David Levitus is the founder and Executive Director of LA Forward. As founder, he saw the need to unite the rising generation of progressive Angelenos with the organizers and policymakers who have been in the trenches for decades in order to build a powerful movement for a just, sustainable world. David has spent 15 years advocating and organizing for policies at the local, state, and federal levels on issues ranging from affordable housing and workers' rights to environmental justice, immigration, gun control, and healthcare. Along the way, he earned a Ph.D. in History focused on strategies to build progressive power and equitable cities. David hosts the "LA Forwards & Backwards" podcast and his essay, "All Policy, No Power" on Democrats' failure to build political power for the long-haul recently appeared in the LA Review of Books. He is on the board of the 54th AD Democratic Club, recently served on the West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council, and was elected as delegate to the California Democratic Party.