I’m running for the County Central Committee, representing the 43rd State Assembly district and I’m asking for your support today and through Election Day on March 3, 2020. My purpose has always been clear—to leave a positive footprint for future generations, fight for social justice, human rights and equity, empower and protect the rights of women, minorities, the working class and small businesses—values that we share. This is who I am—from my days of community organizing and involvement as a city commissioner to running campaigns and now my own business.
Spanning over two decades, my activism dates back to my middle school days when I took to the Board of Education and City Council to address discrimination issues at my school and in my city. At the young age of 15, I volunteered for a local campaign in Glendale, which taught me the value of empowerment through advocacy and at the ballot box, giving each of us the ability to leave this world better than we found it and to help others realize their potential to do the same. This experience allowed me to discover my purpose and passion early on: public service.
Since then, my proudest accomplishments include working hand in hand with many of you to realize the following: Ensuring equal access and representation at local and state-level government entities. Creating public policy fellowship and internship programs to train our future leaders. Establishing the Glendale Domestic Violence Task Force. Launching voter registration, education, and ‘Get out the Vote’ initiatives, which resulted in registering over 50,000 new voters in Los Angeles County alone, leading to record-breaking voter turnout in some of the most competitive local, state, and federal elections. Securing recognition for the Armenian Genocide and Republic of Artsakh, and adoption of Genocide education curriculum in CA public schools. Mobilizing 166,000 participants in the historic March for Justice for the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Expanding green space, community outreach, and access to programs for low-income families and children when I had the privilege of serving as Chair of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission in Glendale.
We did this together; we fought side by side to give voice to the most underserved and disenfranchised in our communities.
In these alarming times, when a woman’s right to choose is in jeopardy, families are being torn apart, our children no longer feel safe in school, homelessness is at an all-time high, and people with full-time jobs can’t afford to get sick, we need leaders who will roll up their sleeves and fight vigorously to uphold our democratic values. I want to be that person to lead this fight and represent you.
Join our campaign by contributing $50, $100, $250, $500, or whatever you can afford today, and adding your name to our list of supporters.
Together, we will ensure that we have an inclusive party as diverse as the people it represents, and make sure that the people’s voice is heard both on the legislative front and at the ballot box.
I hope to earn your trust and your vote on March 3rd.
Onward and upward,
A community activist and founder/CEO of The Stark Group—a consulting firm specializing in public affairs, nonprofits, and political campaigns—Elen is committed to protecting the rights, and advancing the interests, of underrepresented and underserved communities including women, minorities, and the working class. Spanning over two decades, Elen’s activism dates back to her middle school days when […]Read more