Dulce Ramirez
Pronouns
She/They
Year
2021
Chapter
Position
Legislative Aide, California State Assembly
Dulce Ramirez is a Legislative Aide for Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes. They cover a large portion of her policy portfolio. She provides expert analysis and advises the member on Aging & Long-term Care, Business & Professions, Education, Health, Human Services, Immigration, Veteran Affairs, Wildfire Prevention, and Transportation issues, among other policy areas. On behalf of the member, Dulce has focused on sustainable transportation, addressing postpartum maternal mental health, women veteran issues, aging and disability resources, ensuring college affordability and access for low income and historically underserved students, protecting Title IX and reforming sexual assault policies, and ensuring that our most vulnerable are protected during wildfires, floods, and other disasters. Dulce's humble upbringings, adversities, and connection to their community allow her to believe in justice and freedom fervently and have guided their work to be an effective advocate and organize students throughout the United States. She values education and has a unique appreciation for college access and safe school environments. She brought student voices to the forefront of education policy by disseminating information and making policies accessible for community members. Since high school, Dulce has served as a community organizer and activist and has brought student and community member voices to the forefront of education policy debate in Los Angeles. She has worked with other college students to build student power and create change for educational justice by attracting student and community member interest to complex and politically charged policy issues such as school finance, ethnic studies, disproportionate suspension policies, and campus climate. Dulce served as a Sierra Club Summer Grassroots Trainer, where she strategized the incorporation of external partnerships into the programming and trained over 45 young high school and college students in the West Coast on campaign planning, leadership development, and media within the intersections of environmental and social justice. Dulce also served as the 2017-2018 Speaker & Chair of the Social Justice and Equity Committee as part of the California State Student Association (CSSA), where she was elected system-wide to serve on behalf of more than 480,000 students in California. In this role, she was responsible for ensuring that the CSU system was advancing the development of programs and policies that advance social justice and equity within the CSU while ensuring that public higher education entities act with commitment to social justice and equity. Dulce's impact as an organizer and activist-led her to pursue a career in government. She continues to use the power she has gained and lets their love for community guide it. Some of her prior experiences include the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, the U.S. Senate, The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics; President's Advisory Committee on Educational Excellence, the U.S Department of Education under the Obama Administration. Dulce's robust civic engagement experience has advanced local communities in Southeast LA and the Inland Empire. She has developed and implemented successful programs to ensure community outreach and engagement of low propensity Spanish-speaking Latinx Voters and the successful voter turnout of young voters in Southeast LA. Dulce Ramirez is a first-generation college graduate and the proud daughter of immigrant parents, raised in Southeast Los Angeles. She is a recent graduate from California State University, Dominguez Hills, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with a minor in Sociology with an emphasis in education and gender studies.