40 Under 40 Winner: Jeannine Pearce

jeaninepierceOn Thursday, April 25, the Long Beach Post hosted an event to honor young people from around the city who are doing great things to better their community and beyond. Out of hundreds of nominations from our readers, judges chose 40 winners who run the gamut from educators to artists to business owners to community activists, all of whom represent just a selection of those who are today contributing to the betterment of Long Beach.

One of Jeannine’s nominators succinctly described her as thus: “Woman, mother, social activist.” Though there are many more adjectives that go beyond this list to describe Jeannine, the fact remains that her work for the Long Beach Coalition for New Jobs and a Healthy Community is characterized by those three things. Her work for Measure N won it political success while her People’s State of the City now draws the attention of not just citizens but the powers-that-be of Long Beach’s political structure as an event to pay attention to.

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