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Democratic Party County Central Committee — Democratic PartyCandidate for Member, Assembly District 66

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Angelica Scherp

Bollywood Dance Instructor
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Education: I will ensure that the students and teachers in my district have all the resources needed to embark on a lifetime journey of learning, regardless of their zip code. I will support funding for both STEM and the arts.
  • Homelessness: To not have a house is not a crime. Economic, social, medical, and housing barriers to housing must be removed, so that we can address the crisis of homelessness in humane and viable ways.
  • Small Business: I will encourage candidates and legislation that will help small business owners in our community to grow, thrive, and turn green. I will also support working families, green jobs, and the fight for a $15 minimum wage.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Bollywood Instructor, HR Tech, Tenants' Advocate
Bollywood Dance Instructor, Self-Employed (2001–current)
Action/Allyship Chair, Steering Committee Member, Original Member, Indivisible Beach Cities — Appointed position (2017–current)
Co-Organizer for Meeting with Congressman Ted Lieu (CA33), Member, Indivisible South Bay L.A. — Appointed position (2017–current)
Fundraising Trustee, Progressive Democratic Club — Elected position (2020–current)
Human Resources Tech, Santa Barbara City College (2006–2008)
Tenants’ Association President, University of California, Santa Barbara (2002–2006)

Education

Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey Bachelor's, Anthropology (current)
Santa Barbara City College Associate, Administration of Justice (current)
University of California, Los Angeles Certificate, Paralegal Studies (current)

Community Activities

Text Banker, Open Progress, Red2Blue (2018–current)
Protest Organizer for local venues, MoveOn.Org, Change.org, Code Pink, #StopThe Bans, ACLU, Indivisible (2017–current)
Voter-Outreach for Democratic races all over the nation, Indivisible Beach Cities, Indivisible South Bay L.A. (2017–current)

Biography

I am from a family of proud Democrats. On November 9th, 2016, I realized that I was not doing enough to safeguard our democracy. The election of Donald Trump was a wake up call that propelled my activism into high gear.

 

Right away, I organized with Resist LA, compelling Senator Feinstein to hold a town hall. I called Members of Congress to save the Affordable Care Act (ACA). After participating in the historic Women's March LA 2017, I joined Indivisible Beach Cities and then Indivisible South Bay L.A. Indivisible is thousands of local volunteer organizations whose mission is to cultivate a grassroots movement of activists to elect progressive leaders, realize bold progressive policies, and rebuild our democracy.

 

I have spent last 3 years organizing protests and town halls, registering voters, and turning red districts into blue all over the nation. I have been greatly involved in the campaigns of Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA45), Congresswoman Katie Hill (CA25), and Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (AD66).

 

Currently:

  • I am a Steering Committee Member and Action/Allyship Chair for Indivisible Beach Cities.

  • I organize local protests for national organizations such as- MoveOn.Org, Change.org, Code Pink, #StopThe Bans, ACLU, Indivisible etc. 

  • I am a Co-Organizer of monthly lobby meetings with Congressman Ted Lieu (CA33), and visit other representatives such as Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, State Senator Ben Allen, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Senator Feinstein, and Senator Harris, to advocate on behalf of the constituents.

  • I am Fundraising Trustee for Progressive Democratic Club. 

  • I do voter-outreach for Democrats all over the nation to flip red districts blue.

  • I develop and teach strategies on how to talk to right-wingers.

 

I am endorsed by: Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, Indivisible Beach Cities, Indivisible South Bay L.A., Progressive Democratic Club, Torrance Democratic Club, Kashmir Human Rights Foundation, and Kashmir American Humane Society. I will be honored to have your vote on MARCH 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Ballot. Thank you.

 

FB: https://www.facebook.com/lacdp.centralcommitte

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi

Organizations (6)

  • Kashmir Human Rights Foundation
  • Kashmir American Humane Society
  • Indivisible Beach Cities
  • Indivisible South Bay L.A.
  • Progressive Democratic Club
  • Torrance Democratic Club

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Contributions

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Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

We only get the political system that we work for. If we want a better system, then we have to roll up our sleeves and get working. Contact me and let's save this democracy together, for all of us.

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Taking our Democracy by the reins- knocking on doors, raising funds, and holding our elected representatives accountable.

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