E N D O R S E M E N T S as of 10/29/18 *TITLES FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES ONLY

COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS;

MARTA EVRY

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NAOMI GOLDMAN

COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT LOS ANGELES COUNTY HOMELESS INITIATIVE*


 
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Bruce Saito

Executive Director Emeritus, LA Conservations Corps* 

 

“Ashley has a number of strengths to offer the City of Santa Monica. Ashley' s experience as an MSW intern and YouthBuild Case Manager at LA Conservation Corps (LACC) taught her valuable skills about working with vulnerable populations, collaborating with community stakeholders, and policy practice. Through her work doing case management, therapy, and policy projects at LACC at our South LA Charter High School, East LA work site, and YouthBuild work site Ashley gained first-hand experiences in applying these principles and assessing best practices.”


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JOHN ERICKSON

COMMISSIONER, CALIFORNIA COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS*


“Ashley Powell is a champion for LGBTQ people and a tireless advocate for families, children and women and men from all walks of life. She would be an asset to the Santa Monica City Council and I am proud to endorse her candidacy.”


Jennifer Vercelli, CPA

Santa Monica resident for 10 years AND PLANNED PARENTHOOD* ADVOCATe

"Ashley has an incredible amount of energy, enthusiasm and passion for the progressive causes that Santa Monica residents care about. Not only is she a native of the area, raised and educated here, but she continues to volunteer, live and advocate here. I’ve worked personally with Ashley in Santa Monica, advocating for women’s reproductive rights and she has always been the first one to volunteer to take on initiatives and get involved in the community. Ashley has the determination, background and unique point of view that our city needs."

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Ralph Fertig, PhD

Freedom Rider, Professor Emeritus USC suzanne dworak-peck School of Social Work*, author of "A Passion for Social Justice: One Man's Dedication to Civil Rights"

"I am convinced that Ashley would thrive on Santa Monica City Council because her passion is to pay back our communities and fight hard for the underserved.  Ashley is a dedicated student who stands out dramatically from my other students because of her drive.  She managed to be an extraordinary student regardless of obstacles and was engaged in and outside of the classroom."


Brett Marz

Co-Founder & President, BAMKO*

"I have known and worked with Ashley for over a decade now and she is truly one of a kind.  Her passion and dedication to helping others and giving back is incredible.  She has my recommendation. "

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via Linkedin


Giselle L Jones, LSCW

Certified Mindfulness Facilitator and Yoga Teacher

"I am so excited to learn of Ashley Powell running for City Council. We interned together at LA Conservation Corps with at-risk youth and she authentically demonstrated abundant enthusiasm and collaborative responsibility. Ashley clearly understands that the most successful societies are those who attend to their most vulnerable members. I heartily believe Santa Monica could benefit greatly from her service."


ADAM SLUTSKE

Owner, Century Shower Door*

 "As the Camp Director of Camp Harmony, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ashley for over 14 years. She is an amazingly dedicated and caring volunteer that always does the right thing for the kids!"


xuan Santos, phd in sociology

professor, California State University San Marcos*

"Ashley brings to the table a unique lens that will help Santa Monica residents to better comprehend the unique socio-political perspective that face disenfranchised communities everyday.  She fights hard for people from all backgrounds. Ashley’s successful drive will be a complete asset to Santa Monica City Council. "


Amanda Ehrman, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

"I've known Ashley since we attended Crossroads School when I started in 2000 and we also volunteer at Camp Harmony together.  She always lends a helping hand to the community."

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FURTHER INDIVIDUAL ENDORSEMENTS

 
  • Andrew Lewis | LA County Young Democrats (LACYD) Board Member, UCLA Alumni

  • FURTHER SANTA MONICA SUPPORTERS (partial list)

  • Chantalynn Huynh, SMMUSD mom

  • Ann Maggio Thanawalla, SMMUSD mom

  • Caron and Joe Block

  • Jared and Synder Breuer

  • Corinna Cotsen

  • Cornelia Daly

  • Ruth Dunn

  • Craig Ehrlich

  • Jenny and Richard Eidinger

  • Linda Essakow and Stephen Gunther

  • Cindy Feder

  • Donna and Gary Freedman 

  • Jared Freedman

  • Karen Freedman

  • Alicia and John Goldsmith

  • Michael Halpern

  • Howard Heitner

  • Amy and Adam Holiber 

  • Debra and Mathew Irmas

  • Tani and Bruce Isaacs

    Barbara and Tom Leanse

  • Amanda and David Lebowitz

  • Denise and Judd Magilnick 

  • Cary Meadow 

  • Stephen Meadow

  • Donna and Paul Nadel

  • Betsy Newman 

  • Kurt Peterson 

  • John and Renee Remen

  • Davida Rochlin

  • Patti Ros

  • Lucia Rosenbloom

  • Nancy Hochman Ross

  • Kirsten and Brian Shirken

  • Loraine Sinskey

  • David Soleymani 

  • Danielle & Alex Umansky

  • Jeffrey Tamkin

  • Courtney Weiss

  • Jeff Weiss

  • Sue and Ron Weiss 

  • Wendy and Jay Winthrop

  • Barbara Wirtschafter

  • Courtney and Jared Wolff

RELIGIOUS LEADERS

  • Don Gurney | Cantor at Wilshire Boulevard Temple since 1999.

ORGANIZATIONAL ENDORSEMENTS

  • Santa Monica Holistic Chamber of Commerce | A growing organization representing holistic professionals, practitioners, and businesses who encourage and promote healthy living and support the professionals and businesses that make it possible.

    • Santa Monica Holistic Chamber of Commerce’s endorsement is also telling of my background I have had many medical issues since I was a patient at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for scoliosis and I look to holistic resources in addition to traditional medicine to manage chronic pain. I am fortunate today to be nearly pain free for the first time in over a decade. I want to mention that because disability and aging are included in my platform in part due to that reasoning.

  • San Fernando Valley Young Democrats | Our mission is to encourage the fullest possible participation of young Democratic voters within the San Fernando Valley and to avidly promote the values of socioeconomic justice.

    • As a 4th generation Angeleno and 1st generation Santa Monican I am also pleased to announce my endorsement from the San Fernando Young Democrats. My fiancé is a San Fernando Valley native and some of by best friends are too.

  • Stonewall Democrats |Since 1975, Stonewall Democratic Club has been the home for progressive Democrats in Los Angeles who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight allies of the LGBT community.

    • I am proud to be an ally and LGBTQ rights advocate endorsed by Stonewall Democratic Club.

 
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Andrew Lewis

Andrew Lewis

LACYD is the largest organization in Southern California focused on giving young people a voice and a vehicle for political activism. #UniteBlue

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