Who is CAP

California Partnership is an economic justice statewide coalition of low income, people of color and community-based groups, organizing and advocating for the policies and programs that work to reduce and end poverty.

CAP Board members:

George Aguilar, CAP Board Chair President of LULAC of Inland Empire and Aguilar and Associates. Mr. Aguilar is a business owner (Aguilar and Associates) with strong ties to the local community. Along with LULAC, Mr. Aguilar is part of the Chicano Latino Caucus and Vice Chair of the Colton Utilities Commission. He helped create La Esperanza Market in the city of San Bernardino. LULAC of Inland Empire works closely with CAP on the local and statewide Health4All advocacy, Fight for 15, ethnic studies, and in engaging youth through LULAC’s youth Health Ambassador program. He has been part of developing businesses and mentoring many others. Mr. Aguilar is passionate about developing an effective organization that makes a positive impact on his community.

Luz Gallegos, Community Programs Director of TODEC Legal Center has agreed to be on the advisory board. TODEC (Training Occupational Development Educating Communities) Legal Center is a grassroots community based non-profit organization that has been serving migrant communities in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Imperial Counties. Luz Gallegos has worked with California Partnership since 2013 in various capacities, including both county and statewide work and through their grassroots leaders they have been pivotal in sharing their anti-poverty stories through various policy advocacy and media events.

Clarissa Woo, Director of Policy Advocacy of ACLU Southern California, helps identify policy change opportunities and develops strategic campaigns at the local, state, and national level related to economic and criminal justice policies. Clarissa has advocated with California Partnership on various anti-poverty state legislation, and attended regular CAP LA Chapter meetings and has helped identify policy change opportunities and develop strategic campaigns at the statewide level.

Rob England, President of the Central Labor Council of Kern and Mono Counties, has provided CAP members with access to the labor community. Rob and CAP collaborate in work that relates to immigrant justice and Health for All. Rob shares CAP’s vision to organize the local non profit and labor communities together to build solidarity and strength.

Victoria Elizabeth Avery Browder Community Relations Manager for SEIU Local 721

CAP Staff:

Maribel Nunez
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Josth Stenner
Central Valley Organizer
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Karen Kandamby
Los Angeles Organizer
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Rosie Flores
Inland Valley Organizer
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Erick Lemus
Coachella Valley Organizer
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