Carolyn Park is an activist and attorney with a law practice focusing on union-side labor and police misconduct.
Help DSA Elect More Socialists to LA’s 99 Neighborhood Councils! - Los Angeles has a system of 99 neighborhood councils comprised of unpaid volunteer elected officials who represent their neighborhoods to the city council.
In 2021 the Democratic Socialists of America members listed below are running for neighborhood council seats on slates across LA and have pledged to fight for our democratically-decided socialist values.
- Ben Cassorla (Region 2)
- Maebe A. Girl (At Large)
- Albert Andrade (At Large)
- Andy Tagliasacchi (they/them) (Region 4)
- Arden Grier (At Large)
- Ryan Moore (Region 5)
- Xanthe Scheps (Region 5)
- Carolyn Jiyoung Park (Region 2)
- Ethan McQuerrey (Region 7)
- Dulce Stein (At Large)
- Daniel Weidlein (Region 7)
- Seth Copenhaver (Region 3)
- Seth Gottesdiener (At Large)
Infiltrating the Dems
Every two years, California Democrats elect delegates from across the state, who then convene along with appointed party officials at the party’s Assembly District Election Meeting (ADEMS). ADEMS determines what the party stands for, making this a significant opportunity for socialists to push the California Democratic Party to the left and away from the interests of union busters, the landlord lobby, fossil fuel polluters, the corporate hospital and pharmaceutical lobby, the prison industrial complex, the corporate donor class, and others that stand against our values.
Our members are running for ADEMS delegate seats so that we’re in the room when the Democratic Party sets its agenda and makes decisions on endorsing candidates for public office. We’re fighting for issues that matter to the working class in California, like Medicare for All, Green New Deal, and Defunding the Police.
The DSA members listed below (in alphabetical order by first name) are running for ADEMS delegate seats on slates across LA County and have pledged to fight for our democratically-decided socialist values.
Assembly District 51 - Abby Austin, Alexander Gruenenfelder Smith, Amanda Miguel Staples, Carolyn “Jiyoung” Park, Eric Pierce, Ezra Pugh, Hayley Coupon, Jeremy Gray, Jose Gama Vargas, Lauren Buisson, Philip Iglauer, Selene Betancourt, Victor Frias, Yolanda Nogueira.