My occupation is Educator.
My qualifications are:
I’m a Native American (Two Kettle Lakota and Hidatsa), Mexicana, and queer woman. I was raised by a single mother and educated in California public schools. I earned a place at Stanford University moved to the Bay Area, and graduated with a BA in Public Policy and a Masters in Sociology.
When oil companies and banks threatened the lands of my tribe and allies with the Dakota Access Pipeline, I joined the call to action. In San Francisco, I led the successful campaign to keep our police use-of-force policy in the hands of the Police Commission rather than police union leadership.
As co-founder and lead organizer of the San Francisco Public Bank Coalition, I developed policy and successfully organized a broad coalition to defeat Wall Street’s lobbyists. We passed legislation to enable San Francisco to establish the first municipal bank in the nation. This will cut the cost of building affordable housing by slashing interest costs, keeping legacy businesses open, and increasing investment in public infrastructure and education.
I’m running for California State Senate because we need bolder change. My commitment is to challenge the status quo that puts billionaires and corporate special interests in charge. We cannot address climate change, our housing crisis, epidemic homelesness, and the need for universal public health care without leaders with the courage to challenge corporate power. Now is the time to tackle the challenges facing our city, state, country, and planet. I would be honored to have your support and fight with you side by side.