Hi, I’m Miranda Sheffield (she/her).
I am running for Pomona City Council (District 6) because I care deeply about our city’s future.
My experiences as a student, worker, and single-mother have all prepared me to be an effective civic leader.
Pomona became my first real home while navigating foster care. My first job was with the City of Pomona Department of Parks and Recreation with the Summer Youth Program. Community organizing and equity are at the core of who I am. I transferred to Cal State LA from Mt.San Antonio College to complete my BA in Sociology with an emphasis in Law and Society.
After graduation, I joined the Children’s Law Center of California where my team educated hundreds of youth across California about new legislation that expanded foster care services. As a Case Manager for the Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) team, I provided technical assistance to attorneys representing youth being human trafficked within Los Angeles County.
Witnessing the systemic challenges of the child welfare system inspired me to pursue and earn my MA in Human Rights Law from the SOAS University of London in 2019. Now back home, I am determined to use my education and skills to better my community.
My mission is to bring real progressive change to the Pomona City Council in 2020.
I believe we can do more to assist our foster youth community and provide vital resources to people and families currently unhoused. Currently, I am a member- organizer of Pomona United for Stabilized Housing (PUSH) and a core member of Police Oversight Starts Today (POST), a group pushing for more pathways for local police accountability.
I am deeply familiar with many of the challenges Pomonians face, from personally addressing student loan debt to unemployment. As a working commuter student and single parent, I understand the value of reliable and affordable public transportation. Many residents struggle to find housing, access healthy food options, and address chronic health disparities. Pomona can be a pivotal model of how to assist families and working people.
This grassroots campaign runs on people power. Join me and fight for the unseen and unheard people in our community!
How can District 6 become a better place to live?
I invite the community to co-create and highlight the issues that are important to us. What do you care about? Let’s know better in order to do better.