Marlin Medrano

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Marlin (Martha) Medrano is a Southern California activist.

I joined DSA because of Bernie Sanders. I have been involved in the Democratic Party for years but quickly realized the limitation of the work and change that could be achieved within the Party. As Bernie continued to challenge the liberal rhetoric, it resonated with my frustrations realizing that maybe I too was further left. I found my local DSA Chapter and became a member in 2017. I became more active when the Valley Branch was formed.[1]

2021 LA DSA leadership





  • Marlin Medrano


Infiltrating the Dems

Help DSA-LA Take Over ADEMS!

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 39 - Amy Sue Fall, Marlin Medrano, Michelle Boley, Taline Krikorian Arsenian.

Labor and Solidarity slate


The Labor and Solidarity slate in the Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America 2020 leadership elections consisted of Marlin Medrano, Ankur Patel, Michelle Antoinette Boley, Hannah Kessel, Michael Stenovec, Staci O'Neal-Robinson.

DSA comrades

Marlin Medrano September 29 2019·


With Jessica Ann Bourque, Nicky Martin and Steve Couch at North Hollywood Park.

Castro connection

Marlin Medrano June 4 2019·


With Jeanna Harris and Julian Castro.

Supporting Bernie working group

In July 2019 Over 25 members in good standing of Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America submitted a proposal to form a new working group to support Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential primary campaign to DSA-LA’s Steering Committee by way of regular processes.

They were Kyle Gregory, Steve Couch, Katrina Bergstrom, Marlin Medrano, Gabe Gabrielsky, Olivia Gamboa, Jorge Gamboa, Staci O'Neal-Robinson, Erin O'Neal-Robinson, Casey Ramirez, Erika Alvarez, Victor Alvarez, Alex Wolinetz, Ezra Pugh, Brandon Rey Ramirez, Simone Baptiste, Arun Ravendhran, John Seeley, Barry Eidlin, Tej Bhakta, Ryan Andrews, Eric Pierce, Jonathan Koch, Angelica Duenas, Alice Brown, Jeanna Harris, Francisco Cendejas, Robert Nelson, Marguerite “Peggy” Renner, Nancy Kim, Josh Goodman, Amy Clark, Paloma Nafarrate, Wendy Ruiz, Charles Du.[2][3]

SoCal Bernie supporters

Katrina Bergstrom September 27 2019·

We are canvassing for Bernie this weekend from 10am-2pm in East Hollywood, North Hollywood and West LA, anybody who canvasses gets a free limited edition Bernie pin! RSVP HERE:


Which one is your favorite? — with Erika Alvarez, Megan Svoboda, Jessica Ann Bourque, Amarnath Ravva, Erika Feresten, Paul Song, Jeanine Rohn, Paul Krehbiel, Jane Demian, Karlenea Brown, Betty Doumas, Nicky Martin, Charles Du, Eric Wimer, Daniela Urso, Hsingii Tseng Bird, Max Goldberg, Jenni Chang, Maikiko James, Jeanna Harris, Will Shattuc, Michael Stenovec, Kyle Gaan, Brandon Rey Ramirez, Brenda Gutierrez, Steve Askin, Mason Mineo, Olivia Gamboa, Shawnee Badger, Wendy Fagioli Ruiz, Sergio Davila, Marlin Medrano, Mark Masaoka, Ben Hauck, Alex Wolinetz, Carrie Scoville, Joshua Smith, Henry Huerta, Tim Johnson, Staci O'Neal-Robinson, Steve Couch and Phillip Kim.

Bernie 2020 Working Group supporters


Katrina Bergstrom July 27 2019·

DSA-LA members!

You should have received a link last night to vote for the creation of DSA-LA’s Bernie 2020 Working Group - please vote YES today!

Voting is open for one week. ... See More — with Alex Wolinetz, Amarnath Ravva, Zenaida Huerta, Angelica Duenas, Olivia Gamboa, Shawnee Badger, Wendy Fagioli Ruiz, Marlin Medrano, Bobbie McGowan, Joshua Smith, Henry Huerta, Ezra Pugh, Lisa Kendall, Jeanna Harris, Kristina Meshelski, Nick Roth, Erika Feresten, Tina Fredericks, Jeanine Rohn, Jane Demian, Frances Yasmeen Motiwalla, Andrew Swetland, Aaron Balanta Holloway, Hsingii Tseng Bird, Josh Goodman, Isaac Lieberman, Ankur Patel, Sophie Eupp, Brandon Rey Ramirez, Chris Roth, Taiji Miyagawa, Symone Baptiste, Gabe Gabrielsky, Reed Heisley-Shellaby, Rachel Miller, Jack Suria Linares, Jeremy White, Mason Mineo, Gabbi Pierce, Rebecca Prediletto, Don Ward, Mark Masaoka, Rachel Reyes, Jessica Salans, Nina Eliasoph, Francisco Cendejas, Una Lee Jost, Paul Song, Don Irwin, Chris Myers, Charles Du, Eugene Pesikov, Katrina Bleckley, Kat Valentine, Rob Quan, Jenni Chang, Tom Pike, Evan Geary and Maikiko James.

