Trinity Tran

Trinity Tran is a co-founder and lead organizer of the California Public Banking Alliance (CPBA), Public Bank LA and Divest LA. In February 2017, Trinity created Divest LA which mobilized activists behind the campaign to move the City of Los Angeles’ public funds from Wells Fargo. In June 2017, she co-founded Public Bank LA, which led the Measure B ballot initiative to create a city-owned bank in Los Angeles. In June 2018, she became a founding member of the California Public Banking Alliance and Lead Organizer for the statewide coalition of grassroots groups which conceived of and sponsored State Legislative bill AB 857 to create local public banks in California. The Public Banking Act was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom in October 2019. 

Trinity led the coalition behind the passage of Assembly Bill 1177, the California Public Banking Option Act, with lead author Assemblymember Miguel Santiago and co-sponsors SEIU CA and the California Reinvestment Coalition. AB 1177 was supported by over 250 endorsing organizations.

Trinity is the Executive Director of Urban Partners Los Angeles (UPLA), overseeing one of the largest walk-up food banks in Southern California. UPLA has earned recognition from Congressional District 34 and Assembly District 53 for the organization’s work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trinity was awarded the 2021 Woman of the Year from the California State Assembly District 53 and the 2021 Progressive Champion Award from the California Progressive Alliance. She is devoted to helping underserved populations and transforming the financial system to advance social and economic justice.