Maria Brenes for School Board
María Brenes has dedicated her career to improving the schools in the Eastside of Los Angeles for the past two decades. As the Executive Director of InnerCity Struggle, María has worked with families and students to win campaigns that built new schools, raised graduation rates, and raised millions in resources to some of the poorest and neglected neighborhoods in Los Angeles. As a community organizer at heart, María will put the needs of students and families first.
Eunisses Hernandez for City Council
Eunisses Hernandez is a proven leader that has been fighting to reimagine a Los Angeles that cares for the needs of all its residents not just the wealthy few. As a lifelong resident of Council District 1, Eunisses has led campaigns such as Measure J and Care First, Jails Last to drive hundreds of millions of dollars into expanding housing, community services, and support for young people in Los Angeles County. Eunisses is an advocate that will fight for stronger renter protections to help young people and our families.
Hugo Soto-Martínez for City Council
Hugo Soto-Martínez has been a labor organizer with UNITE HERE! Local 11 for the past fifteen years. During this time, he organized with immigrant women to successfully win hotel workers healthcare and higher wages. A South Central native, Hugo grew up in an immigrant family of street vendors and believes in putting our families first over special interests. One of his priorities will be to build affordable and social housing as well as provide mental health services and addiction services to our unhoused residents. Hugo is a proven champion who will help to build a Los Angeles that cares for everyone.
Kenneth Mejia for City Controller
Kenneth Mejia is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who has dedicated the past seven years as a community advocate, fighting on behalf of unhoused communities and low-income families. As the founder of the community-service group “We Can Make a Difference – LA,” he helped to fundraise for tenants fighting rent increases and evictions. He also joined the LA Tenants Union where he helped to organize the largest rent strike in LA’s Westlake neighborhood after the landlord refused to repair uninhabitable conditions. Kenneth is a leader who will bring transparency to our City’s finances so that we can be armed with the financial knowledge to fight for the city we all deserve.