Santa Ana special interest groups are trying to recall Councilmember Jessie Lopez in a bid to stack the City Council with political puppets that will vote against workers’ and Santa Ana residents’ interests. UFCW 324 is strongly supporting Councilmember Lopez, a strong ally for workers on the Council, in the recall election.
With her support, Santa Ana residents won:
- Hazard Pay: Santa Ana was the second city in Orange County to approve “hero pay” for grocery workers during the pandemic. Grocery and pharmacy workers won an extra $4 an hour with Councilmember Jessie Lopez’s support.
- Rent Control: Councilmember Lopez led efforts to approve the strongest laws that protect renters from unjust rent hikes in the history of Santa Ana. Councilmember Lopez championed renter protections, implementing a law that limits annual rent increases where legally possible, provides just cause protections for residents, and increases legal support options for residents facing unjust evictions.
- Cannabis Tax Reform: Santa Ana expanded its cannabis leadership by being the first city in Orange County to provide a 3% tax break to cannabis retail businesses that uplift workers, the community, and the industry with support from Councilmember Lopez. Prioritizing good, safe jobs provides workers with an opportunity to climb career ladders, gain industry recognition, education, and training.
Reach out to Cristian Martinez if you have questions about the campaign and if you want to volunteer. Email Cristian at email@example.com.
Councilmember Jessie Lopez’s campaign will be precinct walking to urge Santa Ana Ward 3 voters to reject the recall on Saturdays and the weekend preceding the election on November 14, 2023. Walks start at 10AM. Meet at Jessie’s home. Contact Cristian for the address. Sign up for a shift below: