“I am pleased to endorse Dallas Fowler to represent the constituency of the 54th Assembly District. I have known her for several years and with her background in financial services, she presents excellent ideas and solutions in the area of improving financial literacy, public education and the environment. Dallas supports public banking to ensure the unbanked have equity in financial services and partner with local banks and credit unions to reinvest and revitalize our communities.”
-Fiona Ma, California State Treasurer
Actively paid on campaigns for over 20 years, Dallas was a long time California Democratic Party Delegate and Alternate Member of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party representing the 54th AD. and served as a Delegate for Senator Bernie Sanders to the 2016 and 2020 Democratic National Conventions. “Fiona and I have known each other for almost 20 years. She is a dynamo in our party and I am truly grateful to have her support and friendship,” says Fowler, who will be kicking off her campaign with Ma and others later in March.
“Sister Dallas Fowler represents the best of new leadership committed to eradicating poverty, addressing equity opportunities for small businesses, protecting the environment, ending mass incarceration and making sure workers and small businesses are treated with dignity— allowing their voices are heard in the workplace. She is prepared to stand for our seniors and underrepresented women population falling into homelessness. Sister Dallas Fowler does not represent Business as Usual, she is the clear choice to bring new ideas and results to our communities. VOTE DALLAS FOWLER FOR ASSEMBLY District 54”
In a matter of weeks, there will only be one Black woman in the CA Assembly, Autumn Burke in AD 62. In a district with 20,000 more registered women voters, it would be unconscionable not to send a qualified woman with a track record of service and activism in this community to represent the 54th Assembly District.
Numerous articles have been written about how devastating this pandemic has been for women’s participation in the workplace, often due to lack of adequate childcare. All the gains women have made over the last fifty years are being rolled back and far too many of us are being forced to choose between our careers and the future of our children.
Women of color, Black women in particular, are disproportionately impacted by homelessness, wage theft, wage equity, human trafficking, and access to quality healthcare. This district currently has some of the highest rates of HIV/STDs in the county of which women of color are among the fastest growing rates in California.
As we fight for an equitable recovery from this pandemic, women simply CANNOT afford to lose this seat.
Business as usual got us into this mess and it is certainly not going to get us out. We are in a new era that calls for bold leadership and a willingness to take action around the most pressing issues impacting women and girls in our state.
As a former women’s commissioner and a woman who has worked on many of these issues from human trafficking to women’s economic freedom, I will do everything in my power as your next Assemblymember to fight for an equitable recovery for ALL. I will resist any and all attempts to return to business as usual.
“Dallas Fowler is the clear choice to represent the 54th District in the Assembly.
As a businesswoman, non-profit executive, and active member of countless organizations, Dallas is a proven leader. I am proud to join a broad coalition of organizations and leaders supporting Dallas. She is a master at bringing people together and bridging divisions to find solutions to tough problems.”
The Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis went on to say, “There is no candidate more keenly aware of the challenges California faces as we work towards a full economic recovery. Dallas has a strong track record of fighting for working families, students, and our most vulnerable un-housed residents. I look forward to working with her to address California's toughest challenges in public higher education, housing and the environment.”
Fowler has lived in and around the district her entire life, which includes parts of Los Angeles, Culver City and Inglewood. A former Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles, she served on the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls and the Police Permit Review Panel under Mayor Eric Garcetti working to combat human trafficking and expose women and girls to careers in technology.
As a life-long Democrat, non-profit executive and businesswoman, I have dedicated my life to serving my community. I know first-hand how devastating the pandemic has been for all of us. My brother and my uncles lost good paying jobs, while my step-father, a pastor in our community, died of Covid. My sisters and nephew are still recovering from the side-effects of this deadly virus. As the vaccine rolls out and politicians discuss a return to “normal,” I am running to represent the 54th Assembly District in a Special Election this year because our community simply cannot afford a return to business as usual.
Business as usual saw the fortunes of the richest men in the world skyrocket, while the working families and small businesses that are the lifeblood of our community were forced to fight over scraps.
Business as usual introduced us to “Essential workers”. Lauded as heroes while forced to survive on non-livable wages and fend for themselves for childcare and life-saving PPE.
Business as usual built prisons over schools and high rises for the wealthy over affordable housing for all.
Business as usual created the “underlying health conditions” like diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure, that are omnipresent in communities of color and cruelly shorten our lifespans.
Our communities literally cannot survive a return to business as usual. As your next Assemblywoman, I will fight for an Economic Recovery that centers our community, our people, our workers and our small businesses.
I am proud to be known as a fighter, and I promise that there will be no return to business as usual on my watch. I am honored to have the support a growing list of state and local community leaders and activists and I would be thrilled to add your name to the list.