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Wednesday, 29 April 2015
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " AUTUMN R. BURKE " SHE REPRESENTS THE 62nd DISTRICT IN THE CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY
Throughout her career, Burke has maintained a passion for serving the community. She is a member of Count Me In for Women, an organization that promotes the growth of women-owned businesses. She's also a board member of the Yvonne Burke Foundation, which provides scholarships for young people in Los Angeles County to attend colleges and universities as well as career training programs. A longtime supporter of the Compton Jr. Posse, Burke helps give at-risk youth alternatives to street life through creative programs that foster a greater sense of belonging.
Burke is the daughter of former Los Angeles County Supervisor, Assemblywoman and U.S. Congresswoman, Yvonne Burke. Autumn Burke's election to the legislature marks the first time in California history that a mother and daughter have both served in the State Assembly.
Assemblywoman Burke is the chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Career Technical Education and Building a 21 Century Workforce, and a member of the Assembly Committees on Accountability and Administrative Review, Health, Housing and Community Development, Utilities and Commerce, and Rules, as well as the Legislative Black Caucus, Legislative Environmental Caucus, and the Legislative Women's Caucus. She represents the cities of Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale, El Segundo, and Gardena, the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Westchester, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Venice, and Del Rey, and communities of Del Aire, West Athens, Lennox, Westmont, and Marina del Rey.