Lauren Perotti

Executive Board Candidate

Lifetime Democrat and Activist

 

Current AD46 Assembly District Delegate

 

Founder and Co-President of Democratic Parents

 

LACDP’s Roosevelt Awards’ Female Democrat of the Year for AD46 

 

Member, CADEM ad hoc Financial Committee on fundraising and limiting corporate donations 

 

Executive Board, Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley (DPSFV)

After being a lifelong democrat and activist, I decided to become more actively involved in local party politics following the 2016 election. It’s been an honor to serve as one of AD46’s elected delegates, and it would be a privilege to serve for the next two years. 

 

During this current term, I’ve invested an enormous amount of energy  toward pushing the state party to focus on, and advocate for, progressive action and legislation. I co-wrote, garnered widespread support for, defended, and helped pass a resolution forcing the California Democratic Party (CADEM) to take a stand against noted anti-feminist, anti-LGBTQ+, anti-labor, Catholic health provider Dignity Health. Because of this work, CADEM now condemns affiliations between public hospitals and religious institutions. I continued my advocacy by co-sponsoring a resolution to keep Corporate PAC money out of the Party, and soon became a member of an ad hoc Financial Subcommittee in charge of building a proposal for an overall fundraising strategy, including placing limitations on corporate donations and a grading scale of said corporations.

 

On the local level, as an elected member of the Executive Board of the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley (DPSFV), I sit on the Political Action Committee, voting on resolutions and legislation to move our city forward. In recognition of my work in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles, my colleagues nominated me to receive the Los Angeles County Democratic Party’s Roosevelt Award for Female Democrat of the Year for AD46. Since then, I founded and remain Co-President of Democratic Parents, a Democratic club affiliated with Los Angeles County. 

 

This year has brought so many new challenges.  Yes, we’ve won the most important presidential election of our time while surviving a global pandemic, but having a new administration will not automatically rid our country, state, or city of the problems that exist today.The pandemic highlights some of our most glaring inequities and emphasizes the need to act on our more pressing problems.  

 

I believe: 

1. In Medicare for All

2. In a Green New Deal 

3. In quality, equitable education

4. That Black Lives Matter

5. That love is love 

6. That families belong together 

7. That change starts here.

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