Karla Salazar has 17+ years of experience serving non-profits, labor unions, small businesses, and social enterprises with campaign strategy, community outreach, social media marketing, corporate social responsibility, design thinking, leadership development, and working with progressive women candidates who are running for elected office.
Passionate about democratic politics, workers rights, women rights, social impact, and uplifting communities of color. Karla believes that electing the right people to office is essential, as is getting involved locally and pushing the envelope.
Karla has worked extensively on various political campaigns across the country, including in Iowa for the Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign, Ohio's Senate Bill 5, Wisconsin's Senate Recalls, Florida's Charlie Crist for Governor, Nevada's 2016 Labor for Hillary, and California's Proposition 30 & 32. In addition, to her efforts to pass an affordable housing and jobs initiative at the city level with the "Build Better L.A." coalition.
Karla serves on various boards Coalition of Union Women (CLUW), Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) SGV chapter, Los Angeles Union Cooperative Initiative (LUCI), and Barrio Silicon, a social enterprise in East L.A., providing free-wifi to low-income students. A previous board member with SGV Civic Alliance, 9to5 California, and USC Marshall School of Business MSSE Student Association. She is also the co-founder of the L.A Young Workers, AFL CIO, whose mission is to galvanize and organize young millenial workers to know their rights and stand up in the workplace. A proud and active member with AFSCME Local 741, USC College Democrats, and the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC).
Karla was born and raised in Los Angeles and is first generation Salvadoran-American. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Los Angeles and a Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship from USC Marshall School of Business.