Andres Ramirez was born and raised in Southeast Los Angeles as the first generation child to Salvadoran immigrant parents. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). While at UCLA, Mr. Ramirez chaired many university-wide organizations that focused on community organizing, activism, and social justice. He has led multiple efforts in South LA as an Organizer for Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education, TRUST South LA, Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, Community Health Councils, Community Coalition, Coalition LA, and as a Public Ally.
Ramirez is currently Coordinator to the Los Angeles Clean Energy Coalition with Pacoima Beautiful. He plans to help this robust coalition advocate for a Los Angeles that uses 100% renewable and clean energy. He believes the city should invest in modernizing and cleaning the city’s energy consumption and this investment should prioritize low income communities of color such as Pacoima.
Ramirez is a strategist, tastemaker, organizer, and urbanist that specializes on innovative strategies to transform low income communities into thriving, healthy, self-sustainable hubs. As a native Angelino, he has dedicated his life to building community power in every corner of LA.