Introducing carla romo
I am a child of a Mexican immigrant and was raised by a single mother. My mother raised me to stand up for what I believe in, and that is what I am now doing. Growing up in the D.C. area, I was brought up in the midst of our nation’s political discourse. This atmosphere encouraged me to begin my path as an advocate for women's health. I have also supported rallies for peace and equality. That experience broadened my interests in political activity -- particularly at the grassroots, local level.
My community has a great opportunity for new leadership and I feel obligated to serve. I have made it my goal to represent the people of West Hollywood in my pursuit for a seat on the city council. Advancing the virtue of equality will be at the heart of my campaign, as we look to continue in making West Hollywood a city for everyone.
The results of the 2016 general election have left many of us feeling as though the rug has been pulled out from under us. Senator Bernie Sanders encouraged those with the desire to make a change to involve themselves at the local level. Secretary Hillary Clinton encouraged young women to continue the fight for what is right despite any setbacks. I will continue to fight and be a persistent voice. Not only do I seek to serve my community, but I wish to be an example to other young women across our country.
West Hollywood’s community has always been progressive, inclusive and open-minded. These values attracted me, as I have always looked to be part of such a forward thinking city that truly opens its arms to anyone. With such a welcoming spirit, it is no surprise that West Hollywood has become a model for the greater Los Angeles area, and other cities across America. My platform seeks to provide that welcoming, inclusive and progressive voice for all residents of the City of West Hollywood.
However, big-profit developers are threatening to change our city for their own benefit. Tearing down residences and building high-rises is becoming commonplace in West Hollywood. Families and individuals are being forced out of their homes and displaced from their community. West Hollywood cannot continue to be a haven for progressive values if it transforms into a profit mine for developers. We cannot allow for corporate interests to change the character of our city.
The city I love has the opportunity to change its leadership. I am asking for your support and your vote on March 7, 2017. Together we can shape the future of West Hollywood. Let's continue in making WeHo a fun, affordable, and colorful city.