LOS ANGELES — In December, community activist, and advocate for human and civil rights, Elen Asatryan announced her candidacy for the Democratic County Central Committee representing the 43rd State Assembly district — the official governing body of the Democratic Party in the County of Los Angeles and the largest local entity in the United States, representing nearly 2.7 million registered Democrats.
In formally announcing her candidacy, Asatryan stated: “My purpose has always been clear — to leave a positive footprint for future generations, fight for social justice, human rights and equity, empower and protect the rights of women, minorities, the working class and small businesses — values that we share.”
“In these alarming times, when a woman’s right to choose is in jeopardy, families are being torn apart, our children no longer feel safe in school, homelessness is at an all-time high, and people with full-time jobs can’t afford to get sick, we need leaders who will roll up their sleeves and fight vigorously to uphold our democratic values. I want to be that person to lead this fight and represent you.”
Spanning over two decades, Asatryan’s activism dates back to her middle school days when she took to her Board of Education and City Council to address discrimination issues at her school and in her city.
Committed to community education and empowerment, Asatryan has served and continues to serve on various committees and boards of local and regional organizations, including the City of Glendale Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Commission, where she served as Chair, the Glendale Youth Alliance, the Glendale Community Police Partnership Advisory Committee, the Census Complete Count Committee, and the Los Angeles County Voter Outreach Committee. She is currently a delegate for the CA Democratic Party where she continues to be involved in shaping the party platform and advocates for the issues closest to her heart.
An advocate for women’s rights, Asatryan founded the Glendale Domestic Violence Task Force — bringing together Glendale based nonprofits to help identify areas of mutual cooperation and assistance in matters relating to domestic violence.