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For Immediate Release:  May 8, 2019

In special election for LA Council race, Stella Maloyan continues to win strong support from working families

Porter Ranch, Calif. — Stella Maloyan earned another major endorsement from working families today with support from the Teamsters Joint Council 42. Teamsters Joint Council 42 represents nearly 250,000 workers and retirees. Their members work in the entertainment industry, trucking and warehouses, as well as public service for local governments and school districts.

“Stella knows a good-paying job is the surest path to the middle class,” said Randy Cammack, Teamsters Joint Council 42 President. “Stella worked to raise the minimum wage and helped build one of the most effective nonprofit organizations in the region to lift people out of poverty. On the City Council, she will continue working for gender equity and economic justice for people in the San Fernando Valley.”

State Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Teamsters Local 396, UNITE HERE Local 11 and influential women leaders in Los Angeles, including: Gabrielle Carteris, Torie Osborn, Nancy L. Cohen, Imelda Padilla, and Julie Gutman Dickinson also recently announced their endorsement of Stella Maloyan.

Stella helped build the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE). As LAANE’s Development Director, Stella has nearly two decades of experience empowering people in Los Angeles to hold City Hall accountable, build affordable housing, clean the region’s air and water, and create good-paying local jobs.

She believes Los Angeles can and should do better than having only two women serve on the 15-member City Council. Stella has been a leader on gender equity for years. She cofounded the Women for a New Los Angeles—the largest gathering of women leaders in California. She also created a citywide internship program that has trained hundreds of women for good-paying careers over the past six years.

Stella has lived in the Northwest San Fernando Valley for 40 years, moving here when she was just 15 years old seeking freedom and safety from the Iranian Revolution. Stella earned undergraduate and master’s degrees from California State University, Northridge. She raised her family in Porter Ranch, became an active parent with her children’s schools, and as a community volunteer, led the fundraising effort for local kids to have a new soccer field.

Stella’s early activism drove her to bring improvements on a larger scale to the community and create more opportunities for working people to reach the middle class. She has raised millions of dollars during her tenure at LAANE, and as a volunteer, has played a major role in building support for international and local humanitarian organizations. Stella, a Democrat, was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board. She also worked to increase civic participation through her board service with the Getty House Foundation.

Los Angeles City Council District 12 includes the Northwest San Fernando Valley communities of: Chatsworth, Granada Hills, North Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Sherwood Forest, and West Hills. The special election will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

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For Immediate Release: April 17, 2019

National Immigrants Rights and Labor Leader Endorses Stella Maloyan for LA City Council

In endorsing, State Senator Maria Elena Durazo calls for women to unite around Maloyan and change culture at City Hall

Porter Ranch, Calif.— State Senator Maria Elena Durazo, a nationally recognized immigrants’ rights and labor leader, has put her full support behind Stella Maloyan for LA City Council.

“Despite the gains women have made within the #MeToo movement, LA City Hall is still not keeping pace with the rise of women leaders,” said Durazo. “Stella is a champion for gender equity who will work to close the wage gap and stand up against sexual harassment in the workplace. I’m calling on women and progressive leaders to join me in supporting Stella so we can elect a thoroughly qualified candidate, an immigrant, and a third woman to the council.”

The Teamsters Local 396, UNITE HERE Local 11 and influential women leaders in Los Angeles, including: Gabrielle Carteris, Torie Osborn, Nancy L. Cohen, Imelda Padilla, and Julie Gutman Dickinson also recently announced their endorsement of Stella Maloyan.

Stella helped build one of the city’s most significant nonprofit organizations—the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE). As LAANE’s Development Director, Stella has nearly two decades of experience empowering people in Los Angeles to hold City Hall accountable, build affordable housing, clean the region’s air and water, and create good-paying local jobs.

She believes Los Angeles can and should do better than having only two women serve on the 15-member City Council. Stella has been a leader on gender equity for years. She cofounded the Women for a New Los Angeles—the largest gathering of women leaders in California. She also created a citywide internship program that has trained hundreds of women for good-paying careers over the past six years.

Stella has lived in the Northwest San Fernando Valley for 40 years, moving here when she was just 15 years old seeking freedom and safety from the Iranian Revolution. Stella earned undergraduate and master’s degrees from California State University, Northridge. She raised her family in Porter Ranch, became an active parent with her children’s schools, and as a community volunteer, led the fundraising effort for local kids to have a new soccer field.

Stella’s early activism drove her to bring improvements on a larger scale to the community and create more opportunities for working people to reach the middle class. She has raised millions of dollars during her tenure at LAANE, and as a volunteer, has played a major role in building support for international and local humanitarian organizations. Stella, a Democrat, was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board. She also worked to increase civic participation through her board service with the Getty House Foundation.

