*+-Ashley Thomas: A strong safety net means that families have support during times of crisis, and many California families have experienced a financial crisis lasting eight years. The Governor needs to reinvest in social services and provide a strong safety net to vulnerable families.
About Ashley Franklin
Ashley Franklin co-leads the staff organizing team and Taking Action school club base-building program and helps lead the campaign’s policy work at the Labor/Community Strategy Center. Training students in organizing, campaign development, and political theory, she also leads the Taking Action Club at Manual Arts High School in South LA, which she organized in 2009 when she came on staff after graduating from the National School for Strategic Organizing. A graduate of Scripps College, she first got involved with the Strategy Center as a high school student in the Scripps College Academy, a program for first generation and low income students. She was then active in the Community Rights Campaign during college, helping research truancy policy in the Los Angeles Unified School District.