Chatsworth, CA -- Today, Pilar Schiavo, nurse advocate and community leader, announced her campaign for Assembly District 38. Pilar is running to bring bold solutions to Sacramento, ensuring the voices of the people of her community are finally heard.
Pilar will bring her decades of experience delivering for her community to the State Assembly in order to rebuild a new normal that works for everyone, regardless of income status or zip code.
The health and economic crises brought on by COVID-19 exposed many of the issues families have been up against for decades. As we rebuild a new normal, we can't settle for the status quo that once was,” said Schiavo. “The global pandemic has shown us how fragile economic stability and our healthcare system can be for so many, and we need to think bigger about the solutions needed to build the healthy communities we all want. That's why I am running for Assembly.
Pilar’s candidacy has gained early support from many in her community, as people see the opportunity to turn this district back to blue. With a 4-point Democratic registration advantage and a candidate ready to hit the ground running to raise the resources needed to win, now is the time to win back this seat.
Once elected, I will take on big corporations and special interests, who for far too long have dictated policy in Sacramento. It's time to root out this corruption, and make sure the people are the only priority of our elected leaders, not political insiders.
Pilar will focus on the issues that matter most to her community, like working to bolster funding for quality public education, supporting living wage jobs and expanding access to good jobs, increasing mental health support, expanding housing people can afford, working to guarantee quality healthcare for everyone, and moving forward real solutions to homelessness.
Pilar has spent her career working to uplift working families. For almost 13 years, Pilar worked with California Nurses Association (CNA), most recently deploying nurses for disaster relief and humanitarian missions. She's also worked with UNITE-HERE Local 11, SEIU, AFL-CIO, the San Francisco Labor Council, all with the one goal of uplifting families. Pilar has been active in her community for years, initiating and co-founding West Valley Homes YES! (WVHY) and the West Valley People's Alliance (WVPA), serving on the PTA at her daughter's public school, and was elected to the Leadership & School Site Councils. Pilar lives with her daughter Sofia and her stepdaughter Germany in Chatsworth.