Emmys Honor Board Member Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Congratulations Julia Louis-Dreyfus on winning your third Emmy® award last night. The Heal the Bay family is fortunate to have you as a board member!

Julia earned her latest Emmy for her performance on HBO’s Veep. She won her other two awards for playing Elaine on Seinfeld and the title character on The New Adventures of Old Christine.

But here’s our favorite of Julia’s versatile performances: Her address to the Los Angeles City Council before it approved a ban on plastic bags earlier this year.

“What is hideously ugly, gigantically dangerous and outrageously expensive, and yet we still use it every single day in Los Angeles? No, it is not the 405. It is plastic bags,” Julia said in public comment.

Whether she’s lending her star power to our annual Bring Back the Beach gala, advocating for clean water issues in publicity interviews or lending her voice at city council meetings, Julia remains down-to-earth and charming no matter the task.

As the actress recently told an interviewer: “I have taken my so-called celebrity and occasionally spent it down on causes or things that I’m passionate about. I’m not running for office. I’m not a scientist. But I’m a concerned citizen.”

Watch Julia crack up Los Angeles City Council members during her testimony in support of the plastic bag ban.

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