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Experience

Current Antioch City Council Member District 1
Executive Director of the Safe Return Project

The Safe Return Project is a non-profit that works to dismantle the mass incarceration system and utilize those funds towards resourcing rehabilitation, and prevention in the community. 

 

Multiple program non-profit that recruits and trains formerly incarcerated community members on how they can organize change by conducting policy research and their own first hand experience. Trained over 500 Contra Costa residents in community organizing strategies for change.


Impacted over 30,000 formerly incarcerated community members, began a fellowship program and has impacted over 90 million dollars in local and state budgets.

As Councilwoman 

- Worked with the community to create a new City Department of Public safety and community Resources with a focus on reducing gun violence

- Passed laws that banned oil/gas drilling, shut down a pipeline that transported gas through Antioch

- Equipped our police department with body cameras, and patrol vehicles with dash-cams, established a police oversight board that ensures transparency and creating a mobile mental health crisis team

- Championed a new rent stabilization law keeping families of the streets and in their homes as well as supported transitional housing options for the chronically homeless

- Brought in $300,000 for youth prevention and intervention programs to keep young people off the streets and out of gangs and brought $1.8 million in State funding to our community for community based violence prevention strategies

- Advocated for the Establishment of a Human Rights and Racial Equity commission

- Advocated for the implementation of a Police Civilian Oversight Body

Ceasefire

- Helped organized and be part of a community-wide effort to stop and prevent violence in our community.

School to Prison Pipeline

- Lead the effort and collaboration  within the Lift Up Contra Costa Coalition to engage and empower community members to impact and participate in the District Attorney’s race.

District Attorney Engagement

- Lead the effort and collaboration  within the Lift Up Contra Costa Coalition to engage and empower community members to impact and participate in the District Attorney’s race.

- Part of several coalitions for the last decade from working on state-wide campaigns. Proven track record working across multiple coalitions, and a diversity of people.

Proposition 30

- Education Funding for School with high percentages of English language learners, free and reduced lunch, and foster youth

Proposition 47

- Bill that over turns most drug felonies to misdemeanors and save millions for education, mental health services, and victim compensation

Notable Recognition

- National Campaign Leader for Bay Area PICO lifelines to Healing to end Mass Incarceration and gun violence

 

- 2017 San Francisco Foundation Community Leadership Award

 

- 2018 Black Elected Officials Shine Award Recipient

 

- 2019 Rosenburg Foundation Leading Edge Fellowship Recipient

 Volunteer and Get Involved! 

We need help with:

  • Delivering Lawn Signs

  • Phonebanking

  • Door Flyer Hanging

  • Hosting Fundraisers