Join us this Sunday, July 14th at 12 noon as immigrant and civil rights leader, Carlos Amador kicks off our canvass.
Carlos is a long-time immigrant rights and civil rights leader. He has been organizing for over a decade to create long-lasting change. Carlos grew up as an undocumented immigrant in Los Angeles County. While he has been able to gain status, Carlos continues to be committed to fight with immigrant communities. Carlos was part of the campaign that culminated with the DACA program. He has also played critical roles in the passage and implementation of state laws like the California Dream Act, the California Driver’s License law, the TRUST Act, TRUTH Act, the One California program, the State Sanctuary Law (CA Values Act), the Due Process for All proposals, among others. At the local level, Carlos has been involved in changing policies to protect immigrant communities. Those include getting rid of the 287(g) agreement in LA County, changing LAPD policies on immigration, passing the LA Justice Fund, and more. Carlos lives with his wife and daughter in the San Fernando Valley, where he is involved in local issues impacting the community.
Carlos holds a Masters of Social Work degree from UCLA. He has worked at the UCLA Labor Center and the California Immigrant Policy Center.