2019 DSA-LA National Convention Delegates Candidates

DSA-LA has 47 delegate spots available and have received 69 candidate submissions. Due to the large number of candidates and slots, this ballot is using Approval Voting rather than block voting: vote for as many candidates as you feel comfortable representing DSA-LA at the convention. Voting will close on June 15th at 11:59pm. Should delegates be unable to attend the convention for any reason, they will be replaced by delegate alternates in order of votes.

Candidates included Marlin Medrano.

Yes on 15 Back to School Phonebank

Ryan Andrews August 28 2020·


Join DSA-LA and YDSA🚨TOMORROW🚨for our Yes on 15 Back to School Phonebank ft. guest speakers Carlos Callejo, Cal Poly Pomona student and YDSA member, Wade Kyle, UTLA Political Action Committee of Educators (PACE) Chair, and Arlene Inouye, UTLA Secretary and Bargaining Co-Chair!

Ryan Andrews is with Yunyi and Nina Eliasoph, Arlene Inouye, Sarah Squirm, Noriko Nakada, Alberto Saavedra, Rocio Rivas, Jenny Chung, Phylis Hoffman, Erika Feresten, Michael Lumpkin, Jorge Castaeda, Elizabeth Untalan, Kristina Meshelski, Brian Dionisi, Pilar Schiavo, Haley Potiker, Anabel Nevarez Ruvalcaba, Ezra Pugh, Jason Boxer, Mark Masaoka, Douglas McBride, Tal Levy, Abigail Gutmann-Gonzalez, Aisha Stars, Hsingii Tseng Bird, Barry Eidlin, Keith Brower Brown, Ankur Patel, Jesus Hermosillo, Jenni Chang, Brenden Gallagher, Alex Kliner, Charlotte Ariel, Meagan Day, Fatima Iqbal-Zubair, Lucia Garcia, Michelle Antoinette Boley, Alejandro Pina, Vanessa Castro Scott, Anitra Wetzel, Jim Smith, Steve Seal, Fernando Ramirez, Nicky Martin, Michelle Ching, Bill Barclay, Jamie Penn, Xavier Santos, Brandon Rey Ramirez, Marc Bender, Casey Ramirez, Kat Nathalie, Anally Medrano, Hannah Klein, Peter Mathews, Bill Barrett, Gabe Gabrielsky, Alan Minsky, Reggie Wong, Armin Mah, Cyn Huang, Janet Hurtado, Robert Mejia, Imani Beckett, Erika Alvarez, Juan Gutierrez, Angelica Duenas, Will Shattuc, Daniel Dominguez, Rosa Diaz, Henry Huerta, Mario Valenzuela, Josh Smith, Hannah Kessel, Diane Hirsch-garcia, Carlos Amador, Alex Wolinetz, Karla Aviles Griego, Ben Hauck, Alyssa Stonoha, Marlin Medrano, Melissa Arredondo, Marc Baca, Jordan Greenslade, Joel Greenfield, Kyle Gregory, Leslie Simon, Jasmine Ivy, Sean Broadbent, Cheng-Sim Lim, Hae Min Cho, Hai-ching Cheah, Marcy Winograd Maikiko James.

Progressive Caucus

Marlin Medrano, was in 2017, Treasurer of the California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus.

I am a super volunteer and community organizer working with other progressive democrats to continue the political movement in my local community. I was an elected Congressional Delegate representing CD 29 in the 2016 Convention. I have focused in building an active network in the San Fernando Valley to help raise awareness of progressive issues and support locally. I have extensive experience in the Financial sector and Project Management. I’m looking to apply my skill to helping the movement as best I can. California has been a leader in pushing progressive issues but we can and should do better. I look forward to helping continue the political revolution.[4]

DSA training school

Katrina Bergstrom February 3 2018:


Sunday Organizer School 🌹🔥🌹 — with Marlin Medrano, Michelle Boley, Angelica Duenas and Jeanna Harris at Democratic Socialists of America.

Progressive comrades

Marlin Medrano July 14, 2018:


With Amarnath Ravva, Phillip Kim, Ankur Patel, Marcia Martin, Shawnee Badger, Jeanine Rohn, Jacqueline Stewart, Liz Lavertu, Katrina Bergstrom, Margarita Lacabe, Kimberly Ellis, Noemi Tungui, Lesley Ester and Josh Brennecke.

