Yassamin Ansari is the Vice Mayor of Phoenix and the youngest woman ever elected to the Phoenix City Council, representing one of the most diverse districts in the fifth-largest and fastest growing city in the country.
The proud daughter of immigrants and graduate of Stanford and Cambridge universities, Yassamin led the charge to pass the city’s first Climate Action Plan, has fought for the protection of reproductive rights, and secured millions in free tuition for students pursuing community college and good jobs in the trades.
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Phoenix council member and former U.N. climate adviser Yassamin Ansari pushes for climate action and sustainable energy
“We are on the front lines of climate change from extreme heat to air pollution,” said Ansari.
We need 1 more vote to keep Phoenix families in their mobile homes
Families could face homelessness if the Phoenix City Council fails to create a zoning designation for three mobile home parks.
Phoenix City Council bans ‘source of income’ discrimination for renters, home buyers
The Phoenix City Council has given overwhelming approval to a measure that would prevent landlords and property owners from discriminating against renters or buyers who rely on public assistance for income.
Can cities eliminate heat-related deaths in a warming world? Phoenix is trying.
Phoenix hopes a new Office of Heat Response can move fast enough to counter the impacts of deadly heat.