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Social Justice Virtual Town Hall

Sheffield Announces Social Justice Virtual Town Hall with Los Angeles District Attorney Candidate George Gascon and Pomona Community Leaders

  Event announced after Sheffield rejects Police Union endorsement consideration

October 7, 2020
Contact: leah.k.laird@gmail.com
Phone: 909-289-1356

POMONA -Candidate for Pomona City Council District 6 Miranda Sheffield announced today that she will host a social justice roundtable discussion with Pomona Community Leaders and Los Angeles District Attorney Candidate George Gascon. The announcement comes on the heels of Sheffield actively rejecting consideration for endorsement from the Pomona Police Union and highlights her dedication to bringing lasting police reform to our community. 

“By rushing to seek the endorsement of the Pomona Police Officers Association, my opponents in this race have shown that they care more about political power than the Black and brown lives that continue to be destroyed by officers under the protection of their unions. I have taken a much different path.” said Sheffield. “I believe in public safety, but I also believe in accountability and oversight for our officers and Pomona will never see the reforms our community wants when we have City Council candidates taking money from police unions. It’s time to create a better future for Pomona and I thank D.A. Candidate Gascon and Pomona community leaders for joining me as we share our vision for reform and justice.”

Register: bit.ly/PomonaTownHall

Monday October 12, 2020, 6:30 pm PST

Hosted by:

Black Los Angeles Young Democrats
Police Oversight Starts Today (POST) 
Pastor Ivory Brown, Pomona Faith Leader
James Sanbrano, Attorney
Angela Sanbrano, Civil Rights activist
Mike Suarez, Community Leader
Francisco Suarez, Attorney

Bio: Miranda Sheffield is a 20-year resident of Pomona, where she lives with her daughter and heart mom. She is active in the community as a member of Police Oversight Starts Today (POST) and Pomona United for Stabilized Housing (PUSH). Sheffield obtained her BA in Sociology from Cal State LA and a Master’s in Human Rights Law from SOAS University in London. Her community safety record includes her work as a case manager for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) and drafting a Federal policy briefing for more evidence-based mentorship programs for foster youth while working in Nancy Pelosi’s office.

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COVID-19 Update II

Good morning residents! 

I am providing an update to you about my recent activities in our city and throughout District 6. 

First, I would like to send my sincere condolences to anyone who has lost a loved one due to the coronavirus. We are currently moving through some very difficult times right now, but I feel very confident we will get through this together as a community. 

In terms of community relief, it has been an honor delivering groceries to our seniors, supporting our essential workers and supporting our small businesses.

We will do our best to stay in communication with residents and be a resource as much as possible while our city and district work together to ensure our mutual health and safety.

Local Resources

Here are some important resources you can check out if you or a loved one in our community need some support right now. 

Business

If you are a small business owner and you are in need of help with your mortgage or other business related expense please find some helpful links provided by the Small Business Administration:

English:

https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

Spanish:

https://www.sba.gov/espanol

Housing

I believe housing is a human right and we must protect renters as much as possible doing this time.  This is why I spoke on record early on  to ensure all renters in Pomona are not displaced doing the coronavirus crisis. 

Are you struggling with your rent? Please know the City of Pomona currently has a rent eviction moratorium in place where you cannot get evicted for nonpayment of your rent. 

Please find an attached letter created by a local community organizer at our very own Pomona Economic Opportunity Center to assist renters when speaking  with their landlords here: (letter template for renters)

Wellness Checks

I will continue to do wellness checks for our most vulnerable residents in our community seniors, youth and children. 

If you are in need of any support right now please email me at team@mirandasheffield.com or call me 909-784-5727. 

Finally, please check out my website and follow me on social media for more updates.

In Solidarity,

Miranda Sheffield

Pomona City Council Candidate, District #6

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Miranda Sheffield Announces Her Candidacy for the 2020 Pomona City Council Member Elections

Pomona, CA, Release: January 19, 2020. For Immediate Release

At her alma mater, Pomona High School, Miranda Sheffield proudly announced her independent candidacy for Pomona City Council District 6. Sheffield is a long-time resident of Pomona, organizer, student, and mother. Her campaign seeks people centered change in Pomona. Sheffield will face two incumbent council-members in this year’s local district race. 

Surrounded by her family and community, Sheffield’s platform prioritizes greater access to affordable housing, healthcare, and public transportation. Sheffield is determined to run a people-centered and grassroots campaign. Her personal and work experiences in the foster care system, participation with the Pomona Action Solidarity Collective, activism in housing and police oversight, as well as Masters’ Degree in International Human Rights Law (University of London ‘19) are testaments to her community-based efforts. From local to international issues, Sheffield is committed to creating a more sustainable and equitable world. 

“This campaign is about people’s power. This campaign is about all of us coming together to build a better and more just city for us and future generations. This is not another campaign driven on individual interests. This is our campaign,” is one of Sheffield’s key messages. Her campaign tour will encourage voter registration and host a series of people’s assemblies throughout the city focused on a variety of issues to engage community members. 

Amber Rose Howard, Nashon Mitchell, and Jesus Sanchez, all Pomona community members, shared their testimonies in support of Sheffield’s campaign. Their personal, political, and professional relationships with Sheffield span the entirety of her time in Pomona. Their strong endorsements were heard amidst the community’s applause. 

Sheffield’s work with the Pomona Action Solidarity Collective is especially relevant to her people-centered campaign. The collective serves as an organic community space pushing for transformational change in Pomona. PAS is “a collective of the unseen and unheard residents of Pomona that aim to empower community members around learning the local political landscape and alternative forms of governance by building resilient and accountable elected officials, community based organizations, and governments.” Sheffield’s campaign will announce upcoming local assemblies and other events that are dedicated to facilitating community dialogues in Pomona starting now. 

Learn more about Miranda Sheffield and her campaign by visiting: www.mirandasheffield.com

Contact Info 

Miranda Sheffield 2020 Pomona City Council Campaign 

Phone: (909) 784 5727

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter: @Miranda4Pomona