PALMDALE, CA — In a testament to her continued support from working families, community organizer Andrea Rosenthal announced today she received AFSCME Local 1902’s support in her campaign to flip Assembly District 36 blue. AFSCME 1902 represents water district employees throughout Southern California, from the high deserts of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, down to San Diego, from the beach cities to the Arizona border.
Executive President Alan Shanahan emphasized why it was critical to support Rosenthal for State Assembly:
“AFSCME 1902 is proud to endorse Andrea Rosenthal for State Assembly because we know she will stand with and behind the working people powering our water systems. An environmentalist, Andrea will also stand with us by ensuring drinking clean, safe and reliable water is accessible for all. Without a doubt, Andrea is the best choice for the High Desert, a region that has been too often overlooked. We’re excited to help send Andrea to our state’s capitol!”
The child of an elementary school teacher and a manager of public affairs for child support services, Andrea learned firsthand about hard work, compassion and economic insecurity growing up. From a young age, Andrea accompanied her mom to deliver toys to children at domestic violence shelters. As a young adult, she volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and an overnight camp for children with cancer and sickle cell anemia. Though her family didn’t have much to spare, the importance of giving back to those in need, no matter their own circumstance, made an impression.
After working in film and television, Andrea followed in her mother’s footsteps and pursued a career as an early childhood educator and caregiver, where she worked for over 13 years with children ranging from infancy to 12 years old. She continued serving the community through volunteering at holiday toy drives and children’s outreach events; ultimately founding an annual fundraising and awareness event for children with spinal muscular atrophy.
Upon realizing the wide-ranging obstacles facing her students and their families, and the dire need for policy reform, Andrea started volunteering with local advocacy and activist groups, eventually transitioning to a role as a political organizer. After the landmark 2018 election, Andrea was hired as the Deputy District Director for the 25th Congressional District and managed the Antelope Valley office.
Following her role as an organizer in the 2020 election, Andrea founded the Antelope Valley Community Organizing Alliance to continue the work of driving civic engagement and addressing the longtime neglect of the Antelope Valley and delivering the resources the AV needs to level the playing field. The nonprofit organization provides community resources, civic engagement opportunities, voter registration, and connections to resource providers and service projects in the AV. Andrea currently lives in Palmdale.
For more information please visit: www.andreaforassembly.