This month is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and today Councilmember Blumenfield would like to honor a true civic leader from the West Valley, Corinne Ho, Chair of ISN’s Housing Justice Committee and ISN Board Member. Blumenfield first met Corinne many years ago when they worked together to raise awareness of human trafficking and provide a path out of prostitution for exploited immigrant women and others. She later served as President of the Canoga Park Neighborhood Council and over the years she has championed social justice causes including continuing her work with the taskforce on human trafficking, supporting survivors of domestic violence, advocating for the Everyone In LA campaign to house the homeless, and guiding the Neighborhood Partners In Action Program to get Canoga Park residents better connected with civic resources. In service to the AAPI community, Corinne has also connected many local residents with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, which helps AAPIs participate in the economy and broaden financial empowerment. Corinne is a local civic giant and a AAPI leader and the West Valley is lucky to have her.