City Councilmember; Ali Sajjad Taj: Former Mayor of Artesia; Pastor Welton Pleasant II; Pastor William D. Smart Jr; Pastor K.W. Tulloss; Roy P. Crocker: Professor of Law at the University of Southern California; Jasmyne Cannick: LACDP Delegate; Michael Ebenkamp: North Hills East Neighborhood Council President; Arturo Flores: LACDP Delegate; Christine Hallquist: Executive Director of the Vermont Community Broadband Board; Eunisses Hernandez: Criminal Justice Reform Advocate; Fran Jemmott: Founder of California Black Women’s Health Project & Former Directors of the Liberty Hill Foundation; Daymond Johnson: Empowerment Congress Central President; Hans Johnson: East Area Progressive Democrats; Mansoor Khan: Echo Park Neighborhood Council President; Torie Osborn: Former Executive Director of the L.A. LGBT Center and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Mustafaa Tajuddin: former PICO Neighborhood Council President; Furkan Yalcin: North Westwood Neighborhood Council President

Sources

1 Official Website

2 LinkedIn

3 Wikipedia

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