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Join our discussion which will include a quick overview of the ACT from Meredith Alexander from CALSTART followed by Assemblymember Garcia and Chris Shimoda providing their perspectives on the importance of vehicle vouchers to allow fleets to afford MHD-ZEVs, review ideas for motivating policymakers to address funding challenges, as well as the potential impact of Governor Newsom’s recent Executive Order.


About the Speakers:

California Assemblymember Cristina Garcia

Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia has been called a “Force of Nature,” first as a dynamic community organizer and civic activist, and now as a new generation of leader in the California State Legislature. Reflective of the cultural change as a state and the new realities of a diverse population of color, Cristina Garcia has embraced her own communities with a message of hope and inclusion.

She has demanded accountability in man-made environmental disasters like Exide and has pushed to make all levels of government more transparent and accountable to voters. She fights for change, with a passion to improve the lives of working people and to brighten the path to the future for our next generation.

As a vibrant new leader of promise, Cristina Garcia has not forgotten where she came from, but with purpose, she also knows where California should be going.

Chris Shimoda

Chris Shimoda is the Vice President of Government Affairs for the California Trucking Association. He has been with CTA since 2007 and previously served as the Association’s Policy Director. Throughout his career, Chris has worked with California agencies including the California Air Resources Board and California Highway Patrol on the development and implementation of major programs and regulations impacting the trucking industry. Chris is a member of several advisory boards and committees, including the California Freight Advisory Committee, the AB118 Advisory Group, and the South Coast AQMD Air Quality Management Plan Advisory Group. He is a graduate of UC Davis.

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