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March 7, 2017 — Local Elections
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City of Los AngelesCandidate for City Council, District 13

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Jessica Salans

Activist/Advocate/Organizer
3,902 votes (13.56%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Housing our homeless brothers and sisters with a Housing First initiative
  • True affordable housing
  • Activating and engaging constituents for inclusive democracy

Experience

Biography

Jessica Salans

 

Jessica is an activist, organizer and storyteller, originally from the Bay Area. She felt a strong call-to-action after volunteering for Bernie Sanders’ insurgent campaign in 2016.

Upbringing

Jessica grew up in a progressive household, raised by a mother who is a holistic healer and a father who started a community garden and local farm. Immersed in theater arts since elementary school, Jessica carries a deep love for art and storytelling of all mediums. After briefly attending University of Miami’s BFA Theatre conservatory, she finished a degree in theater at San Jose State, co-founding SPOTLITE Stage Company (Student Productions Operating To Learn & Integrate Theatere Education) and finding/exercising her love of directing and producing plays. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Jessica immersed herself in the world of LA Theater, becoming a writer and social media manager with Stage Raw, and participating in the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Activism

This year, Jessica joined the leadership team, Glendale 4 Bernie, where she trained volunteers on Bernie’s platform, and how to phone bank. She also canvassed in Las Vegas, Tucson and LA for the Sanders campaign.

Jessica also became involved with Food and Water Watch and Save Porter Ranch’s efforts to bring about the permanent shut down of Alison Canyon, where last year, a gas blow out became the largest release of methane in US history, harming and displacing thousands of residents.

“There are incredible organizers in Los Angeles. Now we need representatives on City Council who will not only listen to their work but encourage their voices and be a megaphone for their efforts.”

Campaign Message

We are a grassroots, people powered campaign. We are here to serve the Four Pillars of Justice- Social, Racial, Economic and Environmental Justices, while showing up and standing with the residents of District 13.

It is time our elected officials become public servants that actually represent and encourage the voices of The People, over the profits of big business.

We hope you will learn more and join us in our endeavors to be campaign of, by and for The People.

In solidarity.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

All human beings deserve their basic needs, rights and dignity. 

We are here to uphold and serve those rights. We are here to guide, encourage and facilitate the work the community already knows how to and has been doing. 

Power to the People.

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