Los Angeles City Council District 12 includes the Northwest San Fernando Valley communities of: Chatsworth, Granada Hills, North Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Sherwood Forest, and West Hills. The special election will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Stella Maloyan earns backing of thousands of Teamsters for LA City Council race

Porter Ranch, Calif.—Teamsters Local 396 are endorsing Stella Maloyan for the June 4th Special Election in Los Angeles City Council District 12. The more than 11,000 Teamsters members, who deliver packages for UPS and make sure recycling and trash get picked up, are also known for putting boots on the ground in neighborhood elections.

“Stella is a remarkable leader who doesn’t back down from a challenge,” said Ron Herrera, Secretary-Treasurer of the Teamsters Local 396. “She knows how to bring neighborhood leaders, businesses, and unions together to solve problems that are holding back our middle class. Working families need her leadership on the council.”

UNITE HERE Local 11 and influential women leaders in Los Angeles, including: Gabrielle Carteris, Torie Osborn, Nancy L. Cohen, Imelda Padilla, and Julie Gutman Dickinson also recently announced their endorsement of Stella Maloyan.

Stella helped build one of the city’s most significant nonprofit organizations—the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE). As LAANE’s Development Director, Stella has nearly two decades of experience empowering people in Los Angeles to hold City Hall accountable, build affordable housing, clean the region’s air and water, and create good-paying local jobs.

She believes Los Angeles can and should do better than having only two women serve on the City Council. Stella has been a leader on gender equity for years. She cofounded the Women for a New Los Angeles—the largest gathering of women leaders in California. She also created a citywide internship program that has trained hundreds of women for good-paying careers over the past six years.

Stella has lived in the Northwest San Fernando Valley for 40 years, moving here when she was just 15 years old seeking freedom and safety from the Iranian Revolution. Stella earned undergraduate and master’s degrees from California State University, Northridge. She raised her family in Porter Ranch, became an active parent with her children’s schools, and as a community volunteer led the fundraising effort for local kids to have a new soccer field.

Stella’s early activism drove her to bring improvements on a larger scale to the community and create more opportunities for working people to reach the middle class. She has raised millions of dollars during her tenure at LAANE, and as a volunteer, has played a major role in building support for international and local humanitarian organizations. Stella, a Democrat, was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board. She also worked to increase civic participation through her board service with the Getty House Foundation.

 

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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Women leaders unite in support of Stella Maloyan for LA City Council

Porter Ranch, Calif.— As Women’s History Month continues to draw attention to the alarming shortage of female representation on the Los Angeles City Council, a group of L.A.’s most influential women leaders have announced their endorsement of Stella Maloyan for the June 4th special election in Council District 12.

“Stella has been championing women’s rights for her entire adult life,” said Gabrielle Carteris, actress and activist. “On the council, she’ll put gender equity center stage to make Los Angeles a leader in closing the gender pay gap.” 

“No other candidate in this race has done more to advance the fight for gender equity,” said Torie Osborn, senior strategist to Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.* “We need Stella on the council to continue strengthening the voice of women at City Hall and throughout the San Fernando Valley.”

"In this Year of the Woman, Stella is exactly the kind of leader we need on the City Council. Stella has devoted her life to advancing social justice,” said Nancy L. Cohen, author and historian. “She understands that fighting for feminism, environmental justice, and opportunity for working families are all connected. She is the only candidate in this race with the broad vision and the track record to accomplish the transformative change Los Angeles needs.”

“Stella knows empowering women in the Valley starts with improving economic mobility,” said Imelda Padilla, who serves as community engagement director for the LA County Women and Girls Initiative.* “As a nonprofit executive for the past 17 years, Stella has worked to increase wages, create new career opportunities, and pass laws to prevent sexual harassment at work so that more women can pull themselves into the middle class.”

“Stella is a warrior for women with the strongest record of accomplishments in helping women to succeed,” said Julie Gutman Dickinson, an attorney and managing partner of Bush Gottlieb, who has also served as Senior Labor Advisor to the Mayor.* “Stella launched a citywide internship program that has graduated hundreds of women into good-paying careers and cofounded the Women for a New Los Angeles—the largest gathering of women leaders in California.”

*All titles for identification purposes only

Maloyan is a leading nonprofit executive with a strong record of uniting business, labor, community organizations, and the entertainment industry to solve problems in Los Angeles. On the council, Maloyan will use her coalition building experience to fight for the Valley’s fair share of city services.