Pasadenans and Altadenans Against Police Violence

Erika Feresten April 14, 2018:

It was an honor to join Pasadenans and Altadenans Against police violence to call for #justice, #peace and say their names:


With Kirsten Magnuson, Kimberly Ellis, Pilar Schiavo, Julie Tyler, Julie Goulet Stromberg, Walter Ruiz, Kristen Gritter Cox, Larry Gross, Marcia Martin, Zach Denney, Katrina Bergstrom, Betty Doumas, Gideon Sarantinos, Keith Anthony Sikora, Lauren Steiner, Todd Jones, Lucas Henry Julius Fehring, Jeanine Kay, Paul Stanton, Paul Song, Jenni Chang, Marlin Medrano, Linda Teach, Lydia Ileliya Ester Ponce, Jeanine Rohn, Edie Riggins Ortenberg, Maria Estrada, Julia Jaye Posin, Karen Bernal, Estee Chandler, Max Goldberg and Rebecca KZ in Pasadena, California.

Caucus meeting

Bill Honigman August 26, 2017 ·


CDP Progressive Caucus meeting rocks!! — feeling motivated with Marlin Medrano, Katrina Bergstrom, Zach Denney, Susie Shannon, Marcy Winograd, Karen Bernal and Ryan Skolnick in Anaheim, California.

DSA in CDP member

Members of the DSA in CDP: Democratic Socialists of America members in CA Democratic Party Closed Facebook Group, June 7, 2018 included Marlin Medrano.

Standing for AD 39

In 2019 Marlin Medrano stood from AD 39 for the California Democratic Party Central Committee.


I am a local activist, single mother, and a lifelong resident of the San Fernando Valley. I was elected in 2016 to represent our Congressional District as a Bernie Sanders delegate at the Democratic Convention. I am the Treasurer of the CDP Progressive Caucus, a local member of the Democratic Socialists of America Valley Chapter, and the Vice President of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council. I will continue to fight for progressive values and issues for our community. I stand for: Medicare for All, Public Schools, Environmental Justice including the Green New Deal, LGBTQ+ rights, and believe in the value of unions.[5]

San Fernando Valley Progressives

San Fernando Valley Progressives - Marlin Medrano January 26:

Not the results we hoped for but gained so much through the connections we've built.

Thank you to all our volunteers and my amazing slatemates.

  1. wefighton — with Connie Kazmer, Liliana Sanchez, Jose Navarrete, Brandon Rey Ramirez, Stacy Tapia, Dan Gordon, Jeanna Harris, Jon Schnitzer, Michelle Antoinette Boley, Stan Moroncini, Betty Doumas, Jeremy Aldridge, Daniel Dominguez, Taylor Gill and Angelica Duenas.

Wolff meeting

Erika Feresten April 25, 2018 ·


Inspiring evening with economist Richard D. Wolff and comrades Marcia Martin, Katrina Bergstrom, Gilbert Feliciano, Marlin Medrano. We missed you Estee Chandler. — with Marcia Martin at IMMANUEL.

Birnbaum supporters

Jenni Chang September 17, 2017:

Today Medicare-for-All activists came together to canvass Ron Birnbaum for State Assembly District 51. He has been unabashedly fighting for healthcare for all, rejects corporate money, and calls for LA to be a sanctuary city. Oh, and he's endorsed by the California Nurses Association and local members of PNHP. 💪


Among the leading candidates in this race, Ron's is the only website that actually ad... See More — with Kim Marie Mulligan, Dale Solomon, Susan Meyer, Luca De Sanctis Barton, Betty Doumas, Ken Warfield, Ron Birnbaum, Jane Demian, Jeanine Rohn, Mishna Erana Hernandez, Adam Gorgoni, Hsingii Tseng Bird, Cesar Blackbeard, Margot Tenenbaum, Hannah Cho, Gilbert Feliciano and Marlin Medrano.

Bernie viewing party

Angel Rolland April 15, 2016

LAst night was lit. Bernie Sanders Organizers & Delegates from all over nearby districts gathered at the SFV Tri-District Debate Viewing Party. As you all know, 2/3 of the City of Los Angeles is composed of the SFV. Our combined efforts are "grassroots". We engage and mobilize our communities with ever growing support. New people are joining and getting involved. From the way everything is snowballing... Bernie is going to win California <3 <3 <3 =) =) =) As the Bernie Sanders Brigade saying goes: "Let's get Bernie elected, AND stay Connected" =D