Susie has served as a delegate and the Executive Board Representative for the 42nd AD for the past four years.
She is a community organizer and Housing Advocate with L.A. Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness, former producer at Air America Radio on the Harrison on the Edge Show, Current Director of Poverty Matters, the Co-Producer/Director of the anti-war documentary Back from Iraq: The U.S. Soldier Speaks, and Stonewall Democratic Club steering committee member,
She has worked tirelessly on progressive issues from anti-war organizing to marriage equality to helping
the homeless. She has been instrumental is passing legislation at the state and local levels of government and is currently working on national anti-poverty legislation.
In 2005, before becoming a delegate, she successfully added poverty issues to the CA Democratic Party Platform. In the past four years she chaired 3 educational forums (convened with other 42nd AD elected delegates) to empower individuals to write their own resolutions and platform language and to impact the legislative process. She developed the petition and grassroots strategy with Stonewall Democratic Club to add Marriage Equality to the CDP party platform. As a member of the legislative committee, Susie co-authored the policy to give all democrats the power to submit recommendations on legislation. Under the new policy, the CDP legislative committee made recommendations on 44 pieces of legislation, including HR 676 - Natl. Single Payer Health Care. She Authored and/or co-sponsored resolutions on progressive issues including poverty, housing, impeachment, Iraq War, single payer health care & more.