Letter to the editor: I’m a mom and the founder of several family advocacy groups and I support Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson

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To the editor:

As the mom of three children and a founder of several family advocacy groups, I know we need leaders who will address the root causes of childhood adversity. That’s why I’m supporting Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson for Santa Cruz County Supervisor.

Shebreh is a driving force behind a countywide movement that centers children and their families in decision-making. Specifically she has:

  • supported the Thrive by Three early childhood fund and launch of the Nurse Family Partnership.
  • backed the dedicated Santa Cruz City Children’s Fund.
  • led the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program, which has experienced a 61% reduction in youth homelessness in just three years.

And so much more.

I know Shebreh will be an effective supervisor because she’s already providing critical leadership for our safety net — a primary function of the county. Shebreh builds bridges, unites voices, delivers results and, as a mom herself, understands the importance of investing in our kids.

Allison Guevara
Santa Cruz