Current AD46 Delegate
CA State Chapter Co-Lead, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Co-Founder and Co-President, Democratic Parents Club
Lobbied in Sacramento for common sense gun laws and budget increases for California’s Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program
Founding Member, Parents Supporting Teachers
Partnered with Women’s March as a co-planner of the 2018 Los Angeles March for Our Lives event
Voted Mom of the Year by her two boys
Hi! My name is Samantha Dorf and I'm a delegate for Assembly District 46 running for re-election with the Unity slate. My career in grassroots activism began in 1989 during a teachers strike. I was in 5th grade and organized a school wide sit-in, in support of the teachers. That was 30 years ago and since then, I haven’t stopped community organizing and fighting for what I believe is right.
Now, as a mother of 2 young boys, I want to do all I can to make the world a better place. It is not just about me, it is about my kids. It’s about all of our kids and the planet we leave to them.
My enough is enough moment, the moment that really got me to step up into activism on a larger scale, was the Pulse nightclub shooting. It was then that I realized I could no longer sit idly by waiting for someone to do something. I had to help be a part of the movement for change.
I have a responsibility to teach my children to check their privilege and stand up for what's right. I want them to understand that if you know something is wrong, you cannot stay silent. Silence is complicity. You must fight to change it.
I decided the only way to do this was to lead by example. It’s why I co-founded the San Fernando Valley Moms Demand Action for Gun Violence Prevention group. It’s why I then became the California Chapter Lead of Moms Demand Action. And it’s why, most recently, I co-created Democratic Parents - the only chartered Democratic Club that specifically supports and represents the interests of parents, caregivers, educators and families in the Los Angeles area. Our goal is to make politics for our members easy by helping them engage in the issues most important to them.
The last 4 years have been rough, to say the least. We are all exhausted and broken, but also hopeful and we have a lot of healing to do. Our community, our world, needs more justice and humanity. Equality and equity. Hope and love. I want to be a part of that healing process, which is why I am running for delegate on the Unity Slate. I hope I can count on your vote. Thank you!