She has lived in the district for 40 years, moved to the Northwest Valley when she was just 15 years old seeking freedom and safety from the Iranian Revolution. She received various degrees from California State University, Northridge. She raised her family in Porter Ranch, became an active parent with her children’s schools, and as a community volunteer, led the fundraising effort for local kids to have a new soccer field.

Maloyan’s early activism drove her to bring improvements on a larger scale to the community and create more opportunities for working people to reach the middle class. As an executive with the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) for nearly two decades, she has empowered people to hold City Hall accountable, build affordable housing, clean our air and water, increase funding for our schools, and create good-paying jobs that have helped strengthen our communities.

Maloyan has raised millions of dollars during her tenure at LAANE, and as a volunteer, has played a major role in building support for international and local humanitarian organizations. She is a strong believer in gender equity, which led her to create Women for a New Los Angeles, the largest gathering of women leaders in California. In 2015, she was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board. She also worked to increase civic participation through her board service with the Getty House Foundation.

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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Stella Maloyan earns endorsement from L.A.’s hospitality workers union

UNITE HERE Local 11 Backs Stella Maloyan for Los Angeles City Council District 12

Porter Ranch, Calif. — UNITE HERE Local 11, which represents more than 23,000 workers in Los Angeles’s hotels, restaurants, airports, sports arenas, and convention center, has endorsed Stella Maloyan for City Council in the June 4th special election. 

"Stella believes in the dignity of all working people, and she has lived her values by dedicating the past two decades to raising living standards for Angelenos seeking a better life," said Kurt Petersen, UNITE HERE Local 11 Co-President. 

Maloyan is a leading nonprofit executive with a strong record of uniting business, labor, community organizations, and the entertainment industry. On the council, Maloyan will use her coalition building experience to fight for the Valley’s fair share of city services.

She has lived in the district for 40 years, moved to the Northwest Valley when she was just 15 years old seeking freedom and safety from the Iranian Revolution. She received various degrees from California State University, Northridge. She raised her family in Porter Ranch, became an active parent with her children’s schools, and as a community volunteer led the fundraising effort for local kids to have a new soccer field.

Maloyan’s early activism drove her to bring improvements on a larger scale to the community and create more opportunities for working people to reach the middle class. As an executive with the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) for nearly two decades, she has empowered people to hold City Hall accountable, build affordable housing, clean our air and water, increase funding for our schools, and create good-paying jobs that have helped strengthen our communities.

Maloyan has raised millions of dollars during her tenure at LAANE, and as a volunteer has played a major role in building support for international and local humanitarian organizations. She is a strong believer in gender equity, which led her to create Women for a New Los Angeles, the largest gathering of women leaders in California. In 2015, she was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board. She also worked to increase civic participation through her board service with the Getty House Foundation.

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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Stella Maloyan, Nonprofit Executive  and Community Activist to Run for L.A. City Council’s 12th District

Porter Ranch, Calif. — Stella Maloyan, a leading nonprofit executive, announced her candidacy for the Los Angeles City Council’s 12th District. With a strong record of uniting business, labor, community organizations, and the entertainment industry, Maloyan vowed to use her relationships and experience to fight for the Valley’s fair share of city services.

“I have seen the power of coalitions to change our city for the better, and I know what it takes to bring everyone to the table,” said Maloyan. “Leadership is ultimately about getting things done to serve the greater public interest. Throughout my career, I’ve worked to put politics aside and get things done for our communities.”

Maloyan, who has lived in the district for 40 years, moved to the Northwest Valley when she was just 15 years old seeking freedom and safety from the Iranian Revolution. She received various degrees from California State University, Northridge. She raised her family in Porter Ranch, became an active parent with her children’s schools, and as a community volunteer led the fundraising effort for local kids to have a new soccer field.

Maloyan’s early activism drove her to bring improvements on a larger scale to the community and create more opportunities for working people to reach the middle class. As an executive with the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) for nearly two decades, she has empowered people to hold City Hall accountable, build affordable housing, clean our air and water, increase funding for our schools, and create good-paying jobs that have helped strengthen our communities.

“This country gave my family and many friends the opportunity to rebuild our lives,” stated Maloyan, who has long been active in and draws strength from the Armenian community. “I consider it my privilege and responsibility to give others that same opportunity, and I have dedicated my career to that ideal.”

Maloyan has raised millions of dollars during her tenure at LAANE, and as a volunteer has played a major role in building support for international and local humanitarian organizations. She is a strong believer in gender equity, which led her to create Women for a New Los Angeles, the largest gathering of women leaders in California. In 2015, she was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board. She also worked to increase civic participation through her board service with the Getty House Foundation.

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