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Ysabel Jurado is a tenants rights attorney, affordable housing activist, single mom, daughter of undocumented Filipino immigrants, lifelong Angeleno, and candidate to become the next Councilmember for District 14.

Ysabel Jurado

About

Ysabel Jurado is a tenants rights attorney, affordable housing activist, single mom, daughter of undocumented Filipino immigrants, lifelong Angeleno, and candidate to become the next Councilmember for District 14. Born and raised in Highland Park, she attended Pasadena City College and put herself through college at UCLA, where she completed her bachelor’s degree. After graduating, she went on to UCLA School of Law, where she graduated with a Juris Doctorate with specializations in Critical Race Studies and the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy.

She did it all as a single teen mom while raising her daughter, Stella.

Ysabel as a child with 3 adults playing guitar Ysabel with her daughter

As a housing rights attorney and during her work at Bet Tzedek Legal Services, Ysabel fought to stop tenant evictions and stood side by side with community organizations and small businesses that were at risk of losing their leases. Her practice has focused in particular on building pathways to home-ownership for communities of color, the preservation of open space, and reparative justice.

Ysabel is running for District 14 because she understands the immense powers the City Council holds in Los Angeles – and has watched local representatives betray her community time and again. Her platform focuses on expanding affordable housing, ending homelessness, supporting small businesses, tackling the climate crisis, and building a more just economy for all.

Ysabel protesting Ysabel with the community

Endorsements

Organizations

SEIU UHW
United Teachers Los Angeles
SEIU 721
SEIU 2015
SEIU CIR
LA Roofers & Waterproofers Local 36
Engineers & Architects Association Union
Local 148 - Public Defenders Union
United Auto Workers - Region 6
AFT Local 1521
California Working Families Party
ACCE Action
PALAD - Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats
CHIRLA Action Fund
Stonewall Democratic Club
Feel The Bern - LA County
East Area Progressive Democrats
Food and Water Action
LA Forward
California Women's List
Asian Democrats of Los Angeles County
Democrats for Neighborhood Action
Los Angeles League of Conservation Votors
Boyle Heights Vota
Boyle Heights Bridge Runners
LPAC
California Progressive Alliance
LGBTQ+ Victory Fund
Bruin Democrats at UCLA
Stonewall Young Democrats
Catch Fire Movement
Initiate Justice Action
Project ID Action Fund
 Ground Game LA
Democratic Socialists of America - Los Angeles
Run For Something
Sunrise Movement LA

Individuals

Kenneth Mejia

Kenneth Mejia

Los Angeles City Controller

Eunisses Hernandez

Eunisses Hernandez

Los Angeles City Councilmember, District 1

Nithya Raman

Nithya Raman

Los Angeles City Councilmember, District 4

Hugo Soto Martinez

Hugo Soto Martinez

Los Angeles City Councilmember, District 13

Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta

Lola Smallwood-Cuevas

Lola Smallwood-Cuevas

State Senator CA-28

Mike Bonin

Mike Bonin

Former City Council Member (CD-11)

Dr. Rocio Rivas

Dr. Rocio Rivas

LAUSD Board member, District 1

Anthony Rendon

Anthony Rendon

Speaker Emeritus, California's 62nd Assembly District

Greg Akili

Greg Akili

Candidate for State Assembly District 57

Gina Viola

Gina Viola

2022 Los Angeles mayoral candidate

Dr. Daniel Wayne Lee

Dr. Daniel Wayne Lee

Culver City Mayor Emeritus

Cyndi Otteson

Cyndi Otteson

Former candidate for Los Angeles City Council District 14

Mia Livas Porter

Mia Livas Porter

East Area Progressive Democrats Gun Safety Chair

Luis Lopez

Luis Lopez

Former candidate for California State Assembly District 51

Erin Darling

Erin Darling

Civil rights attorney and former candidate for Los Angeles City Council District 11

David Kim

David Kim

Candidate for U.S. Congress CA-34

Jackie Goldberg

Jackie Goldberg

LAUSD Board President

Konstantine Anthony

Konstantine Anthony

Mayor of Burbank

Hans Johnson

Hans Johnson

President, East Area Progressive Democrats

Steven Raga

Steven Raga

New York State Assemblymember

Frank Yokoyama

Frank Yokoyama

Cerritos City Councilmember

Juslyn Manalo

Juslyn Manalo

Daly City Mayor

Melissa Ramoso

Melissa Ramoso

Artesia City Councilmember

Steve Diaz

Steve Diaz

Former Deputy Director of LA CAN

Danny Park

Danny Park

Market Director of Skid Row People's Market

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Mission

The people of CD 14 have been betrayed by our elected leaders. Between FBI raids, backroom gerrymandering, racist rants, and corruption charges, our needs have been chronically ignored. City government has failed us. We deserve better. I have lived in Highland Park my entire life. I am raising my daughter here. It’s time for someone who truly understands the challenges working people face in our community to steer the ship.

I have huge admiration for the strength and fortitude of East Los Angeles. And I want to bring that power to City Hall. With this election, we have the opportunity to capture the incredible energy of this district and take action on the things that matter most: safe streets, a strong social safety net, clean air, and housing that is affordable for working families.

We don’t need another career politician calling the shots. We need someone from and for this community who knows what it’s like to struggle to pay for rent and has stood alongside families as they’re evicted from their homes. We need someone who will make sure our local government leaves no one behind.

I’m running for City Council because it’s time for Los Angeles to prioritize seniors, children, and hard working Angelenos.

I hope you’ll join me